Review Article - Allied Journal of Medical Research (2021) Volume 5, Issue 7
Concept of prakruti and its contribution towards globalization of ayurveda
Ayurveda is one of the oldest health sciences with concepts of tridoshas and prakruti. Unique concept of prakruti makes this science a step forward towards personalized approach of treatment. Prakruti is one of the 10 ways of assessing a patient from Dashavidha Atur Pariksha. The prakruti is quite capable of providing a fair indication of physiological strengths and weaknesses, mental tendencies and susceptibility to illness of various types.
Uniqueness of ayurveda comes into the form of prakruti i.e. once an individual’s prakruti is detected, and then we can be able to prevent and cure the disease by managing the aahar-vihara of the patient according to the predominant dosha. The description of features clearly suggests that the innate dosha prakrutis represent the phenotypes. This is necessary to personalize treatment in accordance with the basic principle of ayurvedic therapeutics.
Since aahar is also considered as a type of chikitsa, a particular diet is suggested to be followed by the patient according to his/her own prakruti to prevent or cure the vyadhi. So the concept of prakruti finds a base role on which the whole skeleton of personalized treatment is framed.Author(s): Aman Raikar,Gauri Kankonakar, Samhita, Bishnupriya Mohanty