ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: THE STUDY ON THE EFFICACY AND OUTCOME OF CHARAKOKTA GARBHINI PARICHARYA IN THE FIRST TRIMESTER OF PREGNANCY
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Patil Ashwini Ravindra *, Turlapati Vishala
Abstract: Pregnancy is the most essential and critical part of every woman's life. Garbhini paricharya is nothing, but the care given to women during their pregnancy, mainly through ahara, vihara and vichara. So systematic examination, dietary and other advice are critical; this systematic supervision is called garbhini paricharya (Antenatal care). In Ayurveda, food is considered the best source of nourishment and medication for a pregnant woman. Ayurveda is described as month-wise Paricharya that helps in the development of the foetus and healthy growth and gives health and care to the mother. In Ayurveda, food is considered the best source of nourishment and medication for pregnant women. The main intention of advising garbhini paricharya is paripurnatya (providing growth of mother and foetus), anupaghata (pregnancy without complications), and sukhaprasava (for a healthy delivery and healthy child). The ancient Ayurvedic literature described in various Samhita; is not unique but also scientific as modern medical sciences. So antenatal care should be integrated, i.e., as per modern science and as described in Ayurveda. In this study, we took patients into two groups, Group A (Trial Group-30 patients) and Group B (Control Group- 30 patients) and gave them Ayurvedic garbhini paricharya in group A and folic acid supplement in group B. After the study, it is found that the incidence of first trimester ailments like fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and constipation shows a statistically significant advantage over the control group.
Keyword: Ayurveda, garbhini paricharya, Ahara