ABHAYAPIPPALEEMOOLADI KASHAYAM- Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Abhayapippaleemooladi kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine for improving digestive fire and taste sensation. It is a laxative.

Benefits of Abhayapippaleemooladi kashayam

This formulation is advised in the context of Jwara (fever).

It is used in conditions of pain and constipation along with Kapha-Vaata dominance.

It is useful in ano rectal diseases like piles, fistulae and fissures in the early stages. It can prevent the complications of these diseases, too.

 With proper prakshepadravyas (additives), it enhances Agni (digestive fire), removes blockages in the lower part of Gastro Intestinal Tract and relieves constipation. By regulating the proper movement of Apaanavaayu, it gives relief to many types of aches and pains in the lower abdomen, back and hip area.

It works as a penetrating agent in conditions in obstruction of channels. This combination helps improve circulation.

Indications of Abhayapippaleemooladi kashayam

Ruk                      – Pain

Vibandha           – Constipation

Anila-Sleshma   – Kapha-Vaata dominant conditions.

Deepana-Paachana – Improving digestive fire and absorption.

Ingredients of Abhayapippaleemooladi kashayam

Chebulic myrobalanAbhaya/PathyaTerminalia 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, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-diabetic, anti-mutagenic, anti-oxidant, anti-ulcer, and wound-healing properties

Long pepper – rootPippaleemoolaPiper longum

It is pungent in taste and hot in potency. It breaks down thick sputum and is beneficial in sinusitis and asthma. It is also useful in the treatment of worm infestation, infected wounds, ascites, enlargement of abdomen, distension of abdomen, splenomegaly, asthma, tuberculosis and other chronic respiratory disorders. It improves taste and relieves anorexia.

Golden shower treeSamyaka/AragwadhaCassia fistula

It has anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour, hepato-protective, and hypoglycaemic activities. Also, it has many anti-oxidants. Flowers are used for fever. Root acts as a diuretic and is used in adenopathy, leprosy, skin diseases, syphilis and tubercular glands. The bark and leaves are used for curing skin diseases.

Yellow gentian, Hellebore  KatukaPicrorhiza kurroa

It is used for Dyspepsia, fever and in purgatives. Although it shows anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory activities, it is most valued for its hepatoprotective effect. 

Coco grass, Nut grass, Purple nutsedgeGhanam/MustaCyperus 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.

Details of the manufacturing

As already discussed, Abhayapippaleemooladi kashayam has 5 ingredients.

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

Take equal quantity of all ingredients in dried & crushed form in an earthen pot. Now add 16 times clean 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 wooden ladle. 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.

Abhayapippaleemooladi kashayam is Vaatakaphahara and anulomana.

It acts on both abhyantararogamarga

Dosage and Usage of Abhayapippaleemooladi 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 Abhayapippaleemooladi kashayam targets mainly GIT, following stretching exercises and specific yoga asanas like pavanamuktasana, vajrasana, bhujangasana etc for lower back and abdomen recommended.

PERSON WITH FEVER SHOULD TAKE COMPLETE REST.

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

 Yoga can maintain harmony within and with surroundings.

Pavanamuktasana

Vajrasana

Bhujangasana

Exercises for Low backache

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 digeastion

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

 curd – causes vidaaha and thereby many other diseases

  • To be added

Light meals and easily digestible foods

Green gram, soups, buttermilk boiled with turmeric, ginger and curry leaves

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

Behaviour:

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

Avoid lifting heavy weights and other vigorous physical activities.

Maintain a regular food and sleep schedule.

Avoid sedentary lifestyle. Be active.

Avoid stress.

Side effects and contraindications

No known side effects reported.

Contraindications

People with IBS or a sensitive stomach may develop diarrhoea when not supervised by a qualified Ayurveda physician.

Classical references

ASHTANGAHRUDAYAM JWARACHIKITHSA SLOKA 52

Equivalent medicines.

Gandharvahasthadi kashayam

Brands Available

Vaidyaratnam oushadhasala

Research papers

Abhaya

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3631759/

Musta

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3113391/

Pippali

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5067934/

Aragwadha/samyaka

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29898200/

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