Generally “urine” is considered as the metabolic waste in a living being and especially in the medical field, it indicates a lot of things happening in the body. Today’s Allopathy / Western medical science has got its own methodology for urine analysis. Even Ayurveda has explained urine analysis in its own way, which is one among eight basic ways of examination, for a better understanding of a disease and the prognosis. Classical texts like Sushruta Samhita, Charaka Samhita, Yogaratnakara, Bhavaprakasha, Madhava nidaana etc have elaborated this method extensively.
As per Ayurvedic guidelines, the URINE should be collected from a person/patient early in the morning. A midstream of the (day’s) first urine sample is to be collected and kept for 3-4 hours under morning sunlight. Later it should be taken for analysis.
The color of the urine basically indicates the DOSHA dominance in the Dhatu (for better understanding tissue) level.
The consistency (like watery/turbid etc) indicates the condition of the Dhatu.
Taila Bindu pareeksha (dropping pure sesame oil in the urine sample) indicates whether the prognosis is good or bad.
Even though these are very simple but most effective diagnostic tools, the very minimum number (approximately less than 1 %) of the Ayurveda practitioners use it. This special technique which is lost with time is being re-established in our treatment center Sriranga Ayurveda Chikitsa Mandira by Dr. Lakshmipriya. She was a Research scholar in our institution, has conducted this method of urine examination on hundreds of patients for the better understanding of Diabetes. She is now visiting consultant of our institution.
Benefits of Mutra pareeksha :
It is a low cost & economical diagnostic tool as compared to other lab investigations which may become a financial burden to many patients.
It can be easily performed & is a reliable technique for diagnosis and for a better understanding of prognosis, which helps in the effective treatment of any condition.