Analysis of Prakriti in Ayurvedic Classical Texts

  • Shilpa Shankarrao Walkikar HOD & Associate Professor, Dept. of Swasthavritta & Yoga, A & U Tibbia College and Hospital, Karol Bagh, New Delhi.
  • Ankita Rai Assistant Professor, Dept. of Swasthavritta & Yoga, A & U Tibbia College and Hospital, Karol Bagh, New Delhi.
Keywords: Kapha, Prakriti, Purush, Pitta, Vata.

Abstract

Prakriti is an integral part of Ayurveda, which is an eternal science based on absolute principles. It is essential for the selection and formation of all factors for which a person will interact from conception to death, such as lifestyle, diet, etc. It represents the character of the body in relation to the Dosha and is determined at the moment of conception based on the predominant Dosha. This character does not change throughout a person's lifetime and is responsible for their physical and mental attributes. Tridosha says there are seven types of Prakriti. People with certain Prakriti have different bodies in terms of how they work, how they act, how they react to things in their environment, how likely they are to get diseases, and so on. Prakriti identifies how an individual reacts to environmental conditions, lifestyle changes, and drugs, and how susceptible they are to different diseases. It's one of the first ideas in preventive and personalized (or genomic) medicine. To figure out how susceptible an individual is to different diseases, what drugs to use, how much to take, how the drug reacts to the body, how the disease will progress, and how to prevent it, first Prakriti is done, then Vikriti is done. Prakriti focuses on uniqueness and plays a big role in preventing and curing diseases, as well as keeping you healthy throughout your life. Analysis of the concept of Prakriti is made to find out through this paper.

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Published
28-10-2023
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Shilpa Shankarrao Walkikar, Ankita Rai. Analysis of Prakriti in Ayurvedic Classical Texts. IJRAPS [Internet]. 2023Oct.28 [cited 2024Jul.25];7(10):1-. Available from: https://ijraps.in/index.php/ijraps/article/view/152
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