CORRELATIVE STUDY OF RAKTADHARA KALA WITH REALATION TO ENDOTHELIAL LINING OF BLOOD VESSELS W.S.R. TO ATHEROSCLEROSIS
Vd. Priyanka D. Nirwal* and Dr. S. D. Rokade
The word Kala has been used in many senses in Vedic and other ancient literature, Kala Sharir is an important part of Ayurvedic anatomy. Kala was first time described by Sushruta. Kala is one of the prime topic described by Sushruta in sharirsthana, Garbhavyakarana Sharir Adhyaya. Kala is defined as membranous structures which separates Dhatu and Ashaya, Vagbhata has then added embryological development that it is the important physical and functional components of the body. They form a protective coating for Ashayas as well as boundary between Ashayas and Dhatus. There is seven Kala in the body, in which second Kala is Raktadhara Kala. Kala sharir(Anatomy and Physiology of Kala) gives us information about the important membranes and layers of the body which take part in many important functions of the body. But till date there is no such any clinical significance of Kala Sharir is established. Raktadhara Kala is second prime Kala in the body which is situated in Mansa and holds the Rakta present in Sira, Yakrit and Pleeha. Raktadhara Kala is correlated with endothelial lining of blood vessels, Kala is one of the treatment sites. The endothelial lining as a semipermeable barrier separating lumen from vessel wall. Endothelium is organ responsible for a variety of physiological process vital for vascular homeostasis. In Atherosclerosis, dysfunction of endothelial lining of blood vessels. So, we could correlate the Raktadhara Kala is a endothelial lining of blood vessel, it will be helpful in diagnosis and treatment of many ailments.
Keywords: Atherosclerosis, Kala, Kalasharir, Raktadhara kala, Sira.
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