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Introduction Anxiety (Chittodvega) is a mental disorder (manasa vikara) described in one of the main ayurvedic text books (Acharya Charaka). It is a psychological and physiological state with cognitive, somatic, emotional and behavioural components. Anxiety is produced by the contamination of rajas (activity) and tamas (darkness or destruction). Rajas and Tamas are qualities of mind. Anxiety