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ROLE OF HERBS FOR HEALTHY PROGENY

 15 Dec 2023  197

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Mendhe d1,
1 1. PG Scholar, From the Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya kalpana, Bhausaheb Mulak Ayurved College, Nagpur.

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Date of Acceptance : 28 Dec 2023

Date of Publication : 31 Dec 2023

Article ID : SD-IJAY_045

How to cite this article : " http://doi.org/10.55552/SDNJAY.2023.1215"

Abstract

The growing number of congenital diseases in infants, which are classified as mild, major, anatomical, or physical, worries the medical community. Numerous ayurvedic principles and medicines can be employed by individuals to ensure the health of their offspring. The stages of Garbhini and the entire development of the embryo and fetus (Garbhavakranti) in the female womb are discussed by Ayurveda in the Charak Samhita. We have been entrusted with a significant responsibility by nature. Both the mother and the father should be aware of this duty and, as a result, ready on all mental, physical, and psychological levels. The mother bears greater responsibility since she must carry the child inside her body, nurse it, and give birth to it.

 

Introduction

The growing prevalence of congenital defects in newborns is a serious concern for the medical community. These birth anomalies are classified as Major, Minor, and Physiological problems.As to the principles of Ayurveda, a healthy offspring is contingent upon the parents' adequate preparation. One of the most important works in Ayurveda, the Charak Samhita, provides a thorough theory and practice of childcare, or Kaumara Bhritya. This field of medicine addresses the maintenance of children's health and the treatment of illnesses from infancy to adolescence. The esteemed second place among the eight Ayurvedic special branches belongs to Kaumara Bhritya.

Every woman's greatest and most treasured dream is to become a mother. Sometimes a person's desire for a kid outweighs their own interests and professional goals. A woman must mentally, physically, and physiologically prepare herself in order to conceive and give birth. She must also follow a healthy regimen that includes some herbs in her daily diet before becoming pregnant and throughout the entire nine months of the pregnancy. Even after giving birth, she must adhere to numerous dietary restrictions for two to three months.Ayurveda states that a woman's pregnancy and delivery can be a reviving event and a highlight of her life.Among the various subfields of Ayurvedic medicine, "Strirog-Prasuti Tantra" (gynecology) is a distinct department.

When male and female seeds unite to form an embryo, this process is known as conception.Ayurvedic science likens the process of human conception to the germination and sprouting of plant seeds, which ultimately result in the growth of a seedling. Seed quality is a very important factor. Similar to the soil in which seeds grow, Mothre's uterus's state is crucial to the growth and development of a healthy child.The precepts of Ayurveda can help expectant mothers take care of themselves during their pregnancy and during the postpartum period. The emphasis of ayurvedic advice is on behavior, food, exercise, herbs, and treatments.

Elements in the Formation of a Healthy Child

Preparing for conception is simply comparable to farming, according to Ayurveda. A baby's health is influenced by its parents' health, just as a crop's health is dependent on the quality of the soil, the seed, when to sow, and how much water it receives.

Nurturing Sperm/Ovum Uterus with Herbs and Diet
Timing of conception
Matruj Bhavas
Pitruj Bhavas
Atmaj Bhavas
Satmyaj Bhavas
Rasaj Bhavas
Sattavaj Bhavas


Material and Methods

Here materials or herbs which are used are

  1. Shatavari (Asparagus Raceosus)
  2. Amalaki (Phyllanthus Emblica)
  3. Ashwagandha(Withania Somnifera)

Observations

1. Shatavari-   


For hundreds of years, shatavari has been utilized in Ayurveda to promote maternal and female reproductive health. This adaptogen is also known as a natural herb called galactagog. It can help the body regain equilibrium, which may entail producing more milk when necessary or resisting stress.


A common ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine, shatavari, commonly referred to as wild asparagus, is a plant indigenous to the Indian subcontinent. It tastes both sweet and bitter, and it offers cooling, relaxing, and nutritious qualities.


In Ayurveda, shatavari is widely known for helping to maintain a healthy reproductive system and increase female fertility.It is well known to control estrogen levels and promote the synthesis of the hormone called luteinizing harmony, which initiates ovulation. Therefore, shatavari aids in the regulation of menstrual periods.

2.  Amalaki-

 Amla or the Indian Gooseberry is rich in Vitamin C and Antioxidants contains Iron , Phosphorus and Calcium. The number of nutrients in the fruit and its in numerable benefits make it an essential ingredient in Ayurvedic Medicine

Amalaki eases constipaton Gastrointestinal diorders are quite common in pregnancy. The fiber in amla helps regulate bowel movements and other gastrointestinal problems.

Helps manage Blood pressure, Vitamin C helps dilate blood vessels and keep the blood pressure normal.Also taking a glass of fresh amla juice every day might help aviod acidity and heartburn during pregnancy. Helps maintain Hemoglobin levels, Vitamin C aids iron absorption by the blood to maintain normal hemoglobin levels.

Enhances Immunity, Helps manage edema, Reduces chances of gestational diabetis and also helps in maintaining good lipid profile during pregnancy.     

  1. Ashwagandha - 

Ashwagandha is the most well known Ayurvedic herb it’s root has been used in ayurveda for hundreds of year as a rejuvenative and is also known as a adaptogen , which means it can help the body to resist stress of all kinds naturally by aby adapting to body’s  need  , it has ability to support strength and vitality . It helps in maintaining healthy reproductive system for both men and women . For women ashwagandha root can be  very useful in in the times of conception. Healthy and good conception  can result in healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.  Ashwagandha’s  ability to reduce stress and  support in female reproductive system   can play an importan t role in regulating female hormones . Ashwagandha’s fertility boosting features are not only limited to females it is also very helpful in increasing male fertility. Ashwagandha is believed to give strength and vitaility to mother  and the feotus when taken in controlled portions.  Ashwagandha root also has several beneficial effcts on postpartum  and breastfeeding  mothers. Ashwagandha  helps in boosting immunity  and increses milk production whih will lead to a healthy  progeny.

Discussion

A woman's pregnancy and delivery are extremely important life events. The woman's greatest desire is for her child to be born healthily. And even before they become pregnant, ladies take all the necessary precautions for that. Not only does it take nine months to complete, but it begins earlier. Ayurveda suggests a nutritious diet for a healthy pregnancy every month. Due to the prevalence of lifestyle disorders and the hustle lifestyle in the modern era. Since not all women are able to conceive naturally, Ayurveda, a traditional medicine, uses herbs and diet programs that were prescribed by acharyas hundreds of years ago and continue to be effective now. Ayurveda to guarantee a natural and wholesome

Conclusion

Ayurveda treats each individual body type with consideration and strengthens the bodily systems involved in conception. Ayurveda improves an individual's general health and stimulates conception by balancing internal and environmental elements, including ojas. For the treatment of both male and female fertility, Ayurveda offers a noninvasive, affordable, non-iatrogenic alternative and complement to contemporary western medicine. Since ayurveda emphasizes balancing people rather than merely treating illnesses, its treatments tend to have minimal negative effects and improve people's overall health as well as their systemic health. Ayurveda teaches us to heal from the inside out by opening up to our inner grace, wisdom, and healing

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