Ayurveda definition of Mamsa Dhatu ( Muscle tissue )

Formation of mamsa dhatu or muscle

shonitham swaagnina pakwam vayunaacha ghanikrutam
tadeva maamsam jaaneeyat sthiram bhavati dehinaam


According ayurveda Rakta dhatu or blood tissue when subjected to further processing by its agni forms mamsa dhatu. Vayu takes part in solidification and jalabhuta helps in softening it. Thus mamsa dhatu is formed

"maamsa vahaanam srotasaam snayurmoolam twakcha"

The muscles originates from snayus (ligaments) . Even few originate from skin

Mamsadharakala.:"Mamsadharakala" is a sheeth like structure which covers muscles (mamsa), ligaments (snayu) and blood vessels (dhamani) running through muscles.

The origin and extension of muscles along with its branches, arteries, veins and nerves look like branches of lotus stems which spread in water giving rise to lotus buds.

Maamsa saara purusha lakshana

A person who has well built muscles looks very strong. He will have well defined muscles on chest, abdomen, arms, calf and thighs. The muscles are very well defined on temples, neck, jaws, shoulders, and cheeks. The person will be having self control, good health and longetivity.

Diseases which occur due to vitiation of mamsa dhatu

When mamsa dhatu is increased beyond limit the following diseases occur

Goiter
lymphedinitis
myoma
sarcoma

When mamsa dhatu decreases the following symptoms appear

exhaustion of sense organs
emaciation
pain in joints

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