Critical analysis of Raktavaha Srotas
Srotas (body channels) is considered as an important entity of the body and is responsible for the Vahana (transferring) of Dosha, Dhatu etc. Full body is considered as Srotomaya (made of Srotas). These Srotas are very closely associated with their respective moolasthana. These Moolsthana are very important from treatment and prognostic aspect as its involvement in the formation, examination and control over the Bhavapadartha flowing through the Srotasa. The Rakta dhatu (blood) which is also referred as fourth Dosha by Ayurveda, is one of the important functional element of body of which formation, transformation and conduction is carried out by Raktavaha Srotas. The root of Raktavaha Srotas is considered as Yakrut (Liver) and Pleeha (Spleen). Injury to Raktavaha Srotas leads to Cyanoses, Fever, Anemia, hemorrhage, reddish discoloration of eyes. Raktavaha Srotas gets vitiated by consumption of spicy food and drinks, Unctous & hot food stuffs and beverages, excessive consumption of liquids, excessive exposure to sunlight & wind. The characteristic manifestation of the vitiation of Raktavaha Srotas leads to different types of Skin disorders, abscess formation, Jaundice.
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