Dasamoola Rasayanam (Dashmool Avaleha)

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Dasamoola Rasayanam (Dashmool Avaleha) is an ayurvedic medicine used to treat a cough, bronchitis, breathing troubles, asthma, common cold, rhinitis, persistent hiccup, phthisis, hoarseness (hoarse voice), chronic fever, anorexia, abdominal lump, bloating, and flatulence. Dasamoola Rasayanam is also spelled as Dasamula Rasayana or Dashmool Rasayana and called as Dashmool Avaleha and Dashamoola Lehyam. These all are the same thing.

Ingredients (Composition)

Dasamoola Rasayanam mainly contains Dashmool Herbs.

IngredientsQuantity
Kwath Dravya:
Aegle Marmelos – Bilva (Indian Bael)48 grams
Premna Serratifolia (Premna Mucronata & Premna Integrifolia) – Agnimantha (Arani)48 grams
Oroxylum Indicum – Shyonaka48 grams
Stereospermum Suaveolens – Patala48 grams
Gmelina Arborea – Gambhari (Beech wood/Kasmari)48 grams
Solanum Indicum – Brihati (Indian Nightshade)48 grams
Solanum Xanthocarpum – Kantakari48 grams
Desmodium Gangeticum – Shalaparni48 grams
Uraria Picta – Prishnaparni48 grams
Tribulus Terrestris – Gokshura48 grams
Bala (Country Mallow) – Sida Cordifolia48 grams
Erandmool (Castor Oil Plant Root) – Ricinus communis48 grams
Bharangi – Clerodendrum Serratum48 grams
Bhumi Amla – Phyllanthus Urinaria48 grams
Vasaka – Adhatoda Vasica48 grams
Rasna – Pluchea Lanceolata48 grams
Chavya (Java Long Pepper) – Piper Chaba48 grams
Pashanabheda (Pashanbhed) – Bergenia Ligulata48 grams
Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar) – Cedrus Deodara48 grams
Saireyaka (Vajradanti, Pila Piyabansa, Pili Katsaraiya) – Barleria Prionitis48 grams
Piplamool (Long Pepper Roots) – Piper Longum48 grams
Chitrak – Plumbago Zeylanica48 grams
Karkatakashringi (Crab’s Claw) – Pistacia Integerrima48 grams
TriphalaAmla, Bahera, Harar144 grams
Loha Bhasma48 grams
Karchoor – Curcuma Zedoaria48 grams
Muli (Radish) – Raphanus Raphanistrum48 grams
Pushkarmool (Elecampane) – Inula Racemosa48 grams
Water12.28 litres
Paka Dravya:
Gur (Jaggery)2.4 Kg
Prakshep Dravya:
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum24 grams
Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala24 grams
Elachi (Green Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum24 grams
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea24 grams
Nagarmotha or Mustak (Nut Grass) – Cyperus Rotundus24 grams
Sonth (Ginger Rhizome) – Zingiber Officinale24 grams
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum24 grams
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum24 grams
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) – Cuminum Cyminum24 grams
Kala Jeera (Black Cumin)24 grams
Ajwain (Carom Seeds) – Trachyspermum Ammi24 grams
Dhania (Coriander) – Coriandrum Sativum24 grams
Sugar (Mishri)288 grams
Madhu (Shahad) – Pure Honey600 grams

Preparation Method

For making Dasamoola Rasayanam, take water and add coarse powder of Kwath Dravya (ingredients for decoction).

Now, boil and then simmer the mixture until it 1/4th remains i.e. 3.07 liters of liquid content remains. Now, filter the decoction and add jaggery in the filtered decoction. Again simmer the decoction with jaggery until it becomes thick having Avaleha (Jam) consistency.

Now, remove it from heat and add a fine powder of Prakshep Dravya except honey. Leave it to cool naturally for several hours. When its temperature comes down to room temperature, then add honey in it and mix it well. Now, Dasamoola Rasayanam is ready to use.

Pharmacological Actions

Dasamoola Rasayanam reduces inflammation of the airways, relaxes and dilates the bronchi, and eases in breathing. It also acts as antitussive and treats bronchitis and pacifies a cough.

