|Year : 2023 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 190-191
Traditional food recipes from Ayush system of medicine: Book review
Hari Om Kaushik
Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Ministry of Ayush, Government of India, New Delhi, Delhi, India
|Date of Submission||16-Dec-2022|
|Date of Acceptance||18-Feb-2023|
|Date of Web Publication||31-Mar-2023|
Dr. Hari Om Kaushik
Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Ministry of Ayush, Government of India, New Delhi, Delhi
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Kaushik HO. Traditional food recipes from Ayush system of medicine: Book review. J Drug Res Ayurvedic Sci 2023;8:190-1
| Introduction|| |
Food is an essential part of our life to gain strength, life force, and immunity to fight against diseases. The nutrition of living beings is dependent on food. Various food recipes are unique to particular regions and cultures. Proper preparation and consumption of traditional food maintain the health and prevent diseases, whereas improper preparation leads to various diseases.
Traditional concepts of various foods are also correlated with the fundamental principles of health. The concept of food in modern science is based on its nutritional importance derived from proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, fibers, and minerals. At the same time, traditional systems such as the Ayurveda dietetics principle focused on characteristics of food, its compatibility, the rules of food consumption, etc. There is much similarity between Ayush dietetics and traditional foods in India. Intake of nutritious food and its proper digestion plays a pivotal role in growth, development, and nourishment. The present booklet has been designed to create awareness in the community about the Ayush-based recipes which help in recovery from disease but also help in prevention of many diseased conditions. Traditional food recipe from the Ayush system of medicine consists of 2626 selected food recipes from the Ayush system, including its ingredients, methods of preparation, health benefits, and constraints.
The ingredients for recipes have been selected from locally available resources as per Ayush system. Cooking methods are simple and give traditional taste and maximum health benefits if consumed judiciously. It elaborates on various food habits to be followed to get maximum health benefits out of traditional food.
| Content of the Book|| |
Booklet explains the proper recipe method with the proper quantity of various ingredients. It also explains the health benefit of all 26 food recipes and precautions. Wide publicity of the booklet would certainly enhance the mass community’s knowledge about the correct way of preparing Ayush traditional recipes and their health benefits. All these recipes are such that they can be prepared in the home kitchen as most of the ingredients are commonly available in the home kitchen.
| Salient Features of the Book|| |
In the present scenario, various Indian food recipes books are available, but this book is focused more on the importance of human health-related aspects of food. The ingredients and cooking process is simple and has been methodically chosen in the book to result in benefits from locally available resources and traditional food practices.
Though there are lots of similar cooking recipe books but this booklet is unique as having scientific bases. This booklet may be effectively utilized for empowering public for self-case for primary preventive healthcare and popularizing the existing knowledge of Ayush system. It can have wide dissemination as freely available on website of Ministry of Ayush.
| Way Forward|| |
The present publication deals with comprehensive details of suggestive general guidelines. Therefore, the users may make essential modifications in the recipes as per their choice, taste, and accessibility of the ingredients in their area. It will provide a valuable resource material for public health programs that focus on nutrition and preventive health care. The States/UTs communities may customize this publication and translate it to local languages for wider use by the needy population.
This booklet is not just a recipe book but a unique health manual that, if applied properly, can lead to a whole new dimension in enhancing health and joy of life.
It will also help the researchers while designing and formulating Ayush Ahar proposals and research in the field of Ayush systems.
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Conflicts of interest
There are no conflicts of Interest.
| References|| |
Anonymous. Ayushman Bharat Traditional Food Recipes from Ayush Systems of Medicines. Delhi: Ministry of Ayush, Government of India; 2020. p. 1-44.
Ranade S Ayurvedic Morden Cooking. Pune: International Academy of Ayurveda; 2019. p. 1-5.