|Etymology/ Definition||तस्य खल्वेवंप्रवृत्तस्य शुक्रशोणितस्याभिपच्यमानस्य क्षीरस्यैव सन्तानिका: सप्त त्वचो भवन्ति। सु.शा.४/४|
|Implied Meaning||1. Sapta Tvak ( Seven types of skin )|
2. Place of origin of Maamsavaha Srotas.
3. Seat of Spars`hanendriya.
4. Upadhaatu ( subsidiary tissue ) of Maamsa.
|Elaboration||Slowly converted foetal Rakta yields seven layers of the skin, which forms the outer boundary. Within this the rest of the development takes place. Skin bounds every organ.|
In the post partum life it is nourished by Rasa Dhaatu but as a subtype of muscular tissue. There are seven layers of varying thickness and each one has a different and specific nomenclature and function. The 7 layers are:
1 . Avabhaasinee 2. Lohitaa 3. S`hvetaa 4. Taamraa 5. Vedinee
6. Rohin`ee 7. Maamsadharaa.
Last updated on June 18th, 2021 at 05:26 am