STUDY OF AYURVEDIC CONCEPT OF “AGNI” AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH “METABOLIC SYNDROME”
Dr. Bhagyashri Narhari Soge*, Dr. Vijay R. Potdar and Dr. Govind Mule
According to Ayurveda, “Agni “or “biological fire” has its own importance. Agni is responsible for metabolic anabolic changes at peripheral cell for determining the optimal health. Whole process of biological conversion is signified by the term Agni. The process of digestion is mainly carried out by Agni. The food provides nourishment to bodily tissue which is reached to all organ by the action of Agni. Proper maintenance of Agni is responsible for proper digestion and metabolism which helps to maintain health and to live along life. Impaired Agni i.e. irregular & poor capacity of digestion are responsible for many diseases. Due to the impaired Agni, the most common lifestyle disorder is metabolic syndrome which includes HTN, DM, Obesity, Dyslipidemia which is the major cause of mortality because its complication results into cardiovascular and other systemic diseases. So, taking into considering this aspect, present article is summerized with Metabolic syndrome and its clinical manifestation of Agni-dushti. It's essential to treat and maintain the 'Agni status' for avoid the Metabolic syndrome by improving the diet style, life style with the help of Ahara-Vidhi-Visheshayatan with their specific line of treatment.
Keywords: Agni, Metabolism, Dhatavagni, Meda dhatu, Aam.
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