A SURVEY ON PRAKRITI AND IT’S RELATION WITH ASHRU
Keywords:Schirmer’s test, Ashru, Prakriti
Context: Tear film is that surface of the eye, remains directly in contact with the environment. In Ayurveda there is no direct explanation of Ashru. Relation of Ashru and Prakriti is not mentioned in samhita. Hence, here it is found the need to understand the tear film (Ashru) on the ground of Ayurveda in context of Prakriti. Materials: In this study 100 healthy volunteers are selected. Results and Discussion calculated F-value for analysis of variance of Ekadoshaja Prakruti and Schirmer’s test of eye is greater than F- Crit this indicated the difference in value is due to Prakruti and not by chance. Conclusions: Vata Prakriti average value is smaller than normal value of Schirmer’s it concludes that the Vata Prakriti individuals are having less tear formation. In Pitta Prakriti average value is nearer to the normal value of Schirmer’s test so it concludes that the pitta Prakriti are having moderate tear formation. In Kapha Prakriti average value is equal or slightly more than the normal value of Schirmer’s this indicate that the Kapha Prakriti individuals was having normal amount of tear formation. The calculated F-value of Ekadoshaja prakruti and Schirmer’s test of left eye is 4.2697 which is greater than F- Crit which is 3.08824 this indicates the difference in value is due to Prakruti and not by chance. The null hypothesis is rejected at 5% level of significance. The research is concluded that there is significant relation between Prakriti and Ashru.
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