Is Ayurveda A Science Of Life? Essay

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Abstract: Ayurveda, a science of life, has emphasized on proper diet and lifestyle for the promotion of health and prevention of diseases as well as curing the diseases. Takra (buttermilk), a dietary product obtained by churning curd, forms an integral part of a normal Indian diet. It can be used to maintain health as well to treat various conditions, kindle digestive fire, pacify Tridosha (three humors); when used with combination of different drugs, enhance its pacifying property and is a rich source of probiotics which provides necessary micronutrients to the body. In Ayurveda it has been told that “one who uses buttermilk daily does not suffer from any diseases, and diseases cured by buttermilk do not recur; just as divine nectar is for the Gods, buttermilk is to humans”. This shows the importance of consumption of buttermilk in daily diet. Key words: Ayurveda, Takra, Buttermilk, Anupana, curd, nutraceutical, functional foods INTRODUCTION: The science nutraceuticals deals with food or constituents of food that provide medical or health benefits including the prevention and treatment of diseases[1]. Ayurveda a science of life has a great deal of emphasis on proper diet and lifestyle for the promotion of health and prevention of diseases as well as curing the diseases. Our body is the result of food and humans attain pleasure and sorrow (health and disease) because of wholesomeness and unwholesomeness of the diet they consume[2]. The diseases can be cured without any

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