THIKTHAKAM KASHAYAM- Benefits, ingredients, indications, dosage, usage, diet, exercises, side effects, research papers

Thikthakam kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine for skin diseases and improving complexion. It also helps to treat many digestive disorders and beneficial in some psychiatric conditions too.

Benefits of Thikthakam kashayam
The formulation of Thiktakam is explained as a ghrita yoga in Malayalam text Sahasrayoga but it is used as a kashayam more often. In today’s world people are affected by many types of derangement in fat metabolism; may it be Hyperlipidemia or obesity or hypercholesteremia or atherosclerosis or hypertension. Most of these, associated with weak digestion, too. In such people, the ghee preparation may worsen the condition rather than curing it. But the same herbs in a water-soluble form in the decoction can act as the cure for many such derangements, even for hypercholesterolemia.
Thiktakam Ghee combination is used either as acchasnehapana as a preparatory procedure to Ayurvedic Panchakarma (cleansing therapy) or as samanasneha in small doses after having Kashaya or other rookshana medicines for a while.It helps to regain health after the rookshana(drying up ) therapies.
It is very effective in chronic skin diseases like psoriasis, eczema, and atopic dermatitis.
It is found beneficial in healing diabetic wounds and gangrene. Also, fistulae, cervical lymphadenitis, abcesses, oedema, and sinus wounds.
Thiktakam being pacifying Pitta dosha, it is used in many diseases where Agni is deranged. It includes many liver disorders like Obstructive and infective jaundice, hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and non-alcoholic fatty liver.
In psychiatric disorders where Pitta is the main vitiated Dosha, thiktakam is very much yielding. It is used successfully in Maniac stage of Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia with grandeur or paranoid delusions etc
In some stages of epilepsy also it is found useful.
Kids with some types of Learning disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder show much affinity to Thiktakam ghritam and it is beneficial in such conditions.

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