A CRITICAL REVIEW ON USE OF GUDODAKA IN SUTIKA PARICHARYA

  • M Shruthi Post Graduate Scholar Department of Prasuti Tantra and Stree Roga, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
  • N V Gayathri Bhat Professor, Department of Prasuti Tantra and Stree Roga, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
  • H L Kavyashree Assistant Professor, Department of Prasuti Tantra and Stree Roga, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
  • Shashibindu . Assistant Professor, Department of Agada Tantra, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

A postnatal period is the period beginning immediately after the separation of placenta and extending up to six weeks, otherwise called as puerperium. Postnatal care is named as Sutika Paricharya in Ayurvedic classics. Garbhini and Sutika Paricharya are very-well described by ancient Ayurvedic scholars. Acharya Kashyapa narrated stage of Prasavaavastha is like a women with her one foot in this Loka  and other in Yama Loka . The woman after such a difficulty stage of life needs special care. Classics have described special dietary regimen and life style for this period. Along with Deepana-Pachana and Snehadravyas, usage of Gudodaka is advised in Sutikakala. To remove the Sheshadosha in the body Ushna Gudodaka with Panchakola Churna is advised. Guda has Madhura Rasa, Snigdha and Ksharaguna, acts as Raktashodhaka and Vatahara. Jaggery is source of carbohydrate and also has calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and sodium. So Gudodaka as a part of Sutika diet helps in achieving restoration of health of mother by proper Vatanulomana, Garbhashaya Shodhana, Raktaprasadana Karma.

Published
2017-09-10
How to Cite
SHRUTHI, M et al. A CRITICAL REVIEW ON USE OF GUDODAKA IN SUTIKA PARICHARYA. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (ISSN 2456-3110), http://www.jaims.in/index.php/jaims/pages/view/Citation, v. 2, n. 4, p. 263 - 265, sep. 2017. ISSN 2456-3110. Available at: <http://jaims.in/index.php/jaims/article/view/360>. Date accessed: 24 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v2i4.9363.
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