Grahani : A Lifestyle Disorder

  • Poonam Mothabhau Nikam C.S.M.S.S. Ayurved Mahavidyalaya
Keywords: Grahani, Agni, Pakwashaya, Yoga

Abstract

       Grahani is a seat of agni (Digestive fire). It retains the food till the food is fully digested and then passes it into pakwashaya (intestine). Functionally weak Agni i.e mandagni causes improper digestion of ingested food & leads to Grahani roga.  Grahani is a disease of great clinical relevance in modern era because of its direct link with the improper food habits and stressful lifestyle of the present time. Grahani roga's pathogenesis revolves around Agnidosha, the seat of which is the structure described as Grahani. These are inseparable. Thus an impairment of integrity of Grahani may impair digestive function and state of Agni and vice versa. Vitiation of Agni causes disease, So for the treatment, concentration should be kept on management of Agni. Thus this article aim to give adequate knowledge about Grahani & its management by lifestyle modification & Yoga practices.

Author Biography

Poonam Mothabhau Nikam, C.S.M.S.S. Ayurved Mahavidyalaya
Kayachikitsa

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Published
2016-01-12