• Kishor Satani Associate Professor, Dept of Samhita and Siddhanta, J. S. Ayurveda College, Nadiad, Gujarat, India.
  • Hemang Raghavani Assistant professor, Dept of Panchakarma, J. S. Ayurveda College, Nadiad, Gujarat, India.
  • Kunjal H Bhatt Assistant Professor, Dept of Shalakya Tantra, J. S. Ayurveda College, Nadiad, Gujarat, India.


The central point of body in between Amashaya (location of undigested food) and Pakvashaya (location of digested food) is termed as Nabhi. In classical texts of Ayurveda; scattered references regarding Nabhi are available like Nabhi is mentioned as a vital spot (Marma) of body. Nabhi is also included among the fifteen Koshthangas of body. In Sharirasthana of Sushruta Samhita; Acharya Sushruta mentioned that Sira and Dhamani are originated from Nabhi. Acharya Vagbhatta has quoted Nabhi as a dominant place of Pitta Dosha. Nabhi is an abode of Pranas (vital energy). Available literature and commentary on Nabhi interprets it as a Navel but practically it doesn’t make a sense to stick with this interpretation. Therefore; it is need to review classical texts of Ayurveda and contemporary literature to get clear and unambiguous meaning of the word “Nabhi” now a day. After thoroughly reading and interpreting the literature available regarding Nabhi; core of physiological process would be considered by the term Nabhi

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SATANI, Kishor; RAGHAVANI, Hemang; BHATT, Kunjal H. CONCEPT OF NABHI - A REVIEW STUDY. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (ISSN 2456-3110),, v. 2, n. 4, p. 186 - 190, sep. 2017. ISSN 2456-3110. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 june 2018. doi:
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