To study the functions of Dhatus according to Ayurvedic kriya Sharir (Dhatukarmabhyas)

  • Sunil Tulshiramji Mehetre
Keywords: Dhatus- (saptadhatus), karma- function of dhatu, Abhays-To study


Ayurveda is an Ancient medical science related to healthiness & unhealthiness of a person. The main aim of ayurveda is to acquire purushartha by means of Dharma, Artha, Kam, and Moksha. For this purpose each person should be healthy in terms of body & mind. The defination of healthy person according to ayurveda is to balance Dosha, Dhatu, Mala,Agni, Kriya, Prasanna Atma, Indriya, &Man.

 These healthiness is defined by comparisn to physiological parameters i.e. sharirkriyatmak parameters which are mentioned above. The balance of Dhatuis called as dhatusamya is one of the important parameter of healthy person.

According to Ayurveda there are seven dhatus in a person, these are ras, rakta, mamsa, meda, asthi, majja, shukra. These dhatus are defined as per their functions called as karmas. These are important for healthy state of the body. As per ayurvediya kriya sharir “Dosha Dhatu Mala mulam hi shariram†thus dhatu is most important part of body because both dosha & mala are live with dhatu. Hence if we carried out the detail study of functions or karmas of dhatus then we definitely get the fixed parameters which help us to keep the person healthy & to give health to the person who are suffering from disease. Due to this reason the study of dhatu karma is important & useful research project as per my knowledge