Sukhaprasavada Ghritham is an Ayurvedic medicine for antenatal care. It is used for gaining weight, improving health and immunity in pregnant women. It is used for having a normal delivery without any complications.
Benefits of Sukhaprasavada Ghritham
The formulation of Sukhaprasavada Ghritham is explained as a ghrutayoga specially made for pregnant women. It is used mostly in third trimester of pregnancy. It reduces the discomforts and leads to a normal delivery in most of the women.
It is very effective in ailments like piles, recurrent Urinary Tract infections, constipation etc. in pregnancy especially when the patient is physically weak. By boosting the immunity, the severity and frequency of infections reduce.
Indications of Sukhaprasavada Ghritham
Sukhaprasootaye – Normal delivery without any complications.
Ingredients of Sukhaprasavada Ghritham
|Malabar spinach||Upodika||Basella alba L.|
It is a potent anti-diabetic herb. It can be used safely for constipation in pregnancy. It is also used in the treatment of anaemia, cough, dysentery, diarrhoea and mouth ulcers .
|Cucumber||Urvaaru||Cucumis sativus L|
It is medicinal as well as dietary. Fruit is edible. It has potent antioxidant, anti-hyaluronidase, and anti-elastase, analgesic, antioxidative and antinociceptive activities.
|Mountain knot grass||Bhadra/ Bhadrika||Aerva lanata (L.)|
It is used popularly as a diuretic, with anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, anti-bacterial, and mild analgesic effects. It is used in the treatment of cough & cold, asthma, headache, urinary tract infection and skin diseases.
|Liquorice||Yashti||Glycyrrhiza glabra L.|
It has anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-malarial, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-hyperglycaemic and hepato-protective properties.
Details of the manufacturing
As already discussed, Sukhaprasavada Ghritham has 4 ingredients
All these ingredients should be washed well and dried up in shade.
For preparation of ghrithakalpana,
- Snehadravya (Cow’s ghee) – 1part
Swarasa of Upodika – 3parts
Swarasa of Urvaruphala – 1 part
Cow’s milk – 1 part
- Kalkadravya (For making paste) – 1/16part(together)
Take the prescribed swarasa, milk, ghruta and kalkadravya in an earthen pot. Make it boil and then cook in the open vessel with low fire. Reduce the quantity into the quantity of ghrutha. Make sure to mix it in between with a ladle. Also, the fire should be kept low to make sure that all the active ingredients in the herbs needed are absorbed well into the water. Continue cooking and stir in between. Check the Paaka as per Snehapakavidhi. Once the desired Paaka is attained, filter the ghruta into a pot and keep it in air tight glass bottles after cooling. Ghrutha can be used for a longer period of time without any preservatives.
Dosha Dooshya Predominance with roga marga.
Sukhaprasavada Ghritham is Vaata pitta hara and brimhana.
It acts on aabhyantara, and madhyama rogamarga
Dosage and Usage of Sukhaprasavada Ghritham
Depends upon the digestive power of the person. Usually it is given 15g-20g twice daily in a person with good appetite and digestion as samanasneha.
When used as Samanasneha, Ghrutham is advised to take in empty stomach, once the ingested food is digested well and when the person has appetite.
Exercises and Yoga.
As Sukhaprasavada Ghritham targets mainly the pregnancy and related conditions, only mild exercises are advised. Also, specific Yogacharya including naadisuddhi pranayama, is recommended.
Regular exercise helps improve the bioavailability of medicine and food ingested and leads to positive health.
Yoga can maintain harmony within the body and with the surrounding system.
All the exercises and physical exertions must be decided and done under the supervision of a medical expert only.
Recommended diet and behaviour
- To be avoided
Heavy meals and difficult to digest foods – cause indigestion.
junk foods- cause a disturbance in digestion and reduces the bioavailability of the medicine
carbonated drinks – makes the stomach more acidic and disturbed digestion
refrigerated and frozen foods – causes weak and sluggish digestion by weakening Agni (digestive fire)
curd – causes vidaaha and thereby many other diseases
- To be added
Light meals and easily digestible foods.
Green gram, soups, milk, ghee, fruits and vegetables, dry fruits and nuts in moderate quantity.
freshly cooked and warm food processed with cumin seeds, ginger, black pepper, ajwain, etc
Protect yourself from very hot & cold climate.
Better to avoid exposure to excessive sunlight, wind, rain, or dust.
Maintain a regular food and sleep schedule.
Avoid holding or forcing urges like urine, faeces, cough, sneeze, etc.
Avoid sedentary lifestyle. Be active.
Side effects and contraindications
No known side effects reported.
Pregnant women with derangement in fat metabolism; may it be Hyperlipidaemia or obesity or hypercholesteremia or atherosclerosis or hypertension. Most of these, associated with weak digestion, too. In such people, the ghee preparation may worsen the condition rather than curing it.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, United States. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your GP before the intake.
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