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Asthivaha Srotas


KeywordAsthivaha Srotas
Etymology/ Definitionअस्थिवहानां स्रोतसां मेदो मूलं जघनं च । च. वि. ५
Literary MeaningAsthi mean a bone. ( M. W .)
Implied MeaningThis is a channel carrying Asthi Dhaatu in liquid state.
ElaborationThis is a channel which carries nutrients of Asthi Dhaatu . When Aahaara Rasa is formed in the digestive process, it possesses qualities for nutrition of all the seven Dhaatu . While passing through the channel for Asthi , it gives the selective qualities to this evolving bony tissue.
According to Sus`hruta , origin of Asthivaha Srotas is Medas which is spread all over the body. So in case of Dush`t`I and Vyadha of Ashtivaha Srotas manifestation occur all over the body. Which is very difficult condition for diagnosis and it is part of Kaaya Chikitsaa Sus`hruta consider Srotas Dusht`I and Vyadha Lakshan`a in perspective of surgery. Hence he has not mentioned Dusht`I and Vyadha Lakshan`a of Asthivaha Srotas.
Moolasthaana ( origin of the channel ) – Jaghana and Medas
Causes of vitiation – Vyaayaama, Ati Samkshobha, Asthi Vighat`t`ana, Vaatala Aahaara

Last updated on June 10th, 2021 at 05:31 am

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