STUDY OF VARIATION OF PRIMARY HAEMOSTATIC RESPONSE IN VARIOUS PRAKRITI IN AYURVEDA
Vartika Kashyap* and M. B. Gaur
The concept of prakriti in ayurveda exhibits its characteristic features in physical, physiological and psychological attributes. There are some studies done in past related to physiological parameter and prakriti (ayurvedic constitution). The present study is focused upon in vivo response of individual to vascular injury by primary hemostasis in various prakriti. Primary hemostasis is an indicative of platelet functions and their immediate metabolic response as well as vascular response towards an injury. The hemostatic parameter used for this study will be bleeding time which is an in vivo hemostatic test of platelet functions. The study was conducted over 150 self declared apparently healthy volunteers in age group 20-40 years irrespective of gender. Every character in body is determined by the dominance of dosha in the prakriti. This forms the basis of correlation of prakriti and hematological functions. At the end of study, we are able to appreciate the effect of prakriti on one of the physiological functions i.e. hemostasis by assessing bleeding time.
Keywords: Prakriti, Primary Hemostatic Response, Rakta Dhatu, Bleeding Time.
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