Review Article

AYUSHDHARA | Year : 2015 | Volume : 2 | Issue : 2 | Page : 113-118


Gaurav Soni1*, Neelam2

*1P.G. Scholar, P.G. Department of Sharir Rachana, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
2Junior Resident, Department of Dravyaguna, Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS, BHU, Varanasi, India.


Ancient seers of Ayurveda have classified the elements of the body under three fundamental components- Dosha, Dhatu and Mala. These three entities are responsible for the maintenance of structural and functional integrity of the body. Among these basic elements, Dhatus are especially meant for Dharana & Poshana of Sharira. The equilibrium state of these Dhatus results in Arogya, where as any imbalance in it produces Vikara.

The Asthi is known as kernel of whole body as it provides structural shape and support. In the physical body, Asthi Dhatu is formed as Posaka (unstable) Medas Dhatu flows into the Purisha Dhara Kala and is digested by the Asthiagni. In addition to the formation of the bones of the body, teeth are formed through this process and are thus the Upadhatu (secondary tissue). The waste products (Malas) of this metabolic process are the hair and nails.

As Dhatu get vitiated by various Doshas so, is the Asthi Dhatu e.g. Asthi Pradosaj Vikara, Asthi Ksaya etc. Asthi also undergoes traumatical, musculo-skeletal injuries resulting in Bhagna. Thus, the Asthi undergoes both pathological and traumatic deformity. From the ancient time Asthi is elaborated on the basis of clinical importance. Various clinical conditions are scattered in Samhita related to Asthi Dhatu and its Upadhatu with their treatment, which are needed to be collected to provide a glimpse of extensive knowledge of Ayurveda on this specialty.

Keywords:  Asthi Dhatu, Asthi Pradosaj Vikara, Asthi Ksaya.

*Corresponding Address:
Dr. Soni Gaurav, PG Scholar, PG Department of Sharir Rachana, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur - 302002 Mob: +918386826286

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