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Benefits of Sarpagandha And Its Side Effects

Sarpagandha has been known for its medicinal value and has several medicinal value and has several health benefits, such as; Treatment of snake and spider bites, reduces high blood pressure, suitable remedy for insomnia, aids to mental disorders, regularises mensturation, controls dysentery, provides relief from uterine pain due to or after miscarriage.

Benefits of Sarpagandha And Its Side Effects

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Sarpagandha
Nutritional Value of Sarpagandha
Health Benefits of Sarpagandha
Reduces hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Suitable remedy for Insomnia (Sleeplessness)
Aids to mental disorders
Lessen greying of hairs
Relief from Arthritis pain
Relief from uterine pain due to or after miscarriage
Controls dysentery
Treatment of snake bite
Uses of Sarpagandha
Side-Effects & Allergies of Sarpagandha
Cultivation of Sarpagandha

Sarpagandha

Sarpagandha is a species of flower from the family Apocynaceae. It is an evergreen, erect, perennial herbs. Roots of this herb are tuberous with a cork of pale brown colour, leaves are of bright green colour and found in whorl of three. The flowers are mostly white in colour, sometimes violet. Drupes of this plants are slightly connate, ovoid, and purplish black in colour. Fruits are oval and fleshy , turns shiny purple – black on ripening.

Nutritional Value of Sarpagandha

Sarpagandha comprises of many bioactive chemicals with more than 50 different alkaloids. The main alkaloids are ajmaline, ajmalinine, indobine, indobinine, ajmalinine, serpentine, serpentinine, desperdine, reserpine, reserpiline, rescinnamine, rescinnamidine.

Health Benefits of Sarpagandha

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Sarpagandha
Health Benefits of Sarpagandha

Reduces hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Sarpagandha is useful for lowering and managing the blood pressure. Reserpine present in the roots binds the VESICULAR MONAMINE TRANSPORTERS (VMATs) and inhibits the uptake of norepinephrine into secretory vesicles and depletes serotonin and catecholamines from the central and peripheral axon terminals. It results in depletion of neurotransmitters and reduces promulgation of the nerve impulses occurring in the postsynaptic nerve cells. This depletion results in suppression of sympathetic nerve function, which decreases arterial blood pressure and heart rate, which in turn reduces the blood pressure.

Suitable remedy for Insomnia (Sleeplessness)

Sarpagandha has hypnotic action, which helps to induce sleep. Its root powder can be used for this purpose along with Rose Distillate, just 2 hours before sleep. For the best results, Sarpagandha powder along with 1 part of khurasani ajwain combined with 2 parts of misri can be taken before sleep.

Aids to mental disorders

Sarpagandha has hypnotic, antipsychotic (neuroleptic), sedative and anti-anxiety actions. Therefore, it helps to treat several types of mental disorders with aggression, crying, running, beating and sleeplessness. In such cases, 1 part of Sarpagandha powder mixed with 2 parts of Jatamansi Root Powder, should be taken twice daily with cow’s milk.

Lessen greying of hairs

In some cases, high-grade fever (103 F to 106 F) results in hallucinations, confusion, irritability, and convulsions. Sarpagandha is best for reducing fever, preventing and treating these symptoms. In high-grade fever, Sarpagandha Powder is used in dosage of 500 mg thrice daily along with Coconut Water or Rose.

Relief from Arthritis pain

Sarpagandha is useful in the treatment of uterine pain occurring due to miscarriage. It contracts the uterus and helps to eliminate the toxins and residues from the uterine cavity. Then it relaxes the uterine muscles, bleeding stops and pain reduces. In such case, Sarpagandha powder should be used in dosage of 500 mg thrice daily for 1 to 2 days. Then its dosage should be reduced to 250 mg thrice daily for another 3 days.

