As per Ayurveda there are two factors Agni and Ama coexist like light and darkness. The desirable agni is known as samaagni. It is balanced metabolism. Food is easily digested and absorbed and balanced state of doshas and someone who is free from any major diseases
Wherever Agni goes down Ama automatically rises. While Agni burns all that is good for our body and gives life to us Ama uses all the rejects in our body and starts degeneration. Ama can be in any one of Vata, pitha or Kapha or more than one.
Eating large meals, skipping meals, wrong food, wrong timings are some of the reasons for starting this problem. When ama enters vata, it affects abdominal area and pelvic cavity colon and the joints. As it disturbs agni, VataAma could cause severe gastrointestinal problems, dryness in the large intestine leading to chronic constipation, piles,bloatingstomuch, IBS, eye alergies, generalised body pain , specific migraines, Backpain as immediate symptoms. If left untreated can cause disorders like Arthritis, Sciatica, Diverticulitis, Incurable four types of Diabetes, Alzheimer, MS, Stroke are some of the diseases.
Voracious appetites, unbalanced emotions, excessive run for anything in life can all trigger this problem. When ama enters pitta, it affects the central abdominal region that is the small intestine, liver, gall bladder, spleen thereby affecting the blood parameters, cause stress,irritability, blood pressure, stroke,psoriasis. Pitta ama also can circulate in the blood. If left untreated can cause serious disorders in these organs.
Eating large carbohydrate meals or excessive fats or even calories without an active lifestyle is a major trigger for this.
When ama enters kapha, it affects the stomach, chest, lungs, sinuses and even lymphatic congestion. Depression is associated with kaphaDosha . People with a predominance of Kapha generally experience excess mucous in the upper gastrointestinal tract, particularly the stomach, which can leave them feeling tired, sluggish, lethargic and depressed after eating. To balance this, Kapha people need the stimulation of pungent and bitter tastes to enhance and balance digestion.
According to Ayurveda our body is made up of 5 elements and so are all the things that we eat. Bhutagni transfers the energy from the food you eat to your body to support the panchamahabutas in your system.
Dhatvagni refers to tissue metabolism. According to Ayurveda, our body is made up of seven dhatus- Rasa (Body fluids like lymph), Rakta (Blood and its components), Mamsa (Muscular system), Meda (adipose or fat tissue), Asthi (Skeletal system), Majja( Bone marrow) and ShukraDhatu (reproductive system). The nutrients absorbed from the intestine is processed in each of these system by respective dhatvagnis for their nourishment, proper functioning and development.