- Post-natal care
- Gastric upset
Dasamoolajeerakarishtam is a traditional tonic that is a combination of the Dashamoolarishtam and the Jeerakarishtam that can help in the postnatal care for the mother. Dasamoola means ten roots. True to its name, this Ayurvedic medication has the benefit of the ten most potent root ingredients used in Ayurveda. While the Dashamoola ingredients in this medicine offer strength and balance the Doshas of the expecting and new mother, the Jeerakarishtam helps to relieve all the gastric related troubles that pregnancy brings. It relieves nausea, improves the appetite, and supports proper digestion. Its ingredients are helpful in treating urine-related issues.
Postnatal periods are the most stressful on a mother’s health. It is important that the mother maintain optimum health and energy levels in order that both mother and child are strong and well supported. The Dasamoolajeerakarishtam is a traditional tonic that strengthens and supports the health of the mother. It is also a uterine tonic that supports the uterine function after delivery. It helps soothe the digestive troubles caused after pregnancy and also maintain optimum hormone levels.
The Dasamoolajeerakarishtam uses many ingredients as it is the combination of two arishtams. The key ingredients are:
The star ingredients in the Dasamoolarishtam are the ten (Dasa) very potent roots (Moolam) that are as follows:
Bilva (Aegle marmelos)
The Bael or Bilva tree
It balances all the three Doshas
By balancing the Pitta Dosha it relieves ulcers, inflammations, and Pitta related fevers
Syonaka (Oroxylum indicum)
This herb has anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties which makes it good for postnatal care
Gambhari (Gmelina arbora)
It is a general tonic for relief from weakness
It relieves Vata and Pitta Dosha imbalances
Patala (Stereospermum suaveolens)
It has diuretic, cardiac tonic, and antiinflammatory properties
It balances the three Doshas
It is used in traditional medicine in blood-related problems
Agnimantha (Premna integrifolia)
It has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties
It is used in Vata disorders
Salaparni (Desmodium gangeticum)
This herb is used in Ayurveda as an anthelmintic, antioxidant, febrifuge, carminative, expectorant, nervine tonic, immunity-stimulating, anti-catarrhal, diuretic, anti-diarrheal and stomachic.
It balances Vata and Kapha Doshas
Prasniparni (Uraria picta)
It is used in traditional medicine anti-inflammatory and anti-infective
Brahati (Solanum indicum)
It is an Ayurvedic anti inflammatory
Kantakari (Solanum surattnse)
It is used in traditional medicine as an antitumorigenic, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, antioxidant, diuretic and antipyretic.
Goksura (Tribulus terrestis)
Balances the Vata and Pitta Doshas
Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanicum)
Pacifies Vata Dosha
Is used in Ayurveda as a rejuvenating agent
Puskara (Inula racemosa)
Is useful in Ayurvedic treatment for heart disease and upper respiratory tract disorders.
Relieves wounds and is a uterus stimulant.
It is used in Ayurveda as an antiviral, antibacterial, antihistamine, bronchodilator, anti-inflammatory, antihelminthic, and in treatment of anaemia.
It balances Kapha and Vata Doshas
Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa)
Has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation of the Uterus.
Balances the levels of FSH, LH, estrogen, and progesterone in the body. This regulates the menstrual cycles and controls symptoms caused by sudden spikes and falls in hormone levels.
Helps the female reproductive system balance it hormone levels properly
Guduci (Tinospora cordifolia)
It balances all the three Doshas
This herb is used as an adaptogen, analgesic, and anti-infective in Ayurveda.
It helps the body resist stress and illness.
It relieves Ama
Dhatri (Emblica officinalis)
Rich in Vitamin C
Is used in traditional medicine as an antioxidant, immunomodulator, antiinflammatory
Duralabha (Fagonia cretica)
Used in Ayurveda to treat weakness, ulcers, wounds, fever, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, skin problems, gout, and respiratory disorders.
It is used in traditional medicine for its properties of being hepatoprotective, anti-hemorrhagic, and wound healing.
Khadira (Acacia catechu)
Pacifies Vata Dosha
Bijasara (Pterocarpus marsupium)
This herb is used in Ayurveda as a hypoglycaemic and antibiotic in the treatment of bleeding, inflammation, and diabetes.
It has astringent properties that are useful in treating skin problems in Ayurveda
Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
Is used to balance all three Doshas
Helps to detoxify and support healing in Ayurvedic medicine
Kustha (Saussurea lappa)
It pacifies Vata and Kapha imbalances.
This herb is useful in the treatment of gout, rheumatic, and skin diseases.
Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)
Used in Ayurveda as a blood detoxifier
Supports liver health
Devadaru (Cedrus deodara)
Balances the Kapha and Vata Doshas
Relieves the Ama in the body
Relieves swelling and used in Ayurveda as an antiinflammatory
Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
Wound healing properties in Ayurveda
Balances Vata Dosha
Enhances the movement in the body
Madhuka (Madhuca indica)
This herb has anti-diabetic and antiinflammatory properties.
It is also used in Ayurveda as a fermentation initiator.
Bharngi (Clerodendron serratum)
Is used to pacify cough, cold and asthma in Ayurveda
Kapittha (Feronia limonia)
Is used in traditional medicine to treat nausea, cardiac muscles, improves taste, and clears the phlegm in the throat.
Bibhitaka (Terminalia belerica)
Supports Rasa and Mamsa Dhatus
Raktapunarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa)
Has antiinflammatory properties
Is also ideal for controlling stress and pain.
Chavya (Piper retrofractum)
Balances Kapha and Vata Doshas
Increases Pitta Dosha.
Relieves Ama formation
Ayurveda supports the health of an expecting mother in a holistic manner. When a mother has delivered the baby, there is a great loss of fluids and blood that makes the mother weak. The postpartum period is called the Sutika period and postnatal care for mothers is vital to the health of the mother. It is essential to restore the mother’s health and relieve fatigue at this time. Ayurvedic medication given at this time aims to restore the Vata Dosha balance and support digestion and metabolism.
As per the tenets of Ayurveda, a new mother should be given a massage with herbal oils and bathed with herbal water. A diet that is nutritious and aimed at restoring strength is one of the ways to relieve fatigue. The new mother should not be subjected to stress and should be protected from exposure to extreme climate. The tonics that are given support lactation and help the entire reproductive system to be properly restored to their normal states. Herbs are given to purify the blood, balance the hormones, and eliminate all unwanted tissues from the uterus completely. The mother is also to be supported emotionally and be encouraged to talk and share her feelings. The abdomen is bound with a soft cloth to prevent Vata disorders and to give back support.
In postpartum care, it is advised to rest and get good nutrition after delivery. A healthy diet and mild exercise help to restore the mother to good health. There are no uterine tonics or restoratives that are used in Western medicine. If there are issues with the reproductive system post-delivery, they are treated symptomatically. Additional nutritional supplementation is given if required. Adequate fluid intake is required for proper nursing. Stress is to be avoided and if there are any postpartum depression issues they are treated symptomatically.
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