DHANADANAYANADI KASHAYAM

Dhanadanayanadi kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine for many diseases due to Vaata vitiation. It is effective from facial palsy to hemiplegia.

Benefits of Dhanadanayanadi kashayam.

It is mainly used in neuro-muscular diseases. It reduces tremors and stiffness remarkably. So, it is the best drug of choice in Parkinson’s disease. It is used to control tremors and to arrest the progress of pathology.

It is also beneficial in paralysis of one side of the face, Bell’s palsy or Facial palsy. It improves circulation, regulates function of nerves and restores the strength and tonicity of muscles.

Some cases of hemiplegia show signs like uncontrolled movements of limbs eyes or facial muscles. Dhanadanayanadi kashayam also helps to improve such conditions.

It is used to help even in people with neuro-muscular conditions like muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis etc.

Indications of Dhanadanayanadi kashayam

Ardita                  – Facial palsy/ Bell’s palsy

Akshepavata     – Diseases in which uncontrolled tremors are the main symptom.

Ingredients of Dhanadanayanadi kashayam

Bontuc nutDhanadanayanaCaesalpinia bonducella (L.) Roxb

It is an anti-pyretic and anti-inflammatory.

Dried gingerViswaZingiber officinalis

It is unctuous and hot in potency with pungent taste but becomes sweet after digestion. It is an aphrodisiac and balances Vaata and Kapha. It improves ability to taste and promotes digestion. Relieves cough cold and other respiratory problems. It is not a laxative, rather causes constipation.

DrumstickSigruMoringa oleifera

Its highly nutritional, a rich source of natural vitamins and minerals. It improves blood circulation to the joints. As it contains a lot of Vitamin A, it is beneficial in treatment of many eye diseases especially night blindness. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibiotic properties. It is useful in bone health and muscular health.

Siamese gingerRasnaAlpinia galanga (L.) WILLD

 It is known to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic actions. It is one of the main ingredients of various formulations alleviating pain.

Calamus root/sweet flagUgragandhaAcorus calamus L.

The root is aromatic. It has stimulant, emetic, expectorant, emmenagogue, aphrodisiac, laxative, diuretic, antispasmodic, carminative, and anthelmintic properties. It is slightly tonic, and excitant, and forms a useful adjunct to other tonics and stimulants. It may be used in cases of flatulent colic, atonic dyspepsia etc.

Three leaved caper, Holy garlic pearVarunaCrataeva nurvala

It is a diuretic herb used in renal diseases. It stimulates digestion and helps in relieving abdominal pain and flatulence.

GarlicLasunaAllium sativum L.

It is used for several conditions linked to the circulatory system and heart, including atherosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia, coronary heart disease and hypertension. It has anti-tumor, anti-microbial and anti-diabetic actions.

Long pepperKrishnaPiper longum

 It is unctuous and hot in potency with pungent taste but becomes sweet after digestion. It is an aphrodisiac and balances Vata and Kapha.

It improves ability to taste and promotes digestion. Relieves cough cold and other respiratory problems. It is not a laxative, rather causes constipation.

Ceylon leadwortChitrakaPlumbago zeylanica L.

It aids digestion and increases appetite. It has anti-inflammatory action. It can also be used in liver diseases.

Castor bean plantErandakaRicinus communis

It has evident antimicrobial activity and is a strong laxative. Its leaf, root and seed oil are used as anti-inflammatory antioxidant. Also, its antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities are evident.

Himalayan cedarSurataruCedrus deodara

It is useful as an expectorant in cough. It relieves asthma and other respiratory diseases by clearing the airways and enhancing the movements of respiratory tract.

Coco grass, Nut grass, Purple nutsedgeGhanaCyperus rotundus L.

It has marked anti-inflammatory action. It also has anthelmintic, antioxidant and antifungal properties. The drug improves lactation, relieves fever, burning sensation, and excessive thirst. It is also used in treating diarrhoea, dyspepsia and skin diseases.

Chebulic myrobalanPathyaTerminalia chebula RETZ. & WILLD.

