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CONCEPT OF SROTAS WSR TO MOOTRAVAHA SROTAS: A REVIEW
Dr. Priyanka Bansod*, Dr. Juhee Tayade, Dr. Madhuri Koche, Dr. Nirmala Sawarkar
Background: Ayurveda is holistic science of life which is very ancient. Many siddhantas are explained in Ayurveda, srotas kalpana is one of them. The term srotas means canal or channels. The word srotas is applied to those body structures which are meant for transportation or secretion of material. As water in canal flows from one place to another, in the same manner, different types of body material flows in srotas from one place to another. The learned Ayurvedic Acharyas have described in detail about various bodily systems in relation to their Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology etc. The Mootravaha Srotas (Urinary system) is one of them, and meant for the formation and excretion of Mootra. Aim & Objectives: 1.To study and understand the srotas kalpana 2. To understand mootravaha srotas and urinary system in the light of ayurveda Material and method: Various Ayuvedic references, research articles to be studied. Discussion: Human body is a conglomeration of srotasa. It is a channel system of our body. Those from which sravana or flow of body substances take place. Mootravaha srotas or urinary system is one of the important solution for waste management. It eliminates the waste products outside the body, while efficiently conserving water and other valuable substances. Despite the no availability of microscope, vision of eminent scholars of ayurveda is so clear, the detail of urinary system in their text is highly appreciable. Conclusion: Being a system responsible for homeostasis of fluids in the body it also detoxifies the body by eliminating certain waste products through urine and thus Ayurveda has given prime importance to Mootravaha srotas (urinary system) and Srotogata Vikaras (urinary disorders). This review is proposed to upgrade the knowledge related to ayurvedic aspect of urinary system so as to prevent, diagnose and can treat the disorders of urinary system.[Full Text Article]