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A REVIEW ON RELATION OF PITTADHARA (MAJJADHARA) KALA WITH SATIETY CENTER IN AHARA KALPANA (DIET)

Manisha K. Dawre* and Namrata Hulawale

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Ayurveda gives more importance to prevention of disease and maintenance of health. As given in Ayurvedic classic text, the Ahara has prime most importance in maintaining good health. A good appetite results in a healthy individual. Also, the disease of all disease is Mandagni (low or hampered appetite) as per Ayurvedic texts. Agni and Pittadhara kala having close relation in Ayurveda. As both do the same work of having Prakrut kshudha. Prakrut kshudha leads to healthy diet and healthy body. Where as Aprakrut, Tikshna, Mand, and Vishamagni leads to unhealthy appetite that results into a diseased body. Therefore, in Ayurveda, Agni and Pittadhara kala having foremost importance when it comes to keeping oneself healthy. Satiety center in brain also have the same effect on body. If the satiety center works well, it will produce right signals at the right time to cause the sensation of hunger that may lead to healthy appetite and healthy body. Whereas in terms of disease this satiety centers have disturb in the functioning that leads to an uneven hunger and unhealthy meal hours therefore unhealthy well being. Hence, it is very important for us to know how exactly the Pittadhara kala works according to Rachana-Sharir and how it is related to Majjadhara kala. Also, how the Majjadhara kala is related to the satiety center in brain as per modern and Ayurvedic concepts. It will lead to understand relation between Agni, Pittadhara kala, Majjadhara kala, satiety centre and hunger which is having utmost important while treating patients. As it is said in ayurvedic classics – : ॥ (अ. . . १२/१)

Keywords: Agni, Pittadhara kala, Majjadhara kala, satiety centre, Ahara matra.


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