Lasunairandadi kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine for Colic pain and indigestion. It is used in many diseases from endometriosis to hernia.
Benefits of Lasunairandadi kashayam.
It is mainly used in the treatment of indigestion with pain, flatulence and distension of abdomen. It relieves constipation.
It removes obstructions in channels and improves circulation. It reduces visceral oedema.
This kashayam increases digestive fire (agnideepana) and removes undigested waste products from body (amapachana).
It is beneficial in cysts and growths in various parts of abdomen. It can be useful in endometriosis, ovarian cyst, and dysmenorrhoea.
It can be used to treat first stages of various diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, hepatic disorders, appendicitis, renal disorders, PCOD etc.
It is used in prostratomegaly, hernia, hydrocele etc.
Indications of Lasunairandadi kashayam
Vrddhi – Many conditions where oedema and swelling of visceral organs present, prostratomegaly, hydrocele, hernia, tumours, cysts etc.
Gulma – Indigestion with pain & distension of abdomen
Mahodaram – Ascites
Ingredients of Lasunairandadi kashayam
|Garlic||Lasuna||Allium 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.
|Castor bean plant||Eranda||Ricinus 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.
|Bontuc nut||Yakshakshi/Dhanadanayana||Caesalpinia bonducella (L.) Roxb|
It is an anti-pyretic and anti-inflammatory.
|Spreading hogweed||Varshabhoo/ Punarnava||Boerhavia diffusa|
The name Punarnava means it has the capability to repair and regenerate itself. It does the same function in our body also. It is an important anti-inflammatory medicinal herb well known for its diuretic and antioedematous properties. Here it works as a diuretic, by balancing the water retention at the same time helping to reduce oedema in the visceral organs being beneficial in ascites, splenomegaly etc. It can eliminate the unwanted fluid collected in tissues and reduce swelling and thereby reverse inflammation.
|Common juniper||Hapusha||Juniperus communis L.|
Juniper berries or extract of the plant has traditionally been used as diuretic, anti-arthritis, anti-diabetes, antiseptic as well as for the treatment of gastrointestinal and autoimmune disorders. The essential oil and extracts of juniper have been experimentally documented to have antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activities. Recent studies have also found anti-inflammatory, cytotoxic, hypoglycaemic and hypolipidemic effects of berries.
|Dried ginger||Sunthi||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.
Details of the manufacturing
Lasunairandadi kashayam has 6 ingredients in equal quantity.
All these 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 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.
AS ANUPANA/PRAKSHEPADRAVYA-TO BE TAKEN MIXED WITH THE KASHAYA
Dosha Dooshya Predominance with roga margas.
Lasunairandadi kashayam is Kapha-Vaatahara and anulomana.
It acts on abhyantara rogamarga.
Dosage and Usage Lasunairandadi kashayam
Dosage: two Pala.
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.
Lasunairandadi kashayam targets mainly colic pain and indigestion. Exercises are not allowed in painful conditions of abdomen.
Only stretching, moderate walking, and mild cardio exercises are advised during severe indigestion. Also, specific yogacharya including bhujangaasana, pavanamuktasana, vajrasana which helps Vaatanulomyam is recommended. Range of movement and flexibility must be considered while doing every exercise.
Sookshma sandhi vyayama (warming up small joints) is advised.
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.
All the exercises and physical exertions must be decided and done under the supervision of a medical expert only.
Recommended diet and behaviour
- 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 other than buttermilk – increase kapha; cause indigestion, obstruction in channels and respiratory problems.
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, curry leaves, black pepper etc.
freshly cooked and warm food processed with cumin seeds, ginger, curry leaves, black pepper, ajwain etc
Avoid sedentary lifestyle. Be active.
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 sitting for a long time.
Side effects and contraindications
No known side effects reported.
If used in Vaata-pitta imbalance without a prescription, Lasunairandadi kashayam may cause reactions. So, use this medicine only when advised by a physician.
Classical references with image of the text.
SAHASRAYOGA VRUDDHI CHIKITHSA SHLOKA 4
Eranda – laxative and effect on uterine contraction
Ginger in digestive disorders