Badam Pak

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Badam Pak is an ayurvedic food supplement prepared with almonds (main ingredient) and other spices and herbs. The most of its ingredients are used in Indian Kitchen and safe for long-term use. The formulation is developed in such way that it can provide benefits to both mind and body. As a general tonic, it helps to stay active and energetic, improves mental as well as physical endurance, provides strength and energy, and reduces common viral and bacterial infections.

In ayurvedic medicine, Badam Pak helps to treat a headache, mental fatigue or exhaustion with a little work, eye fatigue or strain due to computer work, eyesight weakness, memory loss, depression, mental stress, anxiety, mild constipation, anemia, men’s health problems, etc.

Badam Pak Ingredients (Composition)

Badam Pak ingredients and composition according to BHARAT BHAISHAJAYA RATNAKAR 4646:-

IngredientsParts
Badam (Almonds) – Prunus Amygdalus32 Parts
Cow’s Ghee (Clarified Butter)8 Parts
Sugar – Saccharum Officinarum64 Parts
Elaichi (Green Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum1 Part
Badi Elaichi (Black Cardamom or Nepal Cardamom) – Amomum Subulatum1 Part
Jaiphal (Nutmeg) – Myristica Fragrans1 Part
Laung (Clove) – Syzygium Aromaticum1 Part
Kesar (Saffron) – Crocus Sativus1 Part
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum1 Part
Pista (Pistachio) – Pistacia Vera4 Parts
Chironji (Charoli) – Buchanania Lanzan4 Parts
Swarna Vark (Gold Leaves) or Swarna BhasmaAs Required (Quantity is not described, so one can add it as per individual requirements)
Chandi (Rajat or Raupya) Vark (Silver Leaves) or Rajat BhasmaAs Required (Quantity is not described, so one can add it as per individual requirements)
WaterQ.S. (Required for soaking almonds for 12 hours and then paste is made, which is cooked in Cow’s Milk)
Reference: BHAISHAJAYA RATNAKAR 4646

The Badam Pak formulation commonly available in the market contains:

Formulation Commonly Available in the Market:
Ingredients5 grams contains
Badam (Almonds) – Prunus Amygdalus1100 mg
Vidarikand (Indian Kudzu) – Pueraria Tuberosa10 mg
Laung (Clove) – Syzygium Aromaticum10 mg
Javitri (Mace) – Myristica Fragrans10 mg
Jaiphal (Nutmeg) – Myristica Fragrans10 mg
Vanshlochan (Bamboo Manna/Bamboo Internal Secretions) – Bambusa Arundinacea10 mg
Kamal Gatta (Lotus Seed) – Nelumbium Speciosum10 mg
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum10 mg
Elaichi (Green Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum10 mg
Sonth (dried ginger) Zingiber Officinale10 mg
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum10 mg
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum10 mg
Shuddha Kaunch Beej (Cow Itch Plant Seeds Purified) – Mucuna Pruriens10 mg
Safed Musli – Asparagus Adscendens10 mg
Misri (Crystals of Cane Sugar) –  Saccharum Officinarum10 mg
Mukta Shukti Bhasma (Processed Pearl Oyster shell)10 mg
Sugar – Saccharum Officinarum3300 mg
Cow’s Ghee (Clarified Butter)440 mg

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIONS

Badam Pak prevents cognitive deficits, enhances learning capacity. Additionally, it exhibits neuroprotective, anti-stress, antioxidant and anxiolytic actions. These actions are more potent in the formulation, which contains Swarna (gold) and Rajat (Silver) leaves or Bhasma.

Medicinal Properties of Badam Pak

  1. Anti-stress
  2. Memory Booster
  3. Tonic for Brain, Heart & Blood Vessel
  4. Antihypercholesterolemic
  5. Antioxidant
  6. Anxiolytic
  7. Adaptogenic
  8. Neuroprotective
  9. Mild anti-depressant
  10. Potential Prebiotic

Badam Pak Indications

  • General nervine tonic for improving memory retention and concentration
  • Mental Fatigue
  • Memory loss
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Headache
  • Physical debility
  • Stress
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Eye fatigue or strain
  • Eyesight weakness
  • Mild constipation
  • Anemia
  • Men’s health problems

Badam Pak Benefits & Uses

Badam Pak is a nervine tonic and supports cognitive functions. It also provides all benefits of almond nutrition. It is commonly used by Indian people for brain development and enhancing memory in children. People with stressful jobs can also use it as a mental tonic for reducing the effects of stress and mental workload. Generally, it improves mental capabilities and improves overall cognitive functions. It increases concentration, attentiveness, memory, retention power, mental endurance, and mental awareness. It also increases strength and gives energy to the body.

