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dc.contributor.authorSekar, S-
dc.description.abstractThe traditional medical system of Indian Ayurveda indicates availability of a variety of alcoholic beverages named generally as Madya, which are hitherto unreported. The objective of this work was to compile and analyze such information obtained from traditional literature in order to document the impact of these beverages on human health. In this work, the Ayurvedic alcoholic beverages are grouped into seven major categories based on the nature of raw materials used and the nature of fermentation. Constituents and medicinal properties of diverse alcoholic beverages falling into each category are compiled. Novel information about the fractions of beverages, quality assessment and changes in properties as a result of storing are highlighted. The means for the application of modern scientific tools and vistas of scientific knowledge to hull out useful information as well as to document and validate the rich tradition of fermented therapeutics of Ayurveda is outlined.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInt. Cl.⁸: A61K36/00, A61K36/00, A01G1/00, A01G17/00, A47G19/00, A23L1/00, A23L1/06, A23L2/02, C12G, A61P1/14, A61P3/04, A61P3/06, A61P3/08, A61P3/10, A61P5/00, A61P5/50, A61P9/00, A61P9/04, A61P9/14, A61P29/00, A61P31/00, A61P33/00, A61P33/10, A61P35/00en_US
dc.sourceIJTK Vol.6(1) [January 2007]en_US
dc.subjectAlcoholic beveragesen_US
dc.subjectTraditional medicineen_US
dc.subjectBiomedical fermentationen_US
dc.titleTraditional alcoholic beverages from Ayurveda and their role on human healthen_US
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