Kapha dosha in the abnormal state hinders the normal functions of the body. It hinders proper digestion and metabolism. Build up of metabolic toxins in the body is reflected in skewed blood parameters and chronic inflammation. This condition characterizes ‘Ama’, the condition that lies at the root of all disease, according to Ayurveda.
Vata dosha, provoked by the hindering Kapha manifests as chronic intermittent pain in the joints and connective tissue, commonly called rheumatism. Shaddharanam Kashayam with its hot potency breaks through the pain, inflammation and rigidity imposed by Vata-Kapha vitiation in tandem.
Key Ingredients of Shaddharanam Kashayam –
- Shaddharanam Kashayam is an effective remedy for chronic inflammatory conditions like rheumatism and auto-immune disorders.
- The product harnesses the potent anti-inflammatory properties of Leadwort and Aconitum, or Himalayan Monkshood potentiated in Cow’s urine for quick and deep action.
- It stimulates the mucus membrane of the digestive organs, which treats gastrointestinal disorders.
- Shaddharanam Kashayam is useful in the management of piles and fistula-in-ano. It relieves sprue and irritable bowel syndrome.
- It stimulates liver function and metabolism. It is useful in the supportive treatment of all lifestyle disorders.
- It improves the quality of circulating blood. Flushes out internal toxins. It is effective in the management of chronic skin conditions and recurring infections
- Shaddharanam Kashayam balances aggravated Vata in the system.
Adult: 15-20 ml of Shaddharanam Kashayam mixed with 45-60 ml of boiled and cooled water, twice daily on empty stomach.
Child: 10-15 ml of Shaddharanam Kashayam mixed with 30-45 ml of boiled and cooled water, twice daily on empty stomach.
Key ingredients and their properties:
PATHA (Cyclea peltata)
It is widely used in bone fracture and wound healing. Also used in the treatment of fever and act as a breast milk purifier. Commonly known as Indian moonseed. Enhances immunity and prevents inflammation of the respiratory passages due to its immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties. Used in conditions including infertility, wound, hypertension, and skin diseases.
DEVADARU (Cedrus deodara)
Also known as the Himalayan cedar, it 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.
CHITHRAKA (Plumbago zeylanica)
It 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 have accumulated due to malabsorption of food particles.
ATIVISHA (Aconitum heterophyllum)
Atis is effective in maintaining a healthy digestive system due to its carminative property. It is also helpful in diarrhea as it inhibits the growth of pathogenic microorganisms due to its antibacterial activity. Atis might also aid in weight loss as it lowers the levels of triglycerides and increases levels of HDL- cholesterol (“good cholesterol”). As per Ayurveda, it helps manage the symptoms of diabetes due to its Tikta (bitter) and Kapha balancing properties. Atis powder when consumed with honey helps to manage cough and cold due to its Ushna (hot) nature and removes the accumulated mucus.
KATUKA (Picrorhiza kurroa)
It is also known as Katuki. It grows in the Himalayan regions and mainly root and rhizome of the plant are used for medicinal purposes. Used for liver problems, fever, allergy, etc.
KUTAJA (Holorhoena antidysentrica)
It is beneficial in managing diarrhea and dysentery due to its antimicrobial activity. It is also useful for managing bleeding piles due to its astringent property. Take Kutaja powder along with water after having light food to manage diarrhea and dysentery. Washing wounds with Kutaja water helps in faster wound healing due to its Ropana (healing) property.
GOMUTRA (Cow’s urine)
Potent Kapha hara action to its Ushna (hot) and Teekshna (sharp) properties. Anti-inflammatory and lipolytic capacities have been established in a number of studies.