Effect of ‘Garbhpal Ras’ on Pregnancy Induced Nausea & Vomiting (NVP)

  • Misra Deepa
  • Sinha Mukta
  • Kumar Vikas
Keywords: Ayurveda, Garbhpal Ras, Garbhopadravas, Nausea, Vomiting, Pregnancy.

Abstract

Great maestros of Ayrurveda described in detail about pregnant woman and its care. During this nine month long journey, pregnant women may suffer from some minor ailments which are specific to pregnant state. Nausea and vomiting are the commonest symptoms experienced in the first trimester of pregnancy and can occur at any time of the day and may be constant. It's no wonder that child bearing women feel the desire for a remedy to overcome with these. Since ancient times, 'Garbhpal Ras' have been used for many centuries in assisting for securely child bearing process. According to author of 'Ras Chandanshu' the text of 17th century, drug 'Garbhpal Ras' cures all minor ailments of pregnant women. 94 pregnant women were subjected for this study. Fifty five women were supplemented with 120 mg bid 'Garbhpal Ras' along with folic acid, while 39 pregnant women of control group supplemented with folic acid only. Aim of study was to evaluate efficacy of Garbhpal Ras in nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Result was assessed through subjective parameters (based on patient's statement), haematological and biochemical blood parameters. Results were found encouraging 'Garbhpal Ras' treated group. 

 

Author Biographies

Misra Deepa
Lecturer & Incharge, Department of Prasooti Tantra
Sinha Mukta
Professor and Head, Department of Prasuti Tantra, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi-5
Kumar Vikas
Associate Professor in Pharmacology, Department of Pharmaceutics, Institute of Technology, BHU, Varanasi-5
Published
2012-09-25
Section
Research Articles