Dashamoola Jeerakam is an Ayurvedic medicine commonly used in the treatment of symptoms developed during the postpartum phase. It is a liquid medication that helps to improve the general health and wellness of women and increases their overall fitness level after the delivery. Hence, it is considered an effective supplement for the after-delivery care of the mother. This medicine derives its name from the words, Dasha, which means ten, and moola, which means root. This medicine is prepared from the roots of 10 herbs. It also contains 5 to 10% of self-generated alcohol. This natural alcohol, along with water, serves as a media for delivering the active principles in the herbs.
Preparation & Ingredients
The method of preparation of this medicine improves its shelf life. Its contents remain unaltered and its medicinal powers are retained for almost 10 years from the date of manufacture. It is a potent combination of equal parts of two Ayurvedic medicines: Dasamoolarishtam and Jeerakarishtam. Some of the herbal ingredients of Dashamoola Jeerakam are given below:
- Cumin seeds (Jeeraka)
- Ginger (Nagara)
- Cardamom (Ela)
- Cinnamon (Tvak)
- Clove (Lavanga)
- Bilva (Bael or Aegle Marmelos)
- Shyonaka (Oroxylum Indicum)
- Gambhari (Gmelina Arborea)
- Patala (Stereospermum Suaveolens)
- Agnimantha (Premna Mucronata)
- Shalaparni (Desmodium Gangeticum)
- Prishnaparni (Uraria Picta)
- Brihati (Solanum Indicum)
- Kantakari (Solanum Xanthocarpum)
- Gokshura (Tribulus or Tribulus Terrestris)
- Chitraka (Plumbago Zeylanica)
- Pushkaramoola (Inula Racemosa)
- Lodhra (Symplocos Racemosa)
- Guduchi (Indian Tinospora)
Dashamoola Jeerakam Indications & Uses
The different health issues in the women during the postpartum phase that can be relieved with the help of Dashamoola Jeerakam are given below:
Dashamoola Jeerakam acts as a tonic for the mothers. Most women experience extreme weakness and body aches following childbirth. It can severely affect their routine activities and may even lead to mental stress and frustration. They feel tired throughout the day and are unable to cope with the demands of the new phase in their life, the motherhood. Dashmoola Jeerakam can help in tackling these problems by improving the nourishment of the body. It allows a woman to feel fresh and prevents tiredness. It also increases the ability of the woman to perform the daily activities and take proper care of the baby. Regular use of Dashmoola Jeerakam as recommended can also prevent body aches.
Loss of appetite
Lack of appetite and a complete absence of desire to eat any food are the common problems in the women following delivery. The symptoms are more common in the first one or two weeks after the delivery. This may occur due to the physical tiredness or the lack of proper sleep as the mother is unable to get enough sleep due to the unset schedule of the newborn baby. Loss of appetite may also occur due to the anxiety and fear of being unable to meet the challenges of motherhood. Dashmoola Jeerakam can offer a natural treatment for these symptoms. It increases the appetite and prevents the symptoms arising due to the low food intake.
Gastric and intestinal disorders
Dashmoola Jeerakam has been found to help in reducing gastric complaints in the women in postpartum phase. Women may develop nausea, vomiting, and pain in the stomach due to irregular meal times and even mental stress. Dashmoola Jeerakam can help in relieving these symptoms in a safe and effective manner. It has also been found to help in treating loose motions and the symptoms of indigestion caused by irritable bowel syndrome. It boosts the functions of the digestive tract and provides relief from indigestion and flatulence.
How to use Dashamoola Jeerakam
Women are advised to use Dashamoola Jeerakam in a dose of 15 ml, once a day, starting from the first day following the delivery. They can take this medicine in a higher dose of 20 ml, two times a day, if they suffer from severe weakness or mental stress. The doses should be taken after food to prevent irritation of the stomach or nausea. The medication should be mixed with an equal quantity of water if they find the taste unbearable. They should continue using it for a period of 1 or 2 months.
Side effects of Dashamoola Jeerakam
Dashamoola Jeerakam is not known to cause any serious side effects. It contains only pure, natural herbs and is devoid of any chemical components. Hence, it is completely safe to use for the breastfeeding women. It may produce a mild gastric irritation, which can be easily avoided by taking the medicine after food. It does not produce any adverse effect on the newborn baby.