Immunology: An Ayurvedic Aspect with reference to Oja and Vyadhikshamatva
Aniket A Shilwant
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Maintenance of healthy status of an individual is very important especially in today’s era. Globally as well as nationally the number of individuals surrendering to any diseased conditions is increasing alarmingly day by day. The immunity of an individual is being compromised today. This is due to negligence towards one’s health due to sedentary, busy and a hectic lifestyle. The dietary changes and consumption of junk and fast food has contributed a lot in all this. Basically this immunity factor in body is encroached by ojas as per Ayurveda. The resistance power, immunity is together manifested by this ojas component present throughout the body. According to Ayurveda ojas is stated as cause and its effect being the resistance power viz. bala. So Ayurveda has given significant importance to ojas due to its presence needed exclusively for survival and performing important functions inside the body. Even though this ojas is essence of all the dhatus inside the body, its production, maintenance, storage, utilization and proper circulation inside body must be consistent and proportionate. The ojas being practically invisible is very well known by its functions and symptoms manifested on the living body. The present review explores some more info about the ojas and its basics.