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IMPORTANCE OF SROTODUSTI IN ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE AND IT’S MANAGEMENT ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA

Dr. Kanchan Agrawal* and Dr. S.R. Saley

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INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular disease is the most frequent cause of adult death in western world. In the view of the increasing morbidity and mortality by these diseases, it has become a timely necessity to understand the pathophysiology of disease properly and to explor traditional indigenous system of medicine. MATERIAL & METHOD: The concept of srotas is defined vividly and scientifically in ayurvedic texts. Stated that any corporeal entities do not arise or decay without srotas. (ch. vi. 5/3). Srotas may be considered as the channels (micro and macro)on the basis of morphology. Micro channels like vessels, capillaries, lymphatics etc. In IHD there is involvement of three types of srotas as- Rasavaha srotas, pranavaha srotas and manovaha srotas. As described in different samhitas hridaya is mool sthan of these three srotas. Thats by these three srotas are responsible for pathogenesis of ischemic heart diseases. RESULT: Charak mentions that the person is the aggregate of srotas.(ch.vi.5/4) Menifestation of a disease occurs in the body as a result of the defective srotas . Hence any defect in the srotas must be corrected quickly for the restoration of normal health. DISCUSSION: Presenting paper emphasis on the proper understanding of srotasdusti in a systemic manner to understand the pathophysiology of IHD as-Rasavaha srotodusti- Atherosclerosis–Arjuna, Guggulu, Garlic Pranavaha srotodusti–Cor-pulmonale– asasindura, Tapyadi loha Manovaha srotodusti- Hypertension – Brahmi, Jatamansi, sarpagandha etc.

Keywords: Srotas, rasavah srotas, raktavaha srotas, manovaha srotas, hridaya, IHD.


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