COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF AANTRA IN BRUHATRAYI AND ITS CORRELATION WITH MODERN SCIENCE.

Dr. Amol M. Deshpande, Dr. Mayuri C. Bawane

Abstract


It is very hard task to compare any structure of body described in Ayurveda Samhita with modern anatomy, In Ayurveda, terminology carries different connotations of the same words with their context, Antra is one of them, it is the word commonly used in all text of Aurveda, again Acharyas used verious terms for the same organ in different places, like Pawkashaya, Purishadhar, Unduk, Shtulantra, Kshudranta and Dimbha so it create more confusion to the beginner to find out its exact correlation with the modern anatomy, and it become hard to study the relevant topic, so to try to overcome this lacuna this study was generated thorough review of literature from Bruhatrayi and all available sources. The review  literature of antra and present Knowledge   of moderns science indicates that Pawkashaya, Purishadhar, Shtulantra, Kshudranta, Unduk, Dimbha can correlate with large intestine, ceacum, Large intestine, Small intestine, Ceacum and sigmoid colon respectively.

Keywords


Antra, Intestine, Pawkashaya, Purishadhar, Unduk

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(Deshpande AM, 2017, vol 5 (2 )


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