REVIEW ON RIYADAT (EXERCISE) - A FORGOTTEN REGIME
Shameem Ahmad Rather*, Abdul Nasir, Parvaiz Ahmad Dar and Dr. Arsheed Iqbal
RIYADAT (Exercise): Riyadat is a pillar of preventive health; if an average Riyadat is done regularly it will keep almost all the drugs used for evacuating the morbid matter away. As the food we take for growth, development and maintenance is metabolised to some useful extract and some unwanted morbid matter which though excreted through stool, urine or sweat etc, a portion of it remains in the body and when this small quantity gets accumulated on daily routine basis it is then trans formed into the harmful humours. These harmful humours need to be evacuated either by the use of laxatives or by the relevant regime. When we use drugs like laxatives or purgatives after using the basic principle of concoction these drugs have some unwanted effects on the organs they act. These drugs can’t differentiate between the useful and morbid matter and as a result (Tabi- at) medicatrix naturae would like to neutralise the unwanted effect of the drug which lead to evacuation of morbid as well as good humours. So we need to go for the relevant regime which in our texts is described as Riyadat.
Keywords: Riyadat, regime, humours, laxatives.
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