Mahamasha Thailam is Anti-rheumatic. It’s a Skin Nutritive.
Reference Text: (Sahasrayogam)
PRESENTATION: 200 Ml
The ability to move and the ease of movement determine the quality of life of a person. A healthy person does not even think twice about the mechanism by which his /her body is able to easily move and perform the daily routine. The ability of our body to move depends on how well our neurological system controls the musculoskeletal framework of our body. There are many health issues that cause loss of the ability to move easily and neurological problems are one of them. Neurological health issues that affect the motor nerves of the body can cause symptoms that range from numbness to muscular dystrophy and even paralysis. Neurological problems can cause a gradual degenerative disease that causes problems or be present from birth/infancy.
Mahamasha Thailam is an Ayurvedic formulation that is used externally to alleviate the symptoms of muscular dystrophy, sciatica, rheumatic arthritis, cold shoulder, osteoarthritis, stiffness, facial palsy, tremors, tinnitus and muscle wasting. Ayurvedic practitioners prescribe Panchakarma treatments for paralysis treatment in Ayurveda. Mahamasha Thailam is used externally in such treatments.
Mahamasha Thailam To Help You Move Easier
Mahamasha Thailam is a proprietary Ayurvedic oil that is used externally in Panchkarma treatments. Mahamasha Thailam benefits patents who are suffering from neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders that adversely affect the ease of movement. It is an Ayurvedic medicine for osteoarthritis. The inclusion of the Dasha Moola herbs makes Mahamasha Thailam uses multifold as they are a good tonic for the muscles, nerves and bones and strengthen the body. It is good Ayurvedic medicine for stiffness.
Masha (Phaseolus mungo)
- Black gram or urad dal
- It is useful in strengthening the body and increasing muscle bulk which makes it good for muscular dystrophy treatment in Ayurveda.
- Balances the Vata Dosha while increasing the Pitta and Kapha Dosha
- Is useful for helping conditions affecting the bones, joints, rheumatism and inflammation
The ten Dasha Moola herbs are a group of very potent herbs that are used in Ayurvedic medicine for treating a wide variety of problems. They are useful in the Mahamasha Thailam for their anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
The ten herbs are:
- Bilva (Aegle marmelos)
- Syonaka (Oroxylum indicum)
- Gambhari (Gmelina arbora)
- Patala (Stereospermum suaveolens)
- Agnimantha (Premna integrifolia)
- Salaparni (Desmodium gangeticum)
- Prasniparni (Uraria picta)
- Brahati (Solanum indicum)
- Kantakari (Solanum surattnse)
- Goksura (Tribulus terrestis)
Atmagupta (Mucuna pruriens)
- Useful in neurological disorders as a nerve tonic
- Balances all three Doshas
Eranda (Ricinus communis)
- Traditional medicine for Rheumatism, Lumbago and Sciatica
Satahva (Anethum sowa)
- Indian Dill
- Balances Vata and Kapha
- Is used in alternative medicine as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic
Lavanatraya (Three salts)
- A combination of three salts; Saindhava, Souvarchala and Bida
- Decreases Vata Dosha and increases Pitta and Kapha
Jeevaneeya gana (10 herbs)
Ten herbs that are believed to have anti-ageing properties
- Jeevanthi (Leptadenia reticulata)
- Kakoli (Rascoea procera)
- Ksheerakakoli (Lilium polphyllum)
- Meda (Polygonatum verticillatum)
- Mahameda (Polygonatum cirrhifolium)
- Mudgaparni (Vigna radiata)
- Mashaparni (Vigna mungo)
- Rishabaka (Microstylis muscifera)
- Jeevaka (Malaxis acuminta)
- Madhuka (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia)
- Used in Ayurveda as a blood detoxifier
Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanicum)
Katphala (Myrica nagi)
- Used in Ayurvedic medicine for relief from joint pain and swelling
- A mixture of three herbal powders
- Pippali – Piper longum
- Maricha – Piper nigrum
- Shunti / Nagara – Zingiber officinale
- Improves metabolism
- Combats vitiated Kapha and Vata Doshas
Pipalimool (Piper longum)
- The root of the long pepper plant
- Improves metabolism and digestion
Rasna (Alpinia officinarum)
- Ayurveda uses this herb for its properties of being an immunomodulator, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, diuretic, anti-diabetic, and anti-ulcerative.
Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
- Helpful in Ayurveda as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antacid
Saindava (Rock salt)
- This salt is a balancer of the three Doshas
- In Ayurveda, it is used for its expectorant, antacid, anti-flatulent, carminative, hematogenic, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also a digestive stimulant.
Devadaru (Cedrus deodara)
- Deodar Tree
- Used in Ayurveda for treatment of neurological disorders and arthritis.
Amruth (Tinospora cordifolia)
- Balances three Doshas
- In Ayurveda, it is used to boost immunity and to eliminate excess uric acid in the body.
Vajigandha (Curculigo orchiodes)
- Used in Ayurveda as an adaptogen and aphrodisiac
Vacha (Acorus calamus)
- Balances Kapha and Vata Doshas
- Treats Vata Dosha imbalances
Shati (Kaempferia galanga)
- It is used for pain relief
Godugdha (Cow’s Milk)
- Gives strength and is a rejuvenator
Tila Thaila (Sesamum indicum)
- Sesame oil
- Warm in nature
- Pacifies Kapha and Vata Doshas
- Is used in Ayurveda to treat neuromuscular disorders
Neurological Problems That Affect Motor Skills
- Our body is comprised of the skeleton that serves as the framework for the rest of the tissues. The movement of any part of the body is mechanically achieved by the muscles and the skeletal system. The movement is triggered and controlled by the nervous system which together with the muscles is called the neuromuscular system.
- Even an involuntary movement has to be processed by the neurological system of the body to work. This includes breathing, swallowing, coughing, blinking, etc. The conscious movements of smiling, talking, walking, sitting and standing are also dependent on the neuromuscular system.
- The neurological system of the body is divided into the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.
- The central nervous system is the brain and the spinal cord.
- The nerves that connect the central nervous system to the rest of the body are the peripheral nervous system.
- The communication is through cells called neurons that have a tail that is called an axon.
- When the central nervous system signals for a movement to be made the message is communicated through the neurons called motor neurons which are specially for movement. The interlinked motor neurons communicate through their linked axons to the muscle group that is required and this moves the part.
- So, we can see that each movement requires the proper coordination of the nervous system, muscles and nerves.
- When the nerves are damaged due to a motor neuron disease there is a problem in the communication of the signal to move and this causes paralysis.
- When the skeletal system or joints are faulty there is an inability to move easily.
- Some health issues such as rheumatoid arthritis are both inflammatory and autoimmune disorders.
- When there is an inability to move there is muscle wasting and the muscles are rendered incapable of functioning.
Ayurveda And Neuromuscular Disorders
Ayurveda attributes all movement of the body to Vata or Prana which is the life force. The nervous system controls the Prana in a person’s body. Ayurveda locates the Prana not in the head as Western medicine does but in the lumbosacral region of the body. So, when Vata disorders or Vata Vyadhi is present it causes problems with movement in the body. When this Dosha is aggravated there is a disorder that is neuromuscular in nature. This causes different symptoms that can result in weakness or rigidity.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is loosely correlated to Amavata in Ayurveda. It is a musculoskeletal problem. Ama is the term that is used in Ayurveda to define the toxin that gets collected in the body over time. It is formed due to improper habits and incomplete metabolism. The accumulation of Ama causes many diseases including inflammation in the body.
Ayurveda treats such diseases both internally through medication as well as externally through Panchakarma treatments. Panchakarma treatments are a combination of Svedana, Abhyanga, Navarakizhi, Basti and Patrapinda as required. It also recommends changes in diet and lifestyle to ensure that there is complete and efficient metabolism in the body and no Ama formation. Application of certain oils such as Mahamasha Thailam externally is a part of the treatment to restore mobility. Yoga is also prescribed to help restore strength and flexibility.