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Ayurveda > Dosh, Dhatu and Mala
By Dr. Satish Kulkarni.

We saw that Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine, which stresses principally on prevention of body ailments than simply curing pathological problems. Ayurveda believes in the treatment of an individual as a whole. Giving cone down attention to the treatment of the affected system of the body doesn’t fit into the principles of Ayurveda. Instead Ayurveda says, ‘Nature works on the principle of balance. This balance should be maintained. There should be balance inside and outside the body. If we eliminate all toxic imbalances from the body, we can re-establish a state of health.’ To achieve this balance Ayurveda gives more importance to the functions of the body than to the structure of the body.

Dosh-Dhatu-Mala concept:
Dhatus are a supporting part of the body, limited by the skin. Skin is the boundary between the dhatus and the external world. Dhatus are generated in the mother’s womb and are then maintained by nutrition (ahar) during the rest of one’s life.

The finest essence of nutrition develops a sap (ahar rasa) which helps in survival, growth and protection. This ahar rasa further develops life sap (jeevan rasa) which is the starting point of the creation of dhatus. There are seven dhatus in all (we can say that the dhatus are body tissues): rasa, rakta, mansa, med, asthi, majja and shukra. So from rasa (life sap) the body develops rakta (blood), from rakta it develops mansa (muscles), from mansa is developed med (fat), from med is developed asthi (bones), from asthi the body develops majja (nervous system) and from majja is generated shukra (semen).

Ayurveda evolved around 600 BC. At that time Ayurvedic scholars did not have microscopes; nevertheless, they knew that life starts in the mother’s womb in ‘liquid’ form and becomes ‘solid’ at the time of birth. Thus this hypothesis of developing rasa to rakta rakta to mansa must have arrived from that finding. This hypothesis cannot be accepted as it is today considering the advances made in science since the early Ayurvedic times. We can only say that at the time of Ayurveda, since the microscope was not invented, Ayurvedic scholars must have explained body tissues in this way.

Thus, vaat, pitta and kafa rule the body kingdom, i.e. the kingdom of rasa, rakta, mansa, med, asthi, majja and shukra and hence the body continues to function. Our daily life activities are a result of this functioning. Waste products, which are byproducts of our daily activities, are called malas. Mala (faeces), akshimala (dirt coming from the eyes), mutra (urine) and sweda (sweat) are the malas mentioned by Ayurveda.

To summarize, Ayurveda explains the body functions using the Dosh-Dhatu-Mala concept. Doshas are body constituents which are responsible for the way the body functions. This body is made up of seven dhatus. Malas are waste products of the body. If this chain works well, we can maintain good health. If anything goes wrong in this chain of activity then we are affected by disease.

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Index
Introduction
Medicines
Ayurvedic Milestones
Ayurvedic Thought
Vaat
Pitta
Kafa
Dosh-Dhatu-Mala
Seven Dhatus
Agni - Fire
Pathology - Ama
Treatments
 Ashtang Ayurved
 Agad Tantra
 Bhut-vidya
 Kayachikitsa
 Kaumar Bhrutya Tantra
 Purva-karma
 Panch-karma
 Vaman
 Virechan
 Basti
 Nasya
 Rakta-moksha
 Shaman
 Shalya Tantra
 Shalakya tantra
 Rasayana-Chikitsa
 Vajikaran-Chikitsa

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