प्रवाहिका is not separately described by Charaka and Vaagbhat`a, but it is described by Sus`hruta. D`alhan`a has explained प्रवाहिका as a type of अतिसार.
Nirukti and Svaroopa
Pravaahamaan`Asya Pravaahikaa | S.U.40/138
Pravaahamaan`a Iti Preryamaan`a – S.U.40/138, D`alhan`a
- Visramsee (Aachaarya Bhoja has given this name)
- Antargranthi (Aachaarya Paraas`hara has given his name)
- Nis`hchaarakaa (Aachaarya Haarita has given this name)
- In a person engaged in unwholesome diet, Kapha gets accumulated in the Annavaha Srotas.
- This Kapha is forcefully pushed to Guda by aggravated Vaayu.
- This Kapha is carried off (Pravaahan`a) with Mala (Pureesha) repeatedly.
- This is called as प्रवाहिका.
- D`alhn`a says that not only accumulated (Chaya) Kapha is carried off but there may also be the Pitta or Rakta which can be carried off to Guda.
- Whereas in commentary of Maadhava Nidaana it is said that only Kapha is carried off with Mala.
- Vaatajaa with pain
- Pittajaa with burning sensation
- Kaphajaa with Kapha
- S`hon`itajaa (Raktajaa) with Rakta
All the types of प्रवाहिका_s are caused due to consumption of Rooksha and Snigdha food. प्रवाहिका, also has two conditions, Viz. Aama Pravaahikaa and Pakva Avasthaa. The signs and symptoms of प्रवाहिका are same as that of अतिसार.
प्रवाहिका is described in context with अतिसार. For example, in A.H.Chi.9/118, a condition is explained where Kaphaja Atisaara is explained where प्रवाहिका may present. Also, in A.H.Ni.8/10, it is said that Kaphaja Atisaara is with प्रवाहिका.
Last updated on February 12th, 2021 at 04:17 am