Pathyabadardi kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine for a wide array of inflammatory skin diseases especially in children.
Benefits of Pathyabadaradi kashayam
Many skin diseases like pruritus, atopic dermatitis, heat rash, acne etc with redness, swelling and burning sensation get cured with this medicine.
It is beneficial in conditions like inflammation of joints with skin rashes especially redness, swelling, oozing, watery fluid filled pustules and fever. It cures fever associated with Pitta-kapha dominance.
It is beneficial in wounds and skin rashes associated with varicose veins and diabetes.
Indications of Pathyabadaradi kashayam
Neerkarappan – Allergic and other types of dermatitis and wet eczema in children
Ingredients of Pathyabadaradi kashayam
|Chebulic myrobalan||Pathya||Terminalia 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.
|Indian jujube/ Ber||Badara||Ziziphus jujuba|
It improves digestive fire, clears Ama, and it is anulomana. It is used in the treatment of indigestion, loss of taste, loss of appetite, constipation, distension of abdomen, thirst and splenomegaly.
|Chinese chastetree||Nirgundi||Vitex negundo L.|
It has anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, expectorant, tranquilizer, anti-spasmodic, rejuvenating, anti-arthritic, anti-fungal, anti-hyperglycaemic and anti-pyretic properties.
|Flame of the forest||Mootakimsukavalkala||Butea monosperma|
It stimulates digestive fire. It is used as an aphrodisiac and a laxative. It is used for worm infestation, bone fractures, abdominal ulcers & tumours, piles and other ano-rectal diseases. It has wound healing properties.
|Water hyssop, herb of grace, Indian pennywort.||Thrayamana||Bacopa monnieri (L.) PENNELL|
It is used for improving memory. It has powerful antioxidants and it can reduce inflammation. It boosts brain functions and is used in treatment of ADHD. It can be helpful in anxiety and stress.
|Colocynth/Bitter apple||Visaala||Citrullus colocynthis. (L.)SChrad.|
It is used to treat jaundice, scrotal enlargement, warts, alopecia, greying of hair, arthritis, amenorrhoea, for inducing vaginal secretion and abortion. It is beneficial in cleaning and healing the wounds. It is used in the treatment of insanity.
In older days, it was used to learn the method for extraction of foreign bodies.
|Coco grass, Nut grass, Purple nutsedge||Abda||Cyperus 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.
|Indian nightshade||Brihati||Solanum indicum|
It has anti-oxidants. It also has anti-cancerous, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, immune-modulatory, neuroprotective, diaphoretic, expectorant and stimulant properties.
AS ANUPANA/PRAKSHEPADRAVYA-TO BE TAKEN MIXED WITH THE KASHAYA
Powder of Karavi (black cumin seeds/Nigella sativa) + Makshika (Honey)
Details of the manufacturing
Pathyabadaradi kashayam has 8 ingredients. All of them are taken in equal quantity.
All these ingredients should be washed well and dried up in shade.
Take the prescribed herbs in dried & crushed form in an earthen pot. 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 wooden spatula. 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.
Pathyabadaradi kashayam is Pitta-Kaphahara.
It acts on aabhyantara and bahir-rogamargas.
Dosage and Usage of Pathyabadaradi 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.
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Exercises and Yoga.
Pathyabadaradi kashayam is used mainly in skin diseases. Sweating is one of the best ways to cleanse the skin.
While it is used in skin diseases with joint inflammation, vigorous exercises are not allowed in painful conditions. Only stretching, moderate walking, and mild cardio exercises are advised.
Also, specific yogacharya including bhujangaasana, salabhasana, vajrasana 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
Red chili and other pungent, hot and spicy food items.
Excess intake of salt.
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)
curd – causes vidaaha and thereby many other diseases
In some persons, intake of milk and milk products cause skin reactions. It is better to avoid that.
- To be added
Light meals and easily digestible foods
Green gram, soups, fruits and vegetables.
freshly cooked and warm food processed with cumin seeds, ginger, ajwain etc
Avoid exposure to excessive sunlight, wind, rain or dust.
Maintain personal hygiene.
Avoid sedentary lifestyle.
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.
In persons with a sensitive stomach, it may cause abdominal discomforts and diarrhoea.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, United States. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your GP before the intake.
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