PART 5: BHRAJAKA PITTA

Charaka has not described this pitta as a separate entity but he has included the functions attributed to it among those of pitta in general. He has stated that the production of normal and abnormal temperature of the body, as well as the normal and abnormal colour of the skin is due to pitta. Chakrapani …

PART 4: ALOCHAKA PITTA

The importance of the organ of vision i.e. eye which is stated as pradhama in the sense organs, has been established by relegating one of the subdivisions of pitta for its function. Location: – Both Sushruta and Vagbhata have located the Alochaka pitta in the eye and it is responsible for vision. (Sushruta:sutra:21/10) Charaka has …

PART 3: SADHAKA PITTA

This is one of the pitta associated with certain mental faculties and emotions.Location of Sadhakapitta-According to Sushruta, the pitta located in Hrudaya is to be known as the sadhakagni and its functions is to enable one to achieve one’s aspiration. Vagbhata also stated that the sadhakapitta is located in Hrudaya. (Sushruta:sutra:21/10 and Ash.sam.sutra.20/4). Functions of …

PART 2: RANJAKA PITTA

Location:- Sushruta has told this pitta as ranjakagni. He has indicated its lacation in the Yakrit or liver and pliha or spleen. On the other hand, vagabhatta has identified its location in the amasaya or stomach. (Sushruta:Sutra:21/10)According to the ancient Ayurveda view, rasadhatu is stated to contribute to the formation of rakta or blood with …

PART 1: PACHAKA PITTA

Synonyms- Pachakagni, Koshthagni, antaragni, Kayagni, dehagni are the synonyms of pachakapitta. Sometimes just the word agni is also mentioned to indicate the Pachakapitta. The Pachaka pitta or jatharagni is the most potent agni in the human body and it give support to the other agnis like bhutagnis, dhatvagnis etc. Location of Pachaka Pitta-It is located …

Pitta

Definition of Pitta The term Pitta has a number of synonyms of which the more significant ones are agni and anala. It is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘tap’ and it has three meaning viz.Tap dahe – meaning to burn the ingested food Tap santape- meaning to generate heatTap aiswarye- meaning to enable to attain …

Part 5- Apana vata

The vata which has a special tendency to move downwards is called apanavata.Location of apana vata-According to charaka, apanavata is located in the testes (Vrshana), Urinary bladder (Vasti), Penis (Medhra), Umbilicus (Nabhi), Thigh (uru), Groin (Vankshana), Rectum (gudam), Lower part of intestine (Antra).Susruta stated that the apanavata is located in the pakvadhana. Pakavadhana is the …

Part 4- Samana vata

One of the important functions of a living being is to ingest food, digest and assimilate to maintain the life and also the mass of the body. This particular subdivision of vata participates in some of these precesses.Location of samana vata-All authorities have stated that the samanavata is located near the seat of agni. Charaka …

Part 3- Vyana Vata

Vata is concerned with gati- motor and gandhana- sensory functions of the body. The life of an individual is dependent upon these two functions. The movements may be visible or invisible. Both pranavata and udanavata are concerned with some of these visible and invisible movements in the body. The locomotion is a visible movement and …

Part 2- Udana Vata

Vagbhata considers that the pranavata is essential for the life and the udanavata for the strength of a person. If they are disturbed, there is danger to both life and strength. According to susruta, udanavata is that which course upwards.Location of udanavata-This important vata is located in nabhi uras and kanthadesa. According to vagbhata, the …