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In ayurveda, ama is the concept of anything that exists in a state of incomplete transformation. In particular, it is claimed to be a toxic byproduct generated due to improper or incomplete digestion.[1][2][3] The concept does not have a direct equivalent in standard medicine.

"Ama" is a Sanskrit word literally meaning "uncooked" or "undigested".


  1. ^ Kacera, Walter (2007). "Ama and Disease". Ayurvedic Tongue Diagnosis. Lotus Press. pp. 159–176. ISBN 978-0-940985-77-3. 
  2. ^;year=2008;volume=19;issue=1;spage=52;epage=61;aulast=Amruthesh Dentistry and Ayurveda - IV: Classification and management of common oral diseases
  3. ^ Dentistry and Ayurveda--III (basics - ama, immunity, ojas, rasas, etiopathogenesis and prevention)