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Basic Mechanism of Sweating and Its Role in Temperature and Appetite Regulation: An Ayurvedic Perspective

Version 1 : Received: 15 August 2019 / Approved: 18 August 2019 / Online: 18 August 2019 (02:18:37 CEST)

How to cite: Dubey, S.K.; Aftab, A.; Tripathi, S.; Dubey, R.K.; Srivastava, S.; Tripathi, Y.B. Basic Mechanism of Sweating and Its Role in Temperature and Appetite Regulation: An Ayurvedic Perspective. Preprints 2019, 2019080187 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201908.0187.v1). Dubey, S.K.; Aftab, A.; Tripathi, S.; Dubey, R.K.; Srivastava, S.; Tripathi, Y.B. Basic Mechanism of Sweating and Its Role in Temperature and Appetite Regulation: An Ayurvedic Perspective. Preprints 2019, 2019080187 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201908.0187.v1).

Abstract

Background: Sweat excretion from eccrine sweat glands, is primarily considered for theromoregulation. It loses body heat by means of it is more active during exercise or hot environmental conditions. In Ayurveda, sweat (Sveda) is defined as the waste product of fat tissue (Meda Dhatu). Besides it is also linked to Pitta Dosha, responsible for all metabolic process in the body. Aim and Objective: Thus it is proposed that sweating regulates temperature but also reduces the metabolism. This may lead to loss of appetite, lesser energy and also compromised digestive potential (Jatharagani). Materials and Methods: This review initially focuses on the basic mechanisms of eccrine sweat secretion and its role in temperature regulation from Ayurveda as well as modern point of view followed by critical discussion of Ayurvedic concepts in the light of modern knowledge. Observations: In Ayurveda, collection, transportation and excretion of Sveda is under the regulation of Pita Dosh, Agni, Samana Vayu and Vyana Vayu through Svedavaha Srotas and Ambuvaha Srotas by Gati & Gyan. Scope and Limitations: This ayurvedic concept has revealed a clear and detail mechanism of temperature and appetite regulation by stomach, Rashdhatu and Lasika. They are taking an important role before the action of blood and sweating. The clinical trial should be done in future to make this concept completely valid.

Subject Areas

sweat; sveda; Pitta; Svedavaha srotasa; thermoregulation; digestion; Agni

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