Conceptual Study of Anupana and Aahara w.s.r. Bruhatrayi: A Review

  • Ramteke Pranita PG Scholar, Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana Department, R.A.Podar (Ayu) College, Worli, Mumbai, India.
  • Gaonkar Gayatri PhD Scholar, Dept. of Ayurved, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Anupana, Aahara, Bruhatrayi


Ayurveda is the science of life which deals with every aspect of life. It emphasizes on maintaining the health of an individual and has unique approach to cure the diseases. Anupana is one such principle which forms an important part of Ayurvedic therapeutics as well as lifestyle. Anupana is a liquid which is taken along with or after medicine. Anupana also helps in better digestion and absorption of food and provides complete nourishment. Different kinds of Anupana are stated in Samhita according to Aahara (food) and Aushadhi (Medicine). In Ayurvedic Samhita there are Chikitsa siddhants like Shodhana, Shamana, pathya Kalpana, Aushadhi sevan kala, and Anuapana. In modern science of medicine Anupana is called as adjuvant/vehicle therapy. It is a carrier through which action like bioavaibility, drug delivery, drug absorptions takes place. Anupana helps in fast spread and absorption of drug in the body as well enhances rapid drug action. Thus it is known as Yogavahi which means bioenhancer. Information related to Anupana and its description, importance and utility is found scattered in the Ayurvedic literature. From the brief above we can see the importance of Anupana however its practical implication and usage is not applied and recognized yet to a large extent.

Hence this present article aims at providing information about concept of Anupana as described in Bruhatrayi which are the most important texts of Ayurveda


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Ramteke Pranita, & Gaonkar Gayatri. (2022). Conceptual Study of Anupana and Aahara w.s.r. Bruhatrayi: A Review. International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharma Research, 9(12), 34-40.