Published on:February 2022

Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2022; 15(1):iii

Editorial | doi:10.5530/ijopp.15.1.1


Bhagya Venkanna Rao,

Editor-in-chief, ijopp.


Ayurveda is an ancient Indian school of medicine that uses a systems approach to understand and control health and disease. It has some interesting connections with modern personalised genomic medicine approaches to health and disease management. It is founded on the trisutra, which consists of three parts of causes, characteristics, and therapies that are linked by a single organising principle known as ‘tridosha.’ Tridosha is made up of three physiological entities: vata (kinetic), pitta (metabolic), and kapha (potential) that are found throughout the body, function together, respond to the environment, and maintain equilibrium. Each person is born with a unique proportion of tridosha that is determined not just by genetics but also by the environment during foetal development. To forecast the phenotypic repercussions of aberrations, modern medicine focuses on genetic, cellular, physiological, and environmental networks. Read More ….