Discussions on 8th july 2017

Vinaya Ballakur:
Gist of discussions on Applied Ayurveda from Ashtanga Hridaya Sutra sthana 11 th chapter, held on 5 th July 2017 at Rasa shala. ( cont'd.)

Shloka no.3 on prakrita Pitta

Theory  - पित्तं पक्ति , ऊष्मा, दर्शनै:

Applied aspects - Pitta is responsible for pachan ie  any transformation or conversion is the function of pitta.
When agni is sasneha , it is pitta. So cannot equate agni with pitta entirely.
If we keep in mind the Alpa sneha guna  of pitta, it opens up many possibilities in practice.
A little amount of goghritha is deepan. Hingwastaka churnam works best with goghritha for deepan and pachan as it supports prakrita pitta.

Pippali churna  with goghritha is effective in amlapitta as this combination supports prakrita jatharagni . It does not suppress healthy appetite like the antacids.

In agni alpata kapha is increased. So in agnimandya, kaphahara and pitta balakara aushadhis have to be given.
Slightly ushna virya aushadhis will work here.

If we take into account each prakrita property of dosha we shall be able to identify the vikruta behaviour. For instance, in Parkinson's chala guna is aggravated and sthira guna is reduced. That is why atmagupta which has vajikara and sthira guna is effective in such cases.

पक्ति or conversion is linked to enzymes and hormones. Hence even if secretions are the functions of kapha, in hormonal imbalance prakrit pitta functions will have to be evaluated and rectified

Theory - ऊष्मा
Maintenance of body temperature.

Applied aspect - Ashraya of pitta is sveda. Sveda nissarana brings down ushma. So giving drugs with vatsanabha , relieves fever by inducing sweat

Theory - दर्शन - vision

Applied - vision problems are mostly pitta vikrutis. Pitta is best pacified with ghritha  so use ghrita as anupana  for vision related illnesses due to pitta.

Theory - क्षुधा -  appetite

not feeling hungry is a pitta vikruti. It has to be treated with ushna virya deepana drugs but ensure that some snigdhata is maintained to support prakrita kapha .

Theory - तृट् - thirst

Applied - In case of both lack of thirst ( sasneha and slightly ushna drugs should be given)and increased thirst( cooling drugs should be given) it is pitta that has to be corrected.

Theory - रुचि  - taste and healthy appetite.
In arochaka sasneha pitta vardhaka will help.

प्रभा - prakrit pitta is responsible for glowing complexion.
In discolouration pitta shamaka and rakta prasadana are useful.
As doshas are in anubandha, identify main dosha, anubandha dosha and then treat.
Neelika is a prabha vikruti but its a vata vyadhi with pitta anubandha. So treatment will have to planned for vata, rakta and pitta.
If we observe the complexion promoters , manjishtha, yashthimadhu or sariva  all of these correct pitta.

Theory - शौर्य - courage and valour are prakrita pitta gunas

In vikruti if excess of aggression is seen pittashamakas have to be given.
Negative emotions also lead to prakopa of doshas such as
क्रोधात् पित्तं ,भयात् वायु:
So these nidanas also give a clue about affected dosha

Theory - तनु मार्दवम् - softness or suppleness of body

Again sasneha aspect is seen.
In roughness or kathinya always look for pitta shamana  also.
Discussion slightly diverted to warts, a condition where hardness is observed. For that
Tankan + tomato svaras can be applied and vatari guggulu may be given.

Dr.nageswr Gokul:
Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Science & Technology
04-November-2015 18:08 IST

Ayurveda Prakriti - The Three Doshas, have been Correlated with Genomic Structures in a Research Study 

A genome-wide study indicated certain correlation between Ayurvedic prakriti classifications with genomic diversity.  A study on the subject has been done by the Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad a premier research organization of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research with the collaboration of other national research institutes.


A research team at the CCMB under the leadership of Dr. Thangaraj, has taken up the mega program. Well-trained Ayurvedic physicians screened about 3400 people and the same sets of people were also screened by software called AyuSoft developed by C-DAC, Bangalore. 


Ayurvedic physicians believe that there are three doshas or biological energies / humors found in the human body.  Ancient Indians believed that everything that we see is made up of five elements – Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth.  Vata is related to elements of space and air; pittha is related to elements of fire and water and kapha is related to elements of water and earth.  Each individual would have different levels of these three doshas, hence the diversity.  However, each person can be classified, belonging to one or the other type, if one of the doshas predominates.


People whose Prakriti was in concurrence between the assessment by the Ayurvedic physician and by AyuSoft were recruited for the study.  Their blood samples were collected by respective participating labs. Isolation of DNA and genomic studies were carried out at CCMB using Affymetrix 6.0 SNP chip. This chip brings out single nucleotide difference in the genome among the tested samples.  When the data is plotted, interestingly they fell into three groups, establishing the molecular basis for ancient classification. 


Whether such phenotypic classification has any molecular basis has been a matter of debate for some time.  A few groups attempted to answer this question and found some correlation when they looked at one or two specific genes.  However, the association of genomic variations with prakriti classification was lacking.


This is the first genome-wide study to establish such correlation between Ayurvedic prakriti classifications with genomic diversity.  Analysis of these single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) revealed that about 52 genes might be responsible for specifying the individual's doshas or prakritis.  Dr. Thangaraj and his group has taken this study further and attempted to see if the samples collected randomly, without any information on their prakriti, would also fall into three groups after the analysis based on the 52 SNPs, which appear to be important.


Director-CCMB Dr. Ch. Mohan Rao said that this study would help to identify the prakriti of a person based on her/his genome. “This is a major breakthrough linking our ancient wisdom with modern science”. He also said that this work will inspire many more such studies. These studies should eventually lead to establishing Ayurveda on sound footing along with modern medicine.


These studies were recently published in an Open Access Journal, Science Reports, of Nature group of publications. It can be accessed at
: http://www.nature.com/articles/srep15786






Dr.pradp Noori:
Chota series.
A pt aged 23 years married 3 yrs back is e to c.pcod present .
Kapha vata prakruti by apperence. Has a problem of over bleeding and for 12 to 14 days.took the conventional allopathic treatment for 6 months but no significant change. Came to chota clinic.
What and how to see this problem?
mundi choorna can be tried for pcos but overbleeding is a problem .no control with Chandrakala ras, Pushyanuga choorna ,Kamadhoodha ras, Bolbaddha ras, nagakeshar choorna , kushmanda Avaleha ashokarista.. tried for two months 1st month 14 days bleeding 2nd month 12 days bleeding and this month 20 days not stopping (flow reduced but not stopped completely) .waiting for a proper advice and treatment from the family members
Thank you

Vinaya Ballakur:
Can give Rajata bhasma 100 mg twice daily for 3-5 days in such cases after 4 th day.

If bleeding is not severe 100 mg once is also sufficient. Anupama honey or ushirasava

Bindu Vedantam Bindu Vedantam:
1. Dadimadi ghritam for atisarana
2. Satavari choorana for progesterone balancing
3. Asokarista+ dasamoolarista
4. Chandraprabha vati
5. Rajatha bhasma
After m.c stopping fully mean days erandasukumara tailam for  vata

Godanti, sphatik bhasm,kaharvapisti, yastichurn, swarn manshik

Dr.nageswr Gokul:
Pradaranrak ras
Kanchanara guggulu
Chandra prabha vati.

Initially bleeding may aggregated by using kanchanara guggulu
After some time bleeding will be controlled.


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