Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Dasa moola (10 Roots)

Dasa = Ten, Moola = Root

Literally meaning the 10 roots. Divided to two subsections

  1. The greater 5 Roots (Bruhath Pancha moola):- Aegle marmelos, Gmelina arborea, Oroxylum indicum, Premna corymbosa, Stereopsermum colais (Used in Pain, Hysteria, Rheumatism, Asthma and Heart disease)
  2. The Lesser 5 Roots ( Laghu Pancha Moola):- Aerva lanata, Desmodium gangeticum, Pseudarthria viscida, Solanum xanthocarpum, Tribulus terresteris (Urinary calculi and dysuria)
Each of these plants are endowed with incredible medicinal properties and they act synergistically in combination. This is collectively used in pacifying vitiated Tridosha, Pain, Colic, Arthritis, Fever, Cough, Bronchitis, General weakness, Neuropathy, Nervine weakness, UTI, Helps in boosting immunity are some of the benefits of using these roots in combination as per the Ayurvedic scriptures

A phytochemical screening of Dasamoola showed that the presence of Anthraquinones, Flavanoids, Leucoanthocyanins, Phenols, Redusing sugars and Tannins in aqueous extracts. Anthocyanins, Coumarins, Emodins, Fatty acids, glycosides and Saponins are totally absent in all extracts from the Dasamoola powder

The effectiveness of dasamoola could be attributed to their high flavanoids, steroids, tannins and triterpenoids. Exploitation of these pharmacological properties invloves further investigation and identification of these active ingredients by implementation of techniques like extraction, purification, separation, and crystallization.

NB: Please do bear in mind that these are age old treatment procedures and the study have been conducted with the limited access of current scientific advances. We still have a lot to learn and benefit from these herbal combinations. The scope of such study will be on a scale which could be limitless, and I reckon it can only be a collective effort and not by any individual 

Compiled  from Academic Sciences-International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 
M Linga Rao, and N. Savithramma

Disclaimer: * This information is based only on Ayurvedic Medical Scriptures. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, this should not be used for any self treatments

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