A BIRD’S EYE VIEW ON KESHA (HAIR) IN CHARAKA SAMHITA

  • Praveen Kumar H Associate Professor, Dept. of Shareera Rachana, Sri Sri College of Ayurveda Science and Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
  • Govindaraju U Professor, Dept. of Shareera Rachana, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Udupi, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

Ayurveda is a Tantra which mainly aims at preserving the health of an individual and to treat the illness of a patient. The structure and function of bodily entities vary in health and disease conditions accordingly. The study of these structures acts as a yardstick to understand the health and illness of a person. One such indicator of health or disease is hair (Kesha). Kesha being one such parameter of health, description about it regarding its formation, characteristics, variation according to different body constitution (Prakruti), beneficial and harmful factors for Kesha, its maintenance, importance in clinical diagnosis and  prognosis of a disease etc. is available in Ayurveda. In this article, an attempt is made to understand Kesha Sharira according to Charaka Samhita.

Published
2018-07-10
How to Cite
H, Praveen Kumar; U, Govindaraju. A BIRD’S EYE VIEW ON KESHA (HAIR) IN CHARAKA SAMHITA. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (ISSN 2456-3110), http://www.jaims.in/index.php/jaims/pages/view/Citation, v. 3, n. 3, p. 114 - 118, july 2018. ISSN 2456-3110. Available at: <http://jaims.in/index.php/jaims/article/view/571>. Date accessed: 20 aug. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v3i3.12884.
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Review Articles