A Literary Review of Mamsadhara Kala and Mamsavaha Strotasa in accordance with Connective tissue
Acharya Sushruta has described seven Kala that are the anatomical structures. They have physiological and mechanical functions also. The present study is an attempt to explore the microscopic aspect of the special structures that are described in ancient Ayurveda texts. Kala Sharir is one of those topics, which need to be studied in accordance with histology. This concept is described by Acharya Sushruta while explaining Garbha Vyakarana Sharir which throws a light on Ayurvediya concepts of embryology.Aim:
To study Mamsadhara Kala, and Mamsavaha Strotasa systematically along with its resemblance with connective tissue.Objectives:
- To study the ancient text books (Samhita) as well as the literature available on internet via reputed ayurvedic journals thoroughly for extensive review of literature regarding Mamsadhara Kala and Mamsavaha Strotasa.
- To study the tissues and its components histologically and physiologically that are similar to Mamsadhara Kala
Material and Methods: Ayurvediya text books (Samhitas) along with their critics are studied for this review article. The tissues or the organs having similarities with Mamsadhara Kala are identified. Histology of those organs was studied extensively.
Discussion: It was observed after the meticulous study of Mamsadhara Kala and Mamsavaha Strotasa along with its histological aspects that both the structures are similar to connective tissue having collagen fibers of type I for example, superficial and deep fascia, aponeurosis, tendons, ligaments etc.