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Rakta is considered as chaturtha dosha – A review

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Author: 
Dr. Ganapathi Rao, I., Dr. ChandrakanthHalli, Dr. VijayKumar and Dr. AshokNaikar
Abstract: 

The Concept of dosha has been around for as long as ancients have been practicing Ayurveda from Charaka to Hippocrates, all have practiced the system on the basis of tri-dosha and panchamahabhuta theory. Tri-doshas are basic elements of the body, mean while Rakta also a major constituent of the body called as chaturtha dosha in Sushrutha samhitha. Through the current literature available has suggested, rakta as to sustain, maintain, support and destroy the body; the comphensive understanding of this concept involves so many questions as Rakta to be considered as chaturtha dosha or not.

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