According to Ayurveda
there are seven basic tissues or Dhatus
in the body. Mamsa Dhatu (muscular tissue) is one among them. It is in the form of muscles and muscle sheets. Mamsa dhatu is located under the skin and surrounds the bone and all the organs.
Mamasa Dhatu gets its nutrients from the Raktha dhatu. Mamasa are attached to the asthis or bones with snayu or ligaments. It is unctuous, stable, solid, smooth and cold, and brown in colour. It is more solid and stable than Raktha and Rasa, and strengthens the body.
The waste products or malas of Mamsa Dhatu are the wax in ears, crusts in nose, denuded epithelium of tongue, gastro-intestinal tract and respiratory tract and sebaceous secretions of skin.