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REVIEW ARTICLES
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 303-310

Agrochemical exposure and its adverse effects on pregnancy with the importance of preconceptional detoxification and management through ayurveda


1 Department of Prasuti Tantra, Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Dravyaguna, Shri Krishna Ayurvedic Medical College, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/joa.joa_189_20

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Objective: The objective of this study is to provide an overview of the effects of pesticide exposure during pregnancy and to newly born baby with its possible management and preconceptional care through Ayurveda. Data Source: We visited Hisar, Sirsa, Faridabad, and Bhivani cities of Haryana state and interviewed some pregnant ladies and farmers who were in direct contact with pesticide in agriculture or pesticide industries; collected information and assessed its effect on their body. Data were collected from the related websites, conference proceedings, scientific or technical reports, and other documents from the Government of India to identify the relevant information. The detoxification methodology was adopted from the classical text books of Ayurveda and research articles. Review Methods: It is a descriptive literature review-related study. Results: The detail analysis suggests that the pregnant women have greater vulnerability to chemicals, however, may include toxic elements in diet poses health risks to both mother and child. Exposure to pesticides during pregnancy impairs growth and neurodevelopment of growing fetus. There are lot of opportunities can be explored through Panchkarma and medicinal plants described in Ayurveda for preconceptional detoxication Vishghna plants (antitoxic herbs) can prove to be a mile stone for detoxification. Conclusion: This study provides the advantages of detoxification before conception. It will be helpful in causing awareness among the masses about the harmful effects of pesticides exposure and the benefits of Ayurveda for detoxification.


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