The Body Tissues-Dhatus & Upa-Dhatus

The Body Tissues-Dhatus & Upa-Dhatus:
After the Jatharagni/s (Digestive Fire), and the Bhutagni/s (5 of them related to Pancha Bhutas) do their job, it is turn for Dhatvagni/s (7 of them) to help form Dhatus-The body Tissues. Starting from Plasma, percentage of each body tissue goes into the making of the next body tissue.

Classification of The Body Tissues-Dhatus & Upa-Dhatus:

  1. Plasma (or Rasa): It is responsible for holding, growing & nourishing the body. Upa-Dhatus (or Secondary Tissues) are Stanya (Breast Milk) & Artava (The Menstruation),
  2. Blood (Raqta): Plasma eventually leads to formation to Raqta. It is the haemoglobin part of the blood & maintains life activities. Upa-Dhatus (or Secondary Tissues) are Snayu (The Ligaments) & Sira (The Blood Vessels-Arteries, Veins & Capillaries[Lymph Flow]),
  3. Muscle (Mamsa): it envelops the Inner Core of Body. It strengthens the body and provides Body Posture. Muscles are responsible for physical activities of the body. Upa-Dhatus (or Secondary Tissues) are Twacha (The Skin),
  4. Fat (Medas or The Adipose Tissue): It is mainly responsible for lubrication in the body. Upa-Dhatus (or Secondary Tissues) are Lymphatic Vessels and Tendons,
  5. Bones (Asthi): These support the whole body. Upa-Dhatu is Teeth,
  6. Bone Marrow (Majja or The Nerve Tissue): It fills up the hollow portion inside of the bones and
  7. Semen/Ovum (Shukra): Responsible for Reproduction. Upa-Dhatu is Ojas.
  8. Ojas, the Subtle component of Kapha, is sometimes called as ‘The Eighth Body Tissue’. Ojas is taken as the essence of Dhatus & resides throughout the body. Ojas gets depleted by loud music, excess sex, talking too much, stress, grief, excess working etc. The result would be a poor body lustre, cheerlessness, weak immune system etc.

Waste Products are Phlegm (Kapha), Excess Pitta, Excretions of Eyes-Nose-Ears-Naval…, Sweat (or Sweda, decreased or no sweating leads to falling or stiffness of hair, loss of lustre, and cracking of skin), Body Hairs-Nails…, Faeces (Purisha), Urine (Mutra) and more…

Each Dosha is specifically related to one or more of The Body Dhatus-Tissues. If one is reduced (such as by Herbs, Pranayama, Yogasanas…), the other automatically gets reduced. Such as, if we reduce Kapha in the body, Meda & Mamsa would automatically get reduced. Thus, if I need to cure Obesity, I simply go on to reduce Kapha in the body, and Fat-Medas would automatically get reduced. This relation is not applicable in case of Bones (Asthi) and Vata (The air component)!

Doshas (V-P-K), Dhatus (Body Tissues) and Waste materials form ‘Causes’, ‘Chief Constituents’ and ‘Support’ of our body throughout the span of our life.

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Author: Manoj

My Research on Ancient (But Highly Intelligent & Advanced) Studies-Ayurveda & So Called Modern Studies (!!) has brought me literally back from Dead! Quit my sailing job in 2009 due Serious Medical Conditions (Severe Vision Loss, Severe Haemorrhoids, Severe Depression...), But few incidences (Rajiv Dixit CD's, Fatal Ailments Getting Cured at High End Ayurveda Ashrams, Khongress Leaders Going to Ayurveda Ashram!!!!!!!) Prompted me towards 'Dedicated & Devoted Studies of The Greatest (Ancient-Original) Medical Science-Ayurveda'.