Relief from uterine pain due to or after miscarriage

Sarpagandha reduces pains occurring during the menstrual periods. It modulates the blood flow during menstruation and reduces cramps and throbbing pain. In such case,1 part of Sarpagandha root powder should be taken with 1 part of Jatamansi Root Powder twice Daily for 2 to 3 days along with water.

Controls dysentery

Kutajarishta along with Sarpagandha Powder in dosage of 250 mg thrice daily is useful for treating dysentery. It reduces frequency of loose stools, checks bleeding and alleviates pain.

Treatment of snake bite

Sarpagandha is a drug in ayurveda for bite by SAW SCALED VIPER SNAKE . In such case, its roots powder mixed with black pepper and water is used for the treatment of snake poison.

Uses of Sarpagandha

It is used as a useful herb in the Ayurveda, Unani and Homoeopathy treatments. Thus it has its uses in pharmaceutical factories.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Sarpagandha

Sarpagandha sometimes result in some side effects; it should not be given to patients suffering from depressions, loss of appetite, Diarrhea, vomiting, swelling may occur in feet and lower legs, and dizziness.

Cultivation of Sarpagandha

Sarpagandha is found in India, Pakistan, Sri-Lanka, and Burma. In India it is distributed from Punjab to Nepal, Sikkim, and Bhutan, it is also found in Eastern and the Western Ghats, lower hills of Gangetic plains and Andaman. Thus it is widely cultivated in many parts of India. They are best grown I at the elevation between 1200 – 1300 m above MSL, in medium to deep black soils rich in humus with pH ranging between 4.7 – 6.5. A humid and warm climate with shade-loving conditions, annual rainfall of about 300 – 500 mm and temperature ranging between 10°C - 30°C is best suited for Sarpagandha cultivation.

Popular Questions & Answers

How can I reduce my high blood pressure? I do walk 40 minutes everyday, nothing diagnosed from blood test and ECG, everything was normal.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Start taking lime juice in water regularly. Use 'meethha soda' and ashwagandha powder, sarpagandha powder once a day. Powder 1/2 tsp each, meethha soda 1/4 tsp. Take with lukewarm water. Report response in one month for further instructions.
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Dear Ayurvedic doctors, I am taking patanjali medha vati 1 tablet & patanjali ashwagandha 1 capsule for migraine treatment. I am not improved. If I take two tablet, then it cause pimples and acidity. What to do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Karnal
As far as weight loss is concerned, no medicine will be effective until and unless you take care of your diet. That is why Medha Vati is also not going to help you anyway .for migraine, you better start having sarpagandha Vati half tablet twice a day .if it doesn't work for you then consult me.

I gained weight on pregnancy and cesarean, now my last child is 5 years old But still I do not loose weight. I am 4.10 feet weight 57 kg. I take Sarpagandha Vati once in the morning for BP. I do not feel hungry frequently I take food after a gap of 4 hours and can not even eat more than a half plate however yet I'm gaining weight inspite of doing alternate days workout for half hour and wow Green Coffee beans yet not effective I even tried No fat capsules .I sometimes feels heavy and tired. thyroid TSH 0.6 taking Kelp when it was 5.11 previously. Please help me what is the problem of gaining weight in spite of not over eating nor large quantity. And why is so hard to burn my fats.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
lybrate-user, You have a BMI of 27.18 kgs/M2, which does show being over weight. TSH 0.6 mU/L mentioned is it present one? If that is correct, then your efforts to reduce weight should be successful. You may have to do more vigorous work outs, plus give a very close look at your diet. The diet has to be on the basis of ideal body weight (47 kgs) and to be adhered to very strictly. If you have any doubts please come back. Thanks.
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I am 30 years old and suffering with high BP it's comes about 140/90, while I have done whole checkup wih RML hospital lft, kft, tmt holter etc. All is normal after seeing these test they only advise to take a medicine Amlip D. Which impact on my body very badly specially on my eyes. Can you advise is there any permanent/guaranteed treatment for BP.

