Pushkaramoolasava is a highly effective Ayurvedic medication used in the treatment and prevention of pulmonary disorders. It is particularly used to treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), and Bronchitis. It can also be used to treat the upper and lower respiratory tract infections like common cold.
It is a liquid medicine containing about 5 to 10% of self-generated alcohol. This naturally produced alcohol and the water present in this medicine act as a media to deliver alcohol and water soluble active herbal constituents to the body. The list of the herbs used in this formula is mentioned below:
- Pushkaramula (Inula Racemosa)
- Dhanyaka (Coriandrum Sativum)
- Duralabha (Fagonia Cretica)
- Pippali (Piper Longum)
- Maricha (Piper Nigrum)
- Manjishta (Rubia Cordifolia)
- Shunti (Zingiber Officinalis)
- Kushta (Saussurea Lappa)
- Kapittha (Limonia Acidissima)
- Lodhra (Symplocos Racemosa)
- Devadaru (Cedrus Deodara)
- Vidanga (Embelia Ribes)
- Ushira (Vetiveria Zizanioides)
- Chavya (Piper Cubeba)
- Gambhari (Gmelina Arborea)
- Rasna (Pluchea Lanceolata)
- Nagara (Ginger)
- Bharngi (Clerodendron Serratum)
- Guda (Jaggery)
- Maricha (Black Pepper)
- Dhataki (Woodfordia Fruticose)
- Keshara (Mesua Ferrea)
- Trivrit (Operculina Turpethum)
- Twak (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum)
- Ela (Elattaria Cardamomum)
- Pippali (Piper Longum)
- Patra (Cinnamomum Tamala)
Indications, Benefits & Uses
The different medicinal uses of this medication are mentioned below:
Pushkaramoolasava has been found to be beneficial for the patients suffering from COPD. It is a chronic disorder that causes considerable damage to the pulmonary tissues due to which the capacity of the lungs is significantly reduced. This disorder progresses slowly over several years and affects the quality of patient’s life by causing breathing difficulties. Pushkaramoolasava helps in controlling the progress of these diseases by improving the strength and capacity of the lungs. It makes breathing easier and prevents further damage to the lungs.
Pushkaramoolasava can also be used in the treatment and prevention of upper respiratory tract infections like common cold, laryngitis, and acute or chronic sinusitis. It provides relief from nose block, persistent sneezing, running nose, headache, and fever caused by these infections. It may also be used to treat the infections in the lower respiratory tract such as bronchitis, pneumonia, and tuberculosis. It reduces a cough, chest pain, breathlessness, and blood in sputum caused due to these infections. It is a powerful antibiotic, and antiviral agent, and helps to destroy the organisms responsible for the infections.
Pushkaramoolasava is commonly used in the management of bronchial asthma. Patients with this condition experience repeated attacks of breathlessness when they are exposed to allergens such as dust, air pollution, the smell of perfumes, and even some additives and coloring agents used in food products. The exposure to these substances results in a heightened response of the immune system, which leads to the spasm of the muscles in the bronchi and the bronchioles causing an inability to breathe properly. This is coupled with an excessive production of mucus, which aggravates the difficulty in breathing. Pushkaramoolasava can help in controlling these symptoms by correcting the response of the immune system. It prevents allergies and eases breathing. It allows for the dilation of the air passages and reduces tightness and choking sensation in the chest. Regular use of this medicine can reduce the frequency of asthma attacks to a great extent.
Recommended dose of Pushkaramoolasava
Adult patients should take Pushkaramoolasava in a dose of 10 ml diluted in an equal quantity of warm water, twice a day. The dose can be increased to 20 ml, two to three times a day, in case the symptoms are severe. The doses should be taken after food to avoid gastric irritation. If patients are using any other medicine, they should keep a gap of half an hour between the intake of Pushkaramoolasava and other medicines.
Side effects of Pushkaramoolasava
Pushkaramoolasava is prepared from pure herbal ingredients. It does not contain any harsh chemicals. Hence, it does not cause any serious side effects. It is completely safe to use. In some cases, patients may develop pain in the abdomen, stomach irritation, and gastric upsets, especially when the medicine is taken in large doses. However, these side effects are mild in nature and do not require any active intervention. These symptoms can be avoided by taking the medication in the recommended doses and avoiding its consumption on an empty stomach.
Pushkaramoolasava is safe to use for the children above 5 years of age when given in low doses. However, it is advisable to consult a doctor before administering it to children. Pregnant women should avoid using Pushkaramoolasava unless advised by a doctor. During lactation period, women can use it in lower doses, after consulting a doctor.