Dasamoola Rasayanam (Dashmool Avaleha)
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.
- 1 Ingredients (Composition)
- 2 Pharmacological Actions
- 3 Therapeutic Indications
- 4 Dasamoola Rasayanam Benefits & Uses
- 5 Dosage & Administration
- 6 Safety Profile
Dasamoola Rasayanam mainly contains Dashmool Herbs.
|Aegle Marmelos – Bilva (Indian Bael)||48 grams|
|Premna Serratifolia (Premna Mucronata & Premna Integrifolia) – Agnimantha (Arani)||48 grams|
|Oroxylum Indicum – Shyonaka||48 grams|
|Stereospermum Suaveolens – Patala||48 grams|
|Gmelina Arborea – Gambhari (Beech wood/Kasmari)||48 grams|
|Solanum Indicum – Brihati (Indian Nightshade)||48 grams|
|Solanum Xanthocarpum – Kantakari||48 grams|
|Desmodium Gangeticum – Shalaparni||48 grams|
|Uraria Picta – Prishnaparni||48 grams|
|Tribulus Terrestris – Gokshura||48 grams|
|Bala (Country Mallow) – Sida Cordifolia||48 grams|
|Erandmool (Castor Oil Plant Root) – Ricinus communis||48 grams|
|Bharangi – Clerodendrum Serratum||48 grams|
|Bhumi Amla – Phyllanthus Urinaria||48 grams|
|Vasaka – Adhatoda Vasica||48 grams|
|Rasna – Pluchea Lanceolata||48 grams|
|Chavya (Java Long Pepper) – Piper Chaba||48 grams|
|Pashanabheda (Pashanbhed) – Bergenia Ligulata||48 grams|
|Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar) – Cedrus Deodara||48 grams|
|Saireyaka (Vajradanti, Pila Piyabansa, Pili Katsaraiya) – Barleria Prionitis||48 grams|
|Piplamool (Long Pepper Roots) – Piper Longum||48 grams|
|Chitrak – Plumbago Zeylanica||48 grams|
|Karkatakashringi (Crab’s Claw) – Pistacia Integerrima||48 grams|
|Triphala – Amla, Bahera, Harar||144 grams|
|Loha Bhasma||48 grams|
|Karchoor – Curcuma Zedoaria||48 grams|
|Muli (Radish) – Raphanus Raphanistrum||48 grams|
|Pushkarmool (Elecampane) – Inula Racemosa||48 grams|
|Gur (Jaggery)||2.4 Kg|
|Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum||24 grams|
|Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala||24 grams|
|Elachi (Green Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum||24 grams|
|Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea||24 grams|
|Nagarmotha or Mustak (Nut Grass) – Cyperus Rotundus||24 grams|
|Sonth (Ginger Rhizome) – Zingiber Officinale||24 grams|
|Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum||24 grams|
|Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum||24 grams|
|Jeera (Cumin Seeds) – Cuminum Cyminum||24 grams|
|Kala Jeera (Black Cumin)||24 grams|
|Ajwain (Carom Seeds) – Trachyspermum Ammi||24 grams|
|Dhania (Coriander) – Coriandrum Sativum||24 grams|
|Sugar (Mishri)||288 grams|
|Madhu (Shahad) – Pure Honey||600 grams|
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.
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.
- Digestive stimulant
Dasamoola Rasayanam is helpful in following health conditions.
- Breathing troubles
- Common cold
- Persistent hiccup
- Allergic Rhinitis
- Hoarseness (hoarse voice)
- Abdominal lump
- Chronic fever
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.
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.
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.|
|Children||¼ to 1 teaspoon|
|Adults||1 to 2 teaspoons|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||4 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.
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.
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.