Ethnomedicinal studies of postpartum recipes used by rural and tribal women of Southern Rajasthan, India

Khushboo Kumawat, Sunita Jain, Asha Arora

Abstract


The postpartum period is defined as the period after delivery of conceptus when maternal physiological and anatomical changes return to the non-pregnant state. The postpartum period, also known as puerperium, starts following the placenta's expulsion until the complete physiological recovery of various organ systems. Rural and tribal peoples of Southern Rajasthan practice unique dietary therapeutic recipes for a holistic approach to cure and rejuvenate new mother's pregnancy-based maladies. Ethno-medicinal survey reveals 12 recipes/ formulations that deploy the medicinal herbs that have been time tested and align with modern biochemical evaluations conducted on animal models and humans.

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Batisa; Glactogogue; Postpartum recipes; Southern Rajasthan

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