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

Amruthorubookadi kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine for many conditions of Vaatakopa due to obstruction in channels. It is effective from many joint diseases to hypertension.

 This yogam is specially made by traditional Kerala vaidyas

Benefits of Amruthorubookadi kashayam

It cures Vaata kopa, in the whole body, mainly due to channel obstructions. It relieves signs of Ama like heaviness of the body, lethargy, fatigue, sluggish digestion, excessive sleep etc.

It is used in the treatment of Hypertension. Helps to reduce atherosclerotic changes.

It is beneficial in diseases of joints where pain and stiffness present. It is used in some cases of Frozen shoulder, Bell’s palsy, Hemiplegia, etc.

Vaatanulomyam (regulating the movements of Vaata) makes the cough and breathing difficulties get relieved. So, it can be used in upper respiratory tract disorders.

Being a mild laxative, it relieves constipation and corrects the movement of Apaana vayu. By regulating peristaltic movements, it helps in the functioning of all pelvic organs.

Indications of Amruthorubookadi kashayam

Sakalasameeranarogan means all diseases due to Vaata imbalance in the body, includes diseases of nervous and locomotory system.

Ingredients of Amruthorubookadi kashayam

 Heart leaved moonseedAmruthaTinospora cordifolia (WILLD.) HOOK.F. & THOMS

It is effective anti-ulcer drug in action. It is a well-known anti-oxidant and has significant anti-inflammatory property.

Castor bean plantUrubookaRicinus 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.

Dried gingerViswa  Zingiber officinalis

 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.

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.

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.

Chebulic myrobalanHareetakiTerminalia 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.

Details of the manufacturing

As already discussed, Amruthorubookadi kashayam has 6 ingredients in equal parts.

 All the 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, Viswa 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 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 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.

Amruthorubookadi kashayam is Kapha-Vaatahara and Anulomana

It acts on abhyantara and madhyama rogamarga

Dosage and Usage of Amruthorubookadi 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.

Here, it is specially advised to take this medicine in the morning for best results.

Exercises and Yoga.

As Amruthorubookadi kashayam targets mainly removing obstructions in channels, heavy exercises are advised for profuse sweating.

But exercises are not suggested in painful inflammatory conditions. As this medicine is benefcial in a wide array of nervous and locomotory systems, the disease and patient should be considered while exercises are advised. In some conditions, regular stretching and mild cardio exercises are advised.

Also, specific yogacharya including naadisuddhi pranayama, bhujangaasana, pavanamuktasana, suryanamaskara is recommended.

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.

suryanamaskara

Pavanamuktasana

Nadisudhi pranayama

Bhujangasana

Simple exercises for lungs and heart health

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 obstruction in channels.

 curd – causes vidaha and thereby many other diseases

  • To be added

Light meals and easily digestible foods.

Green gram, soups, sesame oil.

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

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.

Avoid sedentary lifestyle. Be active.

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.

People allergic to Ricinus communis may develop some discomforts like vomiting or diarrhoea with abdominal pain.

Classical references with image of the text.

CHAKRADATHAM JWARACHIKITHSA SHLOKA 74

Equivalent medicines.

Rasnapanchakam kashayam

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Research papers

Gandharvahasta/Eranda

Suradaru

anti-inflammatory and analgesic

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10350366/

Viswa

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92775/

GUDUCHI ANTI OXIDANT AND ANTI INFLAMMATORY

The objective of the present work is to study the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect of alcoholic and water extracts of T. cordifolia (Willd.) Miers leaves in activated human monocytic THP-1 cells.

T. cordifolia (Willd.) Miers extracts exhibited significant amounts of total phenolic and flavonoid content, and LC-MS/MS analyses detected tinosponone, a TC-specific clerodane-derived diterpene. Both types of extracts attenuated AA-induced ROS generation via enhancing catalase enzyme activity in THP-1 cells. Real time PCR and ELISA experiments revealed that the elevated levels of LPS-induced TNF-α was remarkably attenuated in THP-1 cells pretreated with T. cordifolia (Willd.) Miers extracts. Western blot and confocal microscopy showed that the alcoholic extract’s anti-inflammatory activity by attenuating NF-κB translocation into the nucleus in LPS-activated THP-1 cells via the inhibition of IκB degradation in the cytosol.

The findings suggest that T. cordifolia (Willd.) Miers dry leaf extracts possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties via upregulation of antioxidant enzymes and attenuation of NF- κB nuclear translocation in activated human monocytic (THP-1) cells.

doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2019.152831.

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