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A REVIEW OF PHYSIOLOGICAL ASPECT OF AGNI IN AYURVEDA

Dr. Ashwini Rupsing Pawara* and Dr. Kad V. S.

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The concept of Agni is the most important contribution of Ayurveda to Health care. its described our Body. In the Ayurvedic science, Agni is internal digestive fire which is responsible for all the nutrient transformation and assimilation in the body. It is responsible for the transformation of energy in the tissues and cells. It not only controls the digestive processes of gastrointestinal and cellular absorption and assimilation, but it extends also to the psychological processes that are associated with digestion. It indicates all the processes of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and tissue and cellular levels throughout the whole body. In addition to these processes, Agni controls the brain also in the psychological Sphere. In Brahmasutra, Agni has been meant to be a sign of life on the Body. the etymology of word „Agni ‟was given by Acharya Yasaka, which is as follows Agni=A +G + Ni. Word „A‟ donates root, ‟I ‟meaning to go, ‟G ‟donates root. „Anja‟ meaning to Glitter‟ or root „Daha ‟meaning „to Burn‟ and „Ni‟ means „to carry‟. If Agni or the digestive fire is not working in a proper fashion, there is poor digestion, sluggish blood-circulation, poor stool formation, infections, poor energy levels, and poor impaired immunity against pathogens and diseases. According to the Ayurvedic principles, improper functioning of the digestive fire is the root cause of the clinical diseases.

Keywords: Agni, Jatharagni, Aharpaka, physiology of Agni, Digestion, Metabolism.


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