CRITICAL REVIEW OF VYADHIKSHAMATVA WITH ROLE OF THYMUS GLAND IN HUMAN IMMUNE SYSTEM
Dr. Gurunath Digambar Khanolkar, Dr. Suryakant D. Rokade* and Dr. Somya O. Singh
Ayurveda propounds that prevention is an equally important aspect of disease management as cure and thus, strengthening the immune system, is a natural way to help the body fight against the disease-causing pathogens). Changing demographic profile, changing climate, lot of stress work all these causes many harmful diseases. The body‟s resistance is of tremendous importance in the daily welfare of living beings not only for disease prevention but also for rapid recovery after disease affliction. The fundamental principle of Ayurveda is unchangeable and unaffected by winds of doctrines, one of such fundamental principles of, one of such fundamental principles of Ayurveda is Vyadhikshamatva (Immunity). Human immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs. It‟s a bodily system that protects the body from foreign substances, cells, and tissues by producing the immune response and that includes especially the thymus, spleen, lymph nodes, special deposits of lymphoid tissue (as in gastrointestinal tract and bone marrow), macrophages, lymphocytes including the B cells band T cells, and antibodies. Thymus gland is an organ that is critically important to the immune system which serves as the body‟s defense mechanism providing surveillance and protection against diverse pathogens, tumors, antigens and mediators of tissue damage.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Vyadhiksthamatva.
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