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