To study the concept of viruddhaahar explained in ayurveda


International Journal of Research in Indian Medicine



Ayurveda, viruddha, viruddhaahar , diet ,healthy life.

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Puradkar, G., & Dudhamal, A. (2017). To study the concept of viruddhaahar explained in ayurveda. Ayurline: International Journal of Research in Indian Medicine, 1(02).


Ayurveda focuses more on the healthy living and wellbeing of the patient. For healthy living, Ayurveda emphasizes on consuming right kind of diet which is healthy and nutritious. According to Ayurveda, there are positive and negative attributes of diet. Since, Ayurveda deals with a holistic approach to healing, it covers the diet factor in depth. In Ayurveda, food is considered not only as mixture of the basic ingredients like proteins, vitamins, fats and carbohydrates, but it directs to avoid those food articles which are having opposite attributes to be used at same time as per Ayurveda. The diet, which maintains the balance among body elements/ homeostasis, is called Balancing diet / Wholesome diet . The proper food when taken in proper method nourishes the person both physically and mentally and it is the food through which person attains positive health. A balanced diet means balance of doshasAyurveda recommends that we eat a balanced diet. The diet, which disturbs the balance among the body elements is called unbalanced diet. Many times a physically balanced diet can also disturb the homeostasis. Unbalanced diet causes diseases on continued indulgence. Viruddha word here denotes opposition. The combination of any two or more factors of 18 types of Viruddhas explained in Ayurveda may create harmful effects on the health. Hence it is advised to avoid consumption of such combinations.

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