A CONCEPT OF MEDOROGA AND HYPERLIPIDAEMIA IN AYURVEDA: A SCIENTIFIC REVIEW
Dr. K. S. Girhepunje* and Varsha Gupta
Hyperlipidaemia is commonly seen metabolic disorder which is caused due to abnormally elevated levels of some of lipids in the blood. Human body is composed of 7 types of tissues known as Dhatu. Meda is one of those Dhatus and necessary to maintain Snehatwa(lubricity). It can be correlated to lipids in modern science. Some factors present in human body like Vasa and Majja also resembles with lipids. Medo Dhatu is very important as it plays a significant role in developing various metabolic disorders like Obesity, Diabetes Melitus which are already mentioned in Ayurveda as Sthaulya, Prameha those occurs due to excessive Meda. Thus Hyperlipidaemia is correlated with Medoroga in Ayurveda. Now a day, Hyperlipidaemia is one of the major cause of cardiovascular disorders since last two decades and it is a result of the modified lifestyle of a new era. Present study tries to correlate conceptual facts to show relation between lipids and Medo Dhatu.
Keywords: Hyperlipidaemia, Medo Dhatu, Medoroga.
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