Gandmala Kandan Ras Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

Gandmala Kandan Ras is an herbomineral medicine used in ayurveda for diseases in which patients have swelling, inflammation, cysts or tumors of any tissue. The primary indications are Galgand and Gandmala. These conditions include swelling around the neck, swelling, and inflammation of lymph glands and other tissues. Based on this, it can help in mumps, goiter, cervical lymphadenitis, lymphadenopathy, thyroid disorders, etc.

Ingredients (Composition)

Shuddha Parad 12 grams
Shuddha Gandhak 6 grams
Tamra Bhasma 18 grams
Mandur Bhasma 36 grams
Sonth (Ginger Rhizome) – Zingiber officinale 24 grams
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper nigrum 24 grams
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper longum 24 grams
Sendha Namak 6 grams
Kachnar – Bauhinia variegata 144 grams
Shuddha Guggulu 144 grams
Cow’s Ghee Q.S.

Ayurvedic Properties

Based on ingredients, Gandmala Kandan Ras balances Tridosha, pacifies Vata Dosha, detoxifies Pitta Dosha, reduces Kapha Dosha and removes Ama Dosha.

Medicinal Properties

  • Anti-tumour.
  • Thyroid stimulant.
  • Anti-cancer.
  • Anti-mutagenic.
  • Analgesic.
  • Antioxidant.
  • Anti-inflammatory.

Therapeutic Indications

  • Galgand (includes all types of swellings around the neck. It may also include diseases such as mumps, goitre, etc.).
  • Gandmala (may include cervical lymphadenitis and thyroid disorders. It also includes infections that cause Inflammation and swelling of lymph nodes).
  • Granthi (includes all types of abscesses, cysts and abnormal growths).
  • Apache (includes lymphadenopathy and scrofula or similar conditions that cause swelling in lymph nodes).
  • Aneurysms
  • Cancer.
  • Cervical lymphadenitis.
  • Chondroma.
  • Cysts.
  • Fibromatosis (fibromas).
  • Granuloma.
  • Goiter.
  • Haematoma.
  • Hemangioma.
  • Lipoma.
  • Liver cysts.
  • Lymphadenopathy.
  • Mumps.
  • Myoma.
  • Neurofibromatosis (neurofibroma).
  • Osteoma.
  • Polyarteritis nodosa.
  • Polycystic kidney disease.
  • Thyroid disorders.
  • Tumors.

The primary indications of Gandmala Kandan Ras are Galgand, Gandmala Granthi and Apache. Other indications are prediction based and according to the action of its ingredients. A lot of research work required to confirm other indications. Based on my hypothesis and experience, it works in all these conditions.

Granthi Types Co-relation with Modern Terms
Vata Granthi Cyst
Pitta Granthi Abscess with pus and blood discharge
Kapha Granthi Abscess with white discharge
Meda Granthi Lipoma
Siraja Granthi Aneurysms, Hemangioma
Rakta Granthi Polyarteritis nodosa
Mansa Granthi Myoma
Asthi Granthi Chondroma, Haematoma, Osteoma
Vrana Granthi Granuloma

So, Gandmala Kandan Ras should be effective in all these cases. This is the most important medicine in ayurveda. More research work is required for its utility in benign and cancerous tumors.

Gandmala Kandan Ras Dosage

The classical ayurvedic dosage of Gandmala Kandan Ras is as follows:

Children 8 mg per Kg of body weight.
Adults 250 – 1000 mg (1 to 4 tablets).
Pregnancy Not Recommended.
Lactation 250 – 500 mg (1 to 2 tablets).
Geriatric Dosage 250 – 500 mg (1 to 2 tablets).
Maximum Possible Dosage 2 grams per day

How to Take

Anupan (Adjuvant) 48 ml Kachnar Kwath (decoction)
Dosage Frequency  Twice daily
Medication Time After a meal

Reference

  1. Yoga Ratnakar, Gandmala Chikitsa.

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