Vol. 11, Issue 5, Part C (2023)
Ayurvedic review of Agni
Author(s): Chaitali Bharat Pawar and Ujawala Divekar
Abstract: Agni is a key element of our body's metabolism and digestion according to Ayurveda. Assimilation, absorption, and digestion of ingested food are necessary for maintaining life and are carried out by agni according to Ayurveda. The word "agni" refers to the process of breaking down food and producing metabolic byproducts. Agni transforms food into energy, which is in charge of all essential bodily functions. Regarding the significance of Agni, Acharya Charaka stated that when Agni stops functioning, a person dies, but when Agni is in Sama Avastha, a person is completely healthy and lives a long, happy, and fulfilling life. But, if the Agni of a person is vitiated, the whole metabolism in his body would be disturbed and resulting in ill health and produces the diseases in body. Hence, Agni is said to be the base (Mool) of life.
How to cite this article:
Chaitali Bharat Pawar, Ujawala Divekar. Ayurvedic review of Agni. Int J Herb Med 2023;11(5):184-186.