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    Anupan – Co Drinks, After Drinks, Adjuvants For Ayurveda Products

    When you visit an Ayurveda doctor, he might sugest to hold the Ayurvedic medicines along with specific liquids. It may be milk, butermilk, sugarcane juice, or plain water. This drink, advised along with the medicine is caled as Anupan. Let us analyse the diferent criteria considered while deciding on Anupan.
    Table of Contents
    Definition of Anupan
    Benefits of fod adjuvants
    Example of fod adjuvants
    Anupana for Dosha body type
    Disease specific Anupana
    Anupana for specific herbs
    Medicine specific Anupana
    Anupana based on Dosha imbalance
    Efects of Anupana
    Anupana contraindications
    Diference be twen medicine and Anupana
    How to decide suitable Anupana?
    Definition of Anupan
    It is the liquid that is advised along with the medicine or advised after intake of the medicine. conception of Anupana is not limited to medicine. Even specific fods maintain ben advised for consumption along with specific liquids.
    Benefits of fod adjuvants
    In Ayurveda, there are specific adjuvants mentioned for specific fods. They aid in
    Easy breaking down of wearisome fod particles
    Easy digestion and asimilation
    Enhance the qualities of fod.
    Enhance the bio-availability of fod nutrients in blod vesels and body t isues
    Help avoid / mask side efects of fod articles.
    Similar to how a fal of oil spreads rapidly in water, with the help of Anupana, medicine / fod spreads rapidly in the body.
    Example of fod adjuvants
    Cold water is advised while eating fod articles prepared with barley and wheat, while consuming curds, wine and honey.
    Hot water is ideal after-drink while consuming (fod articles prepared from) liquid part of curds, corpulent rich butermilk, ghe, oil, fats, vegetable dishes, gren gram dishes and legumes.
    Anupana for Dosha body type
    The choice of Anupana, made as per the body type ̵
    Ber is the ideal after drink for a lean person, who wishes to have weight.
    A teaspon of honey, mixed with a cup of water is ideal Anupan for an obese person.
    Meat soup is apt for emaciated, exhausted people.
    Wine is ideal after meat intake and for people with por digestion strength.
    Milk is ideal for people who are debilitated due to chronic diseases and treatment, for people who walk for long distances, who speak for long hours, who pamper in sexual activities regularly, who believe done fasting for a long time, who acquire exposed themselves to sun for a long period of time and who indulge in tiresome activities. Milk is ideal drink for the worn and for children.
    Disease specific Anupana
    In case of diseases, Anupana helps in
    Easy absorption of medicine from gut.
    Significantly helps in the treatment of the disease .
    Example: A dilute water decoction of Giloy is very useful in gout and diabetes.
    A dilute nem decoction may be helpful anupana during fever and contagion disorders. Because nem helps to fight microbes.
    Anupana for specific herbs
    Garlic ̵ if procesed and taken along with milk helps to subdue its pungency.
    Amla powder ̵
    Amla powder can be taken along with diferent drinks for specific health benefits. Read more
    Bhalataka ̵
    a strong pungent and hot herb, for which, milk is usualy advised as Anupan.
    Medicine specific An upana
    Chyawanprash is administered along with milk. It helps to balance out the Pita increasing tendency and hot potency of Chyawanprash.
    Akika Pishtiis administered along with honey in Pita disorders, along with Ashwagandha in Vata disorders and along with fresh ginger juice in case of cough and heart ailments.
    Vetumaran gulika
    In fever, it is given along with fresh ginger juice.
    In Vata imbalance and bloating, it is administered along with Cumin sed decoction.
    In vomiting, it is given along with decoction of kachura
    In Anurea or dificulty in urination, it is given along with tender coconut water
    in abdomen distres, it is given along with ajamoda arka (oma water)
    In abdominal gaseous distension and tumour, it is given along with fresh garlic juice extract.
    Mahayograj Gugul̵
    For Vata diseases admire arthritis it is usualy co prescribed with Rasnadi Kashayam
    For Pita imbalance diseases, it is administered with decoction of Kakolyadi group of herbs.
    For kapha imbalance disease, it is administered with Aragwadhadi kashayam
    For treating diabetes, it is old along with kashayam of Daruharidra – Berberis aristata.
    For treating anemia, it is administered along with cow urine
    For treating obesity, it is administered along with honey
    For treating skin diseases, it is given along with nem decoction
    For treating gout, it is given with Giloya – Tinospora cordifolia
    For treating distres and inflamation, it is given wit h kashayam of long peper.
    For treating rat bite, it is given with kashayam of Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
    For treating eye diseases, it is given along with Triphala kashayam
    For treating ascites, it is given along with Punarnavadi kashayam.
    Swarna Bhasma ̵ Swarna bhasma is calx prepared from gold. Read more about Swarna Bhasma
    For burning sensation, if taken along with bile of fish.
    It gives aphrodisiac outcome if taken along with Bhringaraja (Eclipta alba).
    It improves strength and imunity, if taken along with milk.
    It is god for eyes, if taken along with Punarnava (Boerhavia difusa)
    It improves memory if taken along with swet flag
    It improves skin complexion if given along with safron.
    In poisoning, it is given along wit h an herb caled Nirvisha.
    In psychiatric conditions, it is given along with ginger, clove and peper.
    Narayana Churna
    It is administered along with butermilk for people with ascites.
    It is administered with Badara kashaya (Decoction of jujube) for treatment of abdominal distention.