Improve memory and learning capacity

Badam Pak significantly improves the memory and reduces forgetfulness. It enhances learning capacity and increases the memory retention. All these benefits are due to almonds in it. (1, 2)

Alzheimer’s disease

Badam Pak can be good food supplement for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The initial study reveals that almonds act as a memory-restorative agent by preventing and reducing the development of amyloid plaques. (3)

Almonds are main ingredients of Badam Pak, so it can help preventing and abridging the progress of dementia in Alzheimer’s disease. The long-term administration of it can help in the management of Alzheimer’s disease.

Forgetfulness may be the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Badam Pak appears to be highly effective for reducing the forgetfulness and improving the memory.

Mental Fatigue

Badam Pak is recommended for mental fatigue. It reduces mental stress, improves mental tolerability and enhances the attentiveness and concentration. Badam Pak is a very suitable remedy for people feeling mental exhaustion with a little work and also for people using the mind in excess, doing work on the computer or engaging in excessive thinking. The nutrients in Badam Pak also nourish the brain and neurons, which make the person more energetic and enthusiastic.

Morning Fatigue & Headache

Poor sleep or sleep debt, low blood glucose following the overnight fasting may be the cause of morning fatigue and morning headache. Adrenal fatigue also shows the symptom of morning fatigue. Almonds are also good food for adrenal. Therefore, Badam Pak helps to reduce the morning fatigue and headache in all cases.

Taking Badam Pak just before sleep with milk helps to reduce these symptoms and make one to feel energetic in the morning and to stay active for a whole day.

Headache

A headache may also be associated with constipation and mental stress, anxiety, depression etc. In some people, a headache can also occur due to mental or nervine weakness. Badam Pak is a good treatment for a headache with these causes.

Physical Debility

Badam Pak is a nutritive food supplement, which provides good nutrients to the body and improves the strength. It is common in Ayurveda prescriptions for physical debility.

Reduces Occurrence of Viral Infections

Badam Pak is prepared using whole Almonds including its skin. Almond skin is well researched for its immune-stimulatory action.

Almonds in Badam Pak reduce the occurrence of common viral infection such as flu and common cold. Almond skin boosts the immune system and improves the ability of leukocytes (WBCs) to detect viruses. It helps the body to prevent the replication of viruses and spreading inside the body.

The optimum dosage of Badam Pak provides these benefits to children, adults and old aged people and prevents common cold and flu.

Mild Constipation

Almonds in Badam Pak have mild laxative and anti-constipation action. It also helps to normalize the peristaltic movements and provides strength to the intestine, which helps to reduce constipation.

Oxidative Stress

Almonds in Badam Pak cut down oxidative stress and reduce inflammation. (4)

Furthermore, Almonds prevent DNA damage and protect the body from the damage due to reactive oxygen species. (5)

Therefore, Badam Pak helps reduce the oxidative stress and damage due to it in the body, which helps to delay aging and increases the longevity.

Badam Pak Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Badam Pak is as follows.
Children5 grams
Adults10 grams
Pregnancy10 grams
Lactation10 grams
Maximum Possible Dosage40 grams Per Day (in divided doses)
* Twice a day with Milk or Water (Preferably with Cow’s Milk)
Best Time to Take: It can be taken anytime as per your convenience. Preferably, at least 30 minutes before breakfast and at night before sleep would be best.

Safety Profile

Badam Pak is considerably safe for most individuals in recommended dosage when Badam Pak is taken under professional supervision.

Badam Pak Side Effects

There are no side effects observed with regular intake of Badam Pak in recommended dosage.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Badam Pak is likely to be safe in pregnancy in dosage less than 20 grams per day. More concern is about the Jaiphal (Nutmeg) quantity in the Badam Pak. 20 grams Badam Pak is likely to contain approximately 20 mg Jaiphal powder, which is insignificant to cause uterine contractions and even more quantity is found in some foods prepared in Indian Kitchen. However, the dosage should not be increased from 20 grams of Badam Pak per day for precautionary purposes.

In lactation, Badam Pak is likely safe and can be used nutritious purposes in addition to therapeutic benefits.

Contraindications

Badam Pak contains sugar content, which is more than 50% of its composition. Therefore, it is contraindicated in diabetes mellitus.

Manufacturers

  1. Divya Pharmacy (Patanjali Badam Pak)
  2. Baidyanath Badam Paak

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