Dashang Lepa is polyherbal Ayurvedic preparation. This medicine is for external use and indicated in diseases of skin and arthritis.
Dashang Lepa is prepared from ten medicinal herbs. The detailed composition of this formulation is given below. This formulation is generally safe and dermatological manifestations are extremely rare.
What is Lepa: Lepa means a medicine in form of paste that needs to be applied externally on affected body areas. The medicinal herbs are pulverised to get fine powder. This powder is mixed with some liquid or other medium indicated in each preparation and made into a soft paste. Water, cow’s urine, oil, and ghee are some of the media used for mixing.
Here is given more about Dashang Lep such as indication/therapeutic uses, Key Ingredients and direction for use.
Key Ingredients of Dashanga Lepa
Each is taken in equal amount: Shirisha stem bark (Albizzia lebbeck), Yashtimadhu root (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Tagara rhizome (Valeriana wallichi), Rakta chandana heart wood(Pterocarpus santalinus), Ela seed (Elettaria cardomum), Jatamanshi (Nardostachys jatamansi) rhizome, Haridra rhizome (Curcuma longa), Daruharidra stem (Berberis aristata), Kushta root (Saussurea lappa), and Sugandha bala root (Coleus vettiveroides)
Uses of Dashanga Lepa
Dashanga Lepa has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic activities. It applied externally to manage rheumatoid arthritis.
It is applied topically in treatment of conditions such as visarpa (herpes), Visha visphota (skin eruptions due to poison), hyperpigmentation, wounds and Dushta vrana (non-healing wound).
In cough and fever, this formulation is massaged on and around chest.
How to use Dashanga Lepa
This is for external use ONLY. Apply on affected areas and massage gently.