Dasamoola Rasayanam-Benefits,Dosage,Ingredients,Side Effects

Dasamoola Rasayanam is an effective Ayurvedic medicine for acute and chronic upper respiratory tract infections. This is a traditional Kerala Ayurveda preparation and the reference is in the classical text book Sahasrayoga ( Ten hundred Preparations). This is presented as a herbal jam in Jaggery (Sugar Cane) base.

Indications and benefits of Dasamoola Rasayana

Productive and non productive cough.

  1. Bronchitis.
  2. Asthma.
  3. Fever.
  4. Indigestion

The preparation is very effective in respiratory ailments by increasing the digestion, relieving the phlem and clearing the respiratory tract. It’s  anti inflammatory and bronchodilator actions are very useful in the treatment.

It is also used in the treatment of following ailments or diseases

– Upper respiratory tract infections.

– Cough.

– Head ache.

– Sinusitis.

– Indigestion.

– Dyspepsia.

Other Ayurvedic medicines used along with Dasamoola Rasayanam.

Dasamulakadutryadi qwath tablet, Amritottaram qwath tablet, Amritarishtam, Vasarishtam, Kanakasavam, Agasthya Rasayanam, Haridrakhandam, Karpuradi Churna, Vyoshadi vatakam, Talisapatradi Churna, Talisapatradi leham

Dasamoola Rasayanam Ingredients:

Dasamoola – ( Ten roots)

  1. Bilva – Aegle marmelos
  2. Agnimantha – Premna seratifolia
  3. Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
  4. Gambhari – Gmelina arborea
  5. Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
  6. Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
  7. Prishniparni – Pseudarthria viscida
  8. Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
  9. Brihati – Solanum indicum
  10. Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
  1. Vrisha – Adhatoda vasica
  2. Shunti – Zingiber officinalis
  3. Jiraka –Cuminum cyminum
  4. Dhanyaka –Coraindrum sativum
  5. Daru – Cedrus deodara
  6. Bhadra – Aerva lenata
  7. Sugar

Fine Powders of

  1. Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and dried ginger
  2. Jati –Myristica fragrans
  3. Twak –Cinnamomum zeylanicum
  4. Kumkuma –Crocus sativus
  5. Jiraka – Cuminum cyminum
  6. Krishnajiraka – Nigella sativa
  7. Pushkaramoola – Inula racemosa
  8. Nagakeshara – Mesua ferrea
  9. Ela –Elettaria cardamomum

Dasamoola Rasayanam Dose:

5 – 7.5 grams two or three times a day after food or frequently in small doses or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.

Dosage for children below 5 years of age – 1 –4 grams, twice or thrice a day, along with honey or arishta.

Dosage for children between 5 – 12 years of age  4- 5 grams twice or thrice a day along with honey or arishta.

Side Effects

There are no side effects if taken in prescribed dosage. Over dosage will cause gastric irritation and acidity.


Please avoid dairy products, refrigerated and fried food. Use of nonvegetarian only after a consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor.


Aryavaidyasala, Kottakkal, Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala, Kerala Ayurveda, Nagarjuna Herbal Concentrates.

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Restless Leg Ayurveda Herbal Treatment

Restless legs is a condition difficult to explain, but it tempts one to move the legs and surely the difficulty is relieved only by the movement. According to Dr. Margaret Stearn  “ It is not pins-and-needles, but is more like a crawling, prickling and tingling irritation just under the skin”

Restless legs comes when you are to rest for a while like sitting in the same position in flight or cinemas or lying or sleeping. The calves of both legs are involved mostly, sometimes thighs and feet also involved. Rarely people with the same issue in their arms were also reported. As said, the only way to get rid of the irritation is by moving your legs or walk. When you try to keep still, the painful ache crosses the limits and forces to move.

Restless legs is well described in Ayurveda classics. In Ashtangahridaya nidana, the vitiated  Vayu located in bones is described as the cause of this disease.

Ashtisth: sakthisandhyasthi shoolam theevram balakshayam||

( Ashtanga hrdayam Nidana stana Chapter 15/)

The nomenclatures of this dreadful agony are Vatakhudatha, Sakthisadham, Padaharsham and Saksthigraham. The symptoms of Padaharsham is understood as the feet having tingling (pins and needles) sensation and loss of tactile sensation arising from the aggravation of Kapha and vayu.

