A Literary review on Buddhi(IQ) and Smriti(Memory)–An Ayurveda approach
Keywords:IQ, Memory, Ayurveda, Buddhi, Mana
Mana (mind) is one of the important things in life which leads to overall health. Smriti (memory) is the remembrance of what has been experienced directly earlier. It is described as one among the eight Aishwaryas (desire of power) which only happen through the concentration of the mind. Buddhi (Intellect) is also known as Mahata (greatness), Upalabidhi (accomplishment), and Gyana (intellectual). Grahana (grasping) and Dharana (retaining) capacity are the most important properties of intellect because of this knowledge can be retrieved by Smriti (memory). In the modern era due to stress, and disturbing emotions there is an increase in incidences of psychosomatic disease. Aim and objectives: The main aim is to explore and review IQ and memory through the Ayurveda approach. Materials and methods: The source for this study is collected from the classical Ayurvedic books and commentaries, modern medical science textbooks and different articles from Pubmed, DHARA, Google scholar etc. Result: There is an elaborate description of various mental faculties like Buddhi (intellect), Manas (mind), and Smriti (memory) in the ancient Indian texts including Ayurveda texts. Conclusion: Exploration of IQ and memory through the Ayurveda approach helps better understanding of IQ and memory which can improve the practical utility and clinical applicability of these Ayurvedic concepts. Clinically, the anatomic and physiologic knowledge of both IQ and memory will not only facilitate choosing the right medicinal formulations but also definite Panchakarma procedures for the best outcome in the prevention of diseases and cure the neuromotor or neuro-behavioural ailments in which both IQ and memory get defected.
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