DIAGNOSTIC IMPORTANCE OF SWEDA AS PER AYURVEDA – A LITERATURE REVIEW
Shraddha Devarao Chavare* and Anjana Ghogare
In Ayurveda, 13 strotas are explained by Charakachyarya. The body is represented by innumerable channels which have been given a place of fundamental importance in Ayurveda - both in Swastha and Vyadhi and disease. Srotas are the systems that carry or circulate the Doshas and tissues (Dhatu) or their elements to the various organs. Each Srotas plays major role in the the pathogenesis of a disease. In so many diseases there are some symptoms which are related to Sweda. Ex. In Jwar vyadhi Swedavrodh is one of the main symptom and also Jwar mukti is identify by Prakrut Sweda pravrutti. Sweda is a Mala and it is excreted through skin. Knowledge about sweda is important for symptom, pathogenesis and treatment of disease. Sweda is correlated to Sweat. A lot may references about ‘Sweda’ are read and they are directly finger to ‘Sweat’. Hence while referring to Ayurveda it will be ‘Sweda’ instead of ‘Sweat’.
Keywords: Sweda, Mala, Strotas.
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