RASA VIKRUTI WITH RESPECT TO TRIDOSHA AND AGNI
*Dr. Patil Asmita
The normal structure and function of the seven dhatus depend upon the balanced state of three doshas and agni. When the balance of three doshas is disturbed, the impact is immediately felt on the condition of the seven body constituents (dhatus). Dhatus react to the disturbance of doshas. The vikruti of dhatus is in the form of kshaya (decrease) or vriddhi (increase). The health of rasa dhatu determines the health of remaining dhatus, updhatu and mala, because rasa is the first dhatu to be formed after digestion. And the health of rasa dhatu depends upon the state of Agni. Agni is an important factor for the state of homeostasis of dosha dhatu and mala. Health is compromised if the functions of Agni are impeded. The condition of agni and dosha has to be taken into account while treating rasa kshaya and vriddhi. Understanding the relationship between dosha and dhatu and its excess and deficiency is helpful in diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of the diseases. Management of diseases involves providing food or medicine or regimen that strengthens the dhatus to resist the aggression of disturbing doshas. In the present paper the Rasa dhatu vikruti i.e. kshaya vriddhi are summarized and analyzed with reference to dosha and agni for its proper management.
Keywords: Dhatu, vikruti, Rasadhat kshaya vriddhi, dosha, agni, dhatwagni, rasayana.
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