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REVIEW ARTICLE ON ROLE OF SHUNTHI IN SUTIKA MAKKAL

Dr. Sabhyata Singh*, Dr. Vivek Dwivedi and Prof. Neelam

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Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), one of the renowned spices all over the world, having a long history of medicinal use for more than 2000 years, belongs to Zingiberacae family. In Ayurveda it is called as Visvabhesaja and Mahausadha due to its utility in vast variety of diseases. Among all those diseases, one is Sutika Makkal. A woman is termed as sutika when she delivers the fetus and the placenta both. If the placenta is not expelled, she can’t be called as sutika. Sutika makkal is a condition in which the woman experiences pain in abdomen after the delivery of fetus and placenta. In Ayurveda pain is always thought to be associated with vitiated vata dosha, so shunthi can be very beneficial in this aspect as it pacify vata. Besides this some active components of shunthi like gingerols and shogaols produces its analgesic effect by calcium channel blockade and some by inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis.

Keywords: Shunthi, Ayurvedic, Visvabhesaja, Mahausadha, Ginger.


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