Causes of Restless legs

The real reason for restless legs is not known, but the most appreciated hypothesis is the lack of dopamine in an area of the brain or spinal cord. The lack of neurotransmitter Dopamine is identified as the reason for Parkinson’s which has the similar symptoms, so the reason for the absence of Dopamine has gained credibility.

The observations from different studies make clear that the real reason of Restless legs cannot be easily traced.

  • Restless starts in some pregnant or pregnancy worsen
  • Smoking, caffeine, and alcohol make it worse.
  • Stress and strain trigger the condition.
  • Deficiency of iron in elderly also manifests the symptoms.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, renal disorders show similar feeling.
  • A pattern of heredity is found in more than 40 % patients.
  • Regular intake of medicines like Ca channel blockers, anti depressants, tranquilizers, antihistamines etc also marked as a cause.

Ayurvedic classics refer to the causes vitiation of Vata and Kapha as the reason for restless legs. The food which increases Vata and Kapha, premature initiation of urges like urine, faeces etc, keeping awake at nights and sleeping in the day time, fear, worry, excessive physical activities and Sexual intercourse increases Kapha and increased Kapha blocks the channels in the body and in turn increases Vata in the body. So the basic quality of movement of Vata is abandoned by this physiologic imbalance and the same happened in the lower extremities manifests as restless legs.



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Hidradenitis suppurativa- Ayurveda Herbal Treatment


The common symptoms of Hidradenitis suppurativa are multiple abscesses in armpits and groin area due to infection and inflammation of apocrine sweat glands.

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a Kapha-Pitta disorder in Ayurveda. The vitiated digestive fire-agni (Pitta ) causes impaired metabolism and results in the vitiation of Kapha Dosha. The impaired fat molecules are deposited in the muscle mass and cause swollen painful lesions in axillae, groin, anal and breast regions. As per Ayurveda, the diseases are due to the incompetence of channels or block to the channels. In HS, the impaired fat molecules are deposited in the fatty locations of the body and block the channels of the body. When we look into the pathology of HS, the disease occurs due to the obstruction of hair follicles, infection to apocrine sweat glands and secondary infections which can be correlated to the channel block theory of Ayurveda.

As per the concepts of Allopathic medicine, bacteria and bodily oils in armpit and groin cause the infection. Another reason is the wrong way of shaving hair. But Ayurveda believes this is caused due to internal issues and that’s why some people are getting affected.

Bacteria are known to cause skin and soft tissue infections were uncovered in microbiological studies of the skin disease hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), with nearly 60% of cultures dominated by Staphylococcus lugdunensis, according to a study published online November 13 in Emerging Infectious Diseases. In people with impaired digestive fire, the immunity is weak and facilitate the growth of bacteria in the body. So the internal impaired metabolism is the real factor and others like bacteria are the triggering factors.

Is HS considered an autoimmune disease?

The cause of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is still unknown. Even though the abscesses can become infected, it is not caused by bacteria and is not contagious. It is thought to be caused by an abnormal response of the body’s own immune system. In other words, HS is an autoimmune disease.

This statement itself proves the clarity of Ayurvedic concept and as per the pathologic explanations and the treatment concepts of Ayurveda, I have lot many experiences in managing HS with Ayurveda.

HS is not contagious and again proving the concept of Ayurveda. Because a bacteria causing the infection and inflammation is not working in all. So some other internal factors and environment which suits the growth of triggering factor are the real reason for HS. So we have to address the same with a clear scientific view.

The management of HS.

Dermatologists offer the following tips to their patients who have HS:

Lose weight to lessen HS — or even clear your skin.

Quit smoking to reduce HS flare-ups.

Stop shaving where you have breakouts.

Wear loose-fitting clothes to reduce friction.

Keep your skin cool.

Ayurvedic management of HS

As said, we have to address the real reason for Kapha-Pitta vitiation. The common reasons can be traced by a detailed case taking and lifestyle, food habits, heredity, diabetes, obesity, other chemical medicines etc are commonly listed. The patients are asked to modify them and medicines are prescribed to repair the metabolism.

These are the common supplements prescribed to manage HS. In most of the cases, 90 days outpatient management is only needed.

Gugguluthiktakam Qwath Tablet

Varanadi Qwath Tablet

Guluchyadi Kashayam Extract Sachet

Psora Ointment

Neemi Ointment

Mahathiktakam Ointment

Triphala Churna

Vara Churana

Yavaloha Churna

Badaripatradi Kashayam Extract Sachet

In obese patients, external procedures like Udwarthanam, Dhara, Kizhi, Vasti etc are also done.


