Millet is known as a staple diet of current era. If it is being included in day- today life, can
save many lives of human beings from untimely morbidity and mortality. In Ayurveda it has
a great importance in healthy and unhealthy persons simultaneously. It is the most powerful
neutraceutical. Ayurveda clearly explains that foods are neutraceuticals. Foods balance
Vaata (air), Pitta (fire) & Kapha (water) Dhatus, to keep the body in a healthy state. These
three Dhatus are the main cause of disease formation in body and are denoted by name
Dosha when being vitiated. One among the best neutraceuticals is millet known as Yav
(Barley), is the food or drug of choice in prognostic as well as diagnostic state of disease
as per Ayurveda contexts. More importantly, barley crop can survive in case of drought
land, containing sand. It also requires less water for irrigation. It grows faster within 7-10
days. Sunlight is also not a bigger necessity for its growth. So, in indoor places where direct
sunlight is not available can be useful for its cultivation.
These days overweight (obese) & underweight (fitness freak) is the biggest problem for
everyone. These are well known causes for life style disorders. Because in both cases
untimely death can occur if life style cannot be taken into consideration on a long run. If
our diet will be added with Yav daily then these health issues can be solved as it contains
various healthy chemical compounds. According to Ayurveda, its Rasa (taste properties)
has miraculous effects in overall well-being of a person. In Ayurveda it can be used in
various forms to keep body in homeostatic state.
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