|Etymology/ Definition||अस्थिवहानां स्रोतसां मेदो मूलं जघनं च । च. वि. ५|
|Literary Meaning||Asthi mean a bone. ( M. W .)|
|Implied Meaning||This is a channel carrying Asthi Dhaatu in liquid state.|
|Elaboration||This 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