It is one of the main drugs in Ayurveda, one of the Rasayana and a member of an important group, Triphala. It is used in a wide variety of diseases as it possesses anti-bacterial anti-fungal anti-viral anti-diabetic anti-mutagenic anti-oxidant anti-ulcer and wound-healing properties.

Blue-flowered glory treeBarbaraClerodendron serratum(Linn.)

It is used in the treatment of fever, common cold and allergic rhinitis. It is an expectorant.

Details of the manufacturing

As already discussed, Dhanadanayanadi kashayam has 14 ingredients in equal parts.

All ingredients should be washed well and dried up in shade.

Take all the ingredients in crushed form in an earthen pot. For your special attention, Sunthi should be crushed and tied up separately in a white clean cotton cloth as a Potali. This is to prevent the excess dissolution of the contents and to maintain the exact consistency of the kashayam. Now add 16 times water into it. Make it boil and then cook in the open vessel with low fire. Reduce the quantity into one by eighth of the initial quantity. Make sure to mix it in between with a ladle without breaking the potli. Also, the fire should be kept low to make sure that all the active ingredients in the herbs needed are absorbed well into the water. Once the quantity is reduced to one by eighth of the initial amount of water, remove the vessel from the fire. Squeeze and drain through a clean white cloth. Collect the decoction in a clean vessel and discard the solid waste. Drink the mild warm decoction.

Dosha Dooshya Predominance with roga margas.

Dhanadanayanadi kashayam is Kapha-Vaatahara and Anulomana

It acts on madhyamarogamarga

Dosage and Usage of Dhanadanayanadi kashayam

Dosage: two Pala.

Usage:

Kashayam is advised to take in empty stomach, once the ingested food is digested well and aahaararasa is formed well.

Usage of kashayam with prescribed prakshepadravyas according to the condition of disease and the patient gives the best results mostly.

Exercises and Yoga.

As Dhanadanayanadi kashayam targets mainly removing obstructions in channels, regular stretching and mild cardio exercises are advised. Also, specific yogacharya including naadisuddhi pranayama, bhujangaasana, pavanamuktasana is recommended.

Recommendations on physical activity may differ in various disease conditions.

Regular exercise helps improve bioavailability of the medicine and food ingested and leads to positive health.

 Yoga can maintain harmony within the body and with the surrounding system.

Pavanamuktasana

Nadisudhi pranayama

Bhujangasana

All the exercises and physical exertions must be decided and done under the supervision of a medical expert only.

Recommended diet and behaviour

Diet:

  • To be avoided

Heavy meals and difficult to digest foods – cause indigestion.

 junk foods- cause disturbance in digestion and reduces the bioavailability of the medicine

 carbonated drinks – makes the stomach more acidic and disturbed digestion

refrigerated and frozen foods – causes weak and sluggish digestion by weakening Agni (digestive fire)

Milk and milk products – increase kapha and cause respiratory problems

 curd – causes vidaaha and thereby many other diseases

  • To be added

Light meals and easily digestible foods

Green gram, soups.

 freshly cooked and warm food processed with cumin seeds, ginger, black pepper, ajwain etc

Sesame oil and fresh cow’s ghee as per the person’s digestive power.

Behaviour:

Protect yourself from cold climate.

Better to avoid exposure to excessive sunlight wind rain or dust.

Maintain a regular food and sleep schedule.

Avoid holding or forcing the urges like urine, faeces, cough, sneeze etc.

Side effects and contraindications

No known side effects reported.

People with ulcer or sensitive stomach may develop abdominal pain and other discomforts when taken not under the guidance of a qualified Ayurveda physician.

Classical references

SAHASRAYOGA VAATAVYADHI SHLOKA 7

Equivalent medicines.

Ashtavargam kashayam

Brands Available

AVS Kottakal

Oushadhi

Vaidyaratnam oushadhasala

AVN Madurai

Nagarjuna Ayurveda

Santhigiri ayurveda

Research papers

Dhanadanayana

Anti-pyretic and analgesic

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16106383/

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14786419.2010.529445

Rasona

Therapeutic effects

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4103721/

Sigru

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25808883/

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