Diuretic, Laxative, Lipolytic, Cardiac tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Immuno-modulator.
Text (Ashtangahridayam – Sopha Chikitsa)
Dasamoolahareethaki helps heal the serious causes of splenomegaly, cardiac insufficiency, flatulence and piles.
Dasamoolahareethaki is an Ayurvedic laxative and the King of Ayurvedic medicine which helps to treat indigestion and other gastric disorders. It contains Haritaki which is one of the best known herbs for balancing Vata Dosha. It’s a natural Ayurvedic laxative and purgative which helps in disposing of undigested food and harmful toxins from the gastrointestinal tract. It also helps in strengthening and nourishing tissues and promoting proper functioning of the colon, lungs, liver, and spleen. Haritaki is one of the primary medicines for Vata disturbances. It’s the ideal Ayurvedic medicine for flatulence and splenomegaly. It also helps in treating indigestion, emaciation, and indigestion.
Some of the benefits of Dasamoolahareethaki are:
- Helps remove excess Vata from the system
- Helps in natural cleansing of the body
- Helps in nourishing and rejuvenating the tissues
- Helps in promoting healthy digestion
Some of the diseases Dasamoolahareethaki helps in treating are:
- Foul taste in tongue
- Pain in lower right abdomen
- Pancreatic insufficiency
- Foul stool
- Grey skin
- Acid Reflux
- Bad odour in mouth
- Dry mouth or tongue
This ayurvedic leham has anti-inflammatory properties and is a natural cardiac tonic, a powerful laxative and featuring diuretic properties, all packed into one. Dasamoolahareethaki is a powerful combination of the safest plant-based ingredients that are very helpful in treating splenomegaly and the primary causes of heart ailments. It’s an effective mix of herbs with a sticky paste featuring spicy odor and gives a sweet, pungent taste. In other words, it comes as a herbal jam or herbal paste that can be consumed directly or used in food preparations.
Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
- It protects the liver and addresses respiratory conditions
- It’s helpful for kidney and liver dysfunctions
Elachi – Elettaria cardamomum
- It’s a natural source of anti-oxidants with effective diuretic properties
- Anti-inflammatory properties help protect from chronic diseases
- It’s very helpful in treating digestive problems
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala
- Aids in soothing swelling, complications of tuberculosis
- Chronic cough prevention
- It’s good for people with arthritis, heart and liver health
- It improves digestion and enhances nutrients during the process in the intestine
- It’s an excellent choice to reduce and prevent gas formation, excessive flatulence, abdominal pain and indigestion
Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and ginger
- Enhances digestion and detoxifies the entire system
- Enhances immunity and fights microbes
- Boosts metabolism and aids in weight loss
- Boosts liver function and eases respiratory problems
- Fight inflammation including rheumatoid arthritis and gout
- Enhances your sexual and reproductive health
Ayurveda’s perspective on splenomegaly, digestion, flatulence and piles
Digestion is an important aspect of the human body. It’s the simple process in which food is broken down into simple and digestible forms. As per Ayurveda, fire or Agni is responsible assisting in the digestion process of an individual Ayurveda also believes that a person will be healthy when there is balance between Doshas (Vatta, Pitta, and Kapha), Agni (metabolic factors), Dhatus (tissues), Malas (excretory factors) and mental factors such as Indriyas (senses), Manas (mind), and Atma (spirit).
In Ayurveda, there are 13 types of Agni in the human body:
- Jatharagni or the biological fire which helps in digestion. Depending on the dominance of Dosha and intensity of Agni, there are four types of Jatharagni
- Vishama Agni - Occurring from dominance of Vata dosha
- Tikshna Agni - Occurring from dominance of Pitta Dosha
- Manda Agni - Occurring from dominance of Kapha Dosha
- Sama Agni - Occurring from balance of all Doshas
- Bhutagni or the Agni attributed to each Panchamahabhutas (Akasha, Vayu, Agni, Jala, and Prithvi)
- Dhatavagni or tissue metabolism from seven dhatus in our body
- Rasa (body fluids like lymph nodes)
- Rakta (blood and its components)
- Mamsa (muscular system)
- Meda (adipose or fat tissue)
- Asthi (skeletal system)
- Majja (bone marrow)
- Shukra Dhatu (reproductive system)
Your Doshas determine the nature of your digestion process.
