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Barley (Yav) a complete therapy for life style disorders: millet literary research

MOJ Food Processing & Technology
Ravneet Kaur, Rasa Shastra, Bhaishajya Kalpana


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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Ayurveda, barley, life style disorders, millet, staple diet