A fat-free diet with fiber and leafy vegetables are good to avoid recurrence and relapse. Dairy products, non-veg and Junk food, carbonated bottled drinks etc are to be avoided.


Mild to moderate exercises are advised and Yoga including Surya Namaskar should be practiced daily.

Some Case sheets of HS treatment by Dr Rajesh Nair BAMS, PGDYT, MBA

Dear sir/madam,

I’m suffering from hidradenitis suppurativa for past seven years. I want to know whether Ayurveda has cure for this case. Should I avoid certain foods. Can you please advise me on this. Is psora ointment good for HS.

Thanks in anticipation,

Maria Sunny

Hi Maria,


Please start following medicines for 90 days and this will surely cure HS.

  1. Guluchyadi kashayam extract sachet 1 sachet with 60 ml boiled water twice daily before food.
  2. Tab Nimbarajanyadi 2-2-2 after food.
  3. Psora ointment for external application.
  4. Brihat triphala churna 1 teaspoon twice daily after food.

Diet: Vegetarian

Regards and Thanks


Dr Rajesh Nair BAMS, PGDYT, MBA
Telephone: + 91 9446918019
Email: [email protected]
Skype: ayurvedaforalluk
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I am a patient of Hidradenitis suppurativa.
The diseased tissue from the right axilla has been surgically removed. But I am having the same problem in left axilla and the groin area.

Is there a 100% cure for this disease in Ayurveda and can I come for a personal consultation.

Looking forward to your prompt reply.



Hi Jitender,

Thanks for writing.

We can start treatment with Ayurvedic herbs and will take some time to get the results. You should follow a gluten free dairy free diet with lot of vegetables and natural products. Walk 30 minutes bare footed and do yoga asanas as per your health condition. Please take following medicines for 90 days.

  1. Guluchyadi kashayam extract sachet 1 sachet with 60ml hot water twice daily before food.
  2. Alerkhand tablet 2-2-2 after food.
  3. Prandaa tablet 2-2-2 after food.
  4. Triphaladi churna 1 teaspoon at bed time.

Regards and Thanks


Dr Rajesh Nair BAMS, PGDYT, MBA
Telephone: + 91 9446918019
Email: [email protected]
Skype: ayurvedaforalluk
Online Chat: http://www.ayurvedaforall.com/livehelp

Profile: http://in.linkedin.com/in/ayurvedaforall

Run by professionals who understand and care.

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Kashayam/ Qwath Extract Sachets launched.

kashayam-sachet-2 kashyam-sachet

Qwath or Decoctions in Ayurveda have prepared instantly years ago by collecting the herbs from local places and Vaidyas prescribes the names of Qwath or Kashayam or Decoction and our great grandfathers had clear knowledge about the same. After the process of mechanization started, the society was in the quest for easy solutions and had transformed instant fresh preservative free qwath to concentrated qwaths in bottles. Still, the search for lost freshness and efficacy of decoctions is in different ways and Sreemed labs, a channel partner of Ayurvedaforall has succeeded in developing the most innovative product for humanity, Kashayam Extract Sachet of popular qwaths which are free from all preservatives and Parabens. It’s the same as the instant prepared qwath and there is no chemicals or additives.

Ayurvedaforall is the authorized online retailer of the said product and the listing of the product has started in www.ayurvedaforall.com



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Psora for Pompholyx


Here is a blog post on Psora’s effectiveness on the website pompholyx.co.uk which used to bring many visitors and buyers to Ayurveda for all. However, this website has fallen into disuse and we have restored that page for everyone’s use here.

Kind courtesy: Internet Archive at https://web.archive.org/web/20130721032817/http://www.pompholyx.co.uk/eastern_promise.html

Eastern Promise?

We get a lot of emails from sufferers of pompholyx. Some are asking for help, some advice and some are just offering encouragement and support for fellow sufferers.

We get a lot of emails from sufferers of pompholyx. Some are asking for help, some advice and some are just offering encouragement and support for fellow sufferers.

Recently we had and email from Rose. She was after a very specific oil that she has used to treat the symptoms of her pompholyx. To be honest, I had never heard of it, but a little research and one or two calls led me to a UK based site where you can buy the oil.

Here is Rose’s story.

