A Critical Review of Concept of Lasika in Ayurved w.s.r. to Interstitial Fluid

  • Saylee Deshmukh Research Officer, Regional Ayurved Institute for Fundamental Research, Pune-India.
  • Sachin Chandaliya Professor & Head, Department of Panchakarma, Shri Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur-India.
  • Baghel M S Ex-Director, IPGT&RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar-India.
Keywords: Lasika, Inflammation, Prameha, Mala.

Abstract

Ayurveda is a science which was in dynamic continuum of development like all sciences. However due to various geopolitical and social reasons after 5th Century true development of Ayurveda science has stagnated hence few terms and concepts remain unexplained. Therefore a lot of concepts in Ayurved are there which need more understanding from modern physiological point of view. The concept of Lasika is one of them. It is a physiological entity, said to be the seat of Pitta, Mala of Rasa Dhatu and play major role in the pathological conditions like Kushtha, Visarpa, Vrana, Dagdha and most importantly in Prameha. The present article aims at exploration of concept of Lasika in Ayurved and its comparison with interstitial fluid on the basis of its modern physiological resemblance. This also be required to be discussed whether Lasika is Dhatu, Upadhatu or Mala.

Published
2018-04-02
Section
Review Articles