Dasamoolakaduthrayam Kwath is a herbal decoction that is prepared according to the classical Ayurvedic texts. It contains powerful ingredients that are useful in Ayurvedic treatment for cough and cold. When a person has respiratory diseases that cause congestion due to excessive mucus formation, the person may experience difficulty in breathing. This Ayurvedic medicine has powerful ingredients that are known to enhance the heat in the body in order to reduce excessive congestion.
Dasamoolakaduthrayam Kwath as the name indicates is a Kwath or decoction that is prepared from the famous Dasamoola ingredients. ‘Dasa’ means ten and ‘moola’ means roots. These ten roots are grouped under the name Dasamoola. They are very potent traditional medicines that have many health benefits. They reduce inflammation and balance the Doshas. This is a herbal antitussive, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and mucolytic. They ease the body pain and inflammation that accompany a bad cold and cough. Dasamoolakaduthrayam Kwath helps balance the Doshas.
The Dasamoolam 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 Pitta Dosha, it relieves ulcers, inflammations, and Pitta related fevers in Ayurvedic medicine.
Syonaka (Oroxylum indicum)
This herb has antiinflammatory and pain relief properties which makes it a good ingredient for preparing medicine for cough and cold
Gambhari (Gmelina arbora)
It is a general Ayurvedic tonic for relief from weakness
It relieves Vata and Pitta Dosha imbalances
Patala (Stereospermum suaveolens)
It has diuretic, and antiinflammatory properties
It balances the three Doshas
It is used in the formulation of Ayurvedic medicine for blood-related problems
Agnimantha (Premna integrifolia)
It has antiinflammatory and pain-relieving properties as per traditional cold cough medicine
It is used in Vata disorders
Salaparni (Desmodium gangeticum)
This herb is used in Ayurveda as an anthelmintic, immunity-stimulating, anti-catarrhal, antioxidant, febrifuge, carminative, expectorant, nervine tonic, diuretic, anti-diarrheal and stomachic.
It balances Vata and Kapha Doshas
Prasniparni (Uraria picta)
It is used in traditional medicine as an anti inflammatory and anti-infective
Brahati (Solanum indicum)
It is an Ayurvedic antiinflammatory herb
Kantakari (Solanum surattense)
It is used in traditional medicine as an antitumorigenic, hepatoprotective, antioxidant, anti inflammatory, diuretic and antipyretic.
Goksura (Tribulus terrestis)
Balances Vata and Pitta Doshas
Ginger is regarded as a universal medicine as per the ancient texts of Ayurveda.
It supports Agni, the digestive fire, and aids in proper digestion and is also an immunity booster.
Since it helps to eliminate and prevent Ama formation, it is very good for Ama related problems.
It is heated in nature and calms the Vata Dosha and balances Kapha Dosha.
It is used in home remedy cold cough medicine
Maricha (Piper nigrum)
It helps balance Kapha and Vata Doshas and aggravates Pitta Dosha.
It supports the digestive fire (Agni).
It is used in Ayurveda as an analgesic and antipyretic. It is used in Ayurvedic treatment for cough and cold
Pippali (Piper longum)
Pacifies Vata and Kapha Doshas
Improves the metabolism
Used in Ayurveda as an analgesic and antipyretic
Vasa (Adathoda vasica)
Balances Kapha and Pitta Doshas
Is used in Ayurveda as an anti-allergic, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial and styptic
15 ml twice a day diluted in 60 ml of boiled and cooled water or as per the directions of an Ayurvedic physician
Respiratory problems such as cough and cold are called Swasa Roga. The two doshas that are primarily involved in respiratory infections are the Vata and Kapha Doshas. The Vata Dosha is cold and dry in nature and this causes breathing problems. The Kapha Dosha is heavy, cold, and slimy and causes excessive mucus and resulting congestion. Ayurveda classifies all respiratory problems under the label of Swasa Roga.
The Dosha imbalance is triggered in the digestive system of the person. Excessive mucus formation and congestion is a process that starts in the Kledaka Kapha in the digestive system. When this affects the lungs it causes excess mucus formation that irritates the nerve endings in the bronchial tubes. This causes a reflex cough to remove the irritant.
Ayurvedic treatment for cough and cold increases the hot Pitta Dosha in the body to balance the Vata and Kapha. Productive cough treatment is by the administration of antitussive herbs. The diet and medication support the Agni or digestive fire in order to ensure proper digestion and the Dosha balance is regained. The intake of appropriate foods is important to combat cough and cold.
Bronchial asthma is referred to as Tamaka Swasa in Ayurveda. It is caused by the intake of excessive Kapha Dosha aggravating foods, cold climate, irritants, physical trauma to the throat or chest, suppression of natural urges, excessive exercise, or sexual activity. Lifestyle habits must also be changed to keep the Doshas in balance.
Coughs and colds are usually the results of a viral infection. The virus irritates the lining of the breathing passages and there is excessive mucus produced. The foreign substances also trigger coughing as a reflex to expel the mucus. This causes a productive cough. When the infection or allergies cause inflammation in the bronchial tubes it causes bronchitis. Running nose, cold, and cough are treated with medications such as antihistamines to ease the symptoms. Cough is treated with antitussives, cough suppressants, decongestants, and expectorants.
As colds are caused by viruses, antibiotics are not helpful. Sometimes a fever is also a symptom of cold and cough infections and is treated with antipyretics. The resultant body pain is treated with rest and analgesics. When a cold is accompanied by a bacterial infection it can cause more symptoms and a lung infection that can be treated with antibiotics. Cold treatment is also supported with home remedies and a diet that is nutritious, soothing, and warming in nature. People with weaker immune systems are more susceptible to cough and colds. Colds are more common in colder weather. This is attributed to the fact that more people stay indoors and closer to each other in cold weather.
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