Rose emailed us with some tips and with a question. “Hi. I have pompholyx which started about four months ago and is driving me mad with constant flare-ups. I have been sensible, using cotton gloves etc and avoiding hand creams. However, a friend brought a tiny tube of PSORA ointment back from India. This worked a dream! However, it was a tiny tube and I have run out. I can’t locate it on the internet (its an ayurvedic remedy) and was wondering if you have heard of it [Ed: no – as it happens we hadn’t heard of it]. If so, would you know where I could get some more?”

So our first task was to find Psora ointment. Which we did, here – www.ayurvedaforall.com.

We let Rose know. “Wow! I am amazed that you found this so quickly! I have gone onto the website and ordered some ointment. I shall be pleased to share with your readers the results of my continued usage”. So we look forward to hearing how Rose gets on in the future.

We wanted to find out more about Psora ointment, so we spoke with Dr Nair at Ayurveda For All.

Dr Nair explained what Psora ointment is and how it works. “Psora ointment is made from a herb called Psoralia Corylofolia (Bavchi Oil). According to Ayurvedic concept, Kapha – one among the three somatic humors – is vitiated in Eczema and other skin disorders like Psoriasis. Psoralia Corylofolia (Bavchi Oil) is very effective in reducing this vitiated Kapha. If you are using Psora oinment with Psora capsules internally, it will cleanse the body as well. Ayurveda has a very good track record in dealing the chronic skin disorders which require long term medication. I am happy to offer a free consultation to your users through our site”. Dr Nair can be contacted at www.ayurvedaforall.com.

To be honest, it’s a complicated looking system which is based on herbs and a certain amount of faith. We certainly can’t recommend it because we aren’t doctors and we don’t ever recommend a specific solution for pompholyx. But it seems to be working for Rose.

Update: we haven’t had any feedback on Psora yet, but we have heard from JB who tells us about another ‘Eastern’ treatment. Again, we can’t vouch for this so please take proper advice before considering any treatments (we’re trying to find out more) but it seems to work for JB.

JB wrote in to tell us his treatment. “I suffered my first bout of Pompholyx about 18 years ago (I am now in my later 40’s). It was an extreme attack and it lasted over 18 months. Numerous visits to skin specialists could do nothing to help. I finally went to a Chinese acupuncturist who used a “moxa roll” or some may call it a Moxi Roll. They light the end and hold it close to the affected area to draw out the itch. This is intense while you are doing it, but wow what wonderful relief. In the end I purchased some moxa rolls for myself and when I get the first signs of the blisters – if I use the moxa roll every day – it seems to stop it from going into a full-blown attack. Over the years I have had numerous flare ups but have managed mostly to keep it under control with this method. Hope this helps.”. It does JB, thanks.

You can buy Psora capsules and Ointment here.

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Kashayam Qwath Sachet launched






Trivandrum: Sreemed labs, an Ayurvedic company with GMP certification has launched innovative Kashayam ( Decoction- Qwath) sachet of leading  seven Ayurvedic preparations for Arthritis, Migraine, Fever, Low back pain and other ailments.  One box contains 15 sachets   and one sachet is equivalent to 20ml of decoction and the product is unique and first of its class and is free from all kinds of preservatives and parabens. Sreemed labs has appointed www.ayurvedaforall.com, www.ayurvedaforall.in, www.ayurvedaforall.co.uk, www.ayurvedahq.com, www.sallakiplus.co.uk and www.ocimums.com as online re sellers of this unique preparation.


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Diabetes mellitus- Type II NIDDM- Ayurvedic View and management

Diabetes mellitus

Sweet things happening for you

Om tanupa agne si tanvam me pahi | Om ayurda agne syayurme dehi||

Om varchoda agne si varcho me dehi| Om agne yanme tanva unam tanma aprina||


Diabetes mellitus

Just to rewind, Dibaetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorder in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged   period. This high blood sugar           produces the symptoms of frequent urination, increased thirst and increased hunger.  Madhumeha, one among the twenty varieties described in Ayurveda can be correlated to Diabetes mellitus.

Serious long-term complications include heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, foot ulcers, arthritis, neuropathy and damage to the eyes.

Types of Diabetes

  • Type 1 IDDM- Insulin is not produced in the body (Sahaja)-  This type starts before the age of 30. Causes- Viral attack causing the destruction of beta     cells of Islets or genetic predisposition. 10 % of total    patients belong to Type 1
  • Type 11-NIDDM- 90 % of patients comes under this category
  • Gestational diabetes- insulin resistance.


