A CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF GARBHINI PANDU BY ORAL ADMINISTRATION OF DRAKSHA GRITHA

Dr.G Sri Harshitha, Dr. Nischay Bidada, Dr. Kadiyala Usha

Abstract


Pregnancy is a physiological condition where a woman requires more nutrition. When compared to non-pregnant women, a pregnant woman needs 2-3 times the amount of iron. Pandu means pallor of body which can be correlated with ‘Anaemia’ of modern science. There are various references present in ayurvedic classics which indirectly denote Garbhini Pandu. AcharyaCharaka in ShariraSthana has explained about Balavarnahaniof Garbhini in 6th month of pregnancy. It can be considered as reference for Garbhini Pandu. The line of treatment in Pandurogais shodhana, as it iscontraindicated during pregnancy appropriate shamanatreatment has to beadopted.“DrakshaGhrita” mentioned in CharakaSamhita,has been taken for study. Draksha has got vatapittashamaka, Rakthaprasadana, Garbhasthapaka, Jeevaniya, Balya, Brihmana properties. Ghrita has also Vatapittahara and varnaprasadana properties. It also shows samskarasyanuvartanath property.Hence ghrithaand  draksha both are suitable drugs for Garbhini Panduw.s.r.Anaemia in Pregnancy. 30 patients of Garbhini Pandu were selected from OPD and IPD of PrasutiTantra and StreeRoga department from Dr.BRKR GAMC, Hyderabad, and were subjected 15ml of drakshaghrita twice daily (Morning and evening) on empty stomach orally along with anupana of sukoshnadugdha for 90 days continuously. The results were assessed in terms of symptomatic relief and Hb%. Statistically highly significant improvement was observed with P-value < 0.001. Hence the study revealed that DrakshaGritha is an effective drug in the management of Garbhini Pandu .

Keywords


Pandu, Garbhini Pandu, DrakshaGritha, Anemia in pregnancy,sodhana, sukoshnadugdha

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