Kashayam (Decoction)

Laghu Panchamoola

Laghu Panchamoola provides nourishment and strength to the body. It pacifies Vata and Pitta Dosha. It also improves airflow to the lungs, so it is useful in breathing problems. It also helps to eliminate kidney stones.

Laghu Panchamoola is an integral part of the Dashmool formulation. It is mainly used to treat diseases related to muscles, bones, joints, nerves and kidneys.

Ingredients (Composition)

Laghu Panchamoola contains the roots of five herbs:

Brihati (Indian Nightshade) – Solanum Indicum1 Part
Kantakari – Solanum Xanthocarpum1 Part
Shalaparni – Desmodium Gangeticum1 Part
Prishnaparni – Uraria Picta1 Part
Gokshura – Tribulus Terrestris1 Part

Ayurvedic Properties

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

RASA (Taste)(TIKTA (Bitter), KASAYA (Astringent) & MADHURA (Sweet)
GUNA (Main Quality)LAGHU (Light)
VIRYA (Potency)ANUSHNA (not too Hot and not too cool)
PRABHAVA (Action)Strengthening
DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humors)Pacifies VATA DOSHA & Pitta Dosha

Pharmacological Actions

Laghu Panchamoola has following medicinal properties:

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-arthritic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-paralytic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Digestive
  • Neuroprotective
  • Uterine tonic
  • Lithontriptic (lithotriptic) – dissolving stone in the kidneys or bladder

Therapeutic Indications

Laghu Panchamoola is indicated for following health conditions:

  • Bursitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Low backache
  • Muscle spasm
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Facial paralysis
  • Hemiplegia
  • Paralysis
  • Body aches
  • Kidney stone
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Breathing problems and asthma

Safety Profile

Laghu Panchamoola is considerably safe for most individuals.

Side Effects of Brihat Panchamoola

There are no side effects reported with Laghu Panchamoola.


There are no side effects reported with Laghu Panchamoola.

Pregnancy & Lactation

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

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

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