S Swaminathan, G Srinivasu, Chittaranjan Das and Ashutosh Chaturvedi
Ama (incomplete chyme, residual juice of indigested food) is a remnant of incomplete, improper digestion and metabolism without attaining proper finality. Ama makes an avastha (stage) where the component Ama in association with doshya dushayadi results in acute or chronic ailments. The peculiar and unique quality of Ama is to turn asamyukta (inassimilable) a tough bond with normal body elements. Because of this tough association, the dissociation and excretion becomes impossible. This quality of is compared with toxic manifestation of xenobiotics which are non excretable. If has to be made excretable, then it has to be converted from non excretable form in to excretable form. Or if it has to be made excretable, then it has to be converted into nontoxic or less toxic water soluble element. This is also similar to that of conversion of samadosha dhatu mala into nirama avastha where it is totally detoxified and its excretion is possible. The present study aims to evaluate the critical role of Ama Dosa.