MD ayurveda
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hello I think you don't have any physic an issue which gives you high blood pressure. probable reason for high BP Work stress high salt intake lack of sleep physical inability refuse to walk mental stress Go for Shirodhara therapy. or else medicines useful 1. sarpagandha vati 1 bd 2. Prabhakar vati 1 bd with jeera water. if any confusion feel free to ask.
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Sarpagandha Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - सर्पगंधा के फायदे और नुकसान

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Sarpagandha Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - सर्पगंधा के फायदे और नुकसान

दुनिया भर में सर्पगंधा की कई प्रजातियां पाई जाती हैं. लेकिन यदि बात इसके औषधीय पौधों की करें तो इसमें सभी लगभग एक समान ही हैं. हलांकि अलग-अलग क्षेत्रों के हिसाब से इनमें कई गुण अलग-अलग भी हैं लेकिन कुछ गुणों में समानता भी है. सर्पगंधा का वैज्ञानिक नाम रावोल्फिया सर्पेंटीना है. जैसा कि नाम से ही स्पष्ट है सर्पगंधा, सांप के काटने में बहुत उपयोगी साबित होता है. इसकी जड़ का औषधीय इस्तेमाल बहुत व्यापक है. आइए सर्पगंधा के फायदे और नुकसान को जानने की कोशिश करते हैं.

1. सांप काटने में
सर्पगंधा का इस्तेमाल विभिन्न प्रकार के जहरीले पदार्थों को निष्क्रिय करने में किया जाता है. इसलिए सर्प दंश के उपचार में भी यह बहुत महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाता है. इसके अलावा सर्पगंधा का उपयोग ज्वर, अतिसार और हैजा जैसी समस्याओं के उपचार में भी किया जाता है. सांप के काटने सांप काटने के उपचार में सर्पगंधा की जड़ का एक से दो तोला पानी के साथ घीसें. फिर इसे जिस व्यक्ति को सांप ने काटा है उसे पिलायें और जहाँ सांप ने काटा है वहां पर इसका लेप करें. ऐसा करने से विषाक्तता कम होती हैं इसके अलावा सर्पगंधा की ताजी पत्तियों को पांव के तलवे के नीचे लगाने से भी लाभ मिलता है.
2. नींद ना आने पर
नींद ना आने की बीमारी जिसे अनिद्रा कहा जाता है. उसमें भी सर्पगंधा काफी लाभदायक साबित होता है. इसके अलावा बेचैनी, थकान और अनिद्रा जैसी समस्याओं में भी काफी राहत देने का काम करता है. यदि आप भी अनिद्रा के शिकार हैं तो सोने सोने से पहले एक चौथाई छोटा चम्मच सर्पगंधा चूर्ण को घी के साथ मिलाकर सेवन करें. ऐसा करने से आपको अनिद्रा में लाभ मिलता है.
3. ह्रदय रोग से सम्बंधित विकारों में
हृदय रोग से संबंधित कई तरह के विकारों को दूर करने में सर्पगंधा की भूमिका महत्वपूर्ण होती है. सर्पगंधा हमारे दिल की गति को सामान्य करता. इसके अलावा सर्पगंधा की जड़ों कारस दिया और उच्च रक्तचाप के लिए भी अत्यंत महत्वपूर्ण औषधि है. सर्पगंधा धमनियों के साथ होने स्ट्रोक और दिल के दौरे जैसी स्थिति हो को भी कम कर सकता है.
4. पीरियड्स के दौरान
सर्पगंधा महिलाओं के अनियमित हो रहे पीरियड्स को नियमित करने में भी काफी मददगार साबित होता है. इसके अलावा पीरियड्स के दौरान होने वाली विभिन्न परेशानियों को भी दूर करने में इसकी भूमिका होती है. इस दौरान होने वाले अवसाद मैडम सूजन आदि को भी यह सर्पगंधा दूर करता है.
5. गठिया के उपचार में
सर्पगंधा का उपयोग गठिया पीड़ित भी कर सकते हैं. जोड़ों में होने वाले दर्द को भी सर्पगंधा की सहायता से दूर किया जा सकता है. इसके अलावा सर्पगंधा का उपयोग मोतियाबिंद, शीघ्रपतन और जल्दी स्खलन आदि के उपचार में भी किया जाता है. यदि आप भी इन समस्याओं से दो-चार हो रहे हैं तो इसका इस्तेमाल करें.

