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Wegner Granulomatosis Ayurvedic Treatment

Ayurvedic perspective of vasculitis

Vasculitis is defined as an inflammatory condition of blood vessels. The pathology is usually deep and affects the walls of blood vessels causing structural and functional changes. Mainly it changes the thickness of the walls of vessels that carry blood. Thickening of the walls is usually observed, which causes restricted or obstructed blood flow to the affected area and further. It can lead to damage of tissues and in some cases, a complete organ can be damaged.

Vasculitis is not a common disease. It develops in many forms and many come under a rare group of diseases. It can affect any person irrespective of gender age or race yet some types are more commonly seen in specific age groups. It may affect a tissue, a group of tissues, or an organ either partly or completely. Whether it is cured in a short while or it stands with you for a long time depends upon many factors like the type of the disease and the area affected etc. Some cases resolve on their own and do not even need treatment. But most types are managed with medications to control inflammation, especially during flare-ups.

Speaking of vasculitis, there are many types and many syndromes are coming under this group. For eg. Wegner Granulomatosis, Behcet’s disease, Buerger’s disease, Churg-Strauss syndrome, Takayasu’s arteritis, Kawasaki disease etc. Each one of them is considered, diagnosed and managed as a separate disease in most cases. We can not find a very common line of treatment for all types of vasculitis. Considering signs and symptoms, some common manifestations are developed in almost all types of vasculitis. As all of them share a common pathology involving inflammation of blood vessels, they present with fever, severe fatigue, headaches, weight loss, and generalised or shifting types of aches and pains. Not all but some of these will be present in every case of vasculitis. Other signs and symptoms depend upon the type of disease and the area of the body affected. For example, you may develop a sudden breathing disorder when your lungs are affected by vasculitis.

The exact cause of vasculitis is not completely known yet. Experts say genetic and environmental factors play important roles as many vasculitis syndromes are considered autoimmune diseases. Deranged immunity can also trigger inflammation. Many vasculitis syndromes are diagnosed by direct consultation. But a biopsy of the blood vessels of the affected organ or area only gives a confirmation. Though the diagnosis is possible, treatment options are very few. Symptomatic and conservative management is done in most cases. In flare-ups, drugs like prednisone are used to control the inflammation. As it is a corticosteroid, there are potential adverse effects. It should not be used for the long term.

Depending on the type and severity, vasculitis can cause many complications including tissue damage, Organ failure, Blood clots, aneurysms, Vision problems including blindness, and many other infections.

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The main diseases coming under vasculitis are:

  • Behcet’s disease – considered to be an autoimmune disease with flare-ups and normal periods in severe cases. It involves inflammation of blood vessels all over the body, and manifestation and severity dependent upon the area affected more. Mouth ulcerations, acne-like blisters, redness, pain & swelling in joints etc. are seen in most people. When it affects the eyes, uveitis develops.
  • Buerger’s disease – It is also called thrombo-angitis obliterans (TAO). The blood vessels, mainly of hands and feet become inflamed and swollen. They are also blocked with blood clots called thrombi. Tingling sensation and numbness in the hands and feet are seen. Pain, especially claudication pain, inflamed veins under the skin, are some other observations. In some cases, Raynaud’s phenomenon is also associated with TAO. Sores and ulcerations develop, more in extremities. As the circulation is compromised, the tissue gets damaged, the area gets infected and eventually, gangrene may develop. Most cases are seen in tobacco users mainly smokers.
  • Wegener’s disease –is also called granulomatosis with polyangiitis.  It is characterised by harmful inflammatory tissue masses (granulomas). It is an inflammatory condition of blood vessels and can affect any tissue or organ which get damaged by the reduced blood flow. But it mainly affects the ears, nose & throat, lungs and kidneys. Main presentations are confined to respiratory and renal systems but varied presentations are possible. Main signs include pain in the sinuses, fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, fever, joint pain, blood in urine and hearing loss. Confirmatory diagnosis is biopsy and treatment options include immunosuppressants and steroids.
  • Systemic Lupus erythematosus or SLE – Also called simply lupus, this is the most familiar among vasculitis. An inflammatory disease of autoimmune nature, in which the immune system attacks its healthy tissues by mistake. It can affect many organs and systems in the body including the skin, joints, heart, brain and kidneys. Symptoms vary widely according to each person. But mostly severe tiredness, fever, joint pains and skin rashes are seen. Although all the discomforts may not be manifested in each person, there are numerous signs & symptoms elaborated as per the area and severity of pathology affected, like severe pain in muscles, chest pain, anaemia, blood in the urine, hair loss, mouth ulcers, swelling and weight loss. There can be anxiety or depression present. There can be flare-ups and periods of normalcy followed. There is no permanent cure for SLE, only symptomatic management to control flare-ups are available. It includes lifestyle management, anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids.

Ayurvedic perspective of vasculitis and its management

Ayurvedic way of understanding diseases is different from the familiar modern way. Ayurveda explains Doshas or humours as the functional units in the body, which bless the body with positive health when they are in a balanced state. The same doshas, when imbalanced, cause all the diseases in the body and they also afflict the mind in various disease conditions. Doshas are three in number, Vaata the air component, Pitta the fire component and Kapha, the water component. Together they bless each other in quantity and quality to work as a team for stable metabolism a healthy person.

As doshas are the functional components, there are structural components called the dhatus. They comprise almost all the body tissues and they are seven types. As structural units, growth and development depend upon dhatus. Rakta is the second dhatu, including the circulatory system. It is produced from rasadhatu by the action of bhutagni and dhaatwagni. Teja(fire) and jala (water) mahabhootas are dominant in rakta. The role of raktadhaatu in the human body is jeevanam or maintaining life itself. Raktadhatu is produced in yakrt and pleeha mainly and get circulated through raktavahasrotas or channels which carry rakta. In vasculitis conditions, the channels which carry raktadhatu get damaged in structure and thereby function of raktadhaatu is affected. Due to asraya-asrayi bandha, Pitta dosha gets vitiated in diseases where raktadhatu is involved.

