International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Review articles

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.130359

Pages: 60-64

Author: Fajra PA *, Vinod DS

Abstract: Ojus is one of the fundamental concepts in Ayurveda. Ojus is the essence of dhatus, which gives strength to the body, improves immunity and power and takes care of the well-being of the body. Ojus is responsible for consciousness, purity in thoughts, health, positivity in feelings in every situation, better immunity, longevity, intelligence and memory. According to Ayurveda, ojus is one of the essential elements for the maintenance and sustenance of life. Various authors have mentioned the concept of Ojus in their way, which has made Ojus more controversial. There are many research articles about ojus, but there are still grey areas in this concept. There is no proper understanding regarding its formation, colour, the logic behind its classification as para and apara, its relation with dhatu, upadhatu or mala etc. There is a need to focus on the above aspects regarding ojus and analyse for better understanding. This survey was conducted among postgraduate scholars of VPSV Ayurveda college Kottakkal to elicit the nature of their knowledge of the above ambiguities. The overall result of this survey has shown that the respondents have moderate clarity in the areas like the classification and site of ojus. On the other side, there is a lack of transparency in some areas like the dual nature, material nature (dravyatwa) etc. Most respondents did not share opinions in some typical areas. This approach addresses the ambiguities about ojus even though the final settlement of such issues is not intended.

Keyword: Ojus, Bala, Vyadhikshamatwa, Immunity