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Aama is a Sanskrit term that has multiple meanings related to something that is incomplete. Specifically, it can mean “raw,” “undigested,” “unannealed” and “unripe.” It is also the root word of aamaya, which refers to disease, or more specifically, “born out of aama.”

In the traditional Indian medical practice of ayurveda, some disease is believed to be the result of undigested food or other unmetabolized waste. Also according to ayurveda, aama blocks the body’s channels and organs, preventing the body from absorbing essential nutrients.