ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: AN OUTLOOK ON RAJASWALA PARICHARYA: MENSTRUAL REGIMEN AS PER AYURVEDA
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Swati Bhandari *, G.M. Kavya, Ruby Rani Agarwal
Abstract: Menstruation is an important indicator of women’s health. It is a natural event as a part of the normal process of reproductive life in females. Today’s faulty lifestyle such as – having junk food, irregular sleep pattern and lack of exercise are the cause of increasing gynaecological disorders day by day. In Ayurveda, various Paricharyas (mode of living) are explained to maintain an optimum level of health. One such Paricharyas is Rajaswala Paricharya, which explains certain dos and don’ts to be followed during the menstruating phase. It is a lifestyle modification advised in Ayurveda for menstruating females. Following this Rajaswala Paricharya helps the women to adjust better to the physical and mental changes happening in the body and also helps in reducing the gynaecological complaints (dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, infertility, adenomyosis, fibroids etc). Thus, to maintain optimum gynaecological and obstetrical health of a woman, it is important to follow the regimen mentioned under Rajaswala Paricharya. This article discussed and analysed how to maintain menstrual hygiene and health with Rajaswala Paricharya along with its importance of application in today’s time.
Keyword: Rajaswala Paricharya, menstrual health, menstrual hygiene, Paricharyas