Benefits of Dasamula Arishtam

Benefits of Dasamula Arishtam

By Vaidya Vishwanath January 25, 2023


Dasamula Arishtam is a liquid herbal formula that supports strength and vitality and helps reduce pain and inflammation. The word dasa means ten and mula means root, so it is an herbal formula containing ten roots.

Arishtams are fermented herbal formulas made with sugar. The sugar self-generates a small amount of naturally occurring alcohol. The sugar helps the herbs taste better, and the small amount of alcohol helps the herbs absorb faster. Ayurveda processes many classical formulas as Arishtams.

Dasamula is a collection of ten roots. Five of the roots are from large trees known as the brihat panchamula which pacifies vata conditions. The other five roots are from smaller shrubs known as the laghu panchamula and they pacify both vata and pitta conditions.

Ten herbal roots by their Sanskrit name.     

  1. Agnimantha
  2. Bilwa
  3. Kashmari
  4. Patala
  5. Shyonaka
  6. Prushniparni
  7. Shaliparni
  8. Bruhati
  9. Gokshura
  10. Kantakari

Dasamula helps our bodies and minds feel strong and vital and supports all types of weakness related to vata conditions. It is greatly beneficial for women during postpartum as it supports health by rebuilding strength and reducing pain and inflammation.

Dasamula is especially useful for supporting muscles, bones and ligaments by reducing inflammation. It is also useful for supporting immunity and helping to increase appetite and digestion. It balances vata and kapha dosha and supports conditions related to respiratory mucus and neurological weakness causing head, neck and back pain.

Dasamula Arishtam helps support many conditions related to vata imbalance.

  1. Anti-inflammatory (eases inflammation)
  2. Carminative (supports healthy digestion)
  3. Digestive stimulant (increases appetite)
  4. Supports hemoglobin (supports healthy blood)
  5. Hematogenic (supports the formation of red blood cells)
  6. Natural analgesic (supports pain relief)
  7. Muscle relaxant (helps muscles relax)
  8. Antioxidant (helps fight oxidation)
  9. Anti-bacterial (helps fight bacterial infection)
  10. Apoptogenic (promotes apoptosis)
  11. Anti-stress (helps manage stress)
  12. Anti-depressant (helps balance mood)

Two more Dasamula products, Dasamula Rasayanam is an herbal jam and Dasamulam Kashayam is a non-fermented herbal liquid.

Published study on the benefits of dashamula:

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Vaidya Vishwanath grew up in Pune, India which is hub of traditional Ayurvedic gurukul teachings, following the principles of Ayurveda as part of his culture. He has dedicated his career over the past 1 ½ decades to the science of Ayurveda.

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