CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF PATHYA AHARA KALPANA IN CHARAK SAMHITA: A REVIEW
Introduction: Pathya Ahara Kalpana (Ayurvedic Dietetics) is a unique concept of Ayurveda. Acharya Charaka has described Ahara Kalpana for fulfilling both the aims of Ayurveda i.e. for Swashtha (Healthy person) as well as for Atura (patient). The primary goal of describing Pathya Aahara Kalpana is to emphasize the importance of diet in preserving physical health as well as in the treatment of a variety of illnesses like Dosh, Dhatu, Mala, and Agni in any individual. Material and Methods: Data and information pertaining to Pathya Ahara Kalpana were searched from Charak Samhita text books, text books, journals, web-based search engines source were referred for research data and presented in systemic manner. Result: According to Charaka Samhita, there are about 68 Ahara Kalpanas. Study of Ahara Kalpana in the Charaka Samhita and its placement in relation to particular Adhyaya and Sthana provides insight into Ahara Kalpana's mode of action. Conclusion: Pathya Aahara Kalpana” makes our food healthy, suitable, helpful in both the conditions viz Swastha (Healthy) and Aatur (Diseased), covers all the nutritive values.
Keywords: Ahara, Charaka Samhita, Kalpana, Pathya