Ayurvedic Remedies For Common Complaints During Pregnancy


Motherhood is a special phase in a woman’s life and  is  a bliss if the woman is healthy throughout pregnancy . Pregnancy brings physical and psychological changes which can cause discomfort and woman is not able to enjoy this precious period .

Ayurveda recommends ‘ Garbhini Paricharya ’ i.e. Care and regimen during pregnancy which aids in wellbeing of mother and child .pregnant mothers

There are certain conditions which every  woman faces during pregnancy . These common complaints can be taken care of with Ayurvedic remedies .

MORNING SICKNESS ( Nausea , Vomiting ) :

This occurs during early weeks of pregnancy and usually subsides by third month .

  • Cooled decoction of tender leaves of mango and blackberry        ( jamun ) mixed with honey should be taken .

  • Electuary prepared with lemon juice , jujube , seeds of pomegranate , sugar and honey should be licked .

  • Licking the paste of white sandalwood with gooseberry juice , mint and honey is helpful .

  • Pulp of wood apple ( bilva ) with curd and sugar should be taken frequently .

Morning sickness


  • Ginger with lemon juice and rock salt in small quantities ( ginger jullienes steeped in lemon juice with rock salt can be kept in a jar ) .

  • Seeds of pomegranate can be chewed .

  • Mix powders of dry ginger , cumin , celery with jaggery and honey and a pinch of it to be kept in mouth .

  • Tamarind pulp with sugar , coriander powder and ginger is helpful .


  • Lukewarm water for drinking .

  • Water treated with small cardamom or fennel or coriander should be taken at regular intervals .


  • Gulkand ( Rose jam ) with milk at bedtime relieves constipation.

  • Decoction of Triphla ( three myrobalans ) is helpful .

  • Milk treated with fennel , taken with 1 teaspoon of ghee at bedtime .

  • Licorice with dry grapes and milk should be taken .

  • Intake of fluids ie milk , buttermilk , lemon water , fresh juices , soups etc and salads , fruits should be increased .



  • Coconut water , sugarcane juice , grape juice are helpful .

  • Seeds of cucumber with crystal sugar ( mishri ) relieves the burning micturition .

  • Powder of Lotus seeds and water caltrops should be taken .

  • Decoction of puncture vine ( gokshura ) , Tinospora cordifolia ( guduchi ) , Asparagus ( shatavari ) relieves infection .


  • Decoction made with coriander , vetiver and nutgrass soothes the intestines .

  • Pulp of woodapple ( bilva ) , dry ginger , parched barley with curd and rock salt is helpful .

  • Decoction of lotus seeds , pomegranate bark and mango leaves should be taken .

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4 thoughts on “Ayurvedic Remedies For Common Complaints During Pregnancy

  1. The remedies are probably effective but where does an American find such things as lotus leaves, pomegranate bark and fresh mango leaves? Especially is one lives in say, Indiana or Montana? As a practitioner I get very frustrated trying to help my clients when I can’t get these herbs/plants. 😦

  2. Thank you so much for posting, Dr Baljot Bharaj! If I ever come to India, I would love to visit your center and see how you serve women with the kayakalpa postnatal (and menopausal?) care.

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