GARBHADHANA NIRODHAKA DRAVYAS - A REVIEW
Dr. Kowsalya R. G.*, Dr. Padmasaritha K. and Dr. Ramesh M.
Rapid population growth in developing countries is a critical issue worldwide. As such as no direct description of contraception in samhitas, but with the description of four factors ie) rtu (ovulation period), ksetra (reproductive organs), bija (sperm and ovum) and ambu (nutrients) essential for conception, it can be inferred that if these factors are influenced artificially conception will not take place. There are so many Ekamuliya (single) drugs as well as Bahumuliya (combination) drugs which are mentioned in classical texts. Description or advice of contraceptives is one of the integral part of postnatal management. Though need of contraceptives is sometimes felt by recently married couples. The aim of this study is to gather the garbhadhana nirodhaka dravyas mentioned in classical texts.
Keywords: Contraceptives, conception, garbhadhana nirodhaka dravyas.
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