Shadanga Paneeya

Shadanga Paneeya is an Ayurvedic formulation mentioned under the reference of Jwara Chikitsa, i.e., treatment of ~fever by Vagbhatta and Sharangdhara. This is a cooling drink, a boon for pandemic summer like this. It will keep the disease at bay, and fill you with a cooling freshness which is much needed in summers. As the name suggests, this formulation is a liquid consumable containing 6 products enlisted as follows-

 

Name Latin Name Part Used  
Musta
(Motha, Nagarmotha, Ghana)
Cyperus rotundus Rhizome  
Parpat
(Pitpapda, Khetpapda)
Fumaria indica Whole Plant  
Usheer
(Khus Khus)
Vetiveria zizanioides Roots; Rhizome  
Lal Chandan
(Red Sandalwood)
Pterocarpus santalinus Heartwood, Leaves, Seeds, Bark  
Nagara
(Shunthi, Saunth, Dry Ginger)
Zingiber Officinale Rhizome  
Udeechya
(Sugandhbala, Netrabala)
Pavonia odorata Whole Plant  



Benefits of 
Shadanga Paneeya

Shadanga Paneeya has been indicated in fever especially during summers because of its ani-dehydrating and cooling properties; it refreshes and prevents confusion and delusions. Shadanga Paneeya can also be used –

  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Lethargy
  • Headache
  • Excessive thirst
  • Perspiration

  • Uneasiness
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Burning sensation
  • Acid reflux
  • Fever related Diarrhoea



Effect of Shadanga Paneeya on Dosha

    • Balances Vata and Kapha. Alleviates aggravated Pitta.

Medicinal Use of Shadanga Paneeya

    • Since Vata is naturally being deposited in the body during summers and scorching of the sun can be correlated to increased body heat, i.e. Pitta, this Shadanga Paneeya balances both of them.
    • It can be given in fevers of summer-origin.
    • Effect on AmaAma relates to toxins that accumulate in the body (causing Ama-Visha), due to mal-ingestion habits and bad digestion. Shadanga Paneeya is capable of detoxification.
    • It quenches the excessive thirst caused due to excessive heat and the aggravated Pitta dosha.
    • Effect on Agni– Deepana and Pachana- It improves the quality of bodily digestive fire thus improves digestion.



Preparation of
Shadanga Paneeya

    • Coarse powder of each of the drugs mentioned above is taken.
    • 1 part of these drugs are mixed in equal proportion by weight and boiled with 64 parts of water, i.e., 10gm of total mixture is taken and accordingly, 640 ml of water is taken.
    • Flame/heat is simmered and the mixture is allowed to boil till half.
    • It is let to cool down and then stored in a flask.
    • It may be consumed like normal water in summers.
    • It may be stored up to 12 hours, preferably to be finished as soon as possible.



Note
– This was the preparation as per the classical texts. The resultant taste might not be liked by some people, so here is a modification in the preparation. Instead of using the above-mentioned ratios, one may use water 128 times the quantity of dry drugs used.


Dosage of Shadanga Paneeya

  • No dosage, in particular, has been mentioned in the texts but a healthy person can easily drink this preparation about half a cup frequently throughout the day.
  • Whereas, one may prefer to replace normal water with Shadanga Paneeya for the patient of fever.



Side-Effects of
Shadanga Paneeya

  • There are no such side effects of Shadanga Paneeya as of record.
  • One may consume luke-warm Shadanga Paneeya if susceptible to sore throat and diseases of respiratory origin.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. perspectives5

    That’s extremely useful an information where it is tough to rely on any medicine at the first attempt .

    Certainly great work and effort

  2. Varsha

    Great work❤️

  3. Priya

    Very informative

  4. Praveen Hans

    Good information
    Best thing is it has no side effects

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