Swasa Roga – Let us understand this disease condition as we did for Jwar, using six honest servants.
Swasa Roga samprapti as explained in Charak Samhita is as follow:
यदा स्रोतांसि संरुध्य मारुतः कफपूर्वकः |
विष्वग्व्रजति संरुद्धस्तदा श्वासान् करोति सः ||१७||
चरकसंहिता, चिकित्सास्थानम् – १७, हिक्काश्वासचिकित्सितम्
Vata when vitiated obstructs the respiratory tract due to excessive Kapha formation; the two together engulf the tract and cause a serious obstruction in the airways making it go all about or everywhere leading to breathlessness.
- This pattern of shlok has two verbs viz. व्रजति and करोति
- The shlok can be well depicted as follows where karta is ‘kapha purvaka vata’
Here are two verbs vrajati and karoti in the shlok.
Who – Kapha purvaka vata
What – Strotas sanrudhya
How –Vishwag vrajati
Where – Pranavaha strotas,
Why – Due to hetusevan