Today I would like to introduce you to a liquid herbal formulation called 'Danthyarishtam' or 'Dantyarishta', which is used in Ayurvedic medicine to balance Kapha and Vata. If there is a deteriorated Pitta Dosha, it is not recommended. According to the traditional Ayurveda scriptures, Danthyarishtam is used to treat non-bleeding hemorrhoids, constipation or stomach problems, skin diseases, heart problems, spleen and liver diseases.
Dantyarishta is used for stomach problems such as indigestion, anorexia, loss of appetite, flatulence, ascites, swelling, worm problems (intestinal worms) and sprue syndrome It is used effectively for anemia and general weakness and fatigue.
The herbal tonic was made with the Ayurvedic sugar jaggery sweetened (unrefined whole sugar) and tastes delicious like herbs.
- Useful for constipation and non-bleeding hemorrhoids
- For spleen and liver diseases
- Relieves flatulence and skin diseases
- For anemia and anorexia
- Relieves fever and vomiting
- In case of worm infestation
- For tiredness and general weakness
Danti. Botanical name: baliospermum montanum root
Commonly known as red physical nut, wild castor, wild croton, and wild sultan seed. Plant from the Euphorbiaceae family. Helpful for dropsy, constipation and flatulence. Studies prove one anti-cancer effect.
Dashamoola - group of 10 herbs as follows:
Bilva. Botanical name: Aegle marmelos root
Bengali quince also called madjoba, belbaum or slime apple and Indian quince is a species of the rhombus family. It has been valued as a fruit tree across India for thousands of years. The unripe fruits are tart, bitter, sour, astringent, stimulating digestion and strengthening the stomach.
Shyonaka. Botanical name: Oroxylum indicum root
Indian tropical tree from the trumpet tree family. As a medicine, it is used for diarrhea, stomach pain, sore throat, hoarseness and even laryngitis. Shyonaka often has a calming and soothing effect on asthma symptoms as well.
Gambhari. Botanical name: Coomb teak root and Gmellina arborea root
Gambhari treats Vata and Pitta diseases. The roots, fruits and leaves of Gambhari offer great medicinal value. Mode of action: anthelmintic (combating worms), antimicrobial, antidiabetic, anti-aging, analgesic, diuretic, hepatoprotective and anti-epileptic natural agent.
Patala. Botanical name: Stereospermum suaveolens
A diuretic, cardiac tonic, anti-inflammatory, treatment of various diseases. Balance of Vata and related disorders. Treatment of blood diseases.
Agnimantha. Botanical name: Premna corymbosa
Important herb in Ayurvedic medicine. In Agnimantha 'Agni' means fire, 'Mantha' refers to the overturning. In the English language, Agnimantha is called a headache tree.
According to Ayurveda, an important component of the Dashmool plants. Dashmool has two sub-categories 'Brihat Panchamoola' and 'Laghu Panchamoola' and these sub-categories Agnimantha is useful in treating all types of Vata disorders (nervous and musculoskeletal system), inflammatory diseases, neuralgia, rheumatoid arthritis, anemia, hemorrhoids, constipation, Cold and loss of appetite.
Shalaparni. Botanical name: Desmodium gangeticum
The root of the famous Ayurvedic preparation Dasmoola has a sweet taste. It has an antipyretic effect on respiratory problems such as bronchitis, aphrodisiacs for men as it helps to cope with problems such as premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction due to its Vrishya property. Regular use helps men improve male sexual health. Shalaparni also helps with inflammation at the anal site due to Pitta balancing, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. The herb is also used for wound healing as it has anti-peptic and anti-inflammatory properties and prevents infections. It reduces dandruff (scalp) as it also has antifungal properties and hair loss. According to Ayurveda, using shalaparni along with rose water on the forehead is a means of treating headaches.
Prishniparni. Botanical name: Uraria picta
Prishniparni (Uraria picta) also called Dabra, Pithavan, Dhavani, Chitraparni, Agniparni and Sittirappaladi is an important herb in Ayurvedic medicine. It is one of Dashamoola - a combination of roots from ten medicinal herbs. The amazing health benefits of Prishniparni have made it one of the most famous herbs in Ayurveda. Advantages: Healthy bones (broken bones also heal faster). The plant extracts promote the early accumulation of phosphorus and the increased deposition of calcium and are used for bone fractures. It is a powerful aphrodisiac. It helps improve sexual desire and strength. It improves fertility in men and women alike. It also helps with fever, fever malaria and accompanying symptoms of weakness. It is considered Deepana in Ayurveda and promotes appetite, calms the digestive system and can help with skin problems caused by Vata and Kapha imbalances.
It is an excellent hepatoprotective herb. It offers the ability to protect and also heal the spleen and liver. The root extract of this herb is used in the treatment of enlarged spleen and liver problems and abdominal diseases.
Prishniparni is one of the powerful Ayurvedic herbs known to man, but not many people are aware of the amazing health benefits of prishniparni.
Brikhati Indian Nightshade Root. Botanical name: Solanum indicum
Used in Ayurvedic medicine for fever, opium poisoning, splenomegaly, liver disease, vitiligo (white spot disease / pigment disorders), nausea, diseases of the oral cavity and headaches.
Kantakari - Yellow berried nightshade whole plant. Botanical name: Solanum xanthcarpum
Kantakari also called Indian nightshade or yellowberry nightshade is an important herb and also belongs to the Dashmul (10 roots) of Ayurveda. Because of its expectorant properties, Kantakari is beneficial in treating respiratory problems such as coughs and asthma. It loosens the mucus from the airways and helps prevent asthma attacks. According to Ayurveda, Kantakari Churna together with water or honey supports digestion by improving Agni due to its Deepan and Pachan properties. Applying a paste of Kantakari Churna herbal powder with water to the joints helps reduce joint pain due to its Vata balancing properties.
Gokshura - Small caltrops (whole plant). Botanical name: Tribulus terrestris Linn
Gokshura is a very popular medicinal plant in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. In western countries it is known as the food supplement 'Tribulus terrestris'. People take it to increase their libido and testosterone.
Gokshura supports cardiovascular (affecting the heart and blood vessels) and urogenital (urinary and sexual organs) health. Improves natural muscle development and strength.
Triphala - Haritaki, Amalaki, Vibhitaki
Triphala is one of the most famous herbal combinations in Ayurvedic medicine and has been used since 1500 BC. Triphala balances the two doshas Pitta (fire energy) and Kapha (earth energy). It is described as invigorating and rejuvenating (rasayana). Triphala is rich in antioxidants and should arm us for all the hardships that lurk in the environment. It is also known as a natural detox agent.
Further Information on Triphala at Terraelements.
Chitraka. Botanical name: Plumbago zeylanica root
Chitrakadi vati also known as Chitrakadi Gutika is a powerful digestive agent that is used to treat a variety of ailments such as indigestion, constipation, anorexia, flatulence, stomatitis, abdominal pain and many more. It eliminates harmful ama toxins (waste products / undigested matter) from the body that are caused by malabsorption of food particles. Ama arises due to a too weak digestive fire (Agni) the first digestive product Rasa (nutrient juice) according to Ayurvedic understanding can then not or incompletely be digested. Ama accumulates in the stomach (Amashaya) and is described in the ancient scriptures as cloudy, sticky, foul-smelling, cold, damp, heavy and impure. There are many reasons for too much ama: improper nutrition, excessive stress, negative thoughts, too much food cannot be digested physically, emotionally and mentally by the human organism.
Ama also arises when the body is overloaded with pollutants such as environmental toxins, antibiotics, heavy metals, drugs, toxins of all kinds.
Guda - Jaggery
Ayurvedic whole cane sugar (not refined, manually produced)
Dhataki. Botanical name: Woodfordia fruticosa flower
Dhataki or Dhawai is also known as Bahupuspika in Ayurveda. Due to its Kashaya (astringent) property, it is considered beneficial for female diseases such as menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding) and leucorrhea (white discharge from the vagina). Depending on the application and dosage, it is also used for diarrhea. Dhataki also balances kapha and may be beneficial in treating asthma.
Dhataki holds great promise for skin problems like acne, pimples, blackheads, sunburn, etc. due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.