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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 175-178

Determination of Pakwashaya- A anatomical organ described in Ayurvedic literature


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Sharir Rachana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital & Research Centre,Salod (H), Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Sharir Rachana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital & Research Centre,Salod (H), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Amol M Deshpande
Assistant Professor, Department of Sharir Rachana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital & Research Centre,Salod (H), Wardha, Maharashtra
India
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Acharya of Ayurveda recognises the value of knowledge related to human body and thus incorporated a separate section in their manuscript. It is very hard task to correlate any structure of Sharir (body) described in Ayurveda Samhita, because in other sciences terms have their unique meaning and indication. In Ayurveda, terminology carries different connotations of the same words with their context, while word meaning in Sanskrit is different-Pakwashaya is among them. In Ayurveda, Tridoshas i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha are the fundamental elements responsible for movement, transformation and cohesion in the body. These Doshas are susceptible to imbalance and vitiation, among which Vata is dominant and its main site is Pakwashaya, so to determine the exact organ related to Pakwashaya with the aid of modern science this study was initiated thorough review of relevant literature from all available sources, which may be beneficial for clinicians and science too. It is the main organ related to the site of Vata Dosha, Purishavah Strotas, Purishdhara Kala, Kosthanga and Aashaya. Pakwashaya plays an important role in formation of urine and digestion of food. The review of literature of Pakwashaya and present knowledge of contemporary science indicates that the Pakwashaya described in Ayurved can be correlated with entire part of large intestine i.e. from caecum to rectum.


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