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Sreedevi, S and K.B. , Harikumar (2016) AYURGENOMICS: A NOVEL APPROACH IN PREVENTING CONGENITAL ANOMALIES : A REVIEW. Int. J. Res. Ayurveda Pharm.. ISSN 2229-3566

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Ayurveda states that congenital disorders can be due to defect in germ cells or somatic cells i n the intra - uterine environment. The interaction of germ cell genotype, geo - climatic & uterine factors , mother ’ s diet & activiti es as well as the nature of P anchamahab h oota in the environment at the time of fertilization , determine the P rakriti (phenotype) . The unhealthy state of either factor can affect the prakriti of the fetus & even result in co ngenital diseases . Ayurve da supports different clan (A tulya gotra ) marriage, as consanguinity increases the risk of congenital anomalies. It is mentioned that a seed cultivated in a healthy field only c an yield supreme variety of crop; the procedures to make the reproductive system healthy may prevent the occurrence of congenital disorders. Ayurgenomics is is a phenomenon where, by person al ized health care approach before conception may help to prevent the congenital anomalies to some ex tent. The present review aims to highlight Ayurgenomics in predictive, preventive and personalized aspects of congenital anomalies. Thus, Ayur genomics may be a new facet for the preventive aspect of congenital disorders.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ayur genomics, congenit al anomalies , Prakriti, Phenotype
Subjects: Cancer Research
Depositing User: Central Library RGCB
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2017 07:02
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 07:02
URI: http://rgcb.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/454

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