Many disease conditions in Ayurveda involve presentations similar to vasculitis. Kushtha (deep-rooted skin diseases), Vaatarakta (inflammatory joint disease), Visarpa (inflammatory and fast-spreading blisters like in herpes), share many stages of clinical manifestation of vasculitis. There is no directly named correlation for vasculitis in Ayurveda. But clinically most cases can be compared with Vaatarakta considering both the nidana, poorvarupa and lakshana. Ayurveda treats patients only, not the disease. So there is no need to name a disease, but a Vaidya should understand the condition in Ayurvedic terms.

Main nidana or causative factors for Vaatarakta are:

  • Food which is Vidaahi (causing indigestion&acidity), viruddham (opposite in potency) & asrkpradooshanam (that which vitiates Raktadhatu)
  • Unwholesome habits of sleep & waking up,
  • Unhealthy regimens and acts of sex
  • Intolerant personality
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Injury or stress including physical and mental trauma
  • Absence of timely cleaning of the body through Sodhanakriya (panchakarma)
  • Rakta-vitiating factors with the usage of Vaata-vitiating factors and cold diet & regimen

Poorvaroopa or prodromal symptoms are similar to Kushtha (severe skin disease affecting deeper dhatus). Due to nidaana or causative factors, vitiated Vaata & Rakta travel through an abnormal path in the body. They get obstructed at sites where structural or functional anomalies are present in channels and the disease gets manifested. There are many signs and symptoms of Vaatarakta described in Ayurvedic classics including              Saada (fatigue), Slathangatha (feeling of loose joints & body), Kandu(itching), Sphurana(throbbing), nisthoda (pricking pain), bheda (piercing pain), gaurava(heaviness), suptata(numbness) of joints especially jaanu(knee), jangha(calf), ooru(thigh), kati(sacrum), amsa(shoulder), hasta(arms), paada(legs) and angasandhishu (in joints of the body).

Vaatarakta is a disease with chronic pathology. It can be cured only if the disease pathology is of less than one year. After one year, the disease gets Yaapya or manageable with medicines and therapies.  The treatment depends upon the stage in pathogenesis, whether it is in uttanam (affecting superficial layers and dhatus) or gambheeram(affecting the deeper layers and dhatus).

As the vitiated Raktadhatu circulates all over the body with a fastly acting pathogenesis, ayurvedic treatment for vasculitis starts with bringing back to the excess & vitiated Rakta by raktamoksha (bloodletting) in suitable patients. It is done either after using Sneha therapy or as an emergency procedure where the inflammation is severe. Raktamoksha should be done with letting out blood in small quantities, intermittently, considering the strength of the patient.

Other therapies are also performed according to the clinical presentation. Lepanam or external application of herbal pastes help reduce swelling and inflammation, thereby help relieve pain and improve mobility of the area, especially in joints. Dasamoolam, a combination of roots of ten herbal trees are used for this purpose. It is also used in the form of Parishekam or pouring warm decoction over the area for one hour or till the pain subsides. As vasculitis involves Raktadhatu, it needs alternate use of Heat and cold to get relief. Excess heat or cold will worsen the condition. Mild therapeutic sweating with various kinds of pindasweda(poultices), or upanaha(warm herbal paste with a bandage covering) can help, especially in the early stages to reduce the thickening of vessel walls and to restore the blood flow. But when done too much, this can lead to haemorrhage.

Virechana or therapeutic purgation is the most advised Panchakarma procedure to balance Pitta, thereby Rakta here. It is done as an in-house procedure under medical supervision with prescribed pre-and post-operative procedures. Also, daily intake of medicines for a mild laxative effect like small doses of Avipattichoornam is beneficial. Basti procedures added with manjishtha, padma and ksheera are also done in many cases, considering the manifestations in joints and locomotor system. In patients with respiratory discomforts, vamana or therapeutic emesis will be helpful. Commonly used internal medicines include Manjishthadi kashayam, mahamanjishthadi kashayam, guduchyadi kashayam, drakshadi kashayam, guduchisattwam, kokilakshakam kwatham and avipatti choornam. Proper diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle are very important. Yoga or any other exercises are not advised during a painful flare up with severe inflammation. Regular stretching and mild cardio exercises are advised in the normal period. Yogacharya including naadisuddhi pranayama, sookshmasandhivyayama, suryanamaskaara is recommended to maintain balance.

Ayurveda does not suggest a this-medicine for a this-disease type of management for any condition. It involves a holistic methodology to correct the structural or functional anomaly by removing the causative factors that led to the disease and balancing the metabolism. Everything you eat, you speak or even you think matters on a subtle level that contributes to your health. It starts with getting up early, following a proper daily routine is a part of healthy healing. Avoiding anything bad for health, leading a healthy life with proper diet, exercise, daily routine, seasonal regimen and cleaning the body from time-to-time etc are part of it. Vasculitis conditions can be managed well by choosing to live the ayurvedic way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DADIMASHTAKA CHURNA- Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Dadimashtaka churna  is a herbal formulation that is prepared from the mixture of herbs. The main herb of this mixture is pomegranate. This fruit is enriched with lots of health benefits. This churna is known to treat disorders of digestive system.

BENEFITS OF DADIMASHTAKA CHURNA

  • Corrects the digestive power.

INDICATIONS OF DADIMASHTAKA CHURNA

  • Malabsorption
  • IBS
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough

INGREDIENTS OF DADIMASHTAKA CHURNA

Each 5 gm contains:

SERIAL NO SANSKRIT NAME BOTANICAL NAME PARTS USED QUANTITY
1 Pomegranate Punica granatum Fruit 5 kg
2 Cinnamon Cinnamomum zeylanicum Bark 96gm
3 Yavani Trachyspermum ammi Fruits 96gm
4 Coriander Coriandrum sativum Seed 96gm
5 Trikatu   Seed / Rhizome 96gm each
6 Vanshalochan Bambusa bambos Stem 96gm
7 Long pepper Piper longum Fruit 96gm
8 Nagakesara Mesua ferrea Flower 96gm
9 Cumin Seed Cuminum Cyminum seed 96gm
10 Patra Cinnamomum tamala Leaf 96gm
11 Cardamom Elettaria cardamomum Fruit 96gm

 

Sugar 15 Kg

Method of Preparation:

Take all the ingredients in their appropriate quantity and powder them separately.

