A REVIEW ARTICLE ON RASA DHATU IN AYURVEDA AND ITS COMPARISON WITH BLOOD PLASMA
Keywords:Humoral, Health, Disease, Technology, Rasa Dhatu, Plasma
The humoral theory of health and causes of diseases was rejected due to discovery of circulation of blood by William Harvey. Even Ayurveda has had to face an unprecedented crisis to overcome the resistance faced by growing technological usage in the growth of modern medicine. This article tries to adjust the relation between Ayurveda and modern medicine. Rasa dhatu is an important dhatu that has a varied role in nourishment of the human body as well as all the other tissues of the body. Rasa dhatu functions and its various properties are in a way similar to modern day blood plasma. Literary Research for the review was taken from ancient Ayurveda Texts, modern medical books and the internet. On the basis of the above research it was concluded that ‘Rasa dhatu as the foremost dhatu is an important part of the human body. Rasa dhatu has many similarities with Plasma part of the blood’.
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