THE STUDY OF APARA (PLACENTA) AND ITS CORRELATION WITH THE PRAKRITI AND WEIGHT OF NEWBORN
The placenta is the most important and the only organ between mother and foetus serving multiple functions like endocrinal, respiratory and metabolic. Normal development of the placenta is the one of the important requirements for a healthy pregnancy, regulating foetal growth and foetal health so that formation of the healthy progeny. In cotemporary sciences many researches are going in the aim of formation of healthy progeny. Apara is the vital feature related to Garbha Sharira in Ayurveda, but its description is in a Sutra form. Hence this study is an humble attempt to explore the concept of ‘Ayurveda Garbha Sharira’ by studying the description of Apara trying to establishment of the assessment of correlation between features of placenta with that of Prakriti is more instinct for this study. Prakriti is the basic concept of Ayurveda. It forms in intrauterine life by combination of Shukra and Shonita. However we do not find direct references of Apara relation with the Prakriti of newborn in Ayurveda. This study intends to fill in the lacunae of both the disciplines by knowledge of integration. If this study establishes some parameters based on the characteristics of Apara with weight and Prakriti of newborn then it will be the unique contribution for Ayurveda Garbha Sharira.
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