Took all the above ingredients separately powdered, and mixed well to form Dadimashtaka churna

DOSE WITH USAGE of Dadimashtaka churna

Adults _ 6 to 10 gms one or two times a day.

Children and infants _ 1 or 2 gms 2 times a day after meals with water.

For better results, use under the supervision of a qualified Ayurveda doctor will deliver the best cure for different ailments.

EXERCISE AND YOGA for Dadimashtaka churna

Ardha matsyendrasana

Pavanamuktasana

Parivritta trikonasana

RECOMMEND DIET AND BEHAVIOR

Avocado, walnuts, coconut oil, ghee, eggs, fish can include in the diet.

Research paper on Dadimashtaka churna

Ayurveda Review on Dadimashtaka churna and its clinical importance by Dr. Ranjit Narang ,

 Dr. Isha Herswani  published on JDDT (15.7.2018).

 CLASSICAL REFERENCE

Bhaishajya Ratnavali  in Grahani Rogadhikara.

Astangahridayam

(Bhaishajya Ratnavali is a Sanskrit text written by Kaviraj Govinda Das Sen in the 18th Century). This book contains formulations of Ayurveda and preparation methods.

Brands available of Ashokarishtam

Dabur

Baidyanath

Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala

Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala

AVN Madurai

AVP Coimbatore

Kerala Ayurveda

Sitaram Pharmacy

SNA Oushadhasala

Oushadhi

SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS  OF Dadimashtaka churna

Higher doses may worsen gastritis.

Overdosage cause constipation.

Use under medical supervision.

CONCLUSION

As per study shows that Dadimashtaka Churna improves Agni at various stages; Pachana – Avastha Paka (Madura, Amla, Katu awastha paka) vipaka.The literature study revealed that Dadimashtaka churna is very good formulations for the management of Diarrhea, dysentery, indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome.

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ASWAGANDHADI CHURNA- Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Aswagandhadi churna is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. This powder contains only herbal ingredients. This medicine should only take as per the direction by a physician.

BENEFITS OF ASWAGANDHADI CHURNA

  • This medicine is mainly used in the management of diseases of the digestive system.
  • As per Ayurvedic classics, it balances vata, pitta and kapha dosha.
  • It is more effective in indigestion related complaints like abdominal colic, abdominal fullness.

INDICATIONS OF ASWAGANDHADI CHURNA

  • Indigestion
  • Abdominal colic
  • Emaciation
  • Debility
  • Tiredness
  • Burning sensations
  • Hot flushes
  • Urinary disorders

INGREDIENTS OF ASWAGANDHADI CHURNA

SL NO SANSKRIT NAME ENGLISH LATIN ACTION
1 ASWAGANDHA   Withania somnifera Rejuvenator
2 SUNDI Dried ginger Zingiber officinalis Carminative
3 KACHURA (SHATI)    Curcuma zedoaria Beneficiary effect on the digestive system
4 RASNA   pluchea lanceolata Balances  vata
5 PIPPALI Long pepper Piper longum Carminative
6 MARICHA Black pepper Piper nigrum Carminative
7 ELA cardamom Elettaria cardamomum Balances vata and kapha
8 PATRA   Cinnamomum tamala Effective in cough
9 TWAK   Cinnamomum zeylanicum Effective on indigestion
10 NAGAKESARA   Mesua ferrea Carminative
11 JATAMAMSI Spikenard Nardostachys jatamansi Action on the central nervous system
12 LAVANGA Clove Syzygium aromaticum  
13 MUSTA Cyperus rotundus 1 part Antipyretic action
14 KUSHTA   Saussurea lappa  
15 BHARNGI   Clerodendron serratum Antipyretic action
16 JEERAKA(AJAJI) Cumin seed Cuminum cyminum carminative
17 TALEESA    Abbies webbiana Balances kapha vata
18 KAIDARYA   Bergera koenigii Antibacterial action
19 KANKOLA   Piper cubeba  
20 KATUKI    Picrorhiza kurroa Antipyretic action
21 JIVANTI   Leptadenia reticulata Rejuvenator
22 SARKARA Sugar    

 METHOD OF PREPARATION

 Above mentioned drugs are taken in equal quantity and finely powdered.

DOSHA- DUSHYA PREDOMINANCE AND ROGA MARGA

 Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of vata, pitta, and kapha dosha imbalance.

  • Dushya- useful in diseases affecting rasa dhatu –  indigestion
  • Roga marga – This medicine can be administered in diseases affecting

abhyanthara roga marga – digestive diseases

DOSAGE AND USAGE

3 to 6 gms before or after food twice daily along with ghee, honey, milk or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.

 EXERCISES AND YOGA

 Yoga and Pranayama are a set of breathing and stretching exercises respectively, widely practiced in the treatment of many diseases.

Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – for getting calmness to the mind provide overall health

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

               RECOMMENDED DIET AND BEHAVIOUR

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold, more acrid, sour and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Avoid smoking, carbonated drinks, alcohol

SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

 This medicine should only take as per the direction of the physician.

  • Taken by children, lactating women and during pregnancy only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor.
  • Improper administration and overdosage leads to side effects
  • Can this medicine be used while taking Allopathic medicines?

                     Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this medicine along with Allopathic medicines.

  • How long the medicine can be used?

The duration of medicinal administration is based on your stage of the disease. Before taking medicine consult a physician.

  • Is this medicine habit forming?

This medicine is not habit-forming. After using for a prescribed period gradually decrease the dose and eventually stop it.

                  CLASSICAL REFERENCE

  • Yogaratnakara

             EQUIVALENT MEDICINES

       AVAILABLE BRANDS

  • Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala
  • Dabur India
  • Divya pharmacy
  • Zandu

RESEARCH PAPERS

  1. An Overview on Ashwagandha: A Rasayana (Rejuvenator) of Ayurveda

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3252722/

2.     Studies of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera Dunal)

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303343480_Studies_of_Ashwagandha_Withania_somnifera_Dunal

 

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VAISWANARA CHOORNAM- Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Vaiswanara in Sanskrit means Fire. Since the choornam is effective in correcting the digestive fire, hence the name is Vaiswanara choornam.

