Karimbirumbadi Kashayam is one such dosage form wherein appetite-stimulating and digestive drugs coupled with Loha Bhasma or incinerated iron is subjected to aqueous extraction. Karimbirumbadi Kashayam readily makes up for iron deficiency in the body and relieves a host of symptoms that arise due to iron deficiency.
Iron is a micronutrient that is essential to the body for carrying out a number of metabolic functions. ‘Irumbu’ is the Malayalam term for iron, and ‘Karimbu’ for sugarcane, the two signature ingredients in this formulation. Ayurveda has devised a number of ways to supplement the body with iron, as an ingredient in different dosage forms.
Features and benefits of Karimbirumbadi Kashayam –
- Iron deficiency manifests in the body at multiple levels. Cosmetic problems like hairfall; dry & pale acne-prone skin; chapped nails are superficial signs while breathlessness, chronic fatigue, weight gain, whole-body oedema, poor liver function etc. are more serious symptoms. Karimbirumbadi Kashayam is an excellent source of iron to supplement your dietary intake of iron and maintain optimal levels of iron in the body.
- It improves liver health and metabolism. Karimbirumbadi Kashayam is effective in managing lifestyle diseases like uncontrolled blood pressure, poor thyroid function, increased blood sugar, abnormal weight gain etc.
Adult: 15-20 ml of Karimbirumbadi Kashayam mixed with 45-60 ml of boiled and cooled water, twice daily on empty stomach.
Child: 10-15 ml of Karimbirumbadi Kashayam mixed with 30-45 ml of boiled and cooled water, twice daily on empty stomach.
PUNARNAVA (Boerhaavia diffusa)
Punarnava, a potent ayurvedic has immense health benefits and has been in use since ancient times in treating a host of health anomalies. Commonly known as Hogweed, Sterling, Tarvine in English, Mukarati Kirei in Tamil, Raktakunda, and Shothaghni in Sanskrit, it goes by the botanical name Boerhavia diffusa. Punarnava has powerful analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, which is extremely beneficial in reducing joint and muscle pain, thereby reducing the chances of chronic autoimmune inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.
SARKARA (Saccharum officinarum)
Commonly known as the sugarcane, its roots are used for the therapeutic purposes. Having properties aphrodisiac (arouse sexual desires), laxative, cooling, demulcent, antiseptic, and tonic. Sugarcane juice is very useful in jaundice conditions.
HAREETHAKI (Terminalia chebula)
Popularly known as Indian walnut for its innumerable benefits or Indian hog plum in English, it is extremely valuable for its role in improving hair health. It is useful for treating scalp infections like dandruff, itching and hair fall. It also strengthens them from the roots, prevents breakage and loss of hair and bestows silky soft smooth hair. Chebulic Myrobalan is one of the three key ingredients in Triphala, a natural compound that provides overall support for digestive function and helps ensure that the digestive tract works at optimal levels. The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India has documented the use of the powdered herb in intermittent fevers and chronic fevers, anemia and polyuria. Chebulic Myrobalan can also be used to treat gastrointestinal and respiratory disorders.
BALA (Sida cordifolia Linn)
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.
MANDUKAPARNI (Centella asiatica)
It is a nervine tonic that enhances learning, academic performance and improves mental ability. It acts as an anti-anxiety agent and is used to treat several mental disorders. It also calms restlessness in children. It is used as a nootropic, a drug that enhances cognitive ability. The herb contains the alkaloids brahmine, herpestine and a mixture of three bases. The herb also contains the saponins, hersaponin and bacosides A and B. Bacosides A and B possess haemolytic activity. Hersaponin has cardiotonic and sedative properties.
CHINCHA (Tamarindus indica )
Tamarind is also known as “Indian date” is a sweet and sour fruit that is an integral part of the Indian cuisine and has many health benefits. Tamarind is considered good for constipation due to its laxative property. It helps to boost immunity as it is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, making it useful in managing the common cold. Tamarind powder might also help to manage blood sugar as well as insulin levels and is thus considered good for diabetic patients. It might also be beneficial for people trying to manage weight as it helps decrease food cravings thereby preventing overeating.
LOHA BHASMA (purified iron)
It is an Ayurvedic iron preparation. It is best for iron deficiency anemia, Kapha disorders, loss of appetite, and obesity. It has Lekhana action and burns excess fat. In Ayurveda, it is used for the diseases of blood, muscles, heart, liver, spleen and abdomen.