Dr. Vishal Sharma
Ayurveda, Pranavaha Srotas, Tamaka Shwas
In Ayurveda, Srotas defined as the passage through which the various Dhatus that are undergoing the process of metabolic transformation are transported. The process of transformation of Dhatu requires the action of Agni. Srotas are related to the metabolic state of their corresponding tissues through different tissues. In Ayurveda the concept of Srotas is mentioned very specially because the human body is said to be made of Srotas. Srotas are the passage through which the various tissues undergo the process of metabolic transformation. Srotas have also been described to the structure from which the contents move out or ooze out. Acharya Charaka and Sushruta both has given the first priority to the Pranavaha Srotas. Pranavaha Srotas means the channels which carries the external air into the body to sustain the life. Prana is said as Pavana or Anila. Acharya Charaka has opined that Pranavaha Srotas are the channels through which Pranavaya flows. In Ayurveda the functions of Pranavayu is held responsible for the process of respiration in human body. The channels or tracts in which pranavayu flows are called Pranavaha Srotas. The Pranavaha Srotas is very important for maintaining life and longevity. Hridya and Mahasrotas are the moolasthana of Pranavaha Srotas. Pranavaha Srotas disease like Tamaka Shwas, Kasa etc. Occuring due to Dusti of Pranavaha Srotas.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3

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