Clinical significance of Meda and Medovaha Srotas in present scenario - A Comprehensive Study

  • Dr. Uma Raikwar Post Graduate Scholar, Dept. of Rachna Sharir, Pt. Khushilal Sharma Govt. Auto. Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Bhopal, Madhyapradesh, India.
  • Dr. Pankaj Gupta Associate Professor, Dept. of Rachna Sharir, Pt. Khushilal Sharma Govt. Auto. Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Bhopal, Madhyapradesh, India.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Meda, Medovaha Srotas, Sthoulya, Prameha.

Abstract

The explanation of Sharir in Ayurvedic texts states that the existence of Dosha, Dhatu and Mala together is Sharir. Basically, there are Tridosha, Saptdhatu and Trimala. Meda is one among the Saptdhatu. The internal transport system which is used to carry these Dhatus (Parinampradh) is Srotas. Vitiation and depletion of Srotas can lead to many pathological conditions in body. If Medovaha Srotas is vitiated it will cause Medo Dushti which may be expressed as either Prameha Poorvaroopa or the Sthoulya Vyadhi. And in present era they are compared with diabetes and obesity respectively. The epidemiology of obesity and diabetes is increasing day by day and having serious effect on our current as well as upcoming generations. Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic, and its prevalence has been projected to grow by 40% in the next decade. This increasing prevalence has implications for the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and also for chronic kidney diseases (CKD) – CKJ OXFORD. In 2017, about 72 million people and 20% of the urban population were diabetic in India - international diabetes federation (IDF). Health service use and medical cost associated with obesity, diabetes and related diseases have risen dramatically and are expected to continue to grow. The above mention data necessitates throw knowledge of the basic concept of the Meda Dhatu, Medovaha Srotas. Thus the present study deals with the understanding of Meda Dhatu, Medovaha Srotas along with its Moola Sthana and the disease that may occur from its vitiation. Similar concept from the contemporary science have been analysed for a better understanding.

 

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Dr. Uma Raikwar, & Dr. Pankaj Gupta. (2021). Clinical significance of Meda and Medovaha Srotas in present scenario - A Comprehensive Study. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 6(3), 104 - 112. Retrieved from https://jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1293
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