Diabetes Ayurvedic view

According to the predominance of dosha and their relation with dushyas( body tissues), the Ayurveda has classified the disease into 20 distinct types. It can again be sub classified into (a) Vata pramehas 4 Numbers, (b) pitta pramehas 6 numbers and (c) Kapha pramehas 10 numbers . Amongst the 20 types of pramehas, the most important one is Madhumeha, which can be interpreted as Diabetes mellitus and is also considered as incurable condition.

Food, drinks and activities which increases fat, urine and kapha are the   general cause. Intake of Foods which are sweet, sour, salt, fatty, heavy to digest, fresh grains, beer, meat of animals of marshy land, sugar cane juice are listed as the main cause of Prameha ( Sanskrit name of Diabetes). Other reasons are less exercise and sleeping. Prameha is described in Atharvaveda (1500-1000 BC) Kauchika Soothra part as a major ailment.

Common symptom– increased turbid urine and so named Prameha.

Pathology of Disease as per Ayurveda

Kapha , one among three somatic humors is increased due to intake of above said food and activities increases and localise at naval area, vitiates water, sweat, pitta, fat, plasma and muscle tissues.

According to experts in Ayurveda “pittadharakala” described in Susruta Samhita can be corrleated as the “Islet tissue “of pancreas and “Pitta Thejus” produced from the pithadharakala as the hormones like insulin, glucagon and pancreatic digestive enzymes etc etc.


Diabetes Warning Symptoms from Ayurvedic classics.

  • Perspiration.
  • Looseness of body parts.
  • Desire to rest, cold.
  • Thickening of heart, eyes, tongue, ears etc.
  • Overgrowth of hair and nails.
  • Sweet taste in mouth.
  • Burning sensation in extremities.

This is very important to understand the warning symptoms as this is the pre diabetic stage and one can modify his diet and life style and can delay the onset of Diabetes. This is the pre- diabetic condition and understanding the symptoms wise fully will surely reduce the number of diabetic patients of young age. These should be incorporated in syllabus of students and health professionals as preventive method of Diabetes.


Diabetes Management – Conservative

  • Insulin and other diabetes medications are designed to lower   your blood sugar levels when diet and exercise alone aren’t    sufficient for managing diabetes. But the effectiveness of these medications depends on the timing and size of the dose. Medications you take for conditions other than diabetes also can affect your blood sugar levels.

Treatment concept of Ayurveda

Our true self is consciousness.

The cure of disease is self-knowledge

The great Indian principle of healing can be greatly applicable to Diabetes as it is a chronic disorder and self- knowledge is the master managing chronic life style disorders. When we go through the aetiology of Diabetes, various dietary, lifestyle and psychologic factors disturbing the fat and carbohydrate metabolism has been listed. As a clinician, when having a close eye to the diabetes, it’s very clear that the disturbance of fat metabolism is the basic cause of Diabetes and all other come after it as the disease progresses.

Do’s and Don’ts of DM


Plan an intermittent fasting diet

Increase fibre intake.


Eat saturated or trans fats

Consume starches or sugars

Over indulge in alcohol



Sweet drinks and carbohydrate drinks should be avoided. Cakes, pastries, cream, dried and canned fruits, sweet pickles, and meats should be avoided.


Thin vegetable soups supply fewer calories.   So obese persons are encouraged to take large quantities which would fill up their stomach and give them a sense of     satiety.

Green vegetables:

Diabetics should consume large amount of green vegetables, which are poor source of calories. Salads with lime or natural vinegar are useful.


Dried fruits and nuts should be avoided. Orange, bananas, mangoes and apples can be taken. All fresh fruits in minimum quantity is good to sensitize Islets to produce more insulin.


Chilled Sweets and ice cream or custard are not allowed.

Cooking media:

Ghee, oils, butter all are rich in calories so an obese    diabetic is allowed only          1 teaspoonful per meal.

Tea and coffee:

Tea and coffee are permitted but milk and sugar should be regulated or avoided as per the blood profile.

A diet free from Fatty foods is ideal for diabetes patients and they should always keep away from fat increasing sedentary lifestyle and should be encouraged for sweating. All party habits including alcohol, tobacco to drugs damages the general health of Diabetes and may become fatal. All these precautions will surely help to avoid the visit to swanky hospitals or consuming costly synthetic medicines.

