A critical review of Garbhini Ksheerapakas mentioned in Ayurvedic texts of Kerala
Pregnancy is an important phase in a woman’s life. Health of the pregnant woman has a major role in reducing adverse pregnancy outcomes. Sahasrayoga and Arogyakalpadruma are two important Ayurveda texts of Kerala origin which has references on ante natal care. Both these texts advocates the intake of Ksheerapakas of various drugs, throughout the pregnancy period. It is also a traditional practice to use these medications during antenatal period in many parts of Kerala. This paper aims to review the drugs used for Ksheerapaka and to assess their possible benefits in pregnancy.
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