Pathya and Apathaya for seasonal and daily regimen; An Ayurveda and Modern perspective
Ayurveda the science of health suggest various theories and principles towards the achievement of healthy physical and mental status, in this regards ayurveda advocates concepts of Dinacharya (daily regimen) and Ritucharya (seasonal regimen) along with “regimen to be conducted” (Pathya) or “regimen to be avoided” (Apathaya). The considerations of Pathya (wholesome) and Apathaya (unwholesome) not only help to retain healthy status but also prevent pathogenesis of various diseases. There are certain pathological conditions that can occurs as consequences of disturbed daily and seasonal regimen such as; obesity, diabetes, constipation, diarrhea, anorexia, insomnia and asthma, etc. Considering importance of these all aspects present article summarizes role of Pathya and Apathaya with respect to modern concept of daily and seasonal regimen.
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