The name Indukantam has several meanings. Indu means “moon” and Kanthi means “color of complexion.” Combined, the name indicates this formula makes the skin glow as beautiful as the moon.
Indukantam helps the skin glow through its power to rejuvenate Pitta digestion along with vata circulation, which is how it strengthens immunity.
Digestion begins with Pachaka Pitta (digestive Pitta) located in the lower stomach and small intestines it metabolizes or extracts the nutrients that are needed to build immunity. The circulating energy of Samana Vayu (digestive circulation) and Vyana Vayu (peripheral circulation) transports the nutrients via Ranjaka Pitta (blood and liver metabolism) to the micro vessels where it reaches Bhrajaka Pitta (skin metabolism) where it imparts color to the skin. If this process is working as it should, the result is a vibrant, glowing complexion…a sign of true health.
Symptoms of fever are classified under Vatika, Paithika and Kaphaja, the many varied symptoms of Covid-19 are associated with fever. In this situation it is difficult for one single remedy to be effective. According to Ayurveda, all illness starts with digestion and Indukantam specifically works to restore the digestive mechanism, which helps the body fight illness and restore immunity.
To help enhance immunity, doctors from Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal have advocated for the use of Indukantam.
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Tablets are a good option when Vata is associated with Kapha or ama and the ghritam is a good option when Vata is associated with Pitta. We recommend consulting an Ayurvedic practitioner to fully understand if one of these formulas could benefit your health.
Benefits of Indukantam:
To improve immunity, it contains a combination of many powerful herbs, including Njethaval bark (Holoptelea integrifolia), Devadaaram (Cedrus deodara) Dasamoolam, Shadphalam and Induppu.
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Vata is the force that drives and motivates all movement in the body. It is responsible for all input and output of sensory and motor functions. Vata controls the functions of the mind, sense organs, and the higher process of thought and emotion.
The other two dosas pitta and kapha are dependent on vata for normal or abnormal movement.