Dhanyamala Dhara

Goal of Ayurveda is to find underlying symptom and cure the abnormality from its roots. Inflammation is the body symptom related to the host body condition, From the deadly disease like cancer to the common inflammation is constant throughout every illness. Swelling of joints is a condition caused due to various reasons it might be a simple calcium deficiency or major arthritis problem, Ayurveda suggests a therapy for overall inflammation, redness or it might be a joint pain.

Chithrakoota Ayurveda,Kundapura offers an enchanting Ayurvedic remedy helps in combating redness and swelling especially working as an inflammation treatment and ensures pain relief. This is known as Dhanyamladhara.

What is Dhanyamladhara?

Dhanyamla” is comprised of two discrete words, meaning Dhanya and Amla. Dhara means pouring liquid medium in a small continuous and constant stream over the body or affected area of the body. Dhanyamla is a specially fermented medicinal preparation. The formula of Dhanyamla is taken from the Ayurveda text Sahasra Yoga, written by Panditarava. Related data and the proportion of ingredients was collected from authentic Ayurveda texts, entific journals and web sources data were analysed and finally put into practice.

Composition of Dhanyamla :

Several recipes of preparing Dhanyamla have been found in authentic texts.

  • According to SushrutaDhanyamla is prepared by Dhanya or cereals such as Rice, Barley etc.
  • AcharyaVagbhata mentioned that Dhanyamla is prepared by fermenting the water in which rice and such other grains and pulses have been slightly cooked or merely washed.
  • Sahasra Yoga, written by Panditarava precisely describes the formula of Dhanyamla to be a combination of rice, habalapeti and kollu.

Preparation of Dhanyamla :

The preparation method of Dhanyamla could be varied according to the environmental changes. The predominant Rasa of Dhanyamla however remains to be is Amla. According to the ancient Ayurvedic texts, Amla Rasa stimulates the Agni (digestive power). It is good for the heart, digestive and appetiser. Dhanyamla is hot in potency. It mitigates vitiated VataDosha and KaphaDosha.

Some of the common ingredients used in Dhanyamladhara are :

1. Tandula-  Is the plant species most commonly in English as rice.

  • Beneficial in treating all types of skin from any kind of inflammation.
  • Rice water is also good for acne since it reduce redness and clear blemishes, and the starch in the water is said to soothe the inflammation of eczema.
  • Rice contains natural antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin-A.
  • Minimizes damage from age, sun and environment.

2. Kulattha – Commonly known as horsegram.

  • Various medicinal preparations including Dhanyamla and other decoctions are prepared using kulattha. 
  • It is mainly used as a tonic in this procedure.
  • Horse gram is an excellent source of protein to the external skin as well.

3. Kangubeeja  – Known as millets in general.

  • They are nutri-cereals which are highly nutritious and are known to have high nutrient content .
  • Millets are a rich source of fiber, minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, zinc and potassium.

4. Nimbuka – Commonly known as lime.

  • The juice, fruit, peel, and oil are used to make medicine.
  • Lime oil is also used as a fragrance component.
  • Rejuvenates skin, fights infections and reduces inflammation.

5. Nagara – Known as ginger in general.

  • Ginger reduces muscle pain and soreness.
  • The Anti-Inflammatory effects present  can help in treating osteoarthritis.
  • Has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Amla – the primitive ingredient.

  • Amla is called amalaki in Sanskrit. It is one of the oldest oriental medicines mentioned in Ayurveda as potential remedy for assorted ailments.
  • Amla is widely used in the Indian system of medicine and believed to increase defense against diseases.
  • It’s a potent source of Vitamin C and also contains iron and calcium.
  • It effectively brightens the skin.

Procedure :

For Dhanyamla preparation navara rice, horse gram, millet, citrus fruits, dried ginger and various other ingredients with ayurvedic properties are used. After the preparation of Dhanyamla, it is then poured over the body in lukewarm condition as a continuous strain. Warm herbal liquid is poured from a hung vessel over the affected parts of the body.Dhanyamla is kept lukewarm during the full course of the procedure. The body is covered with a cloth for maintaining the heat During the treatment. Depending up on the conditions of the patient the duration of the treatment is set.  As per the requirements, Dhanyamladhara is done partly or on full body.

Benefits of Dhanyamladhara

1. Improves blood circulation.

2. Revitalizes the patient’s body.

3. Improves immunity.

4.  Relieves body ache and muscle spasms

5.  Improves skin complexion.

6.  Helps in reducing inflammations

8.  Activates nerves.

9. An effective remedy for the treatment swollen joints, arthritis and spondylitis.

10. The therapy is very effective in kapha-vata predominant conditions.

11. It helps in compacting obesity.

12. It is a remedy for hemiplegia paralysis as well as for rheumatic complaints.

Ayurveda is a holistic approach to care that encompasses mind and body. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul by taking your Dhanyamladhara session today at Chithrakoota Ayurveda,while it totally depends on person to person and severity that the therapy period is suggested.

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