SAPTHASARAM KASHAYAM – Ayurveda Medicine for Gynaecological Problems
Sapthasaram Kashayam is a perfect blend of useful Ayurvedic herbs for pain-free periods and overall menstrual health. It is also an efficient companion for women’s peri-menopausal health. Apart from these it also has a wide range of benefits like maintaining optimal gut health, reinstating hormonal balance, and combating constipation.
- Ayurvedic remedy for period pain and cramps
- For the management of irregular periods and other menstrual disorders
- Ready and steady relief from abdominal pain and flatulence
- Relieves constipation
- Reduces acidity and bloating
- Helpful in peri-menopausal conditions like hot flashes
Sitaram’s Sapthasara kashayam- your companion to pain-free periods
According to Ayurveda, the body has 7 major tissues (Dhatu), of which Rasa dhatu is the first and foremost one. Rasa dhatu comprises the fluid part like plasma, water, lymph, etc, except blood. Therefore it acts as the nourishing agency or the nutrient transport system of the body. The formation of rasa dhatu is regulated by our diet and regimen- what we eat, what we drink, what we do- everything determines the quality and quantity of the dhatu formed. Menstruation (Aartava) is considered to be the by-product of the rasa dhatu and any kind of disparity in the latter’s levels directly affects the menstrual health. Vata, one of the tridoshas of the body, is also responsible for periods. So, correcting the imbalances of the said entities is the key to having healthy, problem-free menstruation.
Sapthasara kashayam, an Ayurvedic formulation mentioned in Sahasrayogam for gynecological difficulties, could be your smart companion here. The word Sapthasara means ‘the essence of seven’. As the name suggests, this decoction is bestowed with the goodness of seven sacred herbs namely Punarnava(Boerhavia diffusa), Vilwa(Aegle marmelos), Kulattha(Dolichos biflorus), Eranda(Ricinus communis), Sahachara(Barleria prionitis), Sunthi(Zingiber officinale), and Agnimantha(Premna integrifolia). It is a great vata balancer and acts as an effective pain killer when it comes to gynecological problems of varied origins. It corrects the movement of vata dosha and helps relieve flatulence and constipation. Sapthasaram kashayam is a great remedy for constipation also.
Why Sitaram’s Sapthasaram kashayam?
- A potent analgesic that relieves pain quickly and completely.
- Effective against all kinds of gynecological disorders.
- Could be used in any stage of disease, no matter acute or chronic.
- Reduces swelling and pedal edema.
- Improves gut health as most of the ingredients help digestion.
- Relieves muscle spasms and cramps
- Regulate the periods
- Corrects the course of vata
- Enriches rasa dhatu
- Mitigates constipation and flatulence
- Could be used not only on periods but regularly also as directed by the physician
- Works on the hormonal imbalance in women.
Know your Ayurvedic weaponry:-
- Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa)- Punarnava, also known as Varshabhu in Sanskrit, and Thazhuthama or Lal punarnava in vernacular languages is a herb that belongs to the Rasayana category, and is known to be an immunomodulator, rejuvenator, and metabolism enhancer. It provides strength to the pelvic organs. It has been used as a home remedy for gynecological conditions like irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), abortion, infertility, and anemia. Phytochemical and pharmacological studies have revealed its anti-proliferative activity that could reduce the risk of breast cancer. It bolsters immunity by forming new white blood corpuscles in the blood. This herb is a potent antioxidant that helps to flush out toxic free radicals from the body. Besides gynecological disorders, Punarnava is widely used in the management of asthma, oedema, nephrological disorders, inflammatory conditions, and jaundice.
- Vilwa(Aegle marmelos)- Vilwa, also known by the Sanskrit names Shiva druma and Tripatra is the most praised herb since the Vedic period. Other than the sacredness, the Vilwa fruit also has remarkable medicinal properties and is often considered a pacifier of vata and Kapha whereas the Vilwa root balances all three doshas. It promotes metabolism and especially benefits the digestive system by increasing the appetite, relieving dysentery, reducing the pain caused by ulcers, and managing gastritis due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Powdered ripe fruit is a laxative and therefore is used in treating constipation. Vilwa is proven to be beneficial in gynaecological disorders like leucorrhea, irregular menses, and vaginal hemorrhages.
- Kulattha(Dolichos biflorus)- kulattha or horse gram basically is a Kapha-vata mitigator. It is sharp and pungent and is mostly used in renal disorders like kidney stones, difficulty in micturition and pain in the urinary bladder, etc. It promotes menstrual health by inducing bleeding and is used in the management of amenorrhea (absence of menstruation) and oligomenorrhea (scanty bleeding).
- Eranda(Ricinus communis)– Vernacularly known as Avanakku, Castor is a wonderful herb that is highly beneficial in relieving the conditions of vata origin like pain, constipation, and neurological disorders. For the pain caused by menstruation, muscle cramps, low backache, and abdominal discomforts, castor is the remedy. It is a strong laxative and helps relieve constipation. Though this plant has high medicinal value, Ricin, a chemical found in the castor seeds, is toxic. But the plant parts are completely purified and employed judiciously in the medicinal formulations and are safe to consume.
- Sahachara(Barleria prionitis)– Sahachara or Karim Kurinji is a commonly used pain reliever and vata alleviator in Ayurveda. It contains terpenoids, tannins, and different flavonoids, and shows anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic properties. The essence of sahachara has been used as a stomach tonic for centuries. The leaf juice has anti-acne properties and can be used to prevent pimples associated with menses. It soothes intestinal movements and cures intestinal abscesses. It can also be employed in relieving cramps and joint pain.
- Sunthi(Zingiber officinale)– Ginger, our pal from the kitchen is known for its gastroprotective functions. Besides being a mere flavoring agent, it is potent medicine for many woes. Our grandmothers have been using it for centuries as a cure for stomach troubles including nausea, morning sickness, loss of appetite, gas trouble, abdominal pain, and constipation. Since it has a vata alleviating action, it is used in managing menstrual pain and bloating.
- Agnimantha(Premna integrifolia)- Agni means fire and Agnimantha or Arani was once used to make fire by rubbing its stick. As the name suggests, it kindles the digestive fire too. It balances vata and Kapha and shows strong anti-inflammatory activities that help alleviate digestive or reproductive tract inflammations. Agnimantha extract clears the intestines and relieves hard stools. It improves blood flow and is useful in managing anemia.
There are no known side effects of this Ayurvedic formulation. Yet, better to consume as per the physician’s directions, and self-medication is not encouraged. Overdose may lead to diarrhea. Can be used by lactating women and children under supervision.
The dose ranges from 15-25 ml and should be consumed twice daily in the morning and evening before food, or as directed by the physician. Self-medication is not encouraged.
For best results, consume the medicine with jaggery, rock salt(saindhava), long pepper (pippali), ghee(ghrita), or asafoetida(hingu).
Enjoy painless, worry-less periods with Sitaram’s Sapthasaram kashayam!
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