Mechanism Of Avarana, Types, Importance of Vata

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By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
Avarana is a unique concept in Ayurveda. It is a condition which has been explained in the context of Vata disorders. Avarana means covering, enveloping or enclosing. In this condition the ‘free flowing’ and ‘all pervading’ vata is obstructed and enveloped by pitta, kapha, tissues, food and excreta. This obstructed vata causes many disorders. These diseases are called avaran janya vyadhis.

Components of Avarana

  • Avaraka – that which covers vata and obstructs it
  • Avruta – that which is covered, vata in this instance
  • Avarana – the entire pathological mechanism wherein an
    avaraka will cover and block the avruta is called as avarana

Mechanism

Mechanism of Avarana as explained by master Charaka

Master Charaka, in the context of Vata Vyadhi i.e. diseases caused by vitiated vata has explained avaran in detail….

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