Sundheebaladi kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine for controlling and regulating Vata especially in conditions with numbness as the presenting complaints. It is advised to take with cow’s milk or can be used as palkashayam (decoction prepared with milk)
Benefits of Sundheebaladi kashayam
It is very effective in numbness and loss of sensation, mainly in elderly people. As it has both varieties of Bala, it cures Vata by strengthening nervous and locomotory system. Also, sunthi helps in removing any channel obstruction and thus enhancing the circulation.
It can be used in diabetic neuropathy.
Indications of Sundheebaladi kashayam
Suptavata – numbness and loss of sensitivity
Ingredients of Sundheebaladi kashayam
|1. Flannel weed/ Country mallow||Balaa||Sida cordifolia Linn.|
It is anti-pyretic, anti-inflammatory, contraceptive and anti-fungal activity. It is a tonic for strengthening nerves and muscles in various neuromotor diseases.
|2. Country mallow||Atibala||Abutilon indicum Linn.|
It has anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, hepato-protective, immuno-modulatory and larvicidal.In traditional medicine, A. indicum is used as an aphrodisiac, demulcent, diuretic, laxative, pulmonary and sedative (leaves). The bark is astringent and diuretic; laxative, expectorant and demulcent (seeds); laxative and tonic, anti-inflammatory and anthelmintic (plant); analgesic (fixed oil); diuretic and for leprosy (roots).
|3. Dried ginger||Sunthi||Zingiber officinalis|
It is unctuous and hot in potency with pungent taste but becomes sweet after digestion. It is an aphrodisiac and balances Vata and Kapha.
It improves ability to taste and promotes digestion. Relieves cough cold and other respiratory problems. It is not a laxative, rather causes constipation.
Details of the manufacturing
As already discussed, Sundheebaladi kashayam has 3 ingredients in equal quantities.
All these ingredients should be washed well and dried up in shade.
Take Sunthi, Bala and Atibala in equal parts in dried & crushed form in an earthen pot. For your special attention, Sunthi should be crushed and tied up separately in a white clean cotton cloth as a Potali. This is to prevent the excess dissolution of the contents and to maintain the exact consistency of the kashayam. Now add 16 times clean water into it. Make it boil and then cook in the open vessel with low fire. Reduce the quantity into one by eighth of the initial quantity. Make sure to mix it in between with a ladle without breaking the potli. Also, the fire should be kept low to make sure that all the active ingredients in the herbs needed are absorbed well into the water. Once the quantity is reduced to one by eighth of the initial amount of water, remove the vessel from the fire. Squeeze and drain through a clean white cloth. Collect the decoction in a clean vessel and discard the solid waste. Drink the mild warm decoction.
Dosha Dooshya Predominance with roga margas.
Sunthibaladi kashayam is Vaatahara, brmhana and ballya.
It acts on aabhyantara rogamarga
Dosage and Usage of Sundheebaladi kashayam
Dosage: two Pala.
Kashayam is advised to take in empty stomach, once the ingested food is digested well and aahaararasa is formed well.
Usage of kashayam with prescribed prakshepadravyas according to the condition of disease and the patient gives the best results mostly.
Exercises and Yoga.
As Sunthibaladi kashayam targets mainly nervous and locomotory systems, regular stretching and aerobic exercises to improve circulation are advised. Also, specific yogacharya including naadisuddhi pranayama, suryanamaskara, pavanamuktasana is recommended.
Regular exercise helps improve the bioavailability of the medicine and food ingested and leads to positive health.
Yoga can maintain harmony within the body and with the surrounding system.
All the exercises and physical exertions must be decided and done under the supervision of a medical expert only.
Recommended diet and behavior for Sundheebaladi kashayam
- To be avoided
Heavy meals and difficult to digest foods – cause indigestion.
junk foods- cause disturbance in digestion and reduces the bioavailability of the medicine
carbonated drinks – makes the stomach more acidic and disturbed digestion
refrigerated and frozen foods – causes weak and sluggish digestion by weakening Agni (digestive fire)
Milk and milk products – increase kapha and cause respiratory problems
curd – causes vidaaha and thereby many other diseases
excessive and continuous fasting – causes Vaatavriddhi
- To be added
Light meals and easily digestible foods at regular time.
Green gram, soups, sesame oil.
freshly cooked and warm food processed with cumin seeds, ginger, black pepper, ajwain etc
Avoid holding or forcing urges like urine, faeces, cough, sneeze etc.
Protect yourself from the cold climate.
Better to avoid exposure to excessive sunlight wind rain or dust.
Avoid lifting heavy weights and other vigorous physical activities.
Maintain a regular food and sleep schedule.
Side effects and contraindications of Sundheebaladi kashayam
No known side effects reported.