सर्पगंधा के नुकसान

  • तनाव से पीड़ित व्यक्ति इसका इस्तेमाल नहीं करें.
  • गर्भवती महिलाएं और स्तनपान कराने वाली माताएं सर्पगंधा का इस्तेमाल करने से बचें.
  • कई लोगों के लिए सर्पगंधा का इस्तेमाल पेट में जलन जैसी समस्याओं को जन्म दे सकता है.
  • शराबी लोग भी इसका इस्तेमाल करने से बचे. क्योंकि इससे नींद आने की समस्या उत्पन्न हो सकती है.
  • सर्पगंधा में पाए जाने वाले रसायन की वजह से कुछ लोगों को नाशिक खून बने उल्टी होने जी मत लाने और भूख न लगने जैसे समस्या हो सकती हैं.
  • कोशिश करें कि किसी चिकित्सक की सलाह से ही सर्पगंधा का सेवन करें.
     
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Ayurveda Tips!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
Ayurveda Tips!

Some tips from ayurveda -
1.    Deafness – use 4 to 6 drops of bilvadi tail as ear drops. Take rasnadi gugal 4 tabs twice a day.
2.    Child disease – give 500mg ativish churna with honey or give 5 to 10 ml bal chaturbhadra syrup twice a day.
3.    Blood pressure – in high bp take sarpagandha tablet in observation of ayurveda doctor and in low blood pressure take pippli mool churna with milk.
4.    Fistula – take 6 tablets of trifla gugal twice a day. And it needed to do regular dressing with jatyadi tail in observation on ayurveda doctor.

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Vertigo - How Ayurveda Can Help You Treat it?

MD
Ayurveda, Pune
Vertigo - How Ayurveda Can Help You Treat it?

Are you aware of the causes and symptoms of vertigo? Also known as bhrama, vertigo is a balance disorder. It is also referred to as a spinning sensation and head rush. A sense of spinning of the nearby surroundings is experienced by a person affected with vertigo. Standing in an upright position becomes difficult. The onset of this condition occurs in several ways. Ayurveda has a complex explanation for vertigo or bhrama, which is as follows:

Ayurvedic approach
According to Ayurveda, vertigo is caused because of your pitta and vata doshas.

  • When the vata and pitta doshas get excited, an abnormal functioning of the balance mechanism within your inner ear is caused.
  • A vestibular imbalance, or an imbalance in the inner part of your ear is the primary cause of vertigo. It disrupts the coordination of a stimulus and response.
  • Any defect or disruption in the proper flow of oxygen to the ear can result in vertigo attacks.

Factors causing imbalance in doshas

  • Viral infections like common cold
  • Ear problems like discharges, infections in the ear cavity, and perforation of the eardrum
  • Certain cardiovascular diseases such as low blood pressure, valve diseases, and improper heart rhythms
  • Migraine and anemia
  • Certain neck ailments such as cervical spondylosis
  • Arthritis and injury to the head that leads to concussions

Ayurvedic treatment

Several Ayurvedic herbs and remedies are used for the treatment of vertigo. These herbs are added to a patient’s regular diet. They are as follows:

  • Ashwagandha improves the flow of oxygen in your body. It is commonly used for dealing with respiratory problems that result in vertigo or bhrama.
  • Ginkgo is the most effective Ayurvedic herb for curbing all forms of circulatory problems. It enhances the flow of oxygen to various parts of your body. It is ideal for the reduction and elimination of vertigo. It also cures ringing in the ears, which is a common vertigo symptom.
  • The roots of the vacha tree are effective in giving relief to vertigo patients.
  • A concoction made of Guduchi Kasaya is effective in curing a vertigo. One should have 30ml of the concoction every morning, at least half an hour before breakfast.
  • Other important Ayurvedic remedies that help with vertigo management include Triphala, Sarpagandha, Yogendra rasa, Saraswatarishtha, and many others.

