PRAKRITI AND ITS ROLE IN MAINTAINING HEALTH AND PREVENTION OF DISEASE

ABSTRACT

Ayurveda believes that every individual is a unique phenomenon and is indivisible from the cosmos. The five basic elements of this universe are manifested into three biological organizations known as Vata, Pitta and Kapha. At the time of fertilization, Vata, Pitta and Kapha determine by their permutation and combinations the constitution of an individual, which is called ‘Prakriti’. This ‘Prakriti’ is the first creation of cosmos and is in itself a unique phenomenon. The knowledge of Prakriti helps in understanding the health and disease state of an individual and facilitates in promotive and curative aspects. Several studies are undergoing involving association of Prakriti with genotypes and chronic diseases. Prakriti if screened at an early stage of life can enable prevention of various chronic diseases via implementation of diet, lifestyle and habitual changes.

KEYWORDS-:  Prakriti, Biological organization, promotive and curative.
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