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

Dusparsakadi kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine for piles, anal fissures & fistulae, and distended abdomen. It is beneficial in piles with pain.

Benefits of Dusparsakadi kashayam

It is useful in both bleeding and non-bleeding piles. It is especially beneficial in pain and other discomforts associated with piles. It helps to heal 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. It enhances digestive fire.  

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 is found beneficial in dysmenorrhoea, menstrual cramps etc.

Indications of Dusparsakadi kashayam

 Arsasam rujam – Pain associated with haemorrhoids

Ingredients of Dusparsakadi kashayam

Stinging nettleDusparsaka/YavashakaTragia involucrata Linn.

This plant is used in many conditions like wounds, eczema, scabies and other skin infections. It has anti-inflammatory property. It is used to treat piles, migraine, warts and rheumatism.

Bael/Bengal quinceVilwaAegle marmelos

It has anti-inflammatory properties and it is effective in peptic ulcer. It is a part of the main drug group in Ayurveda called Dasamoola (group of roots of Ten plants) which is famous for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.

AjwainYavaani / DeepyakaTrachyspermum ammi (L.) SPRAGUE

The seeds of this plant are used in the form of powder to treat worms. It acts as an appetiser, carminative and aids digestion. It is also beneficial in treatment of colic.

Dried gingerNagaraZingiber 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.

false pareira root/ velvet leafPaathaCissampelos pareira L.

It has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic actions. This plant is used to treat gynaecological conditions. Patha is used in the treatment of chronic non-healing ulcers and sinuses. It is also used in the treatment of chronic skin diseases and in the treatment of poisonous bites.

Details of the manufacturing

As already discussed, Dusparsakadi kashayam has 5 ingredients. Dusparsaka, Vilwa,Yavani,Nagara forms 50% of total ingredients and the other 50% is Paatha only.

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. For your special attention, Naagara 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 wooden 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.

Dusparsakadi kashayam is Vaatakaphahara and anulomana.

It acts on both aabhyantara rogamarga.

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

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 sitting continuously for a long time and avoid squatting.

Side effects and contraindications

No known side effects reported.

Classical references with image of the text.

SAHASRAYOGAM ARSAS SHLOKA 2

Equivalent medicines.

Chiruvilwadi kashayam

Brands Available

AVS Kottakal

Vaidyaratnam oushadhasala

SNA oushadhasala

Research papers

Sunthi

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

Yavashaka-wound healing property

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16698191/

Vilwa

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6320333/

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