It is recommended for you to consult an Ayurvedic practitioner before starting Ayurvedic treatment for vertigo on your own. He will be able to diagnose your condition and severity, and accordingly prescribe the best treatment.

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Control Blood Pressure With Ayurveda

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Control Blood Pressure With Ayurveda

Hypertension is a condition where the blood has to exert extra pressure to flow through the blood vessels. While there is a genetic component to it, the more strong contributing factors are modified lifestyle and dietary changes. There are also a lot of environmental changes that have contributed to this new epidemic. While earlier people in their 50s and 60s would be diagnosed with hypertension, now there are people in 30s and 40s taking hypertension pills. Excess fat accumulation is the major cause of hypertension in younger patients.

There begins the complexity of the issue. Hypertension which requires medications to control it, they lead to side effects and bring in a host of other diseases like diabetes, and obesity which in turn bring in a whole lot of complications. A more easy way to manage would be to prevent and of course, after onset, look at how naturally it can be managed.

Ayurveda has numerous substances that have been proven to have beneficial effects in controlling blood pressure over the past 1000s of years.

  1. Celery or ajwain helps blood vessels to dilate and reduces concentration of stress hormones in the blood.
  2. Ashwagandha has a wide range of actions and improves the body's ability to handle physical and mental stress. This in turn improves blood pressure, obesity, and depression.
  3. Citrus fruits contain Vitamin C which prevents fragility of the capillaries (thinner blood vessels).
  4. Cow's urine prevents hardening of blood vessels and is of curative value in those who have blood pressure due to hardening of blood vessels. 
  5. Triphala which is a combination of amla, haritaki, and bibhitaki helps reduce inflammation that leads to blood pressure, thereby helping to control it.
  6. Jatamansi - By helping the free radical damage on the arteries, it protects the arteries and prevents cholesterol accumulation. It also is a very well-proven stress reliever and has additional benefits on hypertension.
  7. Arjuna - By helping the metabolism of the bad cholesterol in the liver, this protects the inner lining of the heart and thereby helps control hypertension.
  8. Calcium and potassium containing substances help remove sodium and thereby improve blood pressure.
  9. Natural herbs like Brahmi, Sarpagandha, Shankhpushpi, and Chandana are effective Ayurvedic cure and treatment for hypertension.
  10. Rasayana treatment from ayurveda is having excellent results, however everyone requires unique rasayan as per their body types.
  11. Watermelon helps in dilation of the blood vessels.
  12. Aloe gel, barberry, calamus, valerian, skullcap, gotu kola cayenne, myrrh, motherwort, hawthorn and jatamansi have all been shown to help manage hypertension over thousands of years.
  13. A glass of warm milk mixed with saraswat powder is also helpful for patients with high blood pressure.

These are natural remedies which were a part of diet since times immemorial. Including them in the diet, reducing processed foods, regular exercise, avoiding alcohol and smoking can be some natural ways to prevent and if required control hypertension. Stress is here to stay, but can definitely be managed with a little conscious effort.

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Table of Content

Sarpagandha
Nutritional Value of Sarpagandha
Health Benefits of Sarpagandha
Reduces hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Suitable remedy for Insomnia (Sleeplessness)
Aids to mental disorders
Lessen greying of hairs
Relief from Arthritis pain
Relief from uterine pain due to or after miscarriage
Controls dysentery
Treatment of snake bite
Uses of Sarpagandha
Side-Effects & Allergies of Sarpagandha
Cultivation of Sarpagandha