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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

( An ISO 9001:2015 Certified International Journal )

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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Abstract

AGNI IN AYURVEDA – A REVIEW

Dr. Priyanka Godara* Dr. Sunayana Sharma and Dr. Anupam Pathak

ABSTRACT

In Ayurveda, agni maximally represents digestive and metabolic fire in the body. It is the substance in the secretions of body which are directly responsible for chemical changes in the body. It consists digestive (pak) and different kinds of hormones, enzymes and co- enzymes etc. which participates in these digestive and metabolic activities. Vigor and vitality of human being is maintained by proper functioning of agni. It is also responsible for growth and development of human being. Depletion of agni taking place in old age causes instability in agni, which ultimately leads to atrophy, decay due to defective digestion in metabolism. In Ayurveda thirteen types of agni are mentioned which are classified into three main categories jathragni, bhutagni and dhatwagni. If all the thirteen agnis are not in normal state and remain untreated several types of diseases may develop.

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