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

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

 This yogam is specially made by traditional Kerala vaidyas

Benefits of Sahacharabaladi kashayam

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

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. It is especially beneficial in diseases of limbs and joints.

Vaatanulomyam (regulating the movements of Vaata) makes the cough and breathing difficulties get relieved.

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

It is used in the treatment of multi-joint pain, sciatica and varicose veins.

Indications of Sahacharabaladi kashayam

Sakha-sandhigata Vata – Vaata kopa in limbs and joints.

Ingredients of Sahacharabaladi kashayam

StrobilanthesSahacharaNilgirianthus ciliatus(Nees) Bremek /Strobilanthes ciliatus Nees.

It is used in neurological disorders, sciatica, glandular swellings and oedema.

Country mallow/Flannel weedBalaSida cordifolia Linn.

It is anti-pyretic, anti-inflammatory, contraceptive and has anti-fungal activity. It is a tonic for strengthening nerves and muscles in various neuro motor diseases.

 Heart leaved moonseedGuduchiTinospora 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.

Himalayan cedar devadaruCedrus 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.

It has anti-diabetic effect as it helps reduce high blood sugar levels in blood.

It helps to calm the mind and improves sleep quality.

Dried gingerNaagara  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

As already discussed, Sahacharabaladi kashayam has 5 ingredients.

All ingredients should be washed well and dried up in shade. The herbs Sahachara, Bala, Guduchi, Suradruma and Naagara are taken in 4:4:2:1:1 ratio.

Take all the ingredients in 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 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.

Sahacharabaladi kashayam is Kapha-Vaatahara.

It acts on abhyantara and madhyama rogamarga

Dosage and Usage of Sahacharabaladi 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 Sahacharabaladi kashayam targets mainly removing obstructions in channels, heavy exercises are advised for profuse sweating. In painful conditions, only mild stretching and mild cardio exercises are advised, asper condition. 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.

Classical references with image of the text.

Equivalent medicines.

Sahacharadi kashayam

Brands Available

AVS Kottakal

Research papers

Bala

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281611837_Sida_cordifolia_a_Traditional_Herb_in_Modern_Perspective_-_A_Review

Sahachara

Acute and chronic inflammation

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22983841/

Suradaru

anti-inflammatory and analgesic

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

Naagara/Sunthi

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.

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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