ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF ARTAVAVAHA SROTAS AND THEIR MOOLASTHANA WITH CONTEMPORARY MEDICAL SCIENCE: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Tina Singhal *, Ashutosh Kumar Yadav
Abstract: A female is not only the beautiful but also one of the most important creations of God especially for her ability to reproduce. Ayurveda aims at producing "Supraja'' or healthy progeny. In Ayurveda there is a description of Shuddha Shukra (semen) and Shuddha Artava for formation of Garbha (foetus). Artavavaha Srotas (channels of menstrual flow) with its Moolasthana (root) has been mentioned, along with Patho-physiology, clinical conditions and Ayurvedic treatment. Many terms regarding the female reproductive system have been described. After reviewing Artavavaha Srotas, it’s very much similar to the female genital system in modern anatomical science. These Srotas (channels) can be interpreted as physio-pathological anatomy i.e., structures of female genital system like uterus, fallopian tube, uterine vessels, ovarian vessels and functionally female hormones both are included in this study.
Keyword: Artavavaha Srotas, Artava, Bhag, Artavavaha Dhamani, Uterus.