- Vata - If you suffer from constipation, irregular bowel movements (IBS), and appetite loss, then your digestion may be dominated by Vata.
- Kapha - In case your digestion is slow but you have a good appetite, you may have a dominance of Kapha.
- Pitta - Individuals with a dominance of Pitta are believed to have the best metabolism.
Some of the digestion-related disorders as per Doshas are:
- Loss of appetite
- Heaviness in the body
- Acid reflux
- Bitter taste in mouth
- Bad odour from mouth
- Abdominal distension with constipation
- Spasmodic abdominal pain
Splenomegaly, cardiac insufficiency, excessive gas and piles:
Technological advancements in modern times have made life more convenient, including performing daily tasks easily. However, it has led to people leading sedentary lifestyles lacking physical activities and consuming processed food. Due to this, there is a sharp increase in serious health problems, particularly heart issues and gastrointestinal problems. The complications have only increased in recent years with little attention paid to the underlying causes of these diseases. Most of the dire consequences of contemporary lifestyle can be seen in the form of digestive issues, stomach ailments, and gut problems. The condition of the heart is also under constant threat due to the unhealthy lifestyle.
Causes of splenomegaly, cardiac insufficiency, excessive gas and piles
Here are the most common causes of the above-mentioned health conditions that can worsen over a period of time if ignored:
- An enlarged spleen is often caused by infections like mononucleosis that usually spreads through saliva.
- Spleen enlargement is also caused by parasitic infections like toxoplasmosis. It’s caused by consuming undercooked and contaminated meat and exposure from infected cat feces
- It also occurs when you use contaminated knives and cutlery that are not washed thoroughly
- Consuming contaminated water and unpasteurized dairy products that contain parasites
- Excessive pressure on the veins in the spleen or the liver can cause blood clots leading to an enlarged spleen
- Cirrhosis and other liver diseases causes splenomegaly. Gaucher disease and glycogen storage diseases are common infiltrative diseases that lead to an enlarged spleen
- An infection of the heart’s valves like endocarditis
- Leukemia is cancer that displaces normal blood cells and lymphoma, the cancer of the lymph tissue can also enlarge the spleen
- Several inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and sarcoidosis can also enlarge the spleen
- A bacterial infection caused by a pus-filled cavity
- Excessive pressure in the lower rectum causes piles
- Piles are also the common result of straining during a bowel movement, lifting heavy weights and pregnancy
- Chronic constipation and chronic diarrhea are also high-risk factors leading to piles
- Cardiac insufficiency is caused by a weakened heart muscle that cannot pump enough blood required by the body
- In other words, a weakening of the heart’s pumping function causes heart failure or a condition called cardiac insufficiency
- High blood pressure and heart rhythm disorders lead to cardiac insufficiency. An increase in the muscle mass of the heart causes heart failure
- Chronic constipation and lactose intolerance lead to an excessive build-up of gas
- Ulcerative colitis, gastroenteritis, and irritable bowel syndrome cause excessive flatulence
- Food high in Sulphur content also lead to a build-up of gas and increased flatulence
- Eating food fast, drinking carbonated beverages, smoking and chewing gum leads to an excessive intake of air. This build-up in the alimentary canal and causes increased flatulence
If you look deeply, the underlying causes for the aforementioned diseases are unhealthy lifestyles. In the modern world, people caught up in the daily hustle and health takes a backseat. Ayurveda stresses that we first have to address the diseases at the root level and not just target the symptoms. That’s because the symptoms and the disease can easily come back or not get cured completely.
Ayurvedic medicine for splenomegaly shows the importance of incorporating natural remedies that prove highly effective in the long run. Ayurveda always takes a holistic approach to rectify the main causes of splenomegaly and encourages completely natural methods of treatment.
Ayurvedic medicine for flatulence is particularly formulated to bring about healthy changes with the right dietary habits to prevent intestinal and digestive discomforts. The nature-inspired formula and powerful anti-oxidants from plants are proven to tackle gastrointestinal disorders causing constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and other stomach issues causing the build-up of excessive flatulence.
An ayurvedic laxative is a fantastic option to rid the body of waste build-up and excessive gas production. It provides a soothing effect on the digestive system and also on cardiac issues caused by severe stomach ailments. An ayurvedic cardiotonic is the best choice that prevents the muscle build-up in the heart that leads to a failure.