ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A REVIEW ON TRADITIONAL WEANING: A COMPLETE FOOD TO FILL NUTRITIONAL GAP IN CHILDREN
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Rashmi Pareek *, Nisha Ojha
Abstract: Childhood period is the foundation of better future life and every incidence has influence on the further life. The nutritional requirements of growing children are more since their energy requirements is high due to the fast tissue growth in early age. The term undernutrition may be correlated with Karshya (emaciation) in Ayurveda caused by Alpashana (reduced intake of food) and Vishamashana (consuming less or more quantity of food). Childhood Karshya (emaciation) is widely recognized as major health problem in developing countries due to its disastrous consequences on development of child both physically and psychologically. Better management of Karshya (emaciation) can be done by holistic approach of Ayurveda. As Karshya (emaciation) is Aptarpanjanya vyadhi it can be prevented and managed by Santarpana chikitsa in Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda Santarpana chikitsa includes correction of Agni and nourishment of dhatu. Acharya Vagbhata has described in the context of undernutrition that fulfil the various nutritional requirements of body which are essential for proper growth and development of children. This review article highlights effectiveness of Preenanamodaka in the management of undernutrition in children through Ayurveda.
Keyword: Karshya, Preenanamodaka, under nutrition, Santarpan