Ayurveda Insights on Physiology of Sweating and Thermoregulation


Affiliations

  • Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Department of Kriya Sharir, Faculty of Ayurveda, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221005, India

Abstract

Physiology of sweating and thermoregulation was well conceived by Ancient Ayurveda scholars. The detailed description of Svedavaha Srotas (channels carrying sweat), Sveda (sweat) as Mala (waste), its mechanism of formation on exposure to heat, therapeutic application of heat for inducing sweating under the concept of Svedan Karma (sudation) for purification and balancing the Dosha for management of disorders reflects the deep understanding of Ayurveda scholars about the physiology of sweating and temperature regulation. Keeping these facts in mind a detailed review has been done as an attempt to understand the physiology of sweating and temperature regulation mechanism described in Ayurveda in view of contemporary sciences and recent researches.

Keywords

Dosha, Mala, Swedan (sudation), Temperature Regulation

Subject Collection

Researchers working in Human biology and health

Subject Discipline

Ayurveda, Kriya Sharir

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