BENEFITS of Vaiswanara Choornam

  • Improves digestion
  • Improves strength
  • Improves Immunity
  • Excellent for motion
  • Calms Vata and Pitta

INDICATIONS of Vaiswanara Choornam

  • Post viral fever
  • Body joints
  • Bursitis
  • Bursitis trochanterica
  • Shoulder dislocation pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Abdominal pain

INGREDIENTS of Vaiswanara Choornam

Each 5 gms contains:

SERIAL NO: SANSKRIT NAME BOTANICAL NAME PARTS USED QUANTITY
1 Manimantha Saindhava Lavana Rock salt 20gm
2 Yamini Trachyspermum ammi Seed 20gm
3 Ajamoda Trachyspermum roxburghianum Seed 20gm
4 Nagara Zingiber officinalis Rhizome 20gm
5 Haritaki Terminalia chebula Fruit 20gm

 Method of Preparation of Vaiswanara Choornam

The above ingredients are powdered separately and mixed together in a specified quantity.

Method of Storage of Vaiswanara Choornam

Stored in airtight container in dry place.

Shelf life Period of Vaiswanara Choornam

As per classics, 6 months

DOSE WITH USAGE of Vaiswanara Choornam

1 _ 3 gms once or twice a day before or after food.

Traditionally given with supernatant watery portion of curds, fermented gruel, buttermilk, ghee, hot water.

For rheumatoid arthritis, it is given along with buttermilk or hot water.

For digestion, it is given with buttermilk.

For better results, use under the supervision of a qualified Ayurveda doctor will deliver best cure for different ailments.

EXERCISE AND YOGA for Vaiswanara Choornam

Walking, bicycling, swimming

Aerobic exercise should be adopted in our daily life.

Gomukhasana, Uttana Shishosana can be practiced.

RECOMMEND DIET AND BEHAVIOR of Vaiswanara Choornam

Soups, broths, khichadi,vegetable oats, curd can be included in our diet.

RESEARCH PAPER on Vaiswanara Choornam

A clinical study on the efficacy of Vaiswanara choornam in cases of Amavata by Phool Chand Chaudhary, Mukuut Bihari, M P shukla, published in JRAS Vol NO 1 – 2 , 2003

CLASSICAL REFERENCE

Chakradatta Amavachikitsa 15 _ 18  , Sahasrayoga  and Astangahridayam.

In Sahasrayoga Choorna yogam 190 – 191

Brands available of Vaiswanara Choornam

Baidyanath, Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala, Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala, AVN Madurai, AVP Coimbatore, Kerala Ayurveda, Sitaram Pharmacy, SNA Oushadhasala , Oushadhi.

                SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

A sensitive stomach may not tolerate this medicine.

Best to avoid in diarrhea condition.

Best to avoid in pregnancy.

CONCLUSION

Vaiswanara choornam is a classical Ayurvedic medicine, widely used in Ayurvedic treatment for various digestive disorders and based on the other dosa condition.    Vaiswanara choornam will be taken under  the  supervision of a qualified Ayurveda doctor,            will deliver best cure for different ailments.

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PACHANAMRUTHAM KASHAYAM- Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Side effects, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers

pachanamrutham-kashayam

Pachanamrutham kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine for improving digestive fire, it cures fever associated ailments.

Benefits of Pachanamrutham kashayam

It reverses the pathology of fever by improving digestive fire and thereby removing ama.

Thus, involve in healing many virulent fevers like Dengue, Malaria, Typhoid etc

It is found beneficial in early stages of Diabetes, Rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia etc as these conditions have evident Ama associated.

Indications of Pachanamrutham kashayam

Paakyam             – for improving digestive fire

Jwareshu            – Various types and stages of fever.

 Ingredients of Pachanamrutham kashayam


 heart leaved moonseed Amruta Tinospora cordifolia (WILLD.) HOOK.F. & THOMS.

 

 

It is anti-pyretic and anti-inflammatory. It is effective anti-ulcer in action. It works as a diuretic.

vetiver Useera Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) NASH

 

Vetiver is a coolant,  yet aids in digestion. It is widely used in treating fever, dysuria, burning sensation, fatigue syndrome, skin disorders etc. Potable water prepared with this also has many health benefits like preventing ulcers.

false pareira root/ velvet leaf Paatha Cissampelos pareira L.

 

It has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic actions. This plant is used to treat gynaecological conditions. Patha is used in the treatment of chronic non-healing ulcers and sinuses. It is also used in the treatment of chronic skin diseases and in the treatment of poisonous bites.

Coco grass, Nut grass, Purple nutsedge Abda Cyperus rotundus L.

 It has marked anti-inflammatory action. It also has anthelmintic, antioxidant and antifungal properties. The drug improves lactation, relieves fever, burning sensation, and excessive thirst. It is also used in treating diarrhoea, dyspepsia and skin diseases.

Dried ginger Viswa 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.

 Indian gentian

 

Bhunimba Swertia chirata (ROXB. EX. FLEM.) KAR.

 

It is an important herb used in Ayurveda for the treatment of fever, inflammation, skin diseases, intestinal parasites and diabetes. It has hepato-protective action also. It is used in treatment of piles and ulcers.

Fragrant swamp mallow Vaalaka Pavonia odorata

It is used as a coolant, diaphoretic, diuretic, and demulcent.

Small-flowered fumitory Parpataka Fumaria parviflora AUCT. NON. LAM.

 

This drug is mentioned as the prime remedy of fever in Ayurveda. Fumaria has been traditionally used as a laxative and diuretic. This plant is applied in treatment for dermatologic conditions such as eczema. The drug is suggested to be beneficial in hepatobiliary disorders, and also for colic pain.

Cilantro seeds Dhanyaka Corriandrum sativum Linn.

It is an anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic, diuretic, and anti-pyretic. It improves digestion and absorption, It is good for heart.

Stinging nettle Dhanwayasha Tragia involucrata Linn.

This plant is used in many conditions like wounds, eczema, scabies and other skin infections. It has anti-inflammatory property. It is used to treat piles, migraine, warts and rheumatism.

