AN AYURVEDIC REVIEW OF GARBHINI PANDU WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ANAEMIA IN PREGNANCY
Keywords:Garbhini Pandu, Anaemia, Pregnancy, Alparaktata, Pandutva, Haemodilution
Anaemia is one of the commonest medical disorder of high incidence in developing and underdeveloped countries with increased maternal and fetal mortality, morbidity. There are different types of anaemia explained. Deficiency anaemias have a very high global incidence affecting approximately 20% of the world’s population. Nearly of the individual with iron deficiency progress to iron deficiency anaemia. Garbhini pandu is one which is caused mainly due to the increase demand of nutrition by the garbhini which is not being supplemented by adequate nutrition diet. As the disease is characterised by pandutwa in the body which is caused by alparaktata where rakta is known to be one among the saptadhatu which has got jeevana karma hence raktavardhaka chikitsa becomes important in pregnant woman.
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