ROLE OF STROTODUSHTI IN RAKTAPRADOSHAJ VIKARA
Dr. Mukesh Kumar Tiwary* and Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
Strotas (path or channel) carry the transformed dhatus to different destinations through their mess of network to
nourish the cells and tissues. According to different Acharya the number of strotas are different. Every strotas have
their own Moolsthana(root). Raktavaha strotas is carries the raktadhatu and their nutrients. Moolasthana of
raktavahastrotas are yakrit (Liver), pleeha(spleen) and raktavahidhamanis(Blood carrying channel), given in
Ayurvedic Text. The moolsthana of Raktavaha srotas Yakrita and Pleeha is related with circulatory system
(Hepato-portal system) of modern sciences and also blood reservoir. Due to intake of vidahiannapana,
snigdhaahara, ushnadrava, maximum exposure to sunlight and air leads to raktavahasrotodushti. The disease of
raktavaha srotas are kushtha, visarpa, pidika, raktapitta, asrigdara, gudapaka, mukhpaka, pleeharoga etc. In modern
science all the skin disease, hemolytic disorder, gynecological and metabolic disorder are related with
Raktavahasrotojanya vikara or Raktapradoshaja roga. The treatment of raktavahasrotojanya vikara are
Raktamokshan (Blood letting), Virechana (purgation), Upvasa (fasting).
Keywords: Strotas, Moolasthana, Raktavaha strotas, Strotodushti, Raktapradoshaj vikara.
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