Details of the manufacturing

As already discussed, Pachanamrutham kashayam has 10 ingredients.

All these ingredients should be washed well and dried up in shade.

Take equal quantity of all ingredients in dried & crushed form in an earthen pot. For your special attention, Viswa (Ginger) 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 wooden 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.

Pachanamrutham kashayam is Kaphahara and amapaachana.

It acts on antarrogamarga

 Dosage and Usage of Pachanamrutham kashayam

Dosage: two Pala.

Usage:

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 Pachanamrutham kashayam is used mostly in fever conditions, no exercises are recommended. In other diseases, as it targets mainly GIT and whole body channels,  stretching exercises and following a  specific Yogacharya with yoga asanas like pavanamuktasana, vajrasana,  etc are recommended for improving circulation and digestion.

Regular exercise helps improve bioavailability of the medicine and food ingested and leads to positive health.

Yoga can maintain harmony within and with surroundings.

Pavanamuktasana

Vajrasana

All the exercises and physical exertions must be decided and done under the supervision of a medical expert only.

Recommended diet and behaviour

Diet:

  • 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 digeastion

refrigerated and frozen foods – causes weak and sluggish digestion by weakening agni (digestive fire)

curd – causes vidaaha and thereby many other diseases

  • To be added

Light meals and easily digestible foods

Green gram, soups, buttermilk boiled with turmeric, ginger and curry leaves

freshly cooked and warm food processed with cumin seeds, ginger, black pepper, ajwain etc

Behaviour:

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.

Avoid sitting continuously for a long time and avoid squatting.

Side effects and contraindications

No known side effects reported.

 Classical references

CHIKITSAMANJARI JWARACHIKITHSA SHLOKA 41

  Equivalent medicines.

Amruthotharam kashaym

Brands Available

AVS Kottakal

Vaidyaratnam oushadhasala

AVP Coimbatore

Research papers

Guduchi

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3644751/

Useera

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23131375/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19374265/

Parpadaka

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28265545/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24621260/

Paatha

Anti-pyretic

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28827957/

Toxicology

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28943445/

Anti-arthritic

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17240096/

 

 

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GANDHARVAHASTADI KASHAYAM- Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dose, Side effects

 

gandharvahastadi-kashayam

Gandharvahastadi kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine for improving digestive fire and taste sensation. It is a laxative.

Benefits of Gandharvahastadi kashayam

It is useful in ano rectal diseases like piles, fistulae and fissures in the early stages. It can prevent the complications of these diseases, too. With proper prakshepadravyas (additives), it enhances Agni (digestive fire), removes blockages in the lower part of Gastro Intestinal Tract and relieves constipation. By regulating the proper movement of Apaanavaayu, it gives relief to many types of aches and pains in the lower abdomen, back and hip area.

It is used as ‘Paathikashaya’ or the kashaya to regulate the Vaatakopa during Panchakarma therapy.

It doesn’t cause much fatigue or emaciation like chiruvilwadi kashayam.

Indications of Gandharvahastadi kashayam

Vahnerbalaaya – for strong digestive fire

Ruchaye             – for proper taste sensation

Malasodhanaya – As a laxative

https://youtu.be/LWMGUkHiPJQ

Ingredients of Gandharvahastadi kashayam


Castor bean plant

 

Gandharvahasta Ricinus communis

 It has evident antimicrobial activity and is a strong laxative. Its leaf, root, and seed oil are used as an anti-inflammatory antioxidants. Also, its antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities are evident.


Indian elm Chiruvilwa Holoptelea integrifolia

It has anti-diabetic, anthelmintic and wound healing properties. It is beneficial in healing haemorrhoids.

Ceylon leadwort Hutaasa Plumbago zeylanica L.

 

It aids digestion and increases appetite. It has anti-inflammatory action. It can also be used in liver diseases.

 

Dried ginger Viswa Zingiber officinalis

It is unctuous and hot in potency with pungent taste but becomes sweet after digestion. It is an aphrodisiac and balances Vaata 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.

 

Chebulic myrobalan

 

 

Pathya Terminalia chebula RETZ. & WILLD.

It is one of the main drugs in Ayurveda, one of the Rasayana and a member of an important group, Triphala. It is used in a wide variety of diseases as it possesses anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-diabetic, anti-mutagenic, anti-oxidant, anti-ulcer, and wound-healing properties.

Spreading hogweed Punarnava Boerhavia diffusa

It is an important anti-inflammatory medicinal herb well known for its diuretic and antioedematous properties. It can eliminate the unwanted fluid collected in tissues and reduce swelling and thereby reverse inflammation in piles. Punarnava means it has the capability to repair and regenerate.

 

Stinging nettle Yavashaka Tragia involucrata Linn.

This plant is used in many conditions like wounds, eczema, scabies and other skin infections. It has anti-inflammatory property. It is used to treat piles, migraine, warts and rheumatism.

 

Black musale Bhumitaala Curculigo orchioides Gaertn

It is a famous aphrodisiac and improves complexion. It is used in general debility, deafness, cough, asthma, piles and skin infections.

Details of the manufacturing

As already discussed, Gandharvahastadiadi kashayam has 8 ingredients.

All these ingredients should be washed well and dried up in shade.

Take equal quantity of all ingredients in dried & crushed form in an earthen pot. For your special attention, Naagara 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 wooden 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.

Gandharvahastadi kashayam is Vaatakaphahara and anulomana.

It acts on both antarogamarga

 Dosage and Usage of Gandharvahastadi kashayam

Dosage: two Pala.

Usage:

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 Gandharvahastadidi kashayam targets mainly GIT, lower back and hip region, following stretching exercises and specific yoga asanas like pavanamuktasana, vajrasana, bhujangasana etc for lower back and abdomen recommended.

Regular exercise helps improve bioavailability of the medicine and food ingested and leads to positive health.

Yoga can maintain harmony within and with surroundings.

Pavanamuktasana

Vajrasana

Bhujangasana

Exercises for Low backache

be decided and done under the supervision of a medical expert only.

