Hamdoroid from Hamdard is proprietary Unani medicine. It is indicated in piles and available in the form of Hamdoroid capsule for internal use and Hamdoroid Ointment for topical use.
Piles are also known as Bawaseer and Haemorrhoids. It is the most prevalent anorectal disorder and the most common cause of bleeding with stool. Patients with a first degree or second degree, Haemorrhoids may experience acute attacks of discomfort, pain and/or bleeding. In grade 3 and 4 Haemorrhoids, haemorrhoidectomy is the authoritative treatment.
Hamdoroid capsule and Hamdoroid ointment are marketed products of Hamdard Laboratories. A combination of Hamdoroid capsule and Hamdoroid ointment can provide relief in piles. This herbal combination softens the stool and helps to heal the hemorrhoids. It may not be effective for third-degree piles cases. It should not be used during pregnancy due to it’s anti-inflammatory, drying, heating, and laxative properties. Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition, and dosage.
- Name of Product: Hamdoroid capsule, Hamdoroid ointment
- Manufacturer: Hamdard
- Availability: Online and at medical stores
- Type of medicine: Proprietary Unani Medicine
- Main Indication: Piles or Bawaseer (Haemorrhoids)
- Not Suitable for: Pregnant woman
- Price: Hamdard Hamdoroid-Capsule MRP INR 158
Hamdard Hamdoroid Capsule & Ointment Composition
Ingredients present in this formulation are given below:
Composition of Hamdoroid capsule
- Rasaut Berberis aristata Root (Powder) 200 mg
- Muqil Commiphora Mukul Resin (Powder) 200mg
- Neem Azadirachta indica Kernel (Powder) 50 mg
- Ritha Sapindus mukorossi Stem Bark (Powder) 50 mg
Composition of Hamdoroid Ointment
- Rasaut Berberis aristata Conc. Aq. Ext. of Leaves 5.0%
- Maazu Quercus infectoria Conc. Aq. Ext. of Galls 3.0%
- Neem Azadirachta indica Seed Oil 5.66%
- Sat-e-Pudina Mentha piperita Menthol Crystals 0.33%
- Kafoor Cinnamomum camphora Waxy Solid Mass 2.0%
- Safeda Kashghari Plumbi Carbonate Powder 5.0%
- Suhaga Saeeda Sodii Biboras Powder 3.0%
- Roghan Arand Ricinus communis Seed Oil 2.33%
Rasanjana or Rasont or Rasaut
Daruharidra or Berberis Aristata is a shrub or small tree. It is distributed in the temperate and subtropical parts of Asia, Europe, and America. Barberry, Berberidis, Pipperidge bush. Berberis chitria Lindl., Berberis dumetorum Gouan, Berberis floribunda Wall. are few common names of Berberis Aristata.
Properties of Daruhaldi is considered similar to Haldi. Daruhaldi is effective against a variety of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, helminths, chlamydia, and viruses.
The main constituent berberine is bactericidal, amoebicidal and fungicidal. It has some antiepileptic, uterine stimulant and hypotensive effects and is slightly sedative. The decoction of the roots and bark is given for jaundice, diarrhea, malarial fever and painful micturition due to bilious or acrid urine. Externally, it is used in all ailments of the eye, skin diseases and for cleaning ulcers.
Rasanjana or Rasont is the solidified decoction of Daruhaldi. The decoction or solidified water extract is prepared from the stem or the roots of the plant. Rasont has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-diarrheal, anti-trachoma and antipyretic activity.
Rasont is Uterine stimulants. Uterine stimulants(uterotonics) are medications that cause the uterus to contract or increase the frequency and intensity of the contractions.
- Rasont must not be used during pregnancy.
- Rasont should not be used if you are trying for a baby.
- It promotes periods. You may get your periods early.
It is gum resin of a tree Commiphora Mukul, found in arid- subtropical to tropical climate. Guggulu is highly effective in the treatment of Vata-vikar and inflammatory conditions. The gum resin contains guggul sterons Z and E, guggul sterols I-V, two diterpenoids- a terpene hydrocarbon named cembreneA and diterpene alcohol- mukulol, a-camphrone, and cembrene, long chain aliphatic tetrols- octadecan-1,2,3,4-tetrol, eicosan-1,2,3,4-tetrol, and nonadecan-1,2,3,4-tetrol. Major components from the essential oil of gum resin are myrcene and dimyrcene.
The gum resin is bitter, acrid, astringent, thermogenic, aromatic, expectorant, digestive, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, anodyne, antiseptic, demulcent, carminative, emmenagogue, haematinic, diuretic, rejuvenating and general tonic.
It is effective in reducing the synthesis of cholesterol in the liver. It reduces serum triglycerides, LDL (bad) cholesterol and increases HDL. It can reduce 14-27 percent blood cholesterol and triglycerides by 22-30 percent. Guggulu increases metabolism of LDL.
Guggulu is used in Ayurveda for the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, gout, lumbago, disorders of the nervous, respiratory, digestive and circulatory systems.
It has anti-inflammatory with strong purifying and rejuvenating properties.
