APPLIED ASPECT OF AGNI IN AYUVEDA SCIENCE
Dr. Vikas Singh Rathore and Dr. Hari Krishna Shriwas*
According to Vedas the ancient texts of India and Ayurveda, Agni is worshipped in its divine form as the bringer and sustainer of life. When we honor our Agni thus, we become mindful of what we eat and how we accept it in ourselves. The term Agni is best represented by biological fire. Agni is vital at physiological and pathological levels. As we take food stuffs to feed ourselves for nutrition, in the same way digestive fire also require constant feeding, therefore to carry out various biochemical pathways going on in our body. Agni is the cause of all diseases means majority of the diseases are outcome of malfunctioning of the Agni, which rightly has been called as central to health. Agni plays not only vital role in absorption of macro as well as micronutrients, but is destructive to pathogens also.
Keywords: Vedas, Agni, biochemical.
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