PRAKRUTI IN VIEW OF CRITICS FOR RESEARCH
Keywords:Prakruti, hetu, vaikrut dosha, prakrut dosha, disease predisposition
Background: A lots of research have been done on the concept of Prakruti. As we know, Prakruti is the constitution of
our body and mind. It indicates physical, physiological and psychological characters of human. There is a lots of scope for
the research regarding the co-relation of a specific disease with Prakruti. The consideration of etiological factor in such
type of research will definitely increase the accuracy of the research.The aim of this article is to compile all scattered
references from classical text for the same. Method: the three major compendium of ayurveda, namely, charaka Samhita,
Sushrut Samhita and vagbhata has refered for this purpose. The references regarding to Prakruti, its formation, types,
relation with tri doshas (three basic components of body) has been observed from main text and critics also the concept of
prakrut and vaikrut dosha, Prakrutisama roga has elaborated with their references in compendium. All these observations
conclude that predisposition of a disease can get converted to disease if there is hetuseven or etiological factor. Vaikrut
dosha is a set of dosha which get vitiated by etiological factors. Conclusion: etiological factor is essential for vitiation of
dosh and manifestation of disease In certain Prakruti,disease predisposition can get converted into disease if there is
presence of hetu or etiological factor.
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