Dhatus are the various tissues of the human body.
The following table helps us understand the functions of the Dhatus and problems
that arise in case of malfunctions.
||An Increase Causes
||A Deficiency Causes
||Regulates growth and development.
Keeps spirits up and nourishes blood.
||Loss of appetite and other
complaints as in the case of increased Kapha.
||Loss of weight, fatigue, dry skin,
and diminished sense perceptions.
||Nourishes the muscles and intellect.
||Boils and tumours, colic, high blood
pressure, jaundice, red eye and skin, hematuria.
||Gives shape to body, enables
physical activity and nourishes fat.
||Tumours around the face, neck,
abdomen, thigh, and genitalia.
||Muscular wasting all over the body.
||Lubricates the different organs and
maintains the oily matter of the body.
||As in excess oon and
||Supports the system responsible for
posture and physical movements.
||Bigger bones and dentures.
||Weak bones and brittle nails.
||Fills bony cavity, nourishes semen,
increases endurance and a shining appearance.
||Heaviness, swollen eyes and fingers,
oliguria, non healing ulcers.
||Osteoporosis, and sunken eye.
|Suckila or Sronitha
||Responsible for reproduction.
||Increased sexual activity.
||Failure to reproduce, pain in the genitals.