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Etymology/ Definition ये स्तन्यं शोधयति ते स्तन्यशोधनाः ।
ReferenceC.Su.4/12, C.Sha.8/55
Literary MeaningClearing vitiation of breast milk
Implied MeaningThese are the drugs which purifiy the breast milk by pacifying the vitiated Dosha .
ElaborationDosha vitiate breast milk ( Stanya ) by entering in to the Stanyavaha Siraa and the milk itself. In lactating period, as breast milk is the only diet for newborn child, vitiated breast milk is a major cause in the diseases of the newborn. Eight types of Stanya Dusht`i by Dosha is explained in Charaka Samhitaa .
Therefore, it is necessary to treat the mother for cleansing of breast milk. Charakasamhitaa has given 10 important drugs to purify breast milk. This group is called as Stanya S`hodhana Gan`a . E. g. Paat`haa ( Cissampelos pareira ), Mahaushadha ( Zingiber officinale ) etc.
Theraputic procedures like Vamana and Virechana ( followed by Samsarjana Krama ) are also useful. Takraarisht`a is a good medicine for cleansing of breast milk.

Last updated on June 17th, 2021 at 08:54 am

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