Panchajeera stands for the five drugs Jeera (Cuminum cyminum), Kalajaji (Nigella sativa), Ajamoda (Trachyspermum roxbhurgianum), Dhanyaka (Coriandrum sativum) and Satahwa (Anethum sowa) which represent the digestive and metabolism promoting action of the combination. The sweet and appetizing base makes it palatable and easy to use. Panchajeeraka Gudam is used to revive and nourish the body debilitated by aggravated the dryness of Vata and heat of Pitta.
‘Vata’ is greatly deranged in the newly delivered woman. She is plagued by abdominal gas, flatulence and indigestion. Panchajeeraka Gudam is an excellent carminative that restore the function of Vayu in the gut.
‘Avaleha’ is a dosage formulation in which herbs’ therapeutic properties in an aqueous decoction are fortified with a jaggery and ghee base. These sweet herbal jams have nutritional value along with therapeutic significance.
Features and benefits of Panchajeeraka Gudam –
- Panchajeeraka Gudam is a traditional recipe used to impart strength, vitality and vigor to the female body.
- It enhances hormone function in women. Encourages growth and development of the ovaries, uterus and reproductive tract, that facilitate childbirth.
- It helps in maintaining menstrual health.
- Panchajeeraka Gudam stimulates appetite and proper digestion.
- Keeps metabolism on track. Encourages proper absorption of nutrients in the gut.
- Panchajeeraka Gudam also enhances feminine form and beauty.
- This avaleha is an important part of the post natal regimen for mothers in South India. It restores the uterine tone and strength. The anti-inflammatory property of Panchajeeraka Gudam heals the body completely from within.
Adult: 5-10 gms of Panchajeeraka Gudam once or twice daily, as recommended by the Physician.
Child: 3-5 gms of Panchajeeraka Gudam once or twice daily, as recommended by the Physician.
JEERAKAM (Cuminum Cyminum)
Cumin is an Indian Spice as well as Ayurvedic medicine used for several diseases of the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and reproductive system.
KRISHNA JEERAKA (Nigella sativa)
Fennel seeds are boiled in water and used as drinking water. Fennel seeds stimulate the digestive enzymes which reduce bloating. It is also used as a liver tonic, digestive, antidiarrhoeal, and to control parasitic infections and boost the immune system. The seeds of Sativa are widely used in the treatment of various diseases like bronchitis, asthma, diarrhea, rheumatism, and skin disorders. It is also used as a liver tonic, digestive, anti-diarrheal, appetite stimulant, to increase milk production in nursing mothers to fight parasitic infections and to support the immune system.
AJAMODA (Trachyspermum roxburghianum)
Ajamoda is an important drug of Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani systems of medicine, which consists of umbelliferous fruits. The drug to be used in the formulations are fruits of (Apium leptophyllum). According to Ayurveda, Ajamoda Arka is useful in agnimandya (loss of appetite), ajirna (indigestion), bastiroga (urinary bladder disorder), Vata-Kapha-roga (diseases due to Vata & Kapha disorders), and aruchi (Anorexia).
SATHAPUSHPA (Anethum sowa)
Saunf or Fennel seeds relaxes colon and decreases respiratory tract secretions. It is very useful in treating colics in infants. Also effective in abdominal colic, flatulence, indigestion, and also used in many Panchakarma treatments.
DEVADARU (Cedrus deodara)
Himalayan cedar is very effective in neurological disorders, asthma, pruritus, infested wound. Devadaru is also effective in arthritis and headache. Deodar oil contains two major sesquiterpenoids a – and ß- himachalenes. Deodardione are also isolated from the essential oil. The oil shows invitro antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory activity.
HINGU (Ferrula asafetida)
Hingu is an Indian spice used for flavoring the food and in herbal medicines for the treatment of digestive and mental ailment. However, flavoring food is not the main concern of hing spice. The main concern using it in the food is to prevent digestive ailment such as gas, flatulence, bloating and abdominal distension.
PIPPALI (Piper longum)
Pippali is known as ‘Tridoshic’ herb as it suits all body types. Thus regular consumption of pippali in suggested quantity can help you to immune your body to quiet an extent. Pippali has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory activity. Consumption of pippali is said to exhibit anti-spasmodic action and hypoglycaemic effect which is believed to lower blood sugar level. It is also reported to be antagonist in respiratory depression. Also due to its cooling post-digestive effect consumption of pippali is considered as a safe and effective option to avoid all sorts of digestive disorders.
CHITHRAKA (Plumbago zeylanica)
Chitraka is a potent digestive medicine used for treating a host of ailments including indigestion, constipation, anorexia, abdominal distension, stomatitis, abdominal pain, etc. Imbued with digestive, caustic, stimulant and carminative properties, it eliminates harmful AMA toxins from the body which has accumulated due to malabsorption of food particles.
SHUNTI (Zingiber officinalae)
Due to its strong flavor, Ginger is an essential ingredient in many Asian cuisines. Its therapeutic benefits have been recorded in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Ginger is a potent anti-nauseatic and is beneficial in treating upset stomach.Gingerol and shogaol, active components of Ginger, suppress gastric contractions. Both the fresh and dried rhizomes of Ginger suppress gastric secretion and reduce vomiting. The compounds 6-gingerol and 6-shogaol have a number of pharmacological properties, including antipyretic, analgesic, antitussive and hypotensive properties.
MUSTHA (Cyperus rotundus)
Mustha helps improve digestion due to its Deepan and Pachan properties, if taken in the recommended dosage. Mustha oil is an effective home remedy for managing stomach disorders due to its antispasmodic and carminative properties.
KUSHTAM (Saussurea lappa)
Kushta is a well used drug in Ayurveda that has a good anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial property. It also helps in preventing infections.