ahara pariṇamakara bhava

These are Factors leading to transformation of food from solid complex food to small digestible and absorbable form, which include various actions starting from mastication, swallowing,enzymatic action to absorption of nutrients and water from the colon. They include all the actions from oral cavity to the colon. Usma (Heat) digests , Vayu absorbs, Kleda (moisture) loosens, Sneha (unctuousness) softens, Kāla (time) brings sufficiency & balanced use of all these brings about the equilibrium of Dhātu’s which are products of digestion.