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Etymology/ Definitionआहारयोगीति आहारे सदा युज्यते । च.सू. २६।४२(३) चक्रपाणि
Implied MeaningIt is a group of substances, which are adjutants of food and are used in diet customarily.
ElaborationCharakaachaarya describes this group of food articles, which are not the staple food items. Classification of these substances utilised in diet is not restricted or specific. So Charaka has explained properties of some prominent substances. It mainly comprises types of oils and salts. E. g. sesame oil, Saindhava ( rock salt ),
Bid`a Lavan`a ( black salt ).

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