Kashayam (Decoction)

Brihat Panchamoola

Brihat Panchamoola pacifies Vata Dosha and Kapha Dosha. The herbs in it improve appetite and digestion. It is an integral part of the Dashmool formulation. It is used for the treatment of the diseases related to a digestive system and musculoskeletal system.

Brihat Panchamoola contains the roots of five herbs and added in equal proportion by weight.

Ingredients Quantity
Bilva (Indian Bael) – Aegle Marmelos 1 Part
Agnimantha (Arani) –  Premna Integrifolia 1 Part
Shyonaka – Oroxylum Indicum 1 Part
Patala – Stereospermum Suaveolens 1 Part
Gambhari or Kasmari (Beech Wood) – Gmelina Arborea 1 Part

Ayurvedic Properties

The herbs of Brihat Panchamoola have almost similar ayurvedic properties and medicinal uses.

RASA (Taste) (TIKTA (Bitter), KASAYA (Astringent), slightly MADHURA (Sweet)
GUNA (Main Quality) LAGHU (Light), USHNA (Hot)
VIRYA (Potency) USHNA (Hot)
VIPAKA (Resultant) KATU (Pungent)
DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humors) Pacifies KAPHA DOSHA & VATA DOSHA
Dhatu (Tissue) Effect Mainly RASA, ASTHI

Pharmacological Actions

Brihat Panchamoola has following medicinal properties:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-arthritic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Digestive
  • Neuroprotective
  • Anti-paralytic
  • Uterine tonic

Therapeutic Indications

Brihat Panchamoola is indicated for following health conditions:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle spasm
  • Low backache
  • Gout
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bursitis
  • Sciatica
  • Paralysis
  • Hemiplegia
  • Facial paralysis
  • Gas or flatulence
  • Constipation
  • Body aches

Safety Profile

Brihat Panchamoola is considerably safe for most individuals.

Side Effects of Brihat Panchamoola

There are no side effects reported with Brihat Panchamoola.


There are no side effects reported with Brihat Panchamoola.

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety profile of Brihat Panchamoola is not well established for pregnant women. Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Brihat Panchamoola during pregnancy.

Brihat Panchamoola is likely to be safe to consume by lactating mothers. There are no adverse effects reported with the use of Brihat Panchamoola in lactating mothers and breastfeeding babies.

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.

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