Inflammation in the bone, muscle and joint tissue sets deep into the affected tissues with time. It becomes chronic and flares up with the slightest triggering factors like faulty food and lifestyle, climate etc. The rakta dhatu (blood) coupled up with deranged vata snares the body in a viscous cycle of pain, swelling and rigidity.
Karaskara ghrta having ‘Karaskara’ or Strychnos nuxvomica as one of its main ingredients, is a potent nervine formula mentioned in the context of ‘Rakta-vata’ management in Ayurveda. It heals and nourishes the affected joints, and prevents further degeneration.
Adult: 7-10 ml early in the morning on empty stomach
Child: 5-7 ml once in the morning on empty stomach.
Key ingredients and their properties
BALA-Country mallow, also referred to by its scientific name (Sida cordifolia Linn). The Ayurvedic system of medicine considers Bala or Sida cordifolia as a tonic, astringent, emollient, and aphrodisiac. The drug also forms a chief ingredient of several important formulations and preparations in Ayurveda. Internally, bala is believed to be a very effective nervine tonic and rasayana for all kinds of vata disorders.
DRAKSHA: (Vitis vinifera.) Commonly known as grapes. It is used in both dry and wet form. Its juice is given to children mixing with water it relieves constipation. Regular application of Grapes in the form of a face pack protects skin from harmful ultraviolet radiation. It is used in the preparation of asavas and arishtas.
YASHTI-Also known as (Glycyrrhiza glabra). Yashtimadhu is beneficial in treating acid peptic disease. It reduces gastric acid secretion and inhibits the formation of peptic ulcers. It is also one of the world’s most widely researched herbs for its role in supporting the body’s normal digestive function. Useful in Hyperacidity, Useful in Peptic ulcer, Useful in Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).
KUPILU (Strychnos nux vomica) Strychnine helps in relieving inflammation. It smoothens bowel functions and prevents constipation. It might be good for diabetics due to the presence of certain constituents that help lower blood glucose levels. Kuchla also helps to manage insomnia by controlling the functions of the brain and reducing stress. It is also beneficial in managing urinary problems like burning sensation or irritation during urination due to its diuretic activity.
SARKARA: (Saccharum officinarum.) Commonly known as the sugarcane. Its roots are used for therapeutic purposes. Having properties aphrodisiac (arouse sexual desires), laxative, cooling, demulcent, antiseptic, and tonic. Sugarcane juice is very useful in jaundice conditions.