An Appraisal on Concept of Ama with Special Reference to Xenobiotics

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Vishnu C P

Anand S

Anandu V

  1. Assistant professor Department of Roga nidana evam Vikriti Vigyana, Rajeev Institute of Ayurveda Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Hassan Karnataka India
  2. Assistant professor Department of Roga Nidana Evam Vikriti Vigyana, Global Institute of Ayurveda, Rajkot Gujarat India
  3. Assistant professor Department of Roga Nidana Evam Vikriti Vigyana, Mandsaur Institute of Ayurved Education and Research, Mansou Madhyapradesh India

Abstract

Concept of ama is a unique entity in Ayurveda. The term ama denotes several meanings such as unprocessed food, partially digested food, the food which needs further transformation etc. It is the first stage of vranashotha and has main role in vyadhi utpatthi hence vyadhi also carries synonym as amaya. Impaired agni is the prime cause for ama utpatthi and it has the capacity to vitiate dosha, thereby disturbing the homeostasis of tridosha. As an important vyadhi ghataka, it is responsible for initiation of disease. Sama-nirama avastha influences on roga awastha and different vyadhi visesha. Rather than classical explanation, clinical understanding of ama will aid more utility in therapeutics phase. So, contemporary correlation is a requisite one here. Due to hypo-functioning of jataragni, ama is formed whereas further amalgamation of ama with dosha and dushya defined sama awastha. The term “xenobiotics” refers to substances that are not naturally occurring within an organism or are not typically part of its regular diet. Improper detoxification process results in accumulation of biological, bio-chemical, cytological wastes and inflammatory debris inside human body and it transforms into xenobiotics. Several research works have been done yet to define ill effect of xenobiotics inside human body and how it disturbs internal equilibrium of biological processes. Appraisal on interpretation of concept of ama and reactions occurring inside human body due to presence of xenobiotic compounds may help for a thorough utility of this in diagnostic as well as therapeutic aspects. Here an attempt is made for probable correlation of concept of ama with xenobiotics.

Keywords: Ama, xenobiotics, agni dushti, xenobiotic metabolism, food substance

How to cite this article: Vishnu C P, Anand S, Anandu V. An Appraisal on Concept of Ama with Special Reference to Xenobiotics. Research & Reviews : Journal of Herbal Science. 2024; ():-.
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Received October 20, 2023
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