Ayurveda description of Dhatus ( the tissues which help in
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Ayurveda description of Dhatus ( the tissues which help in nourishing body)
There are several definitions for dhatu in ayurveda. Few of them are given below.
"Shareera dharanathdhatawaha" - The tissues which nourish the body and support it are called as dhatus.
"Poshanadharanayoho" - Those which nourish the successive tissue and support it.
"Dadhati datteya vaa shareera manaha praanaan" - these tissues nourish and support the body, mind and life
Dhatus are "Shakti yukta dravyas". i.e they supply nutrients to other vital tissues and keep the body healthy. They nourish and support the successive tissues.
There are seven dhatus
Rasa - Lymph
Rakta - Blood
Medas - Fat or adipose tissue
Asthi - Bone
Majja - Bone marrow
Shukra - Semen, sex hormones
Proportion of Pancha maha bhutas in
Rasa (lymph) - Jala +
Rakta (blood) - Jala + Agni ++
Maamsa (muscle) - Pruthvi ++ Jala
Medas (fat) - Jala +++, Pruthvi +
Asthi(bone) - Pruthvi ++ , Aakasha+
Majja (marrow) - Jala +++ Pruthvi +
Sukra (semen) - Jala ++ Pruthvi +