Dosha Utklesha – Meaning, Clinical Significance, Role In Panchakarma


By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Dosha Utklesha is a condition in which the doshas are in an excited state. Master Chakrapani, the commentator of Charaka Samhita defines utklesha as –

Utklishta doshas i.e. excited doshas show the following characteristics –

  • They are in a state of excitation
  • Show their preparedness to be expelled out of the body and
  • Present with symptoms like nausea etc

The term utklesha is often used to explain the excited state of kapha and doshas with predominance of kapha. It is less frequently associated with pitta and not used in relation to vata.
Read – Kapha Increase Symptoms – Kapha Vruddhi Lakshana

Difference between dosha prakopa and dosha utklesha

Dosha Prakopa

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