ROLE OF AGNI IN DIGESTION AND METABOLISM
Bhatt Dharmpal* and Ujjaliya Nitin
Agni play major physiological role in pak prakriya (digestion and metabolism) in our body. Unless the ingested ahar (diet) not properly digested and metabolized, it (ahar) is not actually part of our body. Different type of agni play their role at different level of digestion. After ingestion of food jatharagni first come in action and digest and make in the form to get absorbed then bhutagnipaka takes place. The
bhutagnis act on their respective bhautic portion of food and thereby nourishe the bhutas in body. At the end dhatwagni play its role. Seven dhatwagni acts on their respective dhatus to form, dhatu, upadhatu and their mala. Literature is available in our classics to indicate that pitta is same as agni but some doubts arises behind this concept, that pitta and agni are different or same.
Keywords: Agni, Dhatvagni, Jatharagni, Metabolism, Pitta.
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