Dashamoola Kashayam is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine in liquid form. It is also known as Dashamoola Kashaya, Dashamula Kashaya etc. It is widely used in the treatment of inflammatory conditions.
Dashamoola Kashayam benefits:
It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of pain in flanks, fever, bronchitis, cough with sputum.
Important in vata, kapha, cough, asthma and catches.
Dashamoola Kashayam dose:
The dose is 12 – 24 ml, before food, at about 6 am and 6pm or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
It is usually advised to add equal amount of water to the kashayam.
It is advised to have a long pepper along with this medicine.
ksheerabala (avrati) or Vayugulika.
Dashamoola Kashaya Side Effects:
There are no known side effects of this medicine.
Dashamoola Kashayam Ingredients:
Dashamoola – group of ten herbs. –
Bilva – Aegle marmelos
Agnimantha – Premna mucronata
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
Gambhari – Gmelina arborea
Brihati – Solanum indicum
Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
Prishnaparni – Uraria picta
It is added with 8 parts of water, boiled and reduced to quarter part, filtered.
Dashamoola Kashayam reference:
Bhaishajya Ratnavali kasaroga adhikara 13 – 15
Dashamoola kashayam, tablet is the kashayam in tablet form. Its dose is two tablets two times a day before food.
Dashamula Kwatha churna is the herbal coarse powder of the above herbs.
Dashmool Kashay is used as ingredient in many other Ayurvedic medicines such as Narikelrasavam (reference: Gada Nigraha)
Dashamula Kashaya – Eranda Taila Samyoga (Combination of Dashamula decoction and Castor oil) –
दशमूली कषायेण पिबेत् वा नागर अम्भसा।
कटिशूलेषु सर्वेषु तैलम् एरण्ड सम्भवम्॥ यो.र.वातव्याधि चिकित्सा १६४
Dashamoolee kashaayena pibet vaa naagaraambhasaa.
Kati shuleshu sarveshu tailam eranda sambhavam.
(Ref – Yoga Ratnakara, Vata Vyadhi Chikitsa chapter, verse 164)
In all sorts of low back pains, one should consume the Dashamoola Kashaya (decoction of 10 herbal roots) or Nagara (Musta-Cyperus rotundus) Kashaya admixed with Eranda Tailam
The above said combination is highly effective in warding off:
Kati Shula / Kati Graha – Low back pain / Lumbar spondylosis / Lumbago / Stiffness of the low back area / Spondylolisthesis / Sacro-iliac pain / Hip pain / Low Back strain / Low Back discomfort
Trika Shula – Pain in sacral region / Coccydynia (tail bone pain)
Gridhrasi – Sciatica / leg pain / Inter-vertebral disc prolapsed (IVDP)
Spik shula – Buttock pain / Piriformis syndrome
Janu shula – Mild to moderate inflammatory and degenerative pain (arthritis) of knee joint
Vidbandha (Malabaddhata) – Constipation
Method of preparing Kashayam:
The word Dashamula / Dashamoola is made up of 2 words – Dasha meaning ten and Mula / moola meaning roots. Dashamula as a whole is a combination of the roots of 10 herbs. They are as below mentioned –
Laghu Panchamula – The roots of the below mentioned herbs are called Laghu Panchamula or Lesser Panchamula (Laghu=Lesser, Pancha = five, Mula / Moola = Roots):
- Shalaparni – Desomodium gangeticum
- Prishniparni – Uraria picta
- Brihati – Solanum indicum
- Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
- Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
Brihat Panchamula – The roots of the below mentioned herbs are called Brihat Panchamula or Greater Panchamula (Brihat = Greater, Pancha = Five, Mula = Roots):
- Bilva – Aegle Marmelos
- Agnimantha – Premna mucronata
- Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
- Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
- Gambhari – Gmelina arborea
Laghu Panchamoola and Brihat Panchamoola put together are called Dashamula or Dashamoola
The roots of Dashamula are individually taken. They are readily available in the market. Root of each herb is pounded and its coarse powder is obtained. Coarse powder of each of the above said 10 herbs are taken in equal quantities. The combination is boiled with 16 times water in a big vessel. It is boiled until 4 times (parts) water remains, i.e. reduced to ¼ quantity of the content.
Say for example 2.5 grams of coarse powder of each drug summing up to 25 grams is boiled with 16 times i.e. roughly 400ml water and reduced to 100ml.
The decoction thus prepared is filtered through a sterile cloth or sieve into a bottle or small vessel. It is used in 2 divided doses i.e. 50ml in the morning and 50ml in the evening before food. If the disease demands administration of an extra dose, the quantity of powder of the herbs and water is proportionally increased.
The coarse powder of Dashamula (10 herbs mixed together in equal proportions) is readily available in the market or Ayurvedic drug store in the name of Dashamula churna or Dashamula Kashaya Churnam or Dashamoola Kwatha Churnam.
As mentioned above, 1 part of the drug (Dashamoola choorna) is boiled with 16 times water and reduced to ¼ quantity of water. it is filtered and used hot and fresh.
Dashamula Kashayam is available as prepared and bottled Kashayam (decoction) and is dispensed by many pharmacies. This Kashayam can be used in case fresh decoction cannot be prepared. But the efficacy of the bottled Kashayam will be comparably less in comparison to the freshly prepared one. And the market available Kashayams are concentrated. They should be added with equal amounts of water before administration.