Recommended diet and behaviour

 

Diet:

  • 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 digeastion

refrigerated and frozen foods – causes weak and sluggish digestion by weakening agni (digestive fire)

curd – causes vidaaha and thereby many other diseases

  • To be added

Light meals and easily digestible foods

Green gram, soups, buttermilk boiled with turmeric, ginger and curry leaves

freshly cooked and warm food processed with cumin seeds, ginger, black pepper, ajwain etc

Behaviour:

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.

Avoid sitting continuously for a long time and avoid squatting.

Side effects and contraindications

No known side effects reported.

Contraindications

People with IBS or a sensitive stomach may develop diarrhoea when not supervised by a qualified Ayurveda physician.

People allergic to Ricinus communis may develop some discomforts like vomiting or diarrhoea with abdominal pain.

Classical references

SAHASRAYOGAM VAATAVYADHI SLOKA 4

 Equivalent medicines.

Chiruvilwadi kashayam

Saptasaram kashaym

Brands Available

AVS Kottakal

AVN Madurai

Vaidyaratnam oushadhasala

SNA oushadhasala

AVP Coimbatore

Nagarjuna Ayurveda

Kerala Ayurveda

Research papers

Gandharvahastadi kashaya

http://www.rguhs.ac.in/cdc/onlinecdc/uploads/03_A042_32737.doc

 Gandharvahasta

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jitendra_Jena/publication/235417877_Ricinus_communis_linn_A_phytopharmacological_review/links/02e7e51a4eb786c21c000000/Ricinus-communis-linn-A-phytopharmacological-review.pdf

Chiruvilwa

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/285433054_Evaluation_of_anthelmintic_activity_of_stem_bark_of_Holoptelea_integrifolia_Planch/link/57aadb9b08ae3765c3b6db4e/download

Punarnava

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shravan_Paswan2/publication/285176083_Traditional_Indian_Herbs_Punarnava_and_Its_Medicinal_Importance/links/565c414d08ae1ef92981da69/Traditional-Indian-Herbs-Punarnava-and-Its-Medicinal-Importance.pdf

Sunthi

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92775/

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Chiruvilwadi Kashayam- Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Diet, Exercises, Side Effects

 

chiruvilwadi-kashayamChiruvilwadi kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine for piles, anal fissures and fistulae, and distended abdomen. It enhances digestive fire.

Benefits of Chiruvilwadi kashayam

It is useful in non-bleeding piles. It helps to heal fistulae and fissures in the early stages. It can prevent the complications of these diseases, too. With proper prakshepadravyas (additives), it enhances Agni (digestive fire), removes blockages in the lower part of Gastro Intestinal Tract and relieves constipation. By regulating the proper movement of Apaanavaayu, it gives relief to many types of aches and pains in the lower abdomen, back and hip area.

It is beneficial in the first stage of Ulcerative colitis when given with Dadimashtaka choorna(not together, but in different times of intake)

It is found useful in treating varicose veins.

Indications of Chiruvilwadi kashayam

  • Gudakeelam – haemorrhoids
  • Bhagandaram – Anal fistulae
  • Gulmam – various kinds of gas trouble, distension of abdomen and indigestion.
  • Jatharagnivivardhanam eva param – most efficient in enhancing digestive fire.

Ingredients of Chiruvilwadi kashayam

1.       Indian elm Chiruvilwa Holoptelea integrifolia

It has anti-diabetic, anthelmintic and wound healing properties. It is beneficial in healing hemorrhoids.

2.       Spreading hogweed Punarnava Boerhavia diffusa

It is an important anti-inflammatory medicinal herb well known for its diuretic and antioedematous properties. Here it works as a diuretic, by balancing the water retention at the same time helping to reduce oedema in the visceral organs being beneficial in ascites, splenomegaly etc. It can eliminate the unwanted fluid collected in tissues and reduce swelling and thereby reverse inflammation. Punarnava means it has the capability to repair and regenerate.

3.                   Ceylon leadwort Vahni Plumbago zeylanica L.

 

It aids digestion and increases appetite. It has anti-inflammatory action. It can also be used in liver diseases.

4.       Chebulic myrobalan

 

Abhaya Terminalia chebula RETZ. & WILLD.

It is one of the main drugs in Ayurveda, one of the Rasayana and a member of an important group, Triphala. It is used in a wide variety of diseases as it possesses anti-bacterial anti-fungal anti-viral anti-diabetic anti-mutagenic anti-oxidant anti-ulcer and wound-healing properties.

5.                   Long pepper Kana Piper longum

It has carminative action and maybe used as appetizer. The fruit and root of Pippali are used in the form of powder to treat fever, diarrhoea, piles, cough, hiccough, asthma, hoarseness of voice, flatulence, colic, vomiting, acid gastritis, oedema, diseases of mouth, eye diseases, diseases of semen, diseases of women, jaundice, and earache.

Pippali mixed with honey alleviates cough, dyspnoea, fever splenomegaly, and hiccough.

6.                   Dried ginger Nagara 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, Chiruvilwadi kashayam has 6 ingredients.

All these ingredients should be washed well and dried up in shade.

Take equal quantity of all ingredients in dried & crushed form in an earthen pot. For your special attention, Naagara 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 wooden 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.

Chiruvilwadi kashayam is Vaatakaphahara and anulomana.

It acts on both antar and madhyama rogamargas

https://youtu.be/KEnDPw3mCfo

 Dosage and Usage of Chiruvilwadi kashayam

Dosage: two Pala.

Usage:

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.

Here

Prakshepadravya is saindhava or rocksalt. It enhances the penetration action and increases the potency of kashayam to remove obstruction in the channels.

Exercises and Yoga.

As Chiruvilwadi kashayam targets mainly GIT, lower back and hip region, following stretching exercises and specific yoga asanas like pavanamuktasana, vajrasana, bhujangasana etc for lower back and abdomen recommended.

Regular exercise helps improve the bioavailability of the medicine and food ingested and leads to positive health.

Yoga can maintain harmony within and with surroundings.

Pavanamuktasana

Vajrasana

Bhujangasana

Exercises for Low backache

All the exercises and physical exertions must be decided and done under the supervision of a medical expert only.

