DASANAKANTI CHURNAM -Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Dasanakanti churnam is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of diseases affecting teeth and oral cavity. This medicine is in the form of herbal tooth powder.

BENEFITS OF DASANAKANTI CHURNAM

  • This medicine used in the management of diseases of the oral cavity.
  • This type of administration of medicine in Ayurveda known as danda dhavanam.

INDICATIONS OF DASANAKANTI CHURNAM

  • Toothache
  • Tooth decay
  • Halitosis 

  INGREDIENTS OF DASANAKANTI CHURNAM

SL NOSANSKRIT NAMELATINACTION
1ARIMEDAAcacia leucophloeaEffective in toothache
2MADHUKAGlycyrrhiza glabraRejuvenator Beneficial effect on oral diseases.
3ELAElettaria cardamomumBalances vata and kapha
4DARVIBerberis aristataEffective in eye diseases
5TWAKCinnamomum zeylanicumThe beneficiary effect on respiratory diseases
6KARPURAcamphoraphrodisiac
7HIMANBUSARARosewater 
8JATIPHALAMyristica fragransbalances vata dosha, action on the nervous system
9JATIKOSAMyristica fragransbalances vata dosha, action on the nervous system
10GAIRIKAMRed ochre (hematite)Balances pitta dosha
11KHADIRAAcacia catechuBeneficiary effect on oral diseases
12LAVANGASyzygium aromaticumcarminative
13MARICHAPiper nigrumcarminative
14PIPPALIPiper longumcarminative
15KOUNTICubeba officinalis 

METHOD OF PREPARATION

Above mentioned drugs are taken and finely powdered then grounded with rose water and dried.

DOSHA- DUSHYA PREDOMINANCE AND ROGA MARGA

  • Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of vata, pitta, and kapha dosha imbalance.
  • Dushya-  useful in diseases affecting rasa, raktha, mamsa, asthi,majja dhatu – toothache, tooth decay
  • Roga marga – This medicine can be administered in diseases affecting all roga marga

 madhyama roga marga – diseases of the oral cavity

            DOSAGE AND USAGE

Dasanakanti churna is to be administered for tooth cleaning. Sufficient quantity of churna is taken for rubbing the teeth surface, for 2 to3 minutes or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.

EXERCISES AND YOGA

Yoga and Pranayama are a set of breathing and stretching exercises respectively, widely practised in the treatment of many diseases.

Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – for getting calmness to the mind provide overall health

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

              RECOMMENDED DIET AND BEHAVIOUR

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold, more salty, sour and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Avoid smoking, chewing betel leaf and alcohol

SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • This medicine should only administer as per the direction by the physician.
  • Improper administration may lead to side effects
  • Can this medicine be used while taking Allopathic treatments?

                    Seek your doctor’s advice if you are using this medicine along with Allopathic treatments.

  • How long the medicine can be used?

            Duration of medicinal application into the oral cavity is based on your stage of the disease. Before using medicine consult a physician.

  • Is this medicine habit forming?

    This medicine is not habit -forming. After using for a prescribed period gradually decrease the duration and eventually stop it.

         EQUIVALENT MEDICINES

  • Triphala kashaya for gargling
  • Khadiradi gulika
  • Arimedadi tailam for gargling

           AVAILABLE BRANDS

  RESEARCH PAPERS

  1. A review on the role of dantadhavana in the maintenance of oral and general health

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322631840_A_REVIEW_ON_THE_ROLE_OF_DANTADHAVANA_IN_THE_MAINTENANCE_OF_ORAL_AND_GENERAL_HEALTH

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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