Vikriti ('deviated from nature') is a common term used in Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda, everyone has a natural constitution (prakriti) with which we are born. Prakriti is a unique combination of three forces (doshas), vata, pitta and kapha. Any seasonal change in this constitution, creates an imbalance called Vikriti.

Vikriti, or the imbalance that causes disease, can be corrected by diet and herbs. Selective food restores the balance of the doshas, to bring the body back to its original Prakriti. Vikriti can change even on a day to day basis.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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