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Abstract

A REVIEW ON THE DASHAVIDHA LANGHANA (10 TYPES OF FASTING)

Anita Choudhary*, Sadaf Khan, Lokesh Sharma and Nisha Aggarwal

ABSTRACT

In Ayurveda treatments are categorized broadly under two categories like reducing (Apatarpana) nourishing (Santarpana) treatment and It is further classified into six types are Langhana (Reducing), Brimhana (Nourishing), Rukshana (Drying), Stambhana (Astringent/styptic), Snehana (Oleation), and Swedana (Sudation). Acharya Charaka puts Langhana therapy in 1st number because its easy and more beneficial. Langhana in Ayurveda is described in details. Langhana is understood not only fasting but its 10 types in detailed. Langhana therapy is important in Ayurveda. It used in all types of patients by various means viz, under the title Shodhana and Shamana. Whenever Amadosha increases in the body it disturbs the Doshas, blocks the body channels, and leads to heaviness. Langhana therapy act as purification in the body. The treatment of any person in Ayurveda revolves around Langhana therapy.

Keywords: Langhana, Reducing, Shamana.


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