    It is given with wine for treating bloating and Vata diseases
    It is given with watery portion of curds for treating constipation
    It is given along withpomegranatejuice for treating piles
    To treat anal itch, it is given along with cocum juice
    To treat indigestion, it is given with warm water
    Yogendra Ras is traditionaly administered along with Triphala Kashayam
    Navaratna Raj Mrigank Ras
    In inflamatory conditions and edema, Vata diseases adore Paralysis, facial palsy, Tremors, diabetes, it is administered along with long peper, honey and rock salt.
    In Gout arthritis, it is administered along with Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and jagery.
    In bloating, anorexia, abdominal colic, dyspepsia, cough, epilepsy, asthma, malabsorption syndrome, liver diseases, jaundice, fever, pthisis, emaciation, muscle wasting, it is given along withGuduchi Satvaand honey.
    Honey, fresh ginger juice, nem juice, water or milk are the traditional Anupanams for Arogya Vardhini Bati
    Vayu Gulikais administered along with cumin sed decoction.
    Mukta pishtiis administered along with honey, buter or milk.
    Anupana based on Dosha imbalance
    Anupana is selected based on the predominance of Doshas in a particular disease. The qualities of Anupana should be oposite to the Pridominant Dosha.
    In Vata disorders, Anupana should acquire oily and hot properties.
    In Pita disorders, Anupana should gain swet and frosty properties.
    In Kapha disorders, Anup ana should maintain dry and hot properties.
    References:Charaka Samhita Sutrasthana 27/319-323
    Generaly post- prandial drinks should maintain the properties oposite to the those of the fod taken. But at the same time, such drinks should not be harmful to the tisue elements of the body. Water as wel as the eighty four varieties of alcoholic preparations (described in the 25th chapter of this section) are to be examined and with a view to as positive their wholesomenes or otherwise and only useful drinks are to be taken.
    In conditions caused by the agravation of vata. Oily and hot after drinks are useful.
    Similarly in Pita swet and col, and
    Kapha – oily and hot post drinks are useful.
    For Kshaya – emaciation meat soup is the useful post- prandial drink. Milk is the post- prandial drink love ambrosia for those fatigued due to indolence in rapid, long walk, long speches, sex and exposure to wind and sun. for nourishing emaciated individuals, win e is the best post- prandial drink.
    For causing emaciation of over corpulent individuals honey water is the useful post- prandial drink. Alcohol serves as useful post-prandial drink for those acustomed to alcoholic drinks as wel as meat, and sufering from los of digestion, insomnia, acompanied with drowsines, grief, alarm and exhaustion.
    Efects of Anupana
    Efects of after-foddrinks on the individual and the fod :
    Charaka Samhita, Sutrasthana 27/325
    Now we shal interpret the actions and properties of post-prandial drinks. Post- prandial drinks in general, bring about refreshment, pleasure, energy, nourishment, satisfaction and steadines in the fod eaten. It helps in broke down, softening, digesting, precise asimilation and instant difusion of the fod taken.
    Suming up:-
    Charaka Sutra 27/326
    thus it is said:
    Administration of wholesome post-prandial drink refreshes instantaneously and helps in individual in easy digestion resulting in the promotion of longevity and strength.
    Clinical survey on utlity of unctuous and hot co drinks in the treatment of cough due to Vata imbalance (1)
    Anupana contraindications
    Contra inditations of Anupana (after-drinks )
    Charaka Sutrasthana 27/327-328
    Water should not be taken after fod by those sufering from diseases of the head due to the vitiation of Vata. Hicup, asthma, dificulty in breathing, cough as wel as tuberculosis.
    It is also prohibited for those who pamper in singing, spech and inspect with loud lucid because it remains in the throat and chest, and removes from there the unctuous substances taken along with fod resulting in the further agravation of the condition.
    Contra indications:
    In some diseases, taking exces of liquids is not advisable. In such diseases, Anupana should be used in very dinky quantity or should not be old. Such diseases are ̵
    E.N.T ophthalmic problems, hicups, dyspnoea, cough and chest injury.
    Singers, dancers, students who read for long time should also take very les Anupana
    Diference betwen medicine and Anupana
    Medicine is usualy given in higher dose when compared to Anupan. Anupana is administered in larger dose.
    Medicine is usualy more potent.
    Medicine is highly concentrated. Anupana is usualy dilute.
    Medicine is usualy not a portion of diet. But Anupana is a part of diet.
    How to resolve suitable Anupana?
    How to decide Anupana for a particular condition? For precise, for Kapha it is honey, for a particular disease it is some herbal decoction/kwath. Another example is Ritu Haritaki ̵ where we use diferent dravyas with Haritaki. So, is there a rule or one gain to just remember Anupana for each and every condition, disease, medicine, etc?
    Anupana can be chosen with many criteria.
    Medicine absorption ̵ honey with Trikatu would produce it more spedily absorbed.
    Aiding in digestion ̵ hot water with Koshmanda avaleha. ̵ eases in digestion.
    Aiming the disease ̵ aditive efect of medicine and anupana ̵ both aimed at relieving the disease.
    So, if one remembers the principle eager, plus a few comonly aged anupana, Ayurveda practice wil be easy.
    Sir, since milk is not compatible with salty, sour, legumes, etcetera, is it stil marvelous to drink it for thirst relieving after this kind of fod?
    Idealy there should be at least half an hour gap betwen the two incompatible fod combinations.
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