Written By: UMA Editorial Team |

Published on: November 28, 2023

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Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine that originated in India and has been practiced for thousands of years. In Ayurveda, the body is composed of seven dhatus, or tissues, which are essential for maintaining health and balance. These dhatus are Rasa (plasma), Rakta (blood), Mamsa (muscle), Meda (fat), Asthi (bone), Majja (marrow/nerve) and Shukra (reproductive).

Rasa is the essence of digested food that gets absorbed into the body. It helps to nourish all the other dhatus and maintain overall health. Rakta carries oxygen to cells throughout the body and helps to regulate blood pressure. Mamsa provides strength to muscles and helps them move properly. Meda stores energy in fat cells and provides insulation from cold temperatures. Asthi gives structure to bones and joints, while Majja helps with nerve impulses, allowing us to feel sensations like heat or cold. Finally, Shukra is responsible for reproductive health, fertility, and sexual function.

The seven dhatus work together to keep our bodies functioning properly. When one or more of these tissues become imbalanced due to poor diet or lifestyle choices, it can lead to a variety of physical ailments such as fatigue, digestive issues, skin problems, joint pain, etc.