Udanavrita Samana And Samanavrita Udana – Treatment, Comparison

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

Udana Vata is a subtype of vata located in the chest region but moves upwards into the neck / throat and nose and downwards up to the navel. This is a normal process. Navel according to Ayurveda is the main region of pitta, mainly the pachaka or digestive pitta. It is also a seat of governance for pitta. The digestive fire is represented in this pitta. Saman Vat is the vata subtype near the digestive fire i.e. in the navel region which comprises of stomach and intestine wherein digestion and absorption of food takes place.

In Udanavrita Samana, the aggravated Udana Vata invades and envelopes Samana Vata. Later the Udana interferes with the functions of Saman. Samana Vata being enveloped by Udana Vata becomes weak. As a result the pitta is weak, the digestive fire is weak and kapha and ama increase in the stomach. This provides an ideal…

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