Common Medicines used in Ayurveda Practise


  1. Nishakatakadi tablet
  2. Katakakhadiradi tablet
  3. Dhanwantharam qwath tablet
  4. Devadarvarishtam
  5. Ayaskrithi
  6. Dhanwanthararishtam
  7. Aveerabeeja Churna
  8. Amritamehari churna
  9. Vaiswanara churna
  10. Shaddharana churna
  11. Brihat triphala churna
  12. Vara Churna
  13. Triphaladi churna
  14. Dhanwanthara ghritham
  15. Nisouseeradi tailam
  16. Dhanwantharam tailam
  17. Mahamasha tailam
  18. Dhanwantharam 101 avarthi
  19. Ksheerabala 101 avarthi
  20. Bala tailam
  21. Mehanil tablet
  22. Glymin tablet
  23. Hyponidd tablet
  24. Diarid tablet
  25. Niruryadi tablet
  26. Diabecon tablet
  27. Glysikot tablet
  28. Madhunashini vati
  29. Fleximed Capsule
  30. Rhumed capsule

Yoga, aerobic exercises, martial arts and all controlled scientific exercises and work outs with pleasant mind will surely help to control Diabetes.

ॐ भूर्भुवः॒ स्वः॒ तत्स॑वितुर्वरे॑ण्यम्
भ॒र्गो॑ दे॒वस्य॑ धीमहि। धियो॒ यो नः॑ प्रचो॒दया॑त्॥



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Immusante tablets from Himalaya

Immusante tabimmusantelet
Broad spectrum immunotherapeutic support
A natural formulation with potent herbal activities
Proven to improve resistance and prevent disease manifestion








Shanta ( Prosopis glandulosa)

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Lodhra ( Symplocos racemosa)

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Prophylaxis and faster recovery from viral infections

  • Influenza
  • Dengue
  • Chickunguniya
  • Herpes zoster
  • Herpes simplex
  • Viral gastroenteritis
  • Immunomodulation in HIV

Faster recovery from opportunistic infections

  • Diabetic foot ulcer
  • Recurrent UTI in chronic debility
  • Oral candidiasis
  • Opportunistic infections in caner patients like port infections
  • Chronic, debilitating conditions- HIV and TB
  • Rheumatoid arthritis patients on DMARDs
  • Neutropenia induced by chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  • Sickenss behaviour.

Immusante tablets are based on the Rasayana therapy concept of Ayurveda. Rasayana therapy is for improving the quality of lifestyle through different modules of management like diet, exercise, medicines, counseling etc. The two herbs selected are of good Rasyana property and described for longevity of life.


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Cure Depression Naturally

The depression is not a very common issue in non-urban world, but is very near to all in urban surroundings. The prescription drugs for the depression has raised several unhealthy incidents from severe withdrawal symptoms to sexual weakness. So the quest for alternatives has started from the very beginning of urbanization and still going on. Several herbs, rituals, practices, exercises, habits were reported from time to time to combat depression and has attained the world’s eye.

This issue of Ayurvedaforall discusses on one poly herbal supplement – ManasamitraVatakam tablet related to Depression.

The great scholar and founder  of AryaVaidyasalaKottakkal, Vaidyaratnam PS Varier comments on the efficacy of this product in his book Chikitsasangraham- this is very effecticacious in lunacy and other ailments; alcoholism, toxicity and helps to improve mental faculties and in overcoming fits, convulsions and epilepsy. Sages say those taking this daily will be immune to snakebites, lightning, cholera, small pox and contagious diseases. In addition anyone taking this daily will develop a happy trend of mind, poetic taste, mastery of expression and other qualities. This may be taken twice daily on empty stomach in warm cow’s milk or Brahmi ghritham, Mahakalyanakaghritham, Saraswathaghritham or other vehicles prescribed for mental ailments.

 Indication of MMV in classical reference.

Manodoshahara: pranjamedham cha prathibhamapi ||

SahasraYogaGutikaPrakarana/ 40

The drug is having the effect of pacifying manodosha and it is capable of acting on brain to augment prajna, medha and pratibha. Most of the ingredients of the drug have medhya property (brain booster), vrishya property ( sex stimulant)and a meager number of ingredients have sukrasthambana ( delaying ejaculation) property.

