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Kidneys : According to Ayurveda

When you want to treat any pat or machine- it is important to understand the machine or part. Without understanding the normal structure-working or functions. It is not possible to understand the abnormality. When we claim or talk about kidney disease, we need to understand the normal kidneys. And that too from Ayurveda point of view.

So let’s dig the 5000 years old literature, to find out more about Ayurvedic approach to the kidneys.

Vrikka: Kidneys

Yes this is the word, which stands for kidneys- Vrikka.

The word comes repetitively in Ayurveda. This is more in relation with “Medovaha Srotas”. The channels which help in controlling and managing the fat metabolism in the body. Or in other words- the system responsible for fat and fatty tissue.

These are the kidneys, really hard to say.

But when we look back at the modern literature, it seems Ayurveda considers more about activities of the Suprarenal gland. This gland is directly responsible for the fat metabolism.

The Vrikka is made up of-

Rakta and Medas.

There is a lot of blood in the kidneys with cortical tissues.

So this is not just the Kidney of Ayurveda with relation to the urine formation. So what is about the Kidneys.

Mutravaha Srotas

The main reference of the Kidneys as per Ayurveda comes from- Mutravaha srotas. These are the channels, responsible for formation of urine. These remove the waste from the body.

But there is no reference of the Vrikka with this reference. So what we need to look for the reference for process of urine formation.

Ayurveda talks that this is – Large intestine which is responsible for the formation of urine.

So now question is-

How does large intestine helps in urine formation?

The answer relates back to “embryological-development”.

Large intestine and kidneys are one and same. When we look at the development of the kidneys. These just develop as the buds from the large intestine.

These renal buds latter develops as- kidney.

This is the reason, Ayurveda talks about “Apana Vayu“. The subdosha of the Vata, which is responsible for urine and stool.

And the success of the treatment like Basti connects the large intestines and kidneys.

So whenever you think that this is just a chance or something – which makes Ayurveda treatment for CKD to work, it is not just by chance. This is all about the science and scientific facts alone.