Twak Sharir According to Ayurveda and its Correlation with Skin Diseases: Ayurveda and Modern Consideration
Twak (skin) is one of the important sensory organs (Dnyanendria) which receive sense/stimuli through Adhisthanas. Twak generates anticipated response against the stimuli like; Sparsh (touch). Twacha (skin) not only helps to understand touch sensation but it also covers whole body, protect from shock and perform functioning of thermostat through sweat channels (swedvahi strotas). The pores present in skin help in the hair nourishment and detoxification process. It is believed that each and every components of skin having anatomical as well as physiological importance. Therefore any anatomical or physiological abnormalities in skin or related organs may leads various disorders with skin manifestation including psoriasis, acne, leprosy, hyper pigmentation, skin allergy and vitiligo. Present article described structural components of skin and their role in disease pathogenesis.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Dnyanendria, Twak, Skin, Disorders.
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