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The study of structure of body is the entry gate for any system of medicine including Ayurveda. It is mandatory for students to get detail knowledge of Rachana Sharir (Anatomy). Without its knowledge no one is able to treat patient. Our Sages described importance of Rachana Sharir (Anatomy) and given detail explanation about human body organs like Saptatwacha, Marma, Pranayatana. Out of all organs explained, Jivha (Tongue) is one of the most important organs because it is included in Pranayatana which is a Rasanendriya Adhishthana out of five Dnyanendriyas. Tongue is mirror image of internal organs. Its function is to provide information about Shadrasa, also a vital instrument used in Ayurvedic medicine to assess a person’s current status of health and for prognosis of diseases. “Ayurveda” the oldest known modality in the world describes Jivha Parikashana (Tongue examination) as technique to determine a person’s state of physical, mental and emotional health.
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