Contents of Manasamitravatakam

Bala – – Sidacordifolia, Nagabala –  SidaVeronicaefolia, Vilva –  Aegle marmelos, Prishniparni – Urariapicta, Pravala – Coral, Shankhapushpi – Clitoreaternatea, Tamrabhasma, SwarnaBhasma, Pushkaramoola – Inula racemose, Mrigashringa – Deer horn, Vacha – Acoruscalamus, Tapya  – Copper, MakshikaBhasma-Iron Pyrite, Chandana – Santalum album, Raktachandana – Pterocarpussantalinus, Mukta  –  Pearl, LohaBhasma – Iron, Madhuka –  Glycyrrhizaglabra, Twak – Cinnamomumzeylanicum,Magadhi – Piper longum, Ghanasara –  Cinnamomumcamphora, Aileya – Prunuscerasus, Vishala – Citrulluscholocynthis, Arkaraga- Lodoiceaseychellarum, Nirgundi – Vitexnegundo, Plava – Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, Rasna – Alpinia galangal, RajataBhasma – Silver, Shilajatu – Asphaltum, Gojihva – Onosmabracteatum, Padmakeshara –Nelumbonucifera, Jivaka –  Malaxismuscifrea, Rishabhaka – Malaxis acuminate, Kakoli – Rosacea procera, KshiraKakoli – Roscoeapurpurea, Brihati –  Solanumindicum, Kantakari – Solanumxanthocarpum, Shravani- Sphaeranthusindicus, Mahashravani – Sphaeranthusindicus, Bhunimba – Andrographispaniculata, Kritamala – Cassia fistula, Parushaka – Phoenix pussila, Haritaki – Terminalia chebula, Vibhitaki –  Terminalia bellirica, Amalaki –Emblicaofficinalis, Amrit –  Tinosporacordifolia, Shweta Sariba- Hemidesmusindicus, Krishna sariba –Ichnocarpusfrutescens, Jeevanti – Leptadeniareticulate, Somavalli – Sarcostemmaacidum, Ashwagandha –  Withaniasomnifera, Nisha –  Curcuma longa, Usheera – Vetiveriazizanioides, Draksha – Vitisvinifera, Yashti –  Glycyrrhizaglabra, Riddhi – Vignacylindrical, Durva –  Cynodondactylon, Hamsapadi – Adiantumphilippense, Bhadra – Aervalanata, Lavanga  – Syzigiumaromaticum, Tulasi – Ocimum sanctum, Kasturi – Musk, Kumkuma-   Crocus sativus, Juice extract of Trayanti – Bacopamonnieri

Water decoction ofShankhapushpi – Clitoreaternatea, Vacha – Acoruscalamus, Sariba – Hemidesmusindicus, Lakshmana – Ipomoea sepiaria, Vilva –  Aegle marmelos, Bala – Sidacordifolia, Goksheera – Cow milk, Jiraka – Cuminumcyminum, Somavalli – Sarcostemmaacidum, Stanya – breast milk.

Neuroprotective effect of Manasamitra Vatakam

MMV is a neuro protective and has proven effect in controlling premature ejaculation. The studies are going on to prove its efficacy in insomnia.

A study conducted by NIMHANS recorded a favourable effect of MMV in Insomnia. “While the Clonazepam group show a 67 % improved disposition, The Manasamitravataka group experienced an avergae improvement of 73%. The group who also received ShirodharaTherpay show the most dramatic change, with a 91% improvement in symptoms.”

Totally the formula contains sixty three ingredients, mostly from plant origin and few from animal and mineral origin. All drugs are in equal quantity except the minerals used are only 1/10th of the quantity of the remaining drugs. The liquid ingredients mentioned have been impregnated in to the other contents under bhavana process prescribed in the texts.

A wonderful percentage of 61% of total drugs are proven Aphrodisiac, 47 % works on brain and intelligence. 60 % has Madhura- Sweet  vipaka, 34 % Thikta Rasa, 60 % seetha- cold veerya .This high percentage of Thikta rasa, MadhuraVipaka and Seetha Veeryaconsolidately augment the ability of mind and intelligence.

The double blind study conducted by Dr Ravi Shankaran ,K,  on the etiopathogenesis of male sexual dysfunction and its management with Manasamitravataka has proved Manasamitravatakam’s efficacy in managing Premature ejaculation.

ManasamitraVatakam tablet dosage: 1 – 2 tablets once or twice a day, as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. It is traditionally given along with milk.


Arya Vaidyasala, Kottakkal, VaidyaratnamOushadhasala.


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