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Review Article

Year: 2019 | Month: April | Volume: 9 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 275-278

An Evaluation of Raktavaha Srotas Mula W.S.R. to Kamala Roga: a Review

Mukesh Rani1, Nishat Afzal1, Dr. Madhavi Goswami2

1MD Scholar, 2Professor,
Sharir Rachana Department, Uttarakhand Ayurved University, Rishikul Campus, Haridwar.

Corresponding Author: Mukesh Rani


In Ayurveda the concept of Srotas are like roots of the tree. The human body is a conglomeration of the Srotas as per our classics. “Srotas” can be described as channels or passages where nutrition flows, interact and transfers. One of them being “Raktavaha Srotas” which stands for blood circulation in body starting from its formation to demise of its constituents. Susruta has narrated “Yakrit”, “Pleeha” and “Raktavaha dhamanis” as the Mula or root of origin for “Raktavaha Srotas” and one of the Dusti Lakshanas said by him is “Kamala”. “Kamala Roga” meaning yellowness of the Twak, Netrata, Nakha etc. caused by Rakta Dusti due to vitiation by Pitta Dosha can be correlated with Jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia) based on same Lakshanas. Normal level of serum bilirubin is 0.3-1.3 mg/dl. Jaundice becomes clinically evident when total serum bilirubin exceeds 2mg/dl. In modern science jaundice is classified into three types: Haemolytic, Obstructive & Hepatocellular. Jaundice occurs due to increased bilirubin production, decreased hepatic uptake, decreased hepatic conjugation, decreased excretion of bilirubin into bile and obstruction in intrahepatic or extrahepatic biliary circulation. Etiopathogensis of several types of jaundice shows involvement of liver, spleen and hepatic portal system mainly, which throws light on concept of existence of Mulas for Raktavaha Srotas in human body, where origin or manifestation of its deviated states are seen. This study aims at evaluating “Mula of Raktavaha Srotas in term of Kamala Roga”.

Key words: Raktavaha Srotas, Kamala, Jaundice, Liver, Spleen, Blood vessels.

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