Analytical Study of Raktvaha Srotas and Raktavahi Sira w.s.r. to Enucleated Erythrocyte

  • Dr. Saurabh Jain Ph.D. Scholar, Dept. of Rachana Sharir, National Institute of Ayurveda (Deemed to be University), Jaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA.
  • Prof. Sunil Kumar Prof. & Head, Dept. of Rachana Sharir, National Institute of Ayurveda (Deemed to be University), Jaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA.
  • Dr. Rashi Sharma Post Graduate Scholar, Dept. of Rachana Sharir, National Institute of Ayurveda (Deemed to be University), Jaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA.
  • Dr. Meenakshi Post Graduate Scholar, Dept. of Rachana Sharir, National Institute of Ayurveda (Deemed to be University), Jaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA.
  • Dr. Gaurav Post Graduate Scholar, Dept. of Rachana Sharir, National Institute of Ayurveda (Deemed to be University), Jaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA.
Keywords: Enucleated Erythrocyte, Erythrocyte, Raktavahasrotas, Raktavaha Sira, Yakrit

Abstract

Dhatus are the constitutional elements of the body having properties of Dhaaran and Poshan and to restore their specific function is the principle of Ayurveda. Rakta Dhatu is the base of living being as it maintains life. To fulfill this purpose, Rakta circulates to each n every cell of body through its channel (Raktavaha Srotas). Acharya Charaka described only two moola of this Srotas viz Yakrit and Pleeha. Liver and spleen is the productive site and Raktavahi Dhamni (By Sushruta) are the conductive site to be consider as Raktavaha Srotomoola as Srotas includes Ashaya, Dhamni, Rasayni, Sira etc. Raktavahi Sira are the conductive sites of Rakta Dhatu i.e., the vessels loaded with newly formed blood cells. Life is the chief function of Rakta Dhatu as it conducts Prana to every Dhatu of body. So Rakta Dhatu should be considered in treatment of Pranakshaya, Sammoha (weakness, malaise, faint etc). Dhatu Kshaya and Vriddhi of other Dhatu are dependent on Rakta Dhatu. Snayu and Sira are formed during the formation of Rakta Dhatu as they are the Upadhatu of it. So, in the vitiation of them (diseases of Snayu & Sira), Rakta Dhatu should be considered in treatment plan. In Raktajvikaar like Raktakshayaja (Anemia, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, Polycythemia, leukocytosis, thrombosis), Rakta should be primarily considered and for that Yakrit and Pleeha should also be considerable in management of above.

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