REVIEW ON OJUS AND MADHUMEHA
*Dr. Deepthi S. L. and Dr. Ranjitha
Ayurveda is a science of life, the main aim of Ayurveda is maintaining the health of a healthy person by following dinacharya and ritucharya and treating the diseased one by adopting different methods of treatment. Ojus is an entity which is considered as a foremost one for maintaining health. Ojus is the essence of all the seven dhathus starting from rasa to shukra. Ojus is nothing but bala. Charaka compares the formation of ojus with that of honey gathered by bees from different flowers, likewise ojus is derived from the essence of all dhatus. It is of two types viz- para and aparaojus. The dushana of ojus is the main factor for producing all twenty types ofpremeha. Madhumeha is a type of vataja premeha. Madhumeha has very much clinical importance in present era, because most of the people are suffering from this disease. In madhumeha, ojus get vitiated and comes out through urine. So there will be ojokshaya and the disease become very much difficult to cure. Acharya Charaka included this under mahagathas.
Keywords: ojus, paraojus, aparaojus, madhumeha, premeha.
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