A critical understanding of Medodhara Kala

  • Kochuthresia Jose Post Graduate Scholar, Department of PG Studies in Shareera Rachana, Sri Dharmastala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Kuthpady, Udupi, Karnataka, India.
  • Nithin Kumar Guide, Associate Professor, Department of PG Studies in Shareera Rachana, Sri Dharmastala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Kuthpady, Udupi, Karnataka, India.
  • Rashmi N. R. Co-Guide, Assistant Professor, Department of PG Studies in Shareera Rachana, Sri Dharmastala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Kuthpady, Udupi, Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Anuasthi, Kala, Maha Asthi, Meda, Medodhara Kala, Udara.

Abstract

Kala is one of the special concepts explained in classics of Ayurveda. Among 7 Kala, Medodhara kala is the 3rdKala which is situated in Udara (abdomen), Anuasthi (small bones) and Maha Asthi (long bones). It may be compared with membrane covering which protects adipose tissue depots. It has functions like protection of organs, shock absorber like activity etc... The knowledge of Medodhara Kala helps in understanding various concepts related to Meda. Hence in this paper an effort shall be made to understand critical aspects of Medodhara Kala.

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Kochuthresia Jose, Nithin Kumar, & Rashmi N. R. (2021). A critical understanding of Medodhara Kala. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 6(5), 270 - 274. Retrieved from https://jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1444
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