Biological Rhythms in Ayurvedaand SmritiRatnakara – Ancient Manuscript Chapter Analysis


Dr. Anagha Mathad, Assistant Professor, Dr. Prasanna Mathad, Professor and HOD Department
Department of Ayurveda Samhita and Siddhant, Parul Institute of Ayurveda and Research,Limda, Waghodia, Vadodara, India.


In Ayurveda different types of regimens are explained on the basis ofDincharya -daily regimen, Rutuchrya – seasonal regimen,Sadvritt- code of conducts. These are explained in Ayurvedic Samhita books as Preventive measures. According to Indian philosophy NityaAnanihakamexplained with the topics of Dinacharya.According to modern science different rhythms are present in human body.The Biological rhythms are natural cyclic changes observed in the body which have major role to maintainSleep Patterns, Hormone release,Eating habits and digestion, Body temperature, Metabolism and etc. There are different Rhythms in human body as followsCircadian rhythms, Diurnal rhythms, Ultradian rhythms, Infradian rhythms. Every biological disorder impacts the circadian rhythm. The biological rhythms are disturbed by various factors.  these includes the chronobiology which is branch of science explainsabout human biology in terms of time, as the time is defined by day and night- circadian cycles, if these cycles are effected then are the major cause for disturbance in doshas, which lead to diseases. According to modern science these cycles- physical, mental, behavioural changes are observed in 24 hours controlled by a small portion of brain. different possible diseases can be prevented by following regimen studyalong with the chapter of SmritiRatnakara Ancient Manuscript’s chapter- AthanhikamUcchatein this paper.