ROLE OF AYURVEDA IN WOMEN'S HEALTH
Dr. Ankita Pareek*, Dr. Vikash Bhatnagar, Dr. Sandeep Madhukar Lahange, Dr. Anjali Sharma,
Dr. Bhumika Rudani
“Within a female lies the miracle of creation, a sacred vessel of life, where a woman embraces the divine essence of motherhood and she is nurturing life with her every beat”. In Sanatani Dharm women are reverted as symbols of purity and auspiciousness; playing vital role in procreation and passing on the legacy of health to future generation however with the advent of globalization and changing societal norms women's role have evolve during to increase stress and health challenges. Ayurveda; the ancient Holistic science, has long emphasized the significance of women’s health during different life stages. It provides guidelines for daily routines (Dincharya) and dietary practices (Ahar vidhi visheshayatan) to maintain optimal well-being. These practices are particularly important during menstruation (Rajaswala Paricharya) when women experience hormonal fluctuations and increased vulnerability to oxidative stress. Modern scientific research supports several Ayurvedic practices including avoiding Spicy foods, sexual activity and excessive exertion during menstruation. Maintaining mental wellbeing and positive thoughts also contribute to hormonal balance. Ayurveda addresses broader societal impact of Women's health as healthy mothers contribute to equitable societal development However, many socio cultural restrictions and taboos surrounding menstruation still prevail across different cultures and religion. Ayurveda plays a crucial role in maintaining the health and well being of female especially during menstruation by adhering to these ancient practices and dispelling misconception, society can promote physical mental and spiritual wellbeing of women ensuring the creation of a healthy and prosperous future generation.
Keywords: Female health, dincharya, ashta ahar vidhi visheshayatan, rajaswala paricharya.
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