The Blood Channel (Rakta Vaha Srotas)

Mar 23, 2023

Episode 280

In this solo episode, Colette continues her series on the srotas or channels of the body and she focuses on rakta vaha srotas. 

Rakta is the second tissue formed in the processing of our food. Rakta is our red blood cells and rakta vaha srotas are the channels involved in the production and transportation of blood which includes the red bloods cells, the heart, liver, spleen, bone marrow and arteries. 

Colette discusses the following:

  • The root, passage and opening of rakta vaha srotas.
  • Causes of aggravation of the blood channel.
  • The signs and symptoms of aggravation e.g. acne, eczema, psoriasis, rash, dermatitis, inflammation, burning sensation, bleeding disorders, alopecia, anger, hate, jealousy.
  • The subdoshas governing rakta vaha srotas.
  • The functions of the liver and spleen.
  • Ayurvedic treatment of rakta vaha srotas.


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