Sukumara Leham (Sukumaram Lehyam) – Sukumaram Rasayana

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Sukumara Leham (also called Sukumaram Lehyam and Sukumaram Rasayana) nourishes the body and improves the complexion of the skin. It is used for the treatment of the abnormal growths or tumors, hernia, abscesses, abdominal distension, hemorrhoids, disorders related to male and female reproductive system, Vata disorders, edema, abdominal diseases, gout, spleen disorders and constipation.

Furthermore, Sukumara Leham provides relief from abdominal pain, menstrual disorders, polycystic ovarian disease (ovarian cysts), uterine fibroids, and polycystic kidney disease. The three months regular course with Sukumaram Lehyam helps to cure these problems.

Ingredients (Composition)

INGREDIENTSQUANTITY
KWATH DRAVYA
Punarnava (Spreading Hogweed or Common Hogweed) – Boerhavia Diffusa4.8 Kg
Bilva (Indian Bael) – Aegle Marmelos480 grams
Agnimantha (Arani) – Premna Integrifolia480 grams
Shyonaka – Oroxylum Indicum480 grams
Patala – Stereospermum Suaveolens480 grams
Gambhari (Beech wood/Kasmari) – Gmelina Arborea480 grams
Brihati (Indian Nightshade) – Solanum Indicum480 grams
Kantakari   – Solanum Xanthocarpum480 grams
Shalaparni – Desmodium Gangeticum480 grams
Prishnaparni – Uraria Picta480 grams
Gokshura – Tribulus Terrestris480 grams
Kshir Kakoli – Fritillaria Roylei480 grams
Ashwagandha (Indian Ginseng) – Withania somnifera480 grams
Erandmool (Castor Oil Plant Root) – Ricinus communis480 grams
Shatavari – Asparagus Racemosus480 grams
Darbha (Kush) – Desmostachya Bipinnata480 grams
Shara (Munja) – Saccharum Munja480 grams
Kasha Mool – Saccharum Spontaneum480 grams
Ikshu Mool (Sugarcane Plant Root) – Saccharum Officinarum480 grams
Water49.152 litters
OTHER INGREDIENTS
Gur – Jaggery1.44 Kg
Erand Tail – Castor Oil768 grams
Cow’s Ghee – Clarified Butter1.536 Kg
Cow’s Milk1.536 Kg
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum96 grams
Piplamool (Long Pepper Roots) – Piper Longum96 grams
Sendha Namak (Himalayan Rock Salt)96 grams
Yashtimadhu (Licorice) – Glycyrrhiza Glabra96 grams
Munakka – Vitis Vinifera96 grams
Ajwain (Carom Seeds) – Trachyspermum Ammi96 grams
Sonth (Ginger Rhizome) – Zingiber Officinale96 grams
Reference: Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita, Chikitsa Sansthana, Chapter 13, Vidridhi Vridhi Chikitsa, Sukumaram Rasayana, Verse 41 – 47

Preparation Method

Take KWATH DRAVYA and water. Make a decoction and reduce it to the 8th part of the liquid. Now, filter the decoction.

Now, add jaggery, castor oil, Ghee, Milk and all other ingredients. Boil it again and cook it until it becomes thick having Avaleha (Jam) like consistency.

Now, remove it from heat. Stir the mixture until its temperature comes down to room temperature. Now, preserve Sukumaram Rasayana in food grade containers.

Pharmacological Actions

Sukumara Leham has following medicinal properties:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Analgesic
  • Adaptogenic
  • Antiulcerogenic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Digestive Stimulant
  • Carminative
  • Mild laxative
  • Antioxidant
  • Antitumor
  • Anticancer
  • Anti-mutagenic
  • Fertility Promoter in females
  • Emmenagogue
  • Uterine Tonic

Dosha Karma

Sukumara Leham mainly reduces on Vata Dosha. It also balances Pitta Dosha and Kapha Dosha.

