CRITICAL REVIEW OF CONCEPT OF RAKTAASHAYA(BLOOD RESERVOIRS)
Dr. Suryakant D. Rokade, *Dr. Priyanka P. Raut and Dr. Pradnya R. Deshpande.
Ayurveda is an Ancient Medicine system which gives prime importance to health promotion and disease management. Knowledge about structural and functional aspect of shareera is very important in attaining these goals. In Ayurveda Aacharya describe the complete knowledge about shareera (body) and its pratyanga. In human body various vital element stored in hallow viscera called as ashaya. Aashaya refers to the pratyanga (organs or sub part of body), which serves as main seat of any constituent pertaining to the body. Raktaashya is place which provides shelter to the Rakta. Concept of Raktaashaya is more than its literary meaning it has vital importance in the prakruta (normal) and vikruta (Altered) karma of Rakta (blood) and disease where the Rakta involved also have control over the regulation of Raktadhatu. In modern & Ayurvedic point view liver & spleen are the main organs for blood formation. This article focuses on the Concept of Raktaashaya.
Keywords: Raktaashaya, Yakrut, Pleeha.
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