Introduction to prasuti tantra and stri roga, Etimological origin of the word stri

 Intoduction to Prasuti tantra and Stri roga :


Description about Prasuti tantra and striroga comes under the branch of Kaumarabhritya of ashtanga ayurveda.

-गर्भोपक्रंविग्यान सुतिकोपक्रमस्तथा |

   बालानां रोगशमनी क्रिया बालचिकित्सितं || (ह.स.प्रथम.सूत्र.२/१६)

Acharya Harita has explained that the terms Garbhopakramvignan, sutikopakramavignana and bala rogashamana comes under bala chikitsa.

-कौमारभ्रित्यं नाम कुमरभरण धात्री क्षीर दोष संशोधनर्थं |

    दुष्ट स्तन्यग्रहसमुथनन्च व्यधिनामुपशंनार्थं || (सू,सू. १/१३)

-कुमारस्य भरणमाधिकृत्य कृतं कौमारभृत्यं || (च.सू.३०/२८)- च.टिका

The terms related to Kumara Bharana comes under Kaumarabhritya.

Here, Bharana(भरण) means - Delivery of baby. protecting it, giving shelter, nourishing it, receiving it, carrying it ( like embryo in the uterus).

-By Acharya Sushrita in Verse : सु.सू ३/३५-३७

योनिव्यपद्-प्रतिषेद

शरीरस्थान - 2,3,10

2- Rajah shuddi

3- Garbhavakranti

10- Garbhini, Garbhapat, Garbhasrav, Samanya prasav, Sutika paricharya etc.

Above are the terms that are described about prasuti tantra and striroga.

Etymological origin :

Prasuti tantra (प्रसूति तन्त्र) ( obstetrics)

Nirukti (निरुक्ति)-

प्रसूति = प्र + सू + क्तिन् -> -प्रसर्जन,जनन,प्रसव,जन्म देना, गर्भ पोषण.

तन्त्र - विज्ञान (science), शस्त्र, सिद्धान्त.

Branch of medical science which deals with pregnancy, child birth and post partum period is called obstetrics.

Stri Nirukti (स्त्री निरुक्ति) -

सत्यै + द्रत + डीप 
अर्थात - पुन्ज रूप मे एकर्तित करना

परिभाषा :

1) संचियते शुक्र शोणिते अस्यां सा स्त्री |

   The person in whom the sanchaya of shukra and shonita happens is called stri.

2) स्त्रीति स्त्यायति गर्भो अस्याम् |

    The one who does the vahan (dharan) of garbha is called stri.

3) स्त्री : female- the one who carries the fertile ovum.

Gynaecology - Branch of medical science that deals with health maintainance , disesase of women i.e reproductive organs.

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