Shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum)
Shalparni has a bitter and sweet flavour.(HR/1)
The root of this plant is one of the ingredients in Dasmoola, a well-known Ayurvedic medicine. Shalparnia’s antipyretic properties aid in the management of fever. Due to its bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory qualities, it is also beneficial for respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, as it relaxes the respiratory airways and reduces inflammation. This permits air to flow freely through the respiratory passageways, making breathing easier. Shalparni is excellent for male sexual health according to Ayurveda because of its Vrishya (aphrodisiac) quality, which helps to handle problems like premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. It aids in the maintenance of erection by increasing blood flow to the penis.Regularly taking Shalparni powder with water can assist improve male sexual health. Shalparni’s astringent and anti-inflammatory qualities aid to control piles by lowering inflammation at the anal region. Due to its Pitta balancing and Shothhar (anti-inflammatory) characteristics, taking Shalparni powder with water helps to treat piles. Shalparni is also helpful in wound healing because of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities, which help to prevent infections and reduce inflammation. Because of its antifungal characteristics, applying Shalparni leaf paste on the scalp decreases dandruff and hairfall. Applying Shalparni leaf powder and rose water to the forehead, according to Ayurveda, is a cure for headaches.
Shalparni is also known as :- Desmodium gangeticum, Shalpaani, Saalvan, Sameravo, Sarivan, Saalapaani, Salpan, Murelchonne, Kolakannaru, Orila, Saalvan, Sarvan, Saloparnni, Salpatri, Sarivan, Shalpurni, Pulladi, Orila, Moovilai, Kolakuponna, Kolaponna, Shalwan
Shalparni is obtained from :- Plant
Uses and benefits of Shalparni:-
As per several scientific studies, uses and benefits of Shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum) are mentioned as per below(HR/2)
- Bronchitis : “Shalparni is beneficial in the treatment of bronchitis. Bronchitis is called as Kasroga in Ayurveda, and it is caused by poor digestion. The accumulation