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      A review on role of prakriti in aging

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      Medknow Publications Pvt Ltd
      Aging, dosha, Pitta, prakriti, Jara

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          Ayurveda is an eternal science with absolute principles, and prakriti is one of these. It plays an important role in the selection and establishment of every factor for which a person is going to interact from conception till death, e.g. lifestyle, diet planning, etc. Prakriti stands for nature of the body in terms of dosha and is decided at the time of conception according to the predominance of dosha. It does not change during the whole life and is responsible for the physical and mental characteristics of an individual. This prakriti is of seven types according to tridosha. The individuals of specific prakriti exhibit biological variations in terms of structure, function, behavior, individual response to internal and external environmental stimuli, susceptibility to different diseases, etc. Aging is a process of decaying and included in natural diseases. In our body, Pitta or Agni is responsible for the various types of pathological conditions. Although aging is a natural pathological condition, Pitta plays an important role in its causation like other pathological conditions. It is clearly indicated in Charak samhita that persons having Pitta predominance personality tend to suffer early with decaying process and other changes of aging. Through this article, we have made an attempt to reevaluate the interrelationships between prakriti and aging.

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                Journal
                Ayu
                AYU
                Ayu
                Medknow Publications Pvt Ltd (India )
                0974-8520
                0976-9382
                Jan-Mar 2011
                : 32
                : 1
                : 20-24
                Affiliations
                [1 ]Lecturer, Department of Sharir Kriya, Punjab Ayurveda College and Hospital, Morjand Khari, Sriganganagar, Rajasthan, India
                [2 ]Head, Department of Sharir Kriya, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
                Author notes
                Address for correspondence: Dr. Mahesh Purvya, Lecturer, Department of Sharir Kriya, Punjab Ayurveda College and Hospital, Morjand Khari, Sriganganagar, Rajasthan, India. E-mail: maheshpurvya@ 123456gmail.com
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                Ayu-32-20
                10.4103/0974-8520.85719
                3215411
                22131753
                be0cf37f-ed70-4447-8286-a58490a43ae0
                Copyright: © AYU (An International Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda)

                This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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                Complementary & Alternative medicine
                pitta,prakriti,aging,jara,dosha
                Complementary & Alternative medicine
                pitta, prakriti, aging, jara, dosha

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