A critical review on Hypertension - An Ayurvedic perspective

  • Dr. Sneha Nadakattin Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Roganidana, Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya and Hospital, Hubballi, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Dr. Raju Y. Timmapur Professor and HOD, Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya and Hospital, Hubballi, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Dr. Mahima S.B Assistant Professor, Department of Roganidana, Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya and Hospital, Hubballi, Karnataka, INDIA.
Keywords: Hypertension, Tridosha, Srotas


Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, stroke and kidney diseases leading to high mortality. Different theories have been proposed to explain Hypertension in an Ayurvedic perspective. A better understanding of the applied physiology and etio-pathogenesis of Hypertension in the light of Ayurvedic principles is been attempted to fill this gap. The various pathological mechanisms contributing the manifestation are compiled by going through text journals and internet search. It is found that the Hypertension is a disorder of Vata Dosha due to Avarana and can be considered as Vata Pradhana Tridoshaja Vyadhi. The various factors involved in the manifestation of Hypertension are Rasavaha, Raktavaha, Medovaha and Manovaha Srotas. Hence this study is made with an aim to understand the pathogenesis of Hypertension in terms of Ayurveda.


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DOI: 10.21760/jaims.v5i06.1155
Published: 2020-12-31
How to Cite
Dr. Sneha Nadakattin, Dr. Raju Y. Timmapur, & Dr. Mahima S.B. (2020). A critical review on Hypertension - An Ayurvedic perspective. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 5(06), 272-277. https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v5i06.1155
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