Ayurveda preceptors place great emphasis on food, especially during the antenatal and postnatal periods. These unique diet patterns cut the risk of abortion early in a pregnancy, improve fetal nutrition during the second trimester, and improve maternal health during the third trimester. This prevents medical problems both during and after pregnancy. Sahasrayogam, a book about Ayurvedic treatment, mentions a particular drug used to prepare medicated milk every month. Medicated milk is a classic Ayurvedic formulation, prepared with a particular combination of milk, water, and medicinal herbs. A mild fire boiled the mixture until only the milk remained. To start from the first month, medicated milk prepared with Sida cordifolia, Ipomea sepiaria, Solanum indicum, Desmodium gangeticum, Tinospora cordifolia, Solanum xanthocarpum, Hordeum vulgare, Chonemorpha macrophylla, Asparagus racemosus in the next months.
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Review of literature using authentic Ayurvedic textbooks and scientific articles in PubMed, Google Scholar. Databases searched with keywords Sida cordifolia, Ipomea sepiaria, Solanum indicum, Desmodium gangeticum, Tinospora cordifolia, Solanum xanthocarpum, Hordeum vulgare, Chonemorpha macrophylla, Asparagus racemosus separately and these drugs AND ayurveda, ayurveda AND antenatal care. We selected articles based on both their title and content for relevance. While several review articles discuss the use of ayurvedic milk during pregnancy, no clinical trials are looking directly at this issue. The effect of specific drugs on pregnancy has been studied in many preclinical and clinical trials.
Sida cordifolia is having analgesic as well as anti-inflammatory action. It prevents backache and leg cramps. Pregnant women can also benefit from taking the herb to relieve frequent urination and high blood pressure during the first month of pregnancy. Antioxidant, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of Ipomea sepiaria make it useful in a variety of gynecological conditions. The chemical components in Desmodium gangeticum can reduce constipation and emesis gravidarum symptoms. Phytochemicals from Tinospora cordifolia have proved effective against gestational diabetes mellitus. In addition, it affects the cardiovascular system. Solanum species repute for being potent antioxidants. It also prevents pregnancy-related hypertension and pedal edema. In addition to promoting intestinal mobility, Hordeum vulgare is also effective in fostering lung growth in fetuses. Chonemorpha macrophylla possesses skeletal muscle relaxant action. The Asparagus racemosus is a popular galactogogue as well as a uterine tonic. A pregnant woman must consume medicated milk within a day, and obtaining little quantities of raw drugs from the market is difficult. It is possible to prepare medicated milk powder without experiencing this problem using a spray dryer.
Ayurvedic milk powder serves as a healthier alternative to commercial malted milk powder, as it ensures the well-being of mom and baby. Ayurvedic milk powder may help to reduce the risks and complications associated with pregnancy when associated with normal antenatal care. This new dosage form should undergo extensive preclinical and clinical trials before being introduced to the market.