Karpasasthyadi tailam is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of neuromuscular diseases. This medicine is in the form of herbal oil for external and internal application.
BENEFITS OF KARPASASTHYADI THAILAM
- This medicine used in the management of neuromuscular and joint diseases like arthritis as oil massage.
- This type of administration of medicine in Ayurveda known as abhyangam.
- As per Ayurvedic classics, it balances vata dosha.
INDICATIONS OF KARPASASTHYADI THAILAM
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Swelling of joints
- Shoulder joint pain
- Brachial neuralgia
- Cervical spondylitis
- Low backache
INGREDIENTS OF KARPASASTHYADI THAILAM
|SL NO||SANSKRIT NAME||LATIN/ ENGLISH||ACTION|
|1||BALA||Sidacordifolia||Balances vata dosha|
|2||KUSHTA||Saussurea lappa||Effective in inflammation|
|3||DEVADARU||Cedus deodara||Reduces pain|
|4||KARPASA ASTHI||Gossypium herbaceum|
|5||PUNARNAVA||Boerhavia diffusa||Diuretic action|
|6||MASHA||Vigna mungo||Effective in facial palsy, hemiplegia|
|7||RASNA||pluchea lanceolata||Balances vata|
|9||SARSHAPA||Brassica campestris||Antibacterial action|
|10||PIPPALI MULA||Piper longum||carminative|
|12||SHATAHVA||Anethum sowa||Carminative on internal administration|
|13||KULATHA||Dolichos biflorus||Action on pitta|
METHOD OF PREPARATION
Oil prepared with the decoction of the above-mentioned drugs, goat’s milk and Sesame oil.
DOSHA- DUSHYA PREDOMINANCE AND ROGA MARGA
- Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of vata dosha imbalance.
- Dushya- useful in diseases affecting rasa, raktha, mamsa,asthi,majja dhatu – joint diseases
- Roga marga – This medicine can be administered in diseases affecting
madhyama roga marga – arthritis, paralysis
DOSAGE AND USAGE
- External application on the affected area as oil massage or nasya (nasal instillation) or oral administration or as vasthi (enema therapy) 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 paralytic conditions including Hemiplegia, facial palsy and other neuromuscular diseases.
- Nadi Shuddi Pranayam –patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. 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.
- Parvatasana – It is greatly beneficial in treating paralysis by strengthening the nervous system and the muscles. Parvatasana which translates to Mountain pose helps in restraining paralytic parts of the body by stretching the spinal cord, abdomen and muscle arms.
- Siddhasana – This yogic posture is said to cure Paralysis by awakening the body’s energy centres called the ‘chakras.’
- Avoid heavy exercises which further aggravate degenerated conditions.
- Below mentioned yoga practices are effective in joint stiffness and arthritis.
Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
Child’s Pose (Balasana)
Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar)
RECOMMENDED DIET AND BEHAVIOUR
- Avoid food items which produce vata dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because vata imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
- Consume easily digestible food items, cow’s milk
- Oil massage on body advised. Which alleviates vata dosha
SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS
- This medicine is used for external application only.
- Improper usage may lead to side effects.
- Can this oil be used internally while taking Allopathic treatments for hypertension and diabetes?
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are using this oil along with Allopathic treatments.
- How long this oil can be used?
Duration of oil application on the joints is based on your stage of the disease. Before using medicine consult a physician.
- Can this medicine used for degenerative arthritis?
Yes, this oil is effective in degenerative joint diseases like osteoarthritis.
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- Kottakkal Arya vaidya sala
- Comparative study on nasya with karpasasthyadi taila and tila taila in the management of avabahuka (frozen shoulder)
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