By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
Pachana means digestion or to cook. In the context of Ayurveda treatment principles Pachana is a highly praised and most needed intervention in most of the diseases. Pachana is a shorter version of ‘ama pachana’ which means ‘methods to digest ama’.
Pachana is used for –
- Digestion of ama
- Separating ama from its association with doshas, tissues and excreta
- To prepare the doshas to get expelled out of the body (since doshas associated with ama should not and cannot be expelled from the body, as a rule)
Pachana is also an effective measure in the treatment principles of fevers.
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