STUDY OF ARTAVAVAHA SROTAS W.S.R. TO MADHUMEHA
Dr. Maind Ashwini A.*, Dr. Pawar K. B., Dr. Dhimdhime R. S., Dr. Zile K. C. and Dr. Jumnake V. S.
Ayurveda is a practical science that deals with physiological and pathological status of human being. Ancient prophet of Ayurveda have classified the elements of the body under three fundamental components Dosa, Dhatu and Mala, they are basics of Ayurveda. Entire body physiology functions according to Dosh, Dhatu, and Mala so, for achieving Ayurveda’s Prayojana Dosh, Dhatu, Mala needs to be Prakrut. Therefore as being Vaidya it is our responsibility to watch for Prakrutavastha of Dosh, Dhatu, Updhatu, Mala & every aspect related to these that is Koshth, Srotas, Agni, etc. Madhumeha is one of the leading diseases found in India. It is a very complex disease in which there are many dushyas were Artav Upadhatu is one of them. On the basis of classical signs and symptoms of Madhumeha and Artavavaha Srotas Dushti Lakshanas, Artav Kshaya and Vruddhi Lakshanas, USG finding in 30 diabetic (single group) subjects were observed. Our study indicated that Artavavaha Srotas is definitely got vitiated in patients suffering from Madhumeha. Artav Updhatu shows significantly reduced both qualitatively as well as quantitatively in Madhumeha.
Keywords: Updhatu, Madhumeha, Artavavaha Srotas, Kshaya, Vruddhi.
[Full Text Article]