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Ayurveda, Ayurvedic medicine, CAM, complementary and alternative medicine, postpartum depression



  1. Posmontier, Bobbie PhD, CNM
  2. Teitelbaum, Marianne DC


Ayurvedic medicine has existed for more than 5000 years but is only recently receiving recognition in current medical literature. The purpose of this article is to present an overview of Ayurvedic medicine, describe Ayurvedic treatment of postpartum depression, discuss concerns about herbal preparations, and discuss implications for nursing practice and research.