Recommended diet and behaviour

Diet:

  • To be avoided

Heavy meals and difficult to digest foods – cause indigestion.

junk foods- cause a disturbance in digestion and reduces the bioavailability of the medicine

carbonated drinks – makes the stomach more acidic and disturbed digeastion

refrigerated and frozen foods – causes weak and sluggish digestion by weakening agni (digestive fire)

curd – causes vidaaha and thereby many other diseases

  • To be added

Light meals and easily digestible foods

Green gram, soups, buttermilk boiled with turmeric, ginger and curry leaves

freshly cooked and warm food processed with cumin seeds, ginger, black pepper, ajwain etc

Behaviour:

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.

Avoid sitting continuously for a long time and avoid squatting.

Side effects and contraindications

No known side effects reported.

As almost all the drugs are teekshna, this kashaya may cause mild fatigue and emaciation when taken for long time.

People with IBS or a sensitive stomach may develop diarrhoea when not supervised by a qualified Ayurveda physician.

Classical references

 SAHASRAYOGAM ARSAS SHLOKA 2

 Equivalent medicines.

Gandharvahastadi kashayam

Saptasaram kashaym

Brands Available

AVS Kottakal

AVN Madurai

Vaidyaratnam oushadhasala

SNA oushadhasala

AVP Coimbatore

Nagarjuna Ayurveda

Kerala Ayurveda

Research papers

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5871264/

Punarnava

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shravan_Paswan2/publication/285176083_Traditional_Indian_Herbs_Punarnava_and_Its_Medicinal_Importance/links/565c414d08ae1ef92981da69/Traditional-Indian-Herbs-Punarnava-and-Its-Medicinal-Importance.pdf

Sunthi

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92775/

Pippali

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2639691/

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Nisakathakadi Kashayam- Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Side effects

Nisakathakadi kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine for treating diabetes mellitus and urinary tract disorders. This yogam is specially made by traditional Kerala vaidyas.

Benefits of Nisakathakadi kashayam Nisakathakadi kashayam purifies the urine output from the body. It is used mainly in Diabetes mellitus where polyuria is the main symptom. It is used in some types of oedema as it clears the urine formation and excretion. By this, the water retention and electrolytes are in balance and the swelling gets cured. It is useful, especially in elderly people. It is effective both in localised and whole body swelling. As it has an effect in proper management of water retention and electrolyte balancing in the body, it is used in many cases of hepatic and renal disorders. https://youtu.be/KhrAB3SdvP8 Indications of Nisakathakadi kashayam Prameha             – Diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus and urinary tract disorders.  Ingredients of Nisakathakadi kashayam

Turmeric   Nisa Curcuma longa L.  

Turmeric is used to help with heartburn or bowel problems like diarrhoea, intestinal gas, and bloating. It is famous for its anti-cancerous and detoxification effects. It is widely used in skin diseases. Some may use it to help with memory problems or problems with the liver or gallbladder. It may also help to lessen swelling and help with signs of arthritis. It has marked anti-inflammatory and antiseptic action.

Clearing nut tree Kataka Strychnos potatorum

 It improves taste & absorption, has scraping properties, used in the treatment of intestinal parasites, diseases of head & eyes, relieves abdominal pain. It clears and purify water, so it can purify the fluids in the body. It is useful in urinary tract disorders.

Amla, Indian gooseberry Dhatri Emblica officinalis GAERTN.

Amla exhibits strong antioxidant activity. It is one of the most important plants in the traditional Ayurvedic medical system as well as in other traditional health systems for immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer and hepatoprotective actions. It is widely used for anti-diabetic effect.It is a part of the famous group of drugs called Thriphala.

Ixora Paranthi/Thechi Ixora coccinea Linn.

 It has immense wound-healing properties. It is widely used in skin diseases as an external application especially in dermatitis in children. It is used in the treatment of ulcer, tuberculosis, diarrhoea & dysentery, fever, headache and colic.

Lodh tree/ Symplocos Lodhra/ Pachotti Symplocos racemosa Roxb.

 It has wound healing, anti-diabetic, and hepato-protective properties. It is good for eyes, and a uterine tonic. It alleviates Kapha, Rakta & Pitta. It is used to treat eye diseases, skin diseases, fever, swelling, herpes, Diarrhoea & dysentery. It is recommended in many gynaecological issues especially frequent abortions.

Mountain knot grass Bhadra/ Bhadrika   Aerva lanata (L.)

It is used popularly as a diuretic, with anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, anti-bacterial, and mild analgesic effects. It is used in the treatment of cough & cold, asthma, headache, urinary tract infection and skin diseases.

Salaretin Ekanayaka Salacia reticulata Wight.

 It has anti-diabetic & anti-hyperlipidaemic properties. It effectively improves insulin resistance, glucose metabolism and reduces obesity. It can also be used in the treatment of rheumatism and skin diseases.

Vetiver grass Useera Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) NASH

Vetiver is a coolant, yet aids in digestion. It is widely used in treating fever, dysuria, burning sensation, fatigue syndrome, skin disorders etc. Potable water prepared with this also has many health benefits like preventing ulcers.  Details of the manufacturing  As already discussed, Nisakathakadi kashayam is prepared using 8 ingredients in equal quantity. All these ingredients should be washed well and dried up in shade. Take the prescribed herbs in dried & crushed form in an earthen pot. 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. 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. Nisakathakadi kashayam is Kapha-Pittahara. It acts on aabhyantara rogamarga  Dosage and Usage of Nisakathakadi kashayam Dosage: two Pala. Usage: 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 Nisakathakadi kashayam targets mainly excretory system and electrolyte balance, only mild exercises are advised. In persons with fever and urinary tract infections, physical exercises are not recommended. But in diabetic persons, regular exercises and physical activities are advised. Also, specific yogacharya including nadisuddhi pranayama, pavanamuktasana, vajrasana, bhujangaasana etc is recommended. Regular exercise after regaining normal health helps improve bioavailability of the food ingested and leads to positive health. Yoga can maintain harmony within the body and with the surrounding system. Pavanamuktasana Vajrasana Nadisudhi pranayama Bhujangasana All the exercises and physical exertions must be decided and done under the supervision of a medical expert only.  Recommended diet and behaviour Diet:

