C.Chi.12, S.Ni.11, A.H.U.29, M.N.38
Granthi is a growth manifesting with a symptom S`hotha and which resembles to bunch or protuberance of any kind.
Granthi Samdnyayaa Granthyaakaaratvam Dars`hayati |
Vaataadayo Maamsam Asrik Ca Dusht`aah Samdooshya Medahs`hca Kaphaanuviddham |
Vrittonnatam Vigrathitam Tu S`hopham Kurvanti Ato Granthi Iti Pradisht`ah ||
Kaphapradhaanaah Kurvanti Medomaamsaadragaah Malaah |
Vrittonnatam Yam S`hvayathum Sa Granthih Grathnaat Smritah ||
Vaataadayo Maamsam Asrik Pradusht`aah Samdooshya Medahs`hcha Tathaa Siraas`hcha |
Vrittonnatam Vigrathitam cha S`hotham Kurvanti Ato Granthi Iti Pradisht`ah ||
Vigrathitatvaad Granthi Iti Samdnyaa | M.N.38/11
Sa Grathanaad Granthih Smritah |
Classification of Granthi:
This Granthi is black coloured (Krishn`a) and (Amridu). It is bulged like an inflated bladder. When it is ruptured, there is secretion of clear blood. There are different pains like Aayamana, Vyathaa, Toda, Pratyasyana (Kshepan`a), Krntana (Chhedana). At the last it bursts out (Bheda). It moves from one site to another. It gets enlarged or decreased suddenly.
It is yellowish red coloured. It gets it gets suppurated quickly also ruptured due to Pitta secreting hot blood (Ushn`a Asra). There is pain like Dahana, Dhoopana, Choshan`a, Pachana, Prajvalana.
This Granthi gets enlarged after longer time. When it gets ruptured, there is secretion of white and thick pus (S`hukla Ghaana Pooya Sraava). It is cold to touch. There is no discolouration. There is mild pain. There is severe itching (AtiKan`d`oo). It is hard like stone.
These Granthi gets aggravated or decreases as per the nourishment of the body. It is unctuous (Snigdha). It is big in size. There is mild pain. There is severe itching (Kan`d`oo). When it gets ruptured, it secretes like Pin`yaaka (Tila Kalka oil cake) and Sarpi.
Vaayu takes the Medas in to the Maamsa or Tvak manifesting with Granthi. This Granthi is Bhris`ha Snighda, it is soft (Mridu). It is Chala. It manifests with the symptoms of Kapha. It increases or decreases with the nourishment of the body. When it gets ruptured, it secretes Taamra and Asita (copper and black coloured) secretions.
Due to exercises performed by weak person, vitiated Vaayu causes Aakshepan`a (drawing together) of Siraa Prataana (branching of Sira). This Siraa Prataana is pressed (Sampeed`ana), constricted (Samkocha), dried out (Vis`hoshan`a), causing circular elevation which is called as Siraaja Granthi. It is Krichchhrasaadhya with pain and is mobile (Saruja and Chala). It is Asaadhya, it is stable (not movable), it is big in size. It is manifested on the site of Marma.
When Rakta Dhaatu gets vitiated due to Dosha, there is formation of Granthi. There is manifestation of Krimi. These Krimi gets harbored on the Siraa and Maamsa. There is Svaapa (numbness). It manifests with the Pitta Lakshan`a.
It manifests with the symptoms of Kapha. It is caused due to vitiation of Maamsa. It is Snigdha, Kat`hina. There is Siraanaddhatva (inflated condition of Siraa).
Due to trauma on the Asthi or due to fracture, there is elevation or depression of the Asthi; which is called as Asthi Granthi.
When a wound is not healed or in a healed wound, which is wet and not bandaged, or when there is trauma; Vaayu dries out the Rakta which is not secreted causes Grathita Vran`a (dense wound). There is Daaha, Kan`d`oo also. It is Vran`a Granthi.
Sampraapti of Granthi
It occurs in the particular part of the body because of vitiated Dosha. The signs and symptoms are manifested according to the dominance of Dosha. There are pulsations (Sphuran`a) as it is associated with vessels (Siraa).
Granthi is a muscle tissue in large size (Mahaa Maamsa). It is painless. It Granthi is formed of Meda then it is unctuous and movable. Dosha vitiates Maamsa, Rakta and Medas. There is association of Kapha in vitiation of Medas. They cause circular, elevated protuberance (oedema) i.e. S`hopha which is extremely hard (Vigrathita D`alhan`a); which is called as Granthi.
Kapha dominant Dosha vitiating Maamsa, Medas and Rakta cause circular (Vritta), elevated (Unnata) oedema (S`hvayathu); which is called as Granthi as there is clogging (Grathanaat) of the Dosha and Dooshya.
Granthi and Arbuda: Differential diagnosis
Granthi and Arbuda are common in following aspects
Prades`ha (manifesting site on the body)
Hetu (Causative factors)
Aakriti (form or shape)
Dosha (Responsible Dosha)
Dooshya (Involving Dhaatu)
Granthi can have Paaka, while Arbuda do not get suppurate also they could be differentiated by other factors like touch, signs and history etc.
Therefore, diagnosis of Granthi and Arbuda should be done considering above factors. However, Arbuda can be treated with the same principles of Granthi.
Comparative study of Granthi types
|Dosha||Tridosha Prakopa||Vaata Prakopa||PittaPrakopa||Kapha Prakopa||TridoshaPrakopa||Tridosha Prakopa||VaataPrakopa||Tridosha Prakopa|
|KrichchhraSaadhya if||Kukshiaas`hritaUdaraas`hritaGalaas`hritaMarmaas`hritaSthoolaKharaBaalaSthaviraDurbala||Ruja yuktaChalaGranthi|
|Asaadhya if||SthoolaKhara ChalaMarmasthaKan`t`hasthaUdarastha||Achala,MahaanMarmotthita|
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