Therapeutic Indications

Sukumara lehyam is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Female Infertility
  • Membranous dysmenorrhea
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Polycystic ovarian disease
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Secondary amenorrhea
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Abnormal growths or tumors
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Abscesses
  • Abdominal distension
  • Constipation (especially Chronic constipation)
  • Abdominal distension or bloating
  • Abdominal pain or cramps
  • Acidity or heartburn
  • Chronic gastritis
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Gas or flatulence
  • Indigestion or dyspepsia
  • Hernia
  • Intestinal spasm
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Hepatomegaly – liver enlargement
  • Splenomegaly – spleen enlargement
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Edema
  • Gout

Sukumara Leham Uses & Benefits

Sukumara Leham mainly acts on uterus, abdominal organs, urinary bladder, and kidneys. It is mainly used for the tumor or abnormal growths, cysts, and abscesses occurring anywhere in the body in addition to these organs. Generally, it is very helpful for ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids.

Ovarian Cysts

The fluid-filled sacs within the ovaries are ovarian cysts. A 3 months course with Sukumara Leham and Chandraprabha Vati helps to eliminate ovarian cysts.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

In most cases with PCOS, amenorrhea or oligomenorrhea are common problems. Many patients have cysts in the ovaries and suffering from irregular and scanty periods. In such cases, Sukumara Leham can be used along with Chandraprabha Vati, Kanchanar guggul, and Kumaryasava. Some patients with amenorrhea may also require Agnitundi Vati or Kasisadi vati or Raja Pravartini Vati in addition to these medicines.

Uterine Fibroids

In ayurveda, Sukumara Leham is a drug of choice for Uterine Fibroids. Along with Kanchanar Guggulu and Chandraprabha Vati or Arogyavardhini Vati, it helps to reduce the size of uterine fibroids. The long-term treatment varies from 3 to 6 months can help to completely remove the fibroid. If heavy bleeding occurs due to fibroids, then AshokarishtaAmla (Indian Gooseberry), Licorice (Yashtimadhu), Shatavari, Praval Pishti, and Mukta Pishti should also be used along with Sukumara Leham.

Endometriosis

In ayurveda, Sukumara Leham is the drug of choice for endometriosis. It helps to reduce inflammation and pelvic pain. It prevents retrograde menstruation by acting on Apana Vayu. It promotes elimination and flow of Apana Vayu. Thus, it also acts to improve menstruation and flow of menstrual periods preventing backward cell flow. Secondly, it also improves immunity and prevents immunologic dysfunction, which might also be the cause of endometriosis. Third, it prevents abnormal growths occurring anywhere in the body including pelvic organs or fallopian tubes. In these cases, Sukumara Leham should be used for at least 6 months along with other medicines according to symptoms and dominant Dosha. If the patient has heavy bleeding, burning sensation or other Pitta Symptoms, then AshokarishtaAmla (Indian Gooseberry), Licorice (Yashtimadhu), Shatavari, Praval Pishti, and Mukta Pishti should also be used along with Sukumara lehyam.

Flatulence & Intestinal Spasms

Sukumara Leham reduces gas formation in the intestines and increases its elimination. It gives relief from flatulence, intestinal gas, abnormally increased bowel sounds and intestinal spasms.

Hernia

According to ayurveda, increased intra-abdominal pressure is a common cause of a hernia that indicates increased Vata in the abdominal cavity. Sukumara Leham reduces intra-abdominal pressure and prevents the abnormal protrusion of intestines through the abdominal wall. It also strengthens the muscles that hold the organs in their place.

Sukumara Leham Dosage

The general dosage of Sukumara Leham is as follows.
Toddler (Age: 1 – 3 yrs)1 to 2.5 grams
Preschooler (3 – 5 yrs)2.5 to 3.75 grams
Grade-schooler (5 – 12 yrs)3.75 to 5 grams
Teenager (13 -19 yrs)5 to 10 grams
Adults (19 to 60 yrs)10 to 15 grams
Doses: 2 Doses per day
Best Time to Take: 45 minutes before food or 2 hours after food
Adjuvant: Eat it without any adjuvant or with warm milk; If Kapha symptoms are dominant, then take it with hot water.

Safety Profile

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

Side Effects of Sukumara Leham

There are no side effects reported with the use of Sukumara Leham.

Contraindications

There are no absolute contraindications for Sukumara Leham.

Pregnancy & Lactation

In ayurveda, Sukumara Leham is used during pregnancy for nourishing the mother and developing a baby. It is also used to relieve intestinal gas, abdominal pain, and constipation occurring in pregnant women. However, the safety of Sukumara Leham is not fully clear. Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Sukumaram Lehyam during pregnancy.

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

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