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Ayurvedic medicines used in  pregnancy

These medications helps in giving good health to mother and the growing child in the womb.

These are the herbal medications suggested in Ashtanga hridyam. these medications are available in many medical stores. We suggest to make it on your own because you cannot trust any ayurvedic centers these days.

 

First Trimester (1-3)

Vilvaadhi-laham 1-2 grams 5 -6 times put in  mouth tills dissolves will reduced vomiting. 

    Drinking lot of tender coconut water good when the mother experiences tiredness resulting from severe  nausea and vomiting. 

    Garbha-raksheena guliga (maha-dhanwanthira,) one morning and evening with jeera (cumin seeds) water.

Second trimester (4-6)
Garbharaksha kashayam - take 15 ml of it and to 60 ml of boiled and cooled water. Then to this add one  garbharaksheena-guliga. The whole mixture take  30 minutes before breakfast  and one if needed in evening.

    dhadhi-maathi-hritham two spoon (10ml) before lunch.

    Every day bathing after applying dhanwanthiram kuzhambu or thailam  is good.

Third  trimester (7-9)
Garbharaksha kashayam - take 15 ml of it and to 60 ml of boiled and cooled water. Then to this add one  garbharaksheena-guliga. The whole mixture take  30 minutes before breakfast  and one if needed in evening.

    sukha-prasavathi-gritham-two spoon (10ml) before lunch.

Last Month
From seventh month is it extremely important to apply from neck downwards dhanwanthiri-kuzhambu or thailam for one hour  and bath with kurunthotti (Sida herb) herbal water.

    Nineth month cherula (Aerva lanata) ground in cotton bag with 500 ml water. This is boiled until the contents reduces to   125 ml.  Mix this herbal solution with milk and use with rice gruel and butter.

    Butter and dhanwanthiram thailam dipped cotton tampoon can be inserted in vagina.

    Belting the abdomen with cotton cloth is good to reduce bloating of stomach and also for uterus to stay in position. 

    If mother secretes less breast milk, shtanyajana rasayanam 10 grams (one teaspoon) twice a day after food is to be taken. 

    Using these medications will ease delivery and also stimulate contractions at the right time with good intensity.

    Delayed land prolonged labor is becoming a very common problem for women. Lack of walking is one of the reason. We have analyzsed women who walked less during in pregnancy and landing up in cesarian delivery. There are many factors, one of the reason is less exercise during pregnancy. According to Ayurveda, ignorance and Lazziness (tamas) is the root cause of several health problems. This holds for modern women too. Some of them are lazy and others have fear of walking that might cause abortion. This is not true. Exercise has nothing to do with premature birth of premature-abortion. Women with Unhealthy body suffer from lot of pregnancy related problems.

Gestational Diabetes:This is rising in developed countries as well as developing countries. Again lack of exercise and eating refined foods are the cause of the problems. Our sincere suggestion if to make the body fit before pregnancy rather than after pregnancy. 

    Diseases also was there in ancient times and was caused due to lazziness and ignorance. Ayurvedic dcotros like Charaka and Shusrutha writes that people dont listen to good healthy advices and get many diseases.  So even thousands of years back this was the case. But this attitude has amplified in modern times to a great extant. 

Here is an article in a Published Journal about mother care and herbs in kerala. 


Here is an article in a Published Journal about pregnancy care in traditional kerala.

 

There are certain herbs to be avoided in pregnancy  due to toxicity to the baby. It is ironical that women avoid herbs but use other very toxic chemicals like cosmetic, food colorings, chemical flavors, additives, detergents. These chemicals have  "Epi-Genetic" effects, which means it will not only affect the baby but also future generations born to the baby.

http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/33561/1/IJTK%2015%281%29%2068-78.pdf

http://www.newindianexpress.com/lifestyle/health/2017/aug/19/piles-perish-with-ayurveda-1644608.html