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The Ayurvedic concept of Prakriti is helpful in maintaining health, understanding disease and its management. Analysing your own Prakriti helps you know about your body and its requirements. It will help to maintain a good and balanced personal, family and professional life.  It helps to plan your lifestyle, diet etc according to your body  requirements. So, Take a look at the questionnaire.




  1.  Lean & tall body
  2. Average weight & medium built
  3. Plump, delicate & well built


  1. Rough with tendency to darken
  2. Clear, smooth with excessive red skin, freckles, pimples & black moles
  3. Bright, smooth & attractive


  1. Rough, dry irregular, cracked
  2. Glossy & red
  3. Long, thick, smooth & appear white


  1. Dry & thin having a dark tone
  2. Glossy and reducing
  3. Thick & full lips having glossy & smooth


  1. Rough, dry & break easily
  2. Early greying
  3. Pleanty, thick & glossy


  1. Prominent with cracking noise on movement
  2. Medium, not too defined
  3. Strong & compact

Body Strength:

  1. Weak
  2. Moderate
  3. Strong

Body Temperature:

  1. Intolerance to Cold temperature
  2. Intolerance to Hot temperature
  3. Normal


  1. Seldom with no odor
  2. Excessive with foul odor
  3. Normal with peculiar smell


  1. Quick & light gait
  2. Normal gait
  3. Slow & steady gait


  1. Poor eater & irregular appetite 
  2. Voracious eater & strong appetite
  3. Slow eater & poor appetite

Digestive Fire:

  1. Irregular
  2. Powerful
  3. Weak

Bowel Conditions:

  1. Irregular
  2. Loose
  3. Regular


  1. Very fast
  2. Sharp
  3. Slow & resonant



  1. Quick to like & dislike & highly irritable
  2. Quick to temper & recovery
  3. Slow temper

Stress Tolerance:

  1. Poor stress tolerance
  2. Low stress tolerance
  3. Calm, low irritability & patient


  1. Irregular, short term- excellent, long term-weak
  2. Powerful
  3. Long term-good


  1. Interrupted
  2. Normal
  3. Excessive

Grasping power:

  1. Very fast
  2. Quick
  3. Slow

Out of these three options select only one.

Each question will carry 1 point.

All option A will correspond to Vata. Similarly option B for Pitta and option C for Kapha.

After receiving all answers, calculate how many times each option is selected.

Body type corresponding to option selected for highest times will be your Prakruti.

eg. Out of 41 questions,

If person selects option A 18 times, option B 12 times and option C 11 times then his Prakruti will be Vata type.  

If person selects option A 7 times, option B 20 times and option C 14 times then his Prakruti will  be Pitta type.  

If person selects option A 9 times, option B 10 times and Option C 21 times then his Prakruti will be Kapha type.

In case of tie for first two positions, then his body type will be of two doshas.

If final score for Option A (Vata) and Option B (Pitta) is same (eg 15 for each one) and for Option C is 11; then he will have Vatapitta Prakruti.

If final score for option B(Pitta) and Option C(Kapha) is same then his Prakruti will be PittaKapha.

If final score for option A(Vata) and option C(Kapha) is same then Prakruti will be Vatakapha.

According to indivisual's Prakruti Do's and Dont's are displayed in Sandu Arogyadarshika.


@ Dr. Sandu -


Let's start this blog with a riddle:

What is that natural pause in a Woman's life?

Answering this question is a reality check of how aware you are of yourself  & in case you are a male then about the women in your life.

If you are still left wondering then the answer is ‘Menopause’ - The name itself suggest that it’s a Pause in Menstural cycle.

Everyone is aware of the time in school when the concept of menstrual cycle was introduced to them. Through these videos every boy and girl is educated on the changes that happen during this time in the women’s body. So everyone is well informed about ‘Menarche’, but why not about ‘Menopause’ ?

Just like the sun rises, eventually there comes a time where it sets. If ‘Menarche’ is the starting point of the menstrual cycle then a ‘Menopause’ is when it gradually comes to a stop.

Menopause is not sudden but is marked with a period of signs that can vary woman to woman. When there is absence of periods for  more than 12 months it is considered that menopause has occured. This doesn’t mean that it's something only women must face and go through alone. This literal and figurative upheaval in her life affects people around her & needs support from other family members.

Just as a Mother always has a kind word to say to us on our worst days similarly she needs the same.

As it's true in any given situation awareness plays a major role in helping to cope with it better. Not surprisingly what exactly is menopause is not known to many women. Recent studies suggest that women are not aware of the term or the signs to look out for. Unlike how knowledge of menstrual cycle is circulated through schools from young age this is not the same for a subject like “Menopause”. So when they start going through the transition period they not only don’t seek professional help but also prefer to remain quiet.

To outline Menopause:

Menopause tends to set in around the age of 40 or 45 which will vary person to person.                                                                     

General signs and symptoms:

Physical symptoms -

  • There is decline in hormones that are responsible for ovulation as well as other reproductive functions.
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Hot flushes or flashes & Night sweats
  • Palpitations (irregular heart beats) & Headaches
  • Thinning hair and Dry Skin
  • Weight gain and slowed metabolism
  • Osteoporosis (bones become weak and brittle)

Emotional Symptoms

  • Mood changes
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Depression
  • Lack of energy
  • Difficulty concentrating, and dizzy spells.

Through Ayurveda this absolutely normal transition in a woman's life can become manageable and smooth. Following an appropriate diet and lifestyle definitely makes a difference in relieving these symptoms. Depending on the predominance of doshas during this period an appropriate diet may be followed.

DoshaSigns & SymptomsDiet
Vata predominant MenopauseNervousness, anxiety, pain, mood swings, irregular periods, insomnia, mild hot flashes, constipation,increase warm food and drinks.  Avoid caffeine, other stimulants & refined sugar
Pitta predominant MenopauseTemper, anger, irritability, feeling hot, hot flashes, night sweats, heavy & excessive periodsIncrease cooling foods, water intake, sweet juicy fruits, Avoid hot spicy food and alcohol
Kapha predominant MenopauseWeight gain, lethargy, fluid retention, laziness, depressionLight, dry & warm food, consume fruits, whole grown vegetables

To manage menopause & its associated symptoms through supportive medications, Sandu Pharmaceuticals has

  • Sandu Ashokarishta
  • Sandu Saraswatarishta
  • Sandu Ashwagandharishta
  • Tablet Stresan
  • Ashoka compound
  • Makarprash

From our versatile product range. These products may be used on the advice of the physician.

#Sandupharma #Ayurveda #Menopause #Mothersday #SayyestoAyurveda


Gati Krushna Panda et al. Menopausal Syndrome and Its Management with Ayurveda,International Journal of Health Sciences & Research (, Vol.8; Issue: 5; May 2018

Article By:

Dr.Madhuri Bhogan (MD AYU)

Research Associate

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