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VIPAKA : The Post Digestive Effect

Vipaka is a unique concept of Ayurveda. It is the post digestive effect of any ingested substance.These can be in either of the two forms:  Ahara dravya (food) or Aushadh dravya ( medicine).Once the digestion of these substances takes place in the gastro-intestinal tract, it is metabolized and transformed into an absorbable form which is called Vipaka.In general understanding Vipaka is the final bio-transformation of digested food/drug.The term “Vi” (of Vipak )  is ‘Vishishta’ means specific or special, and “Paka” refers to digestion or the function of Agni (digestive power or biological power ).Any substance when ingested, it is digested...