|Etymology/ Definition||जाठरेणागिन्ना योगाद्यदुदेति रसान्तरम्। रसानां परिणामन्ते स विपाक इति स्मृत:। अ. हृ. सू. ९/२०
यद्द्रव्यं परिणामकाले स्वाभाविकं रसं परित्यज्य रसान्तरं भजते तत्र विपाक इति संज्ञा । सु.सू. ४०/१ डल्हण
|Literary Meaning||Post digestive taste, final stage of digestion|
|Implied Meaning||After a substance comes in contact with Jaat`haraagni, transformation occurs in the constitutional configuration of Mahaabhoota, Rasa and Dravya . This resultant constitutional change in the taste is called Vipaaka .|
|Elaboration||Ingested food of any taste undergoes transformation in the alimentary canal at three places. These stages are called Avasthaapaaka. In the stomach transformation occurs in sweet taste ( Madhura Avasthaapaaka ) where Kapha is generated with the Aahaara Rasa . In the small intestine the second stage taste conversion takes place and sour taste emerges along with Pitta and Aahaara Rasa ( Aamla Avasthaapaaka ). Finally in the colon the third conversion takes place to yield pungent taste ( Kat`u Avasthaapaaka ) to generate Vaata and Aahaara Rasa. After digestion is over in the gut it is taken over by the second stage of Mahaabhootaagni and finally by the Dhaatvagni _ s.|
These three conversions in the alimentary canal are termed as Vipaaka . The quality of Aahaara Rasa and its nutritional status depends on the Vipaaka.
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