Medicinal Properties

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Bronchodilator
  • Antitussive
  • Mucolytic
  • Antibacterial
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-allergic
  • Immunomodulatory
  • Appetizer
  • Digestive stimulant
  • Antiflatulent
  • Carminative
  • Antispasmodic
  • Hepatoprotective
  • Analgesic

Dosha Karma

Dasamoola Rasayanam mainly acts on Vata Dosha. It also pacifies and balances Kapha Dosha. It is generally not suitable for patients with aggravation of Pitta Dosha.

Therapeutic Indications

Dasamoola Rasayanam is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Asthma
  • Breathing troubles
  • Cough
  • Bronchitis
  • Common cold
  • Flu
  • Persistent hiccup
  • Sinusitis
  • Phthisis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Hoarseness (hoarse voice)
  • Abdominal lump
  • Anorexia
  • Bloating
  • Chronic fever
  • Flatulence

Dasamoola Rasayanam Benefits & Uses

According to ayurveda, Dasamoola Rasayanam reduces Vata aggravation. Its main actions are observable on lungs & airways and abdominal organs. It is also beneficial for the treatment of neuromuscular disorders. It exerts analgesic action due to Dashmool, so it can also provide relief in pain disorders.

Common Cold, Acute Rhinitis, or Coryza

Dasamoola Rasayanam provides good results if started immediately after getting the first symptom of a common cold or feeling to suffer from common cold. It prevents it and stops its progress. Patients get relief within 1 to 2 days with Dasamoola Rasayanam if started immediately after onset of a common cold.

It is also useful when a patient suffers from tiredness, sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose, thin or thick white mucus, body aches, and headache. It reduces all these symptoms. However, it should not be given if the patient has yellowish-green mucus, throat pain with burning sensation, or if the throat is extremely red or inflamed. In such case, Vasavaleha, Vasa preparations or Sitopaladi Churna along with Jasad Bhasma, Gandhak Rasayana and Praval Pishti is more useful.

Bronchitis

Dasamoola Rasayanam is beneficial in the first stage of acute bronchitis when the patient has persistent cough attack of dry non-productive cough. In such case, it should be given in a low dose (around 2 grams) on the interval of 30 to 60 minutes until the patient gets relief from persistant cough attacks.

In next stage, mucus starts producing from the lungs. Dasamoola Rasayanam can still be taken until mucus is clear and white in color. Generally, white mucus is often linked with a viral infection, so it is likely to be more effective in viral bronchitis. In bacterial bronchitis or when mucus color changes to yellowish-green or yellow-gray, then Dasamula Rasayanam is not likely to be useful. In such case, the better remedy is Vasavaleha, or Vasa preparations, or Sitopaladi Churna along with Jasad Bhasma, Gandhak Rasayana, and Praval Pishti etc. Fever should also be treated separately.

Asthma

The similar principle applies here as discussed under heading bronchitis. If the patient has a persistent dry cough, then Dasamoola Rasayanam is more useful.

Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Dasamoola Rasayanam is as follows.
Children¼ to 1 teaspoon
Adults1 to 2 teaspoons
Maximum Possible Dosage4 teaspoons (in divided doses)
Doses: 2 Doses per day – Morning and Evening
Best Time to Take: After a meal
Adjuvant: Warm milk

Note: In the case of persistent cough attacks, Dasamoola Rasayanam should be taken in a low dosage i.e. ¼ teaspoon (for an adult) and should be repeated more frequently at the interval of 30 to 60 minutes. It helps to treat and prevent the persistent cough attacks.

Safety Profile

Dasamoola Rasayanam is considerably safe for most individuals when taken as per its indications in appropriate dosage under professional supervision.

Side Effects of Dasamoola Rasayanam

There are no side effects when Dasamoola Rasayanam is used wisely in patients with the dominance of Vata or/and Kapha Dosha.

Contraindications

There are no absolute contraindications for Dasamoola Rasayanam.

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety profile of Dasamoola Rasayanam is not well established for pregnant women and lactating mothers. Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Dasamula Rasayanam during pregnancy or lactation.

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2 Comments

  1. Jean Wheat says

    Where do I purchase Ayurvedic medicines such as abha guggul?
    Thank you.

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