“Angamarda Prashamana Kashayam” in Ayurveda refers to a herbal decoction used to alleviate body pain or body aches. This particular formulation is aimed at providing relief from discomfort associated with body pain. Kashayams are traditional Ayurvedic herbal preparations made by boiling herbs in water to extract their therapeutic properties.
The specific ingredients and proportions in the Angamarda Prashamana Kashayam can vary based on different Ayurvedic texts and formulations. Some common herbs that might be included in such a decoction for relieving body pain could be:
Eranda (Ricinus communis): Also known as castor oil plant, its leaves and seeds are used for their anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.
Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata): This herb is known for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, often used in Ayurveda for musculoskeletal pain.
Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia): Guduchi is used to support the immune system and reduce inflammation.
Bala (Sida cordifolia): It’s considered a strengthening herb that can help alleviate pain and improve muscle tone.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): This adaptogenic herb can aid in reducing stress and inflammation, potentially contributing to pain relief.
Remember that the specific formulation can vary based on the tradition, practitioner, and intended use. It’s essential to consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner before using any herbal remedies, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions or are taking other medications. They can provide personalized guidance based on your constitution and health needs.
It is prepared under the reference of Charaka Samhita.
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