human GI tract is enriched by multitude of microbial flora. The constituents include nearly 100 trillion
bacteria along with various other viruses and fungi. The gut microflora plays a crucial role in various physiological
processes, dietary nutrient metabolism and immune system development and functioning of host. In Ayurveda there
are many indications regarding diet intake habits for the healthy functioning of gut and brain. Hampered Agni
(Jatharagni) is responsible for vitiation of Doshas. Thus, it causes many ailments in the body. The aim of this article
is to establish that eating habits or regimes are responsible for a healthy gut.
Keywords- GI Tract, Microbial flora, Bacteria, Diet, Agni, Doshas.