  • To be avoided

Sweet food items and sweeteners. Hot spicy and pungent food items like pickles 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 other than buttermilk – increase kapha and cause indigestion. It may cause obstruction in the channels also. curd – causes vidaaha and thereby many other diseases

  • To be added

Light meals and easily digestible foods Green gram, soups, arrowroot, bitter gourd. freshly cooked and warm food processed with cumin seeds, ginger, black pepper, ajwain etc Behaviour: Avoid sedentary life. Be active. Avoid stress. Protect yourself from very hot climate. Better to avoid exposure to excessive sunlight, wind, rain or dust. Maintain a regular food and sleep schedule. Avoid holding or forcing the urges like urine, faeces, cough, sneeze etc. Side effects and contraindications No known side effects reported.  Classical references SAHASRAYOGA PRAMEHA SHLOKA 1 Equivalent medicines. Katakakhadiradi kashayam Brands Available SNA Oushadhasala Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala AVS Kottakal Kerala Ayurveda Nagarjuna Ayurveda Research papers Nisa https://dx.doi.org/10.1155%2F2013%2F636053 Amalaki https://dx.doi.org/10.1002%2Fjsfa.10020  Kataka https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23061291/  Ekanayaka https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22557337/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11824561/ https://dx.doi.org/10.1186%2Fs12937-015-0013-4

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SWARNA BHASMA

SWARNA BHASMA

swarna-bhasma

Swarna bhasma is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of a wide spectrum of diseases including respiratory diseases and gastrointestinal diseases. This medicine is prepared from gold. This medicine should only take as per the direction by a physician.

https://youtu.be/xkFv84k91KM

BENEFITS OF SWARNA BHASMA

  • This medicine is used in the treatment of respiratory diseases.
  • As per Ayurveda classics, it balances vata , pitta and kapha dosha.
  • This medicine is used as a natural rejuvenator and provides immunity.
  • This medicine is also good for diseases of the digestive system.

INDICATIONS OF SWARNA BHASMA

  • Kshaya – Emaciation
  • Agnisadanam – Indigestion
  • Kasa – cough
  • Swasa – breathing difficulty
  • Pandu – anaemia
  • Grahani – sprue, malabsorption

INGREDIENTS OF SWARNA BHASMA

SL NO SANSKRIT NAME ENGLISH ACTION
1 SWARNA Gold provide immunity, rejuvenator
2 PARADA BHASMA (RASASINDURA) Bhasma of mercury fast relieve from symptoms
3 MATULUNGA Juice of Citrus medica  

 METHOD OF PREPARATION

The purified gold leaf grounded with the juice of citrus medica and rasasindura. Then heated in special equipment called puta.

  • Rasasindura is prepared with special kupipakwa method – 96 gm of purified parada and 96 gm of purified gandhaka triturated continuously to get a homogenous black coloured mixture known as kajjali. This kajjali again grounded with the juice of vatankura. This mixture filled in an amber coloured glass bottle with 750 ml capacity. Bottle wrapped with mud smeared cloth. Then subjected to heat and after cooling red coloured rasasindura powder collected.
  • Detoxification of mercury– Ground with the juice of Aloe vera, Triphala(Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellerica, Emblica officinalis), root of chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) each for 7 days.
  • Detoxification of Gandhaka – fried in ghee and dipped in cow’s milk repeated for 7 times.
  • Purification of gold- Heated and immersed in sesame oil, buttermilk, cow’s urine, gruel and decoction of kulatha (Dolichos biflorus) in that order for seven days in each liquid.

DOSHA- DUSHYA PREDOMINANCE AND ROGA MARGA

 Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of vata, pitta and kapha predominant diseases.

  • Dushya- useful in diseases affecting rasa, rakta dhatu –  indigestion
  • Roga marga – Useful in diseases affecting abhyanthara roga marga – diseases affecting the digestive system, respiratory system

 DOSAGE AND USAGE

  •  Take 15 to 30 mg after food once or twice daily along with ghee or powder of trikatu as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.

EXERCISES AND YOGA

 Yoga and Pranayama are a set of breathing and stretching exercises respectively, widely practised in the treatment of different diseases.

Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – Effective in respiratory diseases, cleans the respiratory passage, calms mind (mental stress aggravates the digestive problems)

 The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

RECOMMENDED DIET AND BEHAVIOUR

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold, more acrid, sour and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Avoid smoking, carbonated drinks, alcohol

SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

  •  This medicine should only take as per the direction of the physician.
  • It is better to avoid by children, lactating women and during pregnancy
  • Improper administration and overdosage leads to side effects
  • Can this medicine be used while taking Allopathic medicines?

                     Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this medicine along with Allopathic medicines.

  • How long the medicine can be used?

             The duration of medicinal administration is based on your stage of the disease. Before taking medicine consult a physician.

  • Is this medicine habit forming?

     This medicine is not habit-forming. After using for a prescribed period gradually decrease the dose and eventually stop it.

                  CLASSICAL REFERENCE

  • Rasaratna samuchaya

EQUIVALENT MEDICINES

  • Swasa kutar ras
  • Kasa kutar ras
  • Vyoshadi vataka
  • Agastya rasayan

    AVAILABLE BRANDS

  • Shree dhootapapeshwar
  • Dabur
  • Baidyanath

RESEARCH PAPERS

1.     Blood compatibility studies of Swarna bhasma (gold bhasma), an Ayurvedic drug

                    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3157103/

2.     Comparative study on cellular entry of incinerated ancient gold particles (Swarna Bhasma) and chemically synthesized gold particles.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-10872-3

3.     Swarna Bhasma and gold compounds: An innovation of pharmaceutics for illumination of therapeutics.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/287178311_Swarna_Bhasma_and_gold_compounds_An_innovation_of_pharmaceutics_for_illumination_of_therapeutics

4.     Chemical characterization of incinerated gold (Swarna Bhasma)

https://www.imedpub.com/articles/chemical-characterization-of-incinerated-gold-swarna-bhasma.pdf

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Sundheebaladi kashayam- Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Use, Side effects, Research papers

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.

Usage:

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.

Suryanamaskara

Pavanamuktasana

Nadisudhi pranayama

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

Diet:

  • 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

Behaviour:

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.

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