A REVIEW ON UNDERSTANDING OF PRAKRUTI AND ITS RELATION WITH NON-COMMUNICABLE DISORDERS
Keywords:Ayurveda, Dosha, Prakruti, Non-communicable disease, Health, Diet
Prakruti is one of the unique concepts of Ayurveda. According to Ayurvedic literature, Prakruti is determined by the predominant Dosha at the time of conception. Due to this every individual becomes unique in morphological, physiological and psychological way. The main aim of Ayurveda is prevention of diseases, maintain health and treat diseases through healthy way. Vatala, Pitala, Kaphaj Prakruti persons are more prone to Vataja, Pitaja & Kaphaja Vikara respectively. To pacify these Dosha one has to adopt lifestyle accordingly. Otherwise person will suffer due to diseases which are not communicable but originates in their own body by the aggrevation in already predominant Dosha.Theses diseases are called as non-communicable diseases for example obesity (Sthoulya), diabetes mellitus (Prameha) etc. The main cause of aggrevation in dosha is faulty dietary habits and sedentary lifestyle. So the main aim of study is to review and understand prakruti and its relation with non communicable diseases.The balance between Tridosha has much importance in achieving these goals. As predominant dosha forms Prakruti of an individual and common lifestyle, dietary habits and yogic exercises cannot be applied in same manner for everyone as every individual has its own unique prakruti. So to give lifestyle advice and to treat diseases according to one’s prakruti and temperament the knowledge of prakruti is essential. For this study review of literature is done from classical ayurvedic text. So to maintain ones health one should follow all the dietary as well as lifestyle related regimens, according to ones koshtha, prakruti, agni one should may modification so that the aim of prevention non communicable diseases will be achieved.
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