Review on Rakshoghna karma for Care of Normal New born


  • Shreya Chandrashekhar Manore
  • Kalpana Dhuri
  • Ashwini Shitre


Rakshoghna karma, Thermoregulation, Breast feeding, Rooming- In, Bedding- In, Baby bath, Baby clothing.


      In today’s day and age, many traditional baby care practices are being rejected for many reasons. The foremost reason being there is a simple lack of awareness as to why these practices were instituted and the benefits behind the herbs, metals and dravyas which are used in Ayurvedic baby care. The concept of Rakshoghna karma (Care of normal newborns) is described in both Ayurvedic as well as Modern science. The topics of  Breastfeeding, Thermoregulation, Rooming-In, Bedding –In, Baby massage, Baby bath, and Baby clothing has been given utmost importance in Classical texts of Ayurveda as well as Texts of Neonatology. All these measures are taken to ensure Warmth and Temperature stability, Prevent cross-infection and enhance Love and affection between Mother and Baby. Ayurveda is a broad and comprehensive Science. In this article, we have tried to sum up how the Acharyas have taken care of various aspects of the baby’s health and used different techniques like herbal smoke, fumigation, use of medicinal herbs and Dinacharya practices like regular Abhyanga Snana to boost the baby’s development.


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Author Biographies

Kalpana Dhuri

Professor and H.O.D, Department of Balroga , D.Y Patil Deemed to be University, School of Ayurveda , Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharshtra,

Ashwini Shitre

Professor and H.O.D, Department of Balroga, Shri Vivekanand Nursing Home Trusts Ayurved College, Rahuri , Taluka – Rahuri, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra



How to Cite

Manore, S. C. ., Kalpana Dhuri, & Ashwini Shitre. (2022). Review on Rakshoghna karma for Care of Normal New born. Ayurline: International Journal of Research in Indian Medicine, 6(02). Retrieved from