Upanaha choornam is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of joint diseases. This medicine is in the form of powder for external application.
BENEFITS OF UPANAHA CHOORNAM
- This medicine used in the management of joint diseases like arthritis.
- This type of administration of medicine in Ayurveda known as lepanam or upanaham.
INDICATIONS OF UPANAHA CHOORNAM
- Joint stiffness
INGREDIENTS OF UPANAHA CHOORNAM
|SL NO||SANSKRIT NAME||LATIN||QUANTITY||ACTION|
|1||VACHA||Acorus calamus||1Part||Balances kapha and vata|
|2||TILA (ELLU)||Sesame Seed||1Part||Balances vata|
|3||DEVADARU||Cedus deodara||1Part||Reduces pain|
|4||AMBU||Cyperus rotundus||1Part||Antipyretic action|
|5||SARSHAPA||Brassica campestris||1Part||Antibacterial action|
|6||USHIRA||Vetiveria zizanioides||1Part||Antipyretic action|
|7||MUDGA||Vigna radiata||1Part||Effective in diseases of head and eyes|
|8||HIMA||Santalum album||1Part||Balances pitta dosha, coolant effect on the body|
|9||RASNA||pluchea lanceolata||1Part||Balances vata|
|10||ERANDA||Ricinus communis||1Part||Balances vata|
|11||SHATAHVA||Anethum sowa||1Part||Carminative on internal administration|
|12||AGURU||Aquillaria agallocha||1Part||Balances vata and kapha|
|13||KULATHA||Dolichos biflorus||1Part||Action on pitta|
|14||MASHA||Vigna mungo||1Part||Effective in facial palsy, hemiplegia|
|18||SAINDHAVA LAVANA||Rock salt||1Part||Carminative, balances vata, pitta, kapha|
METHOD OF PREPARATION
Above mentioned drugs are taken in equal quantity and finely powdered.
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
DOSAGE AND USAGE
External application on the affected area in the form of a paste 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.
- Oil massage on the head is advised. This alleviates vata dosha.
- Avoid smoking 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 on the joints 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.
- Ashtanga hridaya
- kottamchukkadi tailam
- Mashasaindhavadi tailam for external application
- The effect of upanaha sweda and vatari guggulu in the management of janusandhigata vata (knee osteoarthritis): a comparative study
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