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Ayu. 2012 Jul;33(3):337-42. doi: 10.4103/0974-8520.108819.

Critical appraisal of Doshavaha Srotas.

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Assistant Professor, Department of Vikriti Vigyan, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Abstract

Tridoshas viz Vata, Pitta, and Kapha are responsible for health and disease depending on their normalcy and disequilibrium state. Improper usage of foods and drinks along with abnormal activities manifests diseases of respective Doshik predominance. Sira (vein) is the synonym of Srotas, keeping this in mind, Vatavaha Sira is correlated with Vatavaha Srotas, Pittavaha Sira with Pittavaha Srotas, Kaphavaha Sira with Kaphavaha Srotas, and Sarvavaha Sira with Sarvavaha Srotas. The purpose of detail understanding of Doshavaha Srotas is essential to understand the role of Doshas in the manifestation of diseases. One can easily predict by observing the color changes in particular area to be able to predict the predominance of Doshas in that area. Manifestation of a disease occurs in the body as a result of the defective Srotas favoring the Dosha-Dushya conglomeration. Hence, any defect in the Srotas must be corrected quickly for the restoration of normal health. Present article emphasis on the proper understanding of Doshavaha Srotas in a systematic manner to understand its root, causative factors, signs and symptoms, and diseases produced due to their vitiation.

KEYWORDS:

Kapha; Sarvavaha Srotas; nanatmaja vikara; pitta; sira; vata

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