Stretch mark over the abdomen during pregnancy is a physiological condition but it gives lot of stress to the women in the cosmetic view. More than 90% of total woman populations are affected by stretch marks on the body particularly on the abdomen, groin and on the chest region during and after pregnancy. These stretch marks are called as Kikkisa in Ayurveda and it can be well prevented & managed by Ayurveda. One should avoid scratching and the following external treatments can be beneficial.
1. The paste of the Sandalwood and Usira (Vetiveria zizanioides) should be applied over the abdomen.
2. Powder of Sirisa (Albizia lebbeck) stembark, flowers of Dhataki (Woodfordia fruiticosa), mustard and licorice are rubbed over the abdomen.
3. Abdomen and breasts should be irrigated with decoction of Neem, Bottle gourd, Basil and Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia) or leaves and flowers of jasmine and licorice
4. Repeated cleansing with of daruhridra (Berberis aristata) and licorice should be done.