Publication: Ayurveda AHC
Author: Suyog Dandekar
Date: September 07, 2007
To achieve of our aims in life it is necessary that our body remains healthy. For this we need to know about food habits, environment, rest, sleep, exercise and vices. In the same way we also need to know how our basic prakruti is formed. means from the time of conception when the fetus grows in the mother?s womb to the time the body dies, everything in nature affects the body. The mother is nurtured by the food and water present in nature and the fetus is nurtured by the blood formed from that food so what is consumed in those months as well as environment then plays a major role in the formation of the fetus.
Conception takes place by fusion of the male sperm and female egg 9 months before birth. It is at this time that PRAKRUTI of that person is determined and later on in 7 months rasa rakta etc 7 dhatus are formed.
If we look at this retrospectively and see which dhatu is formed in which month the treatment part becomes easier. For this we have made a chart to explain it in a better way.
E.g. suppose a person is born in January we can see from the flow chart which Dhatu has been developed in every month and so we can decide how each Dhatu is to be treated.
There is one more method by which we classifying PRAKRUTI according to the birth date ?
1) KASHAR DHARMI - (Hot) (Alkaline)
2) AMLA DHARMI - (Acidic)
3) SAMA DHARMI - Neutral Prakruti.
Overall, people who are born in between 15th Nov. to 15th Feb. are conceived in the summer i.e. hot season so these people are known to have SHAR PRAKRUTI. Our body often craves for what is deficient so people with Kshar Prakruti often like cold or mild things like milk, ghee, rice and tend to consume them more.
People born in between 15th Feb to 15th June are often conceived in the rainy season and have AMLA PRAKRUTI. These people suffer from hyperacidity and reflux disease. These people crave for hot spicy food. They like to eat hot food.
People born in between 15th June to 15th November are often conceived in winter and such people have neutral or Sama Prakruti. These people like sweet as well as spicy food.
A good understanding of nature and keen observation goes a long way in treating diseases.
Suppose a person is born at the end of May. His conception has occurred in September. This is the month for formation of Rasa dhatu. In this month it rains form time to time. It increases the dilution of the Rasa dhatu. At the end of the 1st month of fetus acquires a solid shape.
The 2nd month is October. This month has hot days and cool nights. It increases the heat and in turn the pitta dosh. In this month the Aagasthi star rises in the sky. The acidity of the rainy season is gone and the water becomes pure and crystal clear. Nature is bountiful because of the recent rains and in this month the Rakta dhatu is formed. Organs like the liver spleen and intestines are fomed.
Because the water contains no impurities and is very pure Ayurvedic medicines are prepared in this month.
In November the sun starts its course to the south ? i.e. DAKSHINAYANA. It is the time when the cool rays of the moon are very powerful and it is the beginning of winter. Cool breeze starts blowing and people tend to remain healthy. Their apetite increases and the muscles i.e. MANS DHATU develop in this month e.g. the heart.
In December the Kapha dosha increases and so does its properties. Natural strength of the body increases and MEDA dhatu develops in this month forming tendons and nerves. The kidney develop from the Meda Dhatu. From the 4th month towards pregnant woman starts craving for certain food apetite increases and the fetus develops nicely.
(ASTI DHATU) Bone formation takes place in the month of January and the bones start becoming strong (asthi).
The 6th dhatu majja develops in February. Because of the properties of Kapha the majja dhatu is nourished and memory, intelligence etc increase.
In the seventh month the extract of all Dhatus shukra is formed i.e. Oja in March. The properties of Kapha and shukra being similar the Kaph which is in the body becomes liquid because of the heat and good quality Shukra dhatu is formed.
In the eighth month the ?oja? is intermittently in the fetus and the mother?s body. So either of the two live if the delivery takes place in the eighth month.
After birth the child is taken care of by the parents till he understands what is good for him.
If proper steps and proper care is taken before conception occurs we can give rise to a newer generation that is healthy. To achieve this the male sperm and female egg are overall needs to be of good quality. The signs of this is given in Ayurveda. The parents should get themselves examined from a Vaidya before planning to have a issue and plan so that the abnormalities of the parents do not affect the baby and conceive in the given month as advised.