The word “Ayurveda” is a Sanskrit word, meaning knowledge of life and longevity. Ayurveda science is based on the three principles called doshas or trisodhas.
Ayurveda believes that the state of health and illness revolves around Tridosha.
Ayurveda shares a glorious history. While originating from India. It is based on the idea of balancing of these doshas in bodily systems and this balancing is primarily done by use of diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing.
Want to know more about this core concept of Ayurveda, the fantastic science of medicine? Just play the quiz.
You may like to review the Tridoshas Concept before attempting this quiz.
1. According to Ayurveda, it is believed that a person is made of some essential elements present in the Universe. How many basic elements exist according to Ayurveda?
People who study Ayurveda believes that a human body is constituted by the five basic elements present in the universe. The five basic elements are Space, Air, Water, Fire, and Earth.
2. The three doshas present in the human body are Vata dosha, Pitta dosha, and Kapha Dosha. Can you guess which two elements combine to form Pitta Dosha?
The three doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha, are made of five essential elements with the dominance of two. One may have one dosha predominant in comparison to the other two.
3. According to Ayurveda, which of the following doshas has the following function? 1. Regulates speech, 2. Fans up the digestive fire, 3. Maintains body tissues
Air & space elements dominate Vata and it is responsible for above-listed functions.
4. One of the following doshas controls muscle growth, body strength, the stability of joints and provides moisture. Can you identify this life force?
Kapha dosha constitutes of water and earth. If this is dominant in you body, then you have more chances of developing diseases like cold feeling, cough, obesity etc.
5. The origin of Ayurveda dates back to the Vedic era. Do you know from which Veda is Ayurveda originated?
Most study material relating to the health and diseases are available in Atharva Veda. Historians claim that Ayurveda is a part of Atharva Veda. However, Rigveda, which is the earliest Veda, also mentions about diseases and medicinal plants.
6. Pitta dosha has five subtypes with Pachaka as one of them. Do you know in which body part is it located?
Each five subtypes have some specific function to perform. Pachaka is a Sanskrit word which means “that digests”. Its located in the intestine and stomach. One of its tasks is to dissolve & digest food
7. Each of the three doshas has some types. The kapha has five types. Can you guess which is not a type of Kapha Dosha from the given options?
Udana is a type of Vata Dosha which is present in the throat, nose, and navel area. It is responsible for providing vocal powers. It also preserves memory, strength, and energy.
8. Vyana is a type of Vata dosha located in the heart. Can you guess what action does this type perform?
Vyan is responsible for all kind of circulation like blood circulation, rapid eye movements etc. It is accountable for yawning and blinking as well.
9. Samana is a Vata dosha present in the stomach and intestine. But do you know which kapha dosha is present in the stomach?
Kledaka helps in the formation of mucus, which mixes with food and softens food for easy digestion. Avalambaka is found in the chest and throat. Bodhaka is present in the tongue, and Tarpaka is present in the head.
10. This is a Pitta Dosha which provides natural luster to the body. Can you name it?
Bhrajaka is present in the skin. Alochaka provides the power of sight, Ranjaka is responsible for the formation of blood, and Sadhaka is present in the heart. It retains memory, controls emotions, and other mental functions. So, if you want to have glowing skin, find more about bhrajaka.
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