Dhatvagni, aka: Dhātvagni, Dhatu-agni; 3 Definition(s)


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Dhatu-agni (seven tissue agnis) synthesise tissue-layers, dhatus and are active all over the body. Each dhatu has a spearate and specific agni with its own peculiar function.

  1. Rasa-agni:—converts the juices of foods, ahar-rasa into plasma tissue, rasa-dhatu.
  2. Rakta-agni:—converts the atomic portion of plasma, rasa-dhatu into blood tissue, rakta-dhatu.
  3. Mamsa-agni converts the atomic portion of blood, rakta-dhatu, into muscle tissue, mamsa-dhatu.
  4. Meda-agni:—converts the atomic portion of muscle tissue, mamsa-dhatu into adipose tissue, meda-dhatu.
  5. Asthi-agni:—converts the atomic portion of adipose tissue, meda-dhatu, into bone tissue, asthi-dhatu.
  6. Majja-agni:—converts the atomic portion of bone tissue, asthi-dhatu, into nervous tissue, majja-dhatu.
  7. Shukra-agni:—converts the atomic portion of nervous tissue, majja-dhatu, into reproductive tissue, shukra-dhatu.
Source: Google Books: Ayurveda for health & Well-Being

The seven Dhātvāgnis act upon the respecive dhātus by which each dhātu is broken in three parts—the gross part becomes as mala, the fine part stays as itself and the finer one goes on in formation of the successive dhātu.

Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda

Dhātvagni (धात्वग्नि):—Metabolism at the Tissue-Level: Each tissue derives its nutrition through the activity of so called ‘Dhātvagni’. Metabolism at tissue level is dependent on these ‘Dhātvagnis’. Some part of the tissue becomes supportive whereas some part becomes waste after the metabolism at this level (Carakasaṃhitā Cikitsāsthāna 15/15).

Source: Cogprints: Concepts of Human Physiology in Ayurveda
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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