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International Journal of Sanskrit Research

2019, Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part C

Water and its ayurvedic utilities

Anjali Kundu

Water is the part of our life. it is the most common liquid on earth. It is a liquid that descends from the cloud as rain, from streams, lakes and seas and it is a major constituent of all living organisms. It is an odourless, tasteless, very slightly compressible liquid oxide of hydrogen H2o which appears bluish in thick layers. This liquid is a compound of Hydrogen and Oxygen. It contains 11.188% of hydrogen and 88.812% of oxygen by weight. Water is the elixir of life, has taken today the centre stage all over the world. It covers 73.4% of the earth's surface. Water is one of the key reasons of human civilization and human survival. Human body is made of approximately 71% of water. It helps to carry out many important jobs in human body such as removes bacteria from bladder, helps in digestion, carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells and maintenance the sodium balance balance in the body. The health benefits being by the water.
This water plays an important role as a medicinal plant. Around 60% of our body is made up of water. It is an essential element for the human being to live well. Since ancient times, water is considered as the highest among all types of medicines. Satapatha Brahmana says Apah is the main juice of plants (medicinal) 'आपोहिओषधीनांरसः' (शत. ब्रा. Water therapy is used for curing all types of diseases.
There are several ayurvedic texts, which has discussed the value of water as a medicinal product. In the paper, there will be discussion on it.
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Anjali Kundu. Water and its ayurvedic utilities. Int J Sanskrit Res 2019;5(4):150-153.

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