Volume 3 Issue 3 July - Sept 2020
A Various Types of Asthi Described In Ayurvedic Samhitas A Review Article
Sachin Sharma, Sakshi, Subhas Upadhyay
Ancient seers of Ayurveda have classified the elements of the body under three fundamental components- Dosha, Dhatu and Mala. According to Acharya Sushruta the pioneer of Ayurveda, Asthi is last part of body to be destroyed. Knowledge of Asthi can be traced back from Vedas passing chronologically down to Samhitas. Asthi plays the role of kernel of body on which whole system depends. Profound description is illustrated in classical texts about nomenclature, enumeration, types, Bhagna and its treatment. Especially types and nomenclature are to be discussed in light of modern and classical grammar. Here main aims are Analytical discussion about Sankhya and nomenclature of Asthi, Asthi Prakaras and grammatical validation. As knowledge about Asthi dates from Pre-Vedic period concepts, believes, methods, usefulness etc have changed from time being. The nomenclature of Asthi and Bhagna and Prakar is also same as in the contemporary knowledge and profoundly described.