Neem (Azadirachta indica, family Meliaceae) is also known as margosa, nim, Nimba, nimbatiktam, arishtha, praneem. The active constituents of neem are the mainly triterpenoids, sterols, bitter principles Nimbin and nimbiol. The Neem bark is cool, bitter, astringent, acrid and refrigerant. The bark of the tree is useful in tiredness, cough, fever, loss of appetite, worm infestation.
Neem bark heals wounds and vitiated conditions of kapha, vomiting, skin diseases, excessive thirst, and diabetes. Neem is used to treat intestinal worms, heat-rash, boils, wounds, jaundice, leprosy, skin disorders, stomach ulcers, chicken pox, malarial fever, etc. The bark of the tree is used in Ayurveda for the treatment of the skin diseases, excessive pitta, excessive kapha, toxins in the body, bleeding disorders and healing of wounds.
Neem Root bark and young fruits are astringent, tonic and antiperiodic (prevent recurrence of diseases).
Biomedical Action of Hamdoroid
Antibacterial: Seed Oil show antibacterial action.
Antiseptic: Antiseptic: Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of infectious agents.
Laxative: Tending to stimulate or facilitate the evacuation of the bowels.
Hamdoroid Health Benefits
Hamdoroid capsule with Hamdoroid ointment is effective in relieving the Haemorrhoidal symptoms.
Hamdoroid capsule and Hamdoroid ointment seem to have a therapeutic role in producing relaxation of the anal sphincter and reduction in inflammation and edema. Acute attacks (grade 3 severity of pain and/or bleeding) are relieved significantly with this combination.
It gives relief in pain, inflammation, bleeding, itching, and constipation.
The reduction in inflammation and pain is due to the local effects of the analgesic property of Kafoor(Cinnamomum camphora), and anti-inflammatory and healing promoting properties of Rasaut (Berberis aristata), Roghan Neem (Azadirachta indica), and Ritha (Sapindus mukoressi).
Application of topical Hamdoroid is beneficial in relieving pain because of sedative and anesthetic properties of its ingredients Kafoor (Cinnamomum camphora), Sat-e-Pudina (Menth apiperita) Safeda Kashghari (Plumbi Carbonate) and Roghan-e-Arand (Ricinus communis Linn.). Kafoor (Cinnamomum camphora), Sat-e-Pudina (Mentha piperita), Maazu (Quercus infectoria) and Roghane-Neem (Azadirachta indica) also possess antiseptic properties.
Bleeding is arrested because of the Hemostatic property of Maazu (Quercus infectoria) and Safeda Kashghari (Plumbi Carbonate) and astringent activities of Rasaut (Berberis aristata) and Suhaga (Sodii Biboras).
It causes shrinkage of pile masses and lessening of prolapse.
Hamdoroid Therapeutic Uses
Hamdoroid combination therapy provides a marked improvement in mild to severe grades of symptoms in patients suffering from First and Second-degree Hemorrhoids. It gives relief in pain, itching, swelling, bleeding due to piles.
- Bleeding piles
- First and Second Degree of Hemorrhoids
- Gives relief in piles related complications
- Non-bleeding piles
- Reducing pile masses
- The recommended dosage of medicine is 2 capsules.
- The ointment is applied externally.
- It should be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening.
- It is to be taken with water.
- Or take as directed by a doctor.
Piles or Hemorrhoids are abnormally enlarged anal cushions. They are swollen and inflamed veins around the anus or in the lower rectum. External hemorrhoids are located under the skin around the anus. Internal hemorrhoids develop in the lower rectum. Internal hemorrhoids may protrude, or prolapse, through the anus.
Most prolapsed hemorrhoids shrink back inside the rectum on their own. Severely prolapsed hemorrhoids may protrude permanently and require treatment.
Excessive straining, rubbing, or cleaning around the anus may make symptoms, such as itching and irritation, worse.
Hemorrhoids are not dangerous or life-threatening. Symptoms usually go away within a few days, and some people with hemorrhoids never have symptoms.
The single most important management of piles is to increase the daily fiber intake to above 25 g/day by the diet with/without fiber supplements.
Effectivity of herbal medicine depends on many factors. A medicine suitable for one person may not essentially give the same result in another person.
The exact dose depends on the age, strength, digestive power of the patient, the nature of the illness, the state of the viscera and humours, and the properties of individual drugs.
It may or may not work for your condition. There are several factors on which effectivity of herbal medicine depends such as underlying medical condition, duration of diseases, age, health, etc.
- It should not be used during pregnancy.
- Rasont is Uterine stimulants. Uterine stimulants(uterotonics) are medications that cause the uterus to contract or increase the frequency and intensity of the contractions.
- Rasont must not be used during pregnancy.
- Rasont should not be used if you are trying for a baby.
- It promotes periods. You may get your periods
No drug interaction is known.
Please maintain a gap of at least an hour between intake of any allopathic drug and herbal medicine to avoid drug interaction, if any.
Side-effects of Hamdoroid
- It has no significant noticeable side effects.
- It is completely safe to take this medicine in recommended doses.
Keep away from the sight and reach of children.
Store in a cool and dry place in a tightly closed container, protected from light and moisture.