“An Ayurvedic Perspective of Evalution of Efficacy of Kushmanda Avaleha in Intrauterine Growth Retardation (IUGR)” – A Conceptual Study

  • Snehal Kadam P.G Scholar, P. G Department of Prasutitantra Striroga, Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Ayurveda, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Seema Gholap 2Associate Professor, P. G Department of Prasutitantra Striroga, Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Ayurveda, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Keywords: Ayurvedic Perspective, Kushmanda Avaleha, Intrauterine Growth Retardation

Abstract

The incidence of Intra Uterine Growth Retardation (IUGR), among hospital born live birth infants is 9.65 % as reported by National Neonatal prenatal database of India. In Ayurveda, for  the treatment  of  Intra Uterine Growth Retardation (Upavishtaka), Aacharyas  have mentioned  to use Ghruta & milk  medicated  by  Bhoutika, Jeevaniya, Bruhaniya Gana, Madhura rasatmaka, Vatahara & also  Kaphakaraka drugs to increase fetal growth and development. Kushmanda, belongs to Bruhaniya Gana which acts as Bhruhan, Balyakaraka. Kushmanda Avaleha, along with its contents i.e. Trikatu, Ela, Jeeraka, Dhanyaka, Twak etc., act as Deepaniya and Pachaniya. Kushmanda Avaleha is having Madhura, Amla Rasa, Laghu, Snigdha Guna, Sheeta Veerya, Madhura Vipaka, Tridoshahara. It also, contains Amino acids, Proteinase, Vitamins, Arginine etc, which is used in Modern science, for the treatment of IUGR. Conclusion- Kushmand Avaleha was given to some patients with sonographically diagnosed IUGR, which showed beneficial effect in improving maternal health and fetal growth. Hence, it can be concluded that, Kushmanda Avaleha has a good nutritive value and is beneficial in increasing the intrauterine fetal weight.

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