By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
Yavagu is a word used for describing gruels of different kinds that are explained in Ayurveda. Yavagu, depending on its composition, method of preparation and proportional difference between the water and solid part at the end of preparation are of different types. Those types are named as manda, peya and vilepi.
Yavagu is used as part of dietetic protocol in many diseases. When processed and prepared with herbs specific to cure those diseases (or doshas) in which it is served, yavagu also acts like an effective medicine. Different kinds of yavagu are also given after administering therapeutic emesis or purgation to kindle the digestive power. Therefore the use of yavagu is multidimensional and thus is an important concept of Ayurveda dietetics. Yavagu is a praised diet and medicine for cure fever.
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