STUDY OF TWAK SHAREER W.S.R TO KITIBHA KUSTHA
Ayurveda describe the organization of the body in term of Doshas, Dhatus and Malas. Twacha is one among the Upadhatus which provide protective layer over the body that protect from the heat, cold and external infection. The union of Shukra (spermatozoa) and Shonita (ovum) while being cooked (processed by heat) give rise to the formation of seven Twak (skin) just like formation of cream when milk is boiled. Acharya Sushrut and other Acharyas are described Twak Shareeram in detail. Acharya Sushrut defined Twacha as Upadhatu of Mamsadhatu. Twacha is one among the Panchjyanendriya, which carry sensation of touch and it covers external part as well as internal part of body. “Kitibha” is one among the type of Ksudrakustha which is common and chronic disorder of Twacha. Acharyas describe symptoms of Kitibha like - red, with dry and silvery white scale which may be obvious only after scrapping the surface, skin is not sweating, resemble the scale of fish, producing sound (while scratching) rough, itching course and black in colour. So it becomes essential to know the structural and anatomical changes occur in the Kitibha. Now a days Kitibha disease largely spread in the human being. While diagnosing the patients of Kitibha Kustha, there is difficulty regarding the identification of structural deformity, hence need is felt to study the Kitibha and Twak Sharira.
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