, Jamnekar P.2
1Assistant Professor Dept. of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana,Bhausaheb Mulak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya Nandanvan Nagpur.
2Associate Professor Dept. of Rasashastra an Bhaishajya Kalpana, Bhausaheb Mulak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya Nandanvan Nagpur.
Date of Acceptance: 2022-11-18
Date of Publication:2022-11-29
Keywords: Sutika, Ayurveda, Sutikaroga, Rasashastra
Source of Support: Nil
Conflict of Interest: None declared
Woman is the single creation of the nature who has potency of making new era. The caring of women is prior responsibility of the society. During pregnancy various types of physiological and anatomical changes takes place in the body of a pregnant woman. According to Ayurveda the word “Sutika” represents to a woman who gives birth to a baby along with placenta, i.e., a woman is called Sutika after the expulsion of placenta. Sutikakala (duration of puerperium) is the period following childbirth during which all body tissues revert approximately to a pre-pregnant state. Duration of this period varies according to different ayurveda classics. After delivery the woman become extremely debilitated physically and mentally. Sutika body cannot withstand if the doshas get vitiated, as there is severe agnimandya and vataprakopa. It will lead to various sutika-rogas. In our day-to-day life, we see many mothers complaining of increase in their physical problems like backache, anaemia, joint-pain and many other infections after puerperium. Frequent post-partum morbidity and its association with adverse perinatal outcome suggest the need for postpartum care in developing countries for both mother and baby. Hence properly guided Sutika Paricharya i.e. care of Aahar and Vihar of Sutika with logical use of classical referenced medicine would be the proper solution to avoid Sutika Roga in order to promote early recovery of mother. This review aims to collect information of various herbal and herbo-mineral Aushadhikalpas which are used in the management of sutikaroga from an Rasashastra classic i.e., Bhaishajyaratnavali.