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Dashmool – A polyherbal blend of 10 roots
Dasha means “ten” and mool or mula means “root”, thus dashmool or dashmool is an Ayurvedic polyherbal blend of “ten roots”. This traditional formula has been used for thousands of years and it has been mentioned in many of the seminal texts of Ayurveda written by sage-scholars like Sushruta and Charaka.
Dashmool – An Ayurvedic polyherbal blend of 10 roots
Dashmool is a rasayana that promotes rejuvenation of the whole body by nourishing it at the deepest levels. This polyherbal combination is an age-old Ayurvedic formulation comprising of equal parts of the powdered roots of the following five shrubs/plants and five trees:
- Shal Leafed Bush – Shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum)
- Indian Uraria Plant – Prishniparni (Uraria picta)
- Bush Tomato – Brihati (Solanum indicum)
- Yellow-berried nightshade – Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum)
- Tribulus Plant – Gokshuru – (Tribulus terrestris)
- Bel or Bael Tree – Bilva (Aegle marmelos)
- Yellow snake tree – Patala (Stereospermum suaveolens)
- Beechwood Tree – Gambhari (Gmelina arborea)
- Headache Tree – Agnimantha (Clerodendrum phlomidis)
- Indian Caper – Shyonak (Oroxylum indicum)
Healthy Inflammatory Response: Ayurveda recommends the use of dashmool to support the inflammatory response of the body. It is especially useful for those that have an imbalance of Kapha (water + earth) or Vata (air + ether) in the body. Kapha and Vata imbalances may lead to such issues as inflammatory chest afflictions, pain in the joints, edema, and rheumatism.
Women’s Health: Dashmool is highly effective in supporting menstrual and reproductive health. As per Ayurveda, Vata dosha increases in a woman’s body after pregnancy and women may become susceptible to urinary tract infections, fatigue and postpartum depression. Dashmool supports vitality in reproductive organs (especially the uterus) after delivering a child.
Digestive health: Ayurveda calls dashmool deepana – that which improves the digestive fire – and pachana – that supports healthy digestion. Dashmool powder is known to support digestive health and easing the symptoms of occasional bloating, and discomfort.
The main action of this polyherbal blend is to remove excess toxins (ama) from the body to promote digestive regularity and build a healthy appetite. In doing so, it enhances the absorption of vital nutrients from the food we eat.
Respiratory Health: Dashmool powder also supports a healthy respiratory system during all seasons and may also ease the occasional symptoms of airborne irritants.
General Uses: Being adaptogenic in nature, dashmool has neuroprotective and antioxidant properties. It helps the body ease occasional stress and flushes harmful toxins from the body. It also promotes relaxation and better sleep.
Among its many uses, it is also used as an herbal supplement for daily immune support, to balance doshas, and nourish muscles to improve overall endurance and health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please consult with your health care practitioner prior to the use of this product if you are pregnant or nursing, taking medications, or have a medical condition. Keep out of the reach of children.
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