ROLE OF SHATAVARYADI KSHEERAPAKA BASTI IN GARBHA KSHAYA – CASE SERIES
Garbha Kshaya comprising of (Anunnata Kukshi) fundal height less than the period of gestation and (Garbha Aspandana) reduced fetal movement due to reduced amniotic fluid can be taken as fetal growth related disorder mainly IUGR (Intrauterine growth restriction). Ayurveda mentions Ksheera Basti (medicated milk enema) as a classical treatment in the management of Garbha Kshaya. In this case series, total 3 pregnant patients completing their 7th months of pregnancy, with the complaint of intrauterine growth restriction, reduced fetal movement and oligohydraminos were administered with Shatavaryadi Ksheerapaka Basti. Shatavaryadi Ksheerapaka Basti consists of fine powder of Shatavari, Bala and Arjuna 10 g each made into Ksheerapaka form and administered once daily in the morning, for consecutive 10 days. It was observed that after the Basti treatment, there was increase in the fetal movements, liquor and also fetal weight. In addition, there was also increase in maternal weight and improvement in fatigue, body ache, etc. From the study it has been observed that, in conditions of Garbha Kshaya (IUGR), administration of Shatavaryadi Ksheerapaka Basti is beneficial in terms of fetal growth and maternal well being.
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