Mahadraksha is an Ayurvedic medication used in the treatment of diseases affecting the respiratory system and digestive tract. It is a liquid formulation containing self-generated alcohol in it. This natural alcohol and the water present in this product act as a media and deliver alcohol and water soluble active herbal compounds to the body.
The herbal ingredients present in this medication are as follows:
- Draksha (Dry Grapes)
- Twak (Cinnamon)
- Guda (Jaggery)
- Ela (Cardamom)
- Patra (CinnamomumIneris)
- Priyangu (Prunus Mahalab)
- Nagakesara (MesuaFerrea)
- Pippali (Long Pepper)
- Vidanga (EmbeliaRibes)
- Maricha (Black Peper)
- Dhataki (Woodfordia Floribunda)
Indications, Benefit & Uses
The different health conditions that can be treated using this medicine are mentioned beneath:
Lack of appetite
Treating the patients suffering from chronic diseases with Mahadraksha on a regular basis can improve their appetite and prevent the problems arising due to the lower intake of food such as loss of energy and stamina. The improved appetite also allows the patient to maintain a healthy body weight and prevents the risk of deficiencies. It also allows them to recover faster from the illness and helps them get back to the routine life feeling energetic.
Mahadraksha can is used to treat several gastrointestinal disturbances by improving the breakdown and absorption of food. It promotes the absorption of nutrients in the food thus ensuring the body is supplied with the essential vitamins and minerals. This helps to maintain the energy levels and increases the ability of patients to perform the intellectual and physical functions.
Mahadraksha acts well in treating flatulence, loose motions, abdominal pain, and indigestion. It acts as an astringent and reduces diarrhea. However, the anti-diarrheal action produced by this medicine does not cause constipation. In fact, it works well in getting rid of constipation as well. The antibacterial action produced by this medication helps in treating infections in the digestive tract.
Mahadraksha can works well for treating viral infections like common cold. It produces an anti-allergic action, which helps to modify the response of the immune system to the allergens like dust thus reducing the likelihood of an attack of allergic rhinitis. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent and relieves congestion in the nose. Regular use of this medicine can help in controlling the intensity and frequency of the attacks of allergic rhinitis.
Lower respiratory tract
Mahadraksha can provides relief from acute and chronic conditions that cause breathlessness and cough. It eases breathing by opening up the air passages by inducing relaxation of the muscles in the airways. It helps to loosen the mucus in the air passages and assists in its expulsion thus relieving congestion in the throat and chest. It also reduces fever associated with the respiratory tract infections like pneumonia, bronchitis, and laryngitis. It produces a soothing effect on the throat and relieves pain and irritation. It also allows the person to sleep peacefully by relieving cough at night. The antibacterial properties of the herbs used in this medication help in destroying the bacteria causing infection. This has a favorable effect on the damaged lung tissues, which get enough time to repair thus hastening the recovery of the patient.
Side effects of Mahadraksha
Mahadraksha is prepared from natural herbal ingredients. Hence, it does not cause any side effects. It does not contain any harmful chemicals. Hence, it is considered safe to use. However, using this medicine in very high doses may result in gastric irritation, burning sensation in the stomach, and loose motions. These side effects are mild and can be easily prevented by avoiding the higher doses. The effect of this medicine on the fetus, when used by a pregnant woman, is not fully known. Also, there is no evidence to prove the safety of this medication when it is used by the breastfeeding women. Hence, women should consult a doctor before using Mahadraksha during these phases. The use of this medicine in children should be avoided unless advised by a physician.
How to use Mahadraksha
The recommended dose of Mahadraksha varies depending on the age of the patient and the condition to be treated. Adult patients should take it in a dose of 10 ml, once or twice a day. The dose may be increased to 15 ml if the results with the lower dose are not satisfactory or when the symptoms are severe. The doses should be taken with a glass of water. Patients should never take this medicine on an empty stomach. Patients who are using any other medications should leave a gap of half an hour between the intake of Mahadraksha and other medicines.