Increase and decrease of each dhatu

DECREASE OF RASADHATU
“Rase roukshyam shramassoshoglani shabdaasahishnutha”
ROUKSHAM – Makes the body dry & rough; for example dry skin
SHRAMA – Tiredness, lack of energy
SHOSH – Can be co-related to drying up of fluids, dehydration
GLANI – Malaise
SHABDA –ASAHISHNUTA – Shabda=sound Asahishnuta = intolerance

INCREASE OF RASA DHATU
“Rasopi sleshmavat sleshmaagni sadana praseka aalasygouravam shwaitya shaitya slathaangatvam shwaasa kaasaati nidrata”
SHLESMA-VAT – Symptoms similar to increase of Kapha [Shleshma] Dosha
AGNI SADAN – Reduction of Metabolic fires
PRASEKA – Excessive salivation
AALASYA – Lethargy
GAURAVA – Heaviness experienced in all body functions
SHWAITYA – Could be attributed to Pallor as disrupted Rasa dhatu decreases production of Rakta dhatu; Could also imply dis-coloration’s or pigmentation disorders like Leucoderma or Vitiligo
SHAITYA – Hypothermia
SHWAS – Gasping
KASA – Coughing, due to excessive phlegm
ATI-NIDRATA – Excessive sleep

DECREASE OF RAKTA DHATU
“Rakta amla shishira preethi shiraa shaithilya rookshatha”
AMLA-SHISHIR PREETI – Desire to eat sour foods, cool environments increases
SIRA SHAITHILYA – The vessels develop circulatory malfunctions (varicose veins), numbness, burning sensations
ROOKSHATA – Makes the body dry & rough , for example dry skin

INCREASE OF RAKTA DHATU
“Raktam visarpa pleeha vidradheen kushta vaatasra pittasra gulmo upakusa kaamalaa vyanga agninaasha sammoha raktatwam netra mootrata”
VISARPA – Herpes
PLEEHA – Spleen disorders
VIDRADHI – Abscess
KUSHTA – Skin disorders
VAT-ASRA – Inflammatory disorders similar to Gout
RAKTAPITTA – Hemorrhagic disorders
GULMA – Tumors
KAMALA – Hepatic dysfunction leading to Jaundice
VYANGA – Pigmentation disorders
AGNI-NASHA – Indigestion
SAMMOHA – Syncope
RAKTA TWAK, NETRA, MUTRA – Redness of Skin, Eyes, Urine

DECREASE OF MAMSA DHATU
“Mamse akshaglani gand sfikudar shushkata”
AKSHA-GLANI – Heaviness of eyes, Drooping
GAND SFIK UDAR SHUSHKATA – Muscle wasting, Loss of Muscle mass observed prominently around Cheeks [GAND] and Abdomen [UDAR]

INCREASE OF MAMSA DHATU
“Mamsa na mamsam gandarbuda granthi gandodar vruddhita| Kanthadishu adhimamsam cha”
ARBUD – Tumors
GRANTHI – Gland enlargements
GAND UDAR VRIDDHI – Muscle enlargements prominently near Cheeks [GAND] and Abdomen [UDAR]

DECREASE OF MEDA DHATU
“Medasi swpanam katya pllehno vriddhi krushangata”
SWAPANAM – Excessive dreams
PLEEHA VRIDDHI – Spleen enlargement
KRUSH-ANGA – Emaciation; loss of body mass

INCREASE OF MEDA DHATU
“Meda ña Medah tatha shramam| alpe api cheshtite shwasam sfikstanodar lambanam|”
SHRAM – Weakness
ALPE API / CHESTITE SHWAS – Dyspnoea, Getting tired on minimal effort, Gasping
STAN UDAR LAMBANAM – Obesity; Fat deposits at Chest [STAN] and Abdomen [UDAR]

DECREASE OF ASTHI DHATU
“Asthi nistod sadanam dant kesh nakhadishu”
ASTHI TODA – Inflammation of bones
SADANA – Weakness
DWIJ PRATAPANA – Falling of teeth
BHAGNA – Pathological fractures
PHAKKA ROGA – Rickets
ASTHI KSHAYA – Loss of bone mass [osteoporosis]
ASTHI VRANA – Osteomyelitis
INCREASE OF ASTHI DHATU
“Asthi adhi asthi adhidantascha”
ADHYA ASTHI – Hypertrophy of bone
ADHI DANTA – Formation of extra teeth

DECREASE OF MAJJA DHATU
“asthnam majjani saushiryam bhrama timair darshanam”
ASTHI SAUSHEERYA – Oteoporosis
BHRAMA – Vertigo
TIMIR DARSHANA – Blurring of vision

INCREASE OF MAJJA DHATU
“Majjana majja netrang gauravam| parvasu sthoolmulani kuryat kricchrani arunshi cha”
NETRA GAURAV – Heaviness of eyes
ANGA GAURAV – Heaviness of body
PARVA STHOOL – Clubbing of fingers

DECREASE OF SHUKRA DHATU
“dourbalayam mukhasoshascha paandutwam sadanam sramah. klaibyam sukraa visargascha ksheenasukrasya lakshanam”
DAURBALYA – Loss of libido, sexual incompetence, inferiority complex
MUKHASHOSH – Facial edema
PANDU – Pallor, generalized weakness
SADANAM – Negative thoughts, inferiority complex, slowing down of metabolic fire & activities
SHRAMA – Getting tired very easily, loss of confidence
KLAIBYA – Impotence, erectile dysfunction, lack of orgasms
SHUKRA VISARGASCHA – Difficulty in ejaculation of semen
KSHEEN SHUKRA – Ejaculating little quantity of semen

INCREASE OF SHUKRA DHATU
“ati sthree kaamataam vriddam shukram shukrashmari mapi”
ATI STREE KAAMATA – Increase of sexual desires, It is interesting to note that Acharya Vagbhat uses the word stree which means “woman” so the verse is meant for men.
SHUKRA ASHMARI – Seminal calculus [ASHMARI]

DHATU MAHABHUTA CONSTITUTION
RASA (lymph) Aapah +
RAKTA (blood) Aapah +, Agni ++
MAMSA (muscle) PrIthvi ++, Aapah
MEDA (fat) Aapah +++, Pruthvi +
ASTHI (bone) Pruthvi ++ , Aakasha+
MAJJA (marrow) Aapah +++, Pruthvi +
SHUKRA /AARTAVA (reproductive fluids, hormones) Aapah ++, Pruthvi +

DHATU CORRELATION
RASA A system that cannot be translated but is the juice of the human system that gives lustre and healthy glow. The liquidness of the body. It has been considered the Lymphatics, capillary secretions and digestive juices but it is so much more than this.
RAKTA Haemopoietic (circulatory) system
MAMSA Muscular system
MEDA Lipids (Fat tissue)
ASTHI Skeletal system
MAJJA Nervous system including bone marrow, brain, spinal cord and nerve apparatus
SHUKRA / AARTAVA Reproductive system including hormones.

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