What is Dashmula

Dashmool is a famous Ayurvedic combination of medicinal herbs. It is one of the most common polyherbal combination used in preparation of many Ayurvedic medcine that are indicated in treatment of variety of ailments. Dash means ten and Mool or Mula means roots. So the literal meaning of DashMoola is ten roots. In ten roots, five roots are of tree and other five are roots of shrubs.

Overview of Dashmula

The roots of big five tree are known as Brihatpanchamoola. The roots of small five shrubs are Laghupanchamoola.

Brihat panchamoola

No

Botanical name

Common name

Family

1

Aegle marmelos (L.) Corr.

Bilva

Rutaceae

2

Premna optusifolia R. Br.

Agnimantha

Verbenaceae

3

Gmelina arborea Roxb.

Gambhari

Verbenaceae

4

Oroxylum indicum Vent.

Shyonak

Bignoniaceae

5

Stereospermum colais Mabb.

Patala

Bignoniaceae

Laghu panchamoola

No

Botanical name

Common name

Family

6

Desmodium gangeticum (L.) DC.

Shalparni

Fabaceae

7

Solanum anguivi Lam.

Bruhati

Solanaceae

8

Solanum virginianum L.

Laghu kantakari

Solanaceae

9

Tribulus terrestris L

Gokshuru

Zygophyllaceae

10

Uraria picta (Jacq.) Desv. ex DC.

Prishniparni

Fabaceae

Dashmula Medicinal activities

  • Anti-inflammatory property (anti-inflammatory are agents that reduce swelling)
  • Antipyretic property (antipyretic are drugs that are useful in reducing fever)
  • Antioxidant property (antioxidant are agents that removes potentially damaging oxidizing agents, that are responsible for various diseases)
  • Analgesic property (pain-relieving)
  • Tridosh nashak, balances vata, pitta kapha
  • Dashmula is excellent medicine for treating inflammatory condition or vata vyadhis. In inflammatory conditions, it reduces swelling, inflammation and fever. It is such an intelligent blend of medicinal herbs that balances vata, pitta and kapha.

Dashmoola Ayurvedic medicines

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