ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: SKIN BACTERIAL MICROFLORA AMONG DIFFERENT DEHA PRAKRITI HEALTHY FEMALE STUDENTS: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Vyas Suwarna D. *, Vyas Deepak M.
Abstract: Ayurveda attributes primary importance for prevention and the maintenance of health. A healthy lifestyle is emphasized as the determinant of longevity of life, which depends on the Prakriti (bio-identity i.e. body-mind constitution) of an individual. Proper understanding of Prakriti leads the physician in making the right diagnosis, treatment plan and prognosis and also in guiding how to stay disease-free, what to do for restoration and maintenance of health. Normal microbiota provides the first-line defence against microbial pathogens plays a role in toxin degradation and contribute to maturation of immune system. There is variation in skin qualities according to different Deha Prakriti. So here is an attempt to study skin microbial flora in healthy female students according to different Deha Prakriti. It was a cross-sectional study conducted on unmarried healthy female students (21-30 years) who were willing to participate in the study. Total 1187 volunteers were screened with screening form. 904 volunteers fulfilled screening criteria were further examined for Deha Prakriti Pariksha until getting single dominant Prakriti (single Prakriti Lakshana more than 65%). 58 Vata dominant Prakriti volunteers, 70 Pitta dominant Prakriti and 61 Kapha dominant Prakriti volunteers were eligible for further study. 150 volunteers having single dominant Prakriti (50 volunteers from each dominant Prakriti Group) were randomly selected for further study. The whole study was carried out only in Visarga Kala to avoid the effect of weather. The Microbial study showed the distribution of microorganisms as per normal distribution in all three groups of Prakriti. But the variation of microorganisms according to different Deha Prakriti did not show any association.
Keyword: Prakriti, Vata. Pitta, Kapha, Microflora