Dashamoola is a combination of ten roots of various trees and shrubs that are commonly found in India. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries for its numerous health benefits. The name "Dashamoola" literally means ten roots, and the combination is believed to have a wide range of medicinal properties.
The ten roots that make up Dashamoola include:
- Bilva (Aegle marmelos)
- Agnimantha (Premna integrifolia)
- Shyonaka (Oroxylum indicum)
- Patala (Stereospermum suaveolens)
- Gambhari (Gmelina arborea)
- Brihati (Solanum indicum)
- Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum)
- Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris)
- Shalaparni (Desmodium gangeticum)
- Prishnaparni (Uraria picta)
These roots are traditionally used to treat a variety of health issues, including respiratory problems, fever, inflammation, and pain. Research has also shown that Dashamoola has numerous health benefits, which are supported by scientific evidence.
One study found that the combination of the ten roots has potent anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, making it an effective treatment for pain and inflammation caused by various health conditions (Kumar et al., 2016). Another study showed that Dashamoola has significant antioxidant properties, which can help to prevent and treat various diseases associated with oxidative stress (Singh et al., 2009).
Furthermore, Dashamoola has been shown to have hepatoprotective effects, which means it can help to protect the liver from damage caused by toxins and other harmful substances (Bhagwat et al., 2017). It has also been found to have anti-cancer properties, which can help to prevent and treat various types of cancer (Nema et al., 2016).
In addition to its medicinal properties, Dashamoola is also used in Ayurvedic massage therapy, known as Abhyanga. The oil infused with Dashamoola is used for massaging the body to relieve stress, tension, and muscle pain.
Overall, Dashamoola is a powerful combination of roots with numerous health benefits. Its traditional use in Ayurvedic medicine is supported by scientific evidence, making it a safe and effective treatment for a variety of health conditions.
Kumar, P., et al. (2016). Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of dashamoola: An experimental study. International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharma Research, 4(4), 44-48.
Singh, R. K., et al. (2009). Antioxidant activity of Dashmoola (a polyherbal ayurvedic formulation) by FRAP method. Pharmacognosy Research, 1(1), 26-30.
Bhagwat, D. A., et al. (2017). Hepatoprotective effect of Dashmoolarishta against carbon tetrachloride induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, 8(1), 14-20.
Nema, N., et al. (2016). Cytotoxicity and anti-cancer activity of Dashamoola formulation against human cancer cell lines. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, 7(2), 98-103.