Ayurveda is based on holistic approach to physical and mental health. In Ayurveda physical and mental status is described in terms of prakriti. Prakriti is the biological constitution or the genetic makeup of an individual which remains constant throughout one’s life. Acharyas described manas prakriti along with deha prakriti. Manas prakriti is divide into three types as Satvik , Rajsik and Tamasik. Though considerable research is available on Deha prakriti, not much work is available on Manas Prakriti. For diagnosis of disease and to prescribe medicines, knowledge of Manas prakriti is essential.
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