SHOOLGAJKESARI RAS-Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Shoolgajkesari ras is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of diseases affecting the digestive system. This medicine contains mineral ingredients only. This medicine should only take as per the direction by a physician.

BENEFITS OF SHOOLGAJKESARI RAS

  • This medicine is mainly used in the management of diseases of the digestive system.
  • This medicine is specially administrated in the disease called amlapitta (acid regurgitation).
  • It is also effective in all types of pain associated with the digestive system.

INDICATIONS OF SHOOLGAJKESARI RAS

  • Digestive problems
  • Anorexia
  • Abdominal colic
  • Hyperacidity
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Splenic disorders
  • Intestinal worm infestation
  • Skin diseases

INGREDIENTS OF SHOOLGAJKESARI RAS

SL NOSANSKRIT NAMEENGLISHQUANTITYACTION
1PARADAPurified mercury1partfast relieve from symptoms
2GANDHAKAPurified sulphur  2 partrejuvenator
3TAMRABhasma of copper3 partEffective in skin diseases, Alleviates kapha dosha
4LAVANASalt Carminative

METHOD OF PREPARATION

Purified mercury and sulphur triturated first to prepare a black coloured mixture known as kajjali. Kajjali grounded with the rest of the drugs.

  • Detoxification of Parada – Ground with the juice of Aloe vera, Triphala(Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellerica, Emblica officinalis), root of chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) each for 7 days.
  • Detoxification of Gandhaka – fried in ghee and dipped in cow’s milk repeated for 7 times.
  • Purification of tamra  –  Heated and immersed in sesame oil, buttermilk, cow’s urine, gruel and decoction of kulatha (Dolichos biflorus) in that order for seven days in each liquid.

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 dhatu – diseases of the digestive system
  • Roga marga – This medicine can be administered in diseases affecting abhyanthara roga marga – indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome

DOSAGE AND USAGE

Take 125 mg after food twice daily along with lukewarm water 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 different diseases.

Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – cleans the respiratory passage, calms mind (mental stress aggravates digestive problems)

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 and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items, lukewarm water, gruel
  • Avoid smoking, carbonated drinks, alcohol
  • Avoid consumption of heavy diet at bedtime.

SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • This medicine should only take as per the direction of the physician.
  • It is better to avoid by children, lactating women and during pregnancy
  • Improper administration and overdosage leads to side effects
  • Can this medicine be used while taking Allopathic medicines?

                    Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this medicine along with Allopathic medicines.

  • How long the medicine can be used?

            Duration of medicinal administration is based on your stage of the disease. Before taking medicine consult a physician.

  • Is this medicine habit forming?

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

            CLASSICAL REFERENCE

  • Ayurveda sara sangraha

             EQUIVALENT MEDICINES

  • Dadimashtaka churna
  • Kapithashtaka churna
  • Sutshekhara ras
  • Grahani kapat ras

AVAILABLE BRANDS

  • Baidyanath

    RESEARCH PAPERS

  1. Pharmaceutical study of shoolagajakesari rasa

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