Prakruti (Genotyp) And Its Aggrevating Causes And Factors

Dosha: Vata 

  • Aahar: Ingestion of food-predominantly katu, kashay and tikt rasa; laghu, dry, shit virya dried leafy vegetables; vallura, varaka, mudga, masura, overeating and irregular meals.
  • Vihar: Wrestling with a person of superior strength; violent exercises; sexual excesses; excessive study; head-long plunge into water or a leap from great height; running; leaping over a ditch; a bounding gait; swimming; keeping late hours; carrying heavy loads; excessive riding; walking long distances; suppression of natural urges viz. micturition, tears, secretions from nose, defaecation and sneezing.
  • Charya: Fasting
  • Seasonal and climatic factors: Cold,cloudy and windy day; winter and rainy seasons; evening and the close of digestion.


Dosha: Pitta

  • Aahar: Ingestion of food predominantly katu, amla or lavan, tikshna, ushna virya, laghu, vidahi; tila tail, tila pinyaak; kulath; sarshapa;atasi; the green leafy vegetable known as haritaka, flesh of godha; curd; whey; vidagdhaajirn(leading to fermentative changes).
  • Vihar: Mental: anger, grief, fear and frightPhysical: Unnatural modes of sexual indulgence, exercise and excessive exposure to sun
  • Charya: Fasting, keeping late hours.
  • Seasonal and climatic factors: Summer and autumn, noon, midnight and during the process of digestion


Dosha: Kapaha

  • Aahar: Ingestion of food substances essentially guru, slimy; amla and lavan rasas; substances which increase the secretion of kapha, food grains such as hayanalla, yavaka, nishatha, masha, godhuma, tila, ice cakes, curd, milk, krishra, payasa, preparations of cane sugar; flesh of beasts and birds of aquatic habits or those which live in swampy regions; lard; bulbuls and lotus stems; kasheruka; shringataka, madhuraphala; valliphala; foods consisting of unwholesome substances; cold foods and drinks.
  • Vihar: Day-sleep, lazy and sedentary habits; eating before the digestion of food consumed previously.
  • Charya: –
  • Seasonal and climatic factors: Morning, Evening, Hemant (early winter)and specially in asanta(spring), after meals.