Year: 2017 | Month: December | Volume: 7 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 240-246
Hazardous Effect of Viruddha Ahara (Incompatible Food) on Health: A Critical Review
Harilal Poya1, Febin P Jose2, Akhilesh Shukla3
1Lecturer Dept of Kriya Sharira, 2Lecturer Dept of Panchakarma, 3Lecturer Dept of Samhita and Siddhanta, Govt. Ayurveda College, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, INDIA
Corresponding Author: Harilal Poya
The wellbeing of the individual chiefly depends upon the kind of food he consumes. The maximum benefits of Ahara (food) can be achieved only by following the healthy dietary guidelines mentioned in classics of Ayurveda whereas wrong dietary pattern can be hazardous to health. The food which is incompatible in respect to climate, quantity, method of preparation, combination etc. are described as potent cause of both physical and psychological illnesses. The present article is intended to explore the concept of Viruddha Ahara (incompatible food) described in Ayurveda classics mainly Charaka Samhita. The recent publications related to incompatible food is also referred for this. The ancient and recent surveys both prove that incompatible food habits are one of the chief causes of physical and psychological pathologies.
Key words:Viruddha Ahara, incompatible food, Ahara.