Modern medicine describes a balanced diet and the proportion in which various food items should be included in the diet. The word ‘Ayurveda’ means the ‘Veda of life’, that is, knowledge about life. Another special feature of Ayurveda is that it has studied in-depth, the qualities of each food item and their effects on the three doshas (constitutions) namely Vata, Pitta and Kapha, tissues like body fluids, blood, etc. and organs like the heart, brain, etc. Ayurveda gives an equal or rather greater importance to diet, than medication in ailments. It emphasises that a patient may not take medication but he should certainly observe dietary restrictions. The reason is that one takes medicines in small doses of a teaspoonful or a tablet; however, food is consumed in a large quantity. This Holy text provides detailed information on how to remain healthy by taking an appropriate diet consisting of cereals, legumes, spices, leafy vegetables etc. This Text is useful not only to doctors and students but to every individual. If one takes diet by studying this book, one can enjoy a long, healthy, useful and happy life.
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this book is meant as an adjunct and/or complement to existing medical and psychological care, and is not intended to replace modern medical diagnosis and treatment. Please consult a physician for proper diagnosis and guidance specific to your case.