Bahusalagulam

Bahusalagulam

Bahusalagulam is also known as Bahushala Guda or  Bahushala Gudam. This is a lehya (jam) preparation used in treating abdominal tumors, diabetes, Anemia, Jaundice, all types of piles, etc…Bahusalagulam is considered as one of the best formulations for all types of Piles. It is said that one who consumes Bahusalagulam regularly can live 100 years without any diseases. It also acts as medhya (boosts intellect) and Rasayana (rejuvenator).

Ingredients of Bahusalagulam

Kashaya dravya (Drugs for preparing decoction)

  1. Trivrit (Operculina turpethum) – 1 pala (48gms)
  2. Tejohvathi (Zanthoxylum armatum) – 1 pala (48gms)
  3. Danti (Baliospermum montanum) – 1 pala (48gms)
  4. Shwadamstra/Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris)  – 1 pala (48gms)
  5. Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) – 1 pala (48gms)
  6. Shati (Hedychium spicatum) – 1 pala (48gms)
  7. Gavakshi/Indravaruni (Citrullus colocynthis) – 1 pala (48gms)
  8. Musta (Cyperus rotundus) – 1 pala (48gms)
  9. Vishwa/Shunti (Zingiber officinalis) – 1 pala (48gms)
  10. Vidanga (Embelia ribes) – 1 pala (48gms)
  11. Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) – 1 pala (48gms)
  12. Arushkara/Bhallataka (purified Semecarpus Anacardium) – 8 pala (384 gms)
  13. Vriddhadaru (Argyrea speciosa) – 6 pala (288 gms)
  14. Surana (Amorphophallus campanulatus) – 16 pala (768 gms)

All the above ingredients are taken together in the specified quantity and 2 drona (24.576 litrs) of water is added. This is kept for heating and water should be reduced to 1/4 ie 6.144 litrs.

Madhura Dravya (Sweeting substance)

  1. Guda /Jaggery (Saccharum officinarum) 3 parts of decoction ie  18.432 kgs is added to the decoction.

Prakshepaka Dravya (Fine powders added at last)

  1. Trivrit (Operculina turpethum) – 2 pala (96gms)
  2. Tejovati (Zanthoxylum alatum) – 2 pala (96gms)
  3. Danti (Baliospermum montanum) – 2 pala (96gms)
  4. Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) – 2 pala (96gms)
  5. Ela (Elettaria cardamomum) – 6 pala (288gms)
  6. Twak (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) – 6 pala (288gms)
  7. Maricha (Piper nigrum) – 6 pala (288gms)
  8. Gajapippali (Scindapsus officinalis) – 6 pala (288gms)

Preparation of Bahusalagulam

First, the decoction is prepared by taking the specified drugs mentioned for that in the specified quantity. Once the decoction is prepared then the jaggery is added and heated until it attains proper paka. One it is attained proper paka the prakshepaka dravyas(powders of herbs that are added at last) are added and stirred well. Once it cools down it becomes thick jam is known as Bahusalagulam.

Anupana for Bahusalagulam (Adjuuvents)

Milk diet is advised after the digestion of Bahusalagulam

Indications of Bahusalagulam

  1. Pancha Gulma (all types of abdominal tumor)
  2. Prameha (All types of Diabetes)
  3. Panduroga (Anemia)
  4. Halimaka (Liver diseases)
  5. Arsha (Piles)
  6. Udara (Abdominal oedema)
  7. Grahani (Digestive dissorder)
  8. Mandagni (Decreased appettite)
  9. Kshaya (Depletive disease)
  10. Peenasa (running nose)
  11. Pratishyaya (Cold)
  12. Adhyavata (Diseases of Vata and Kapha)
  13. Sarva roga (All th ediseases)
  14. Medhya (Boosts intellect)
  15. Rasayana (Rejuvenator)

The dosage of Bahusalagulam :

The classical dosage of Lehyam is 1 pala ie 48 gms. In general, it is advised depending on the digestive capacity of the person and the condition of the patient.

Reference:

  1. Bhaishajya Ratnavali Arsha Rogadhikara 9/117-127
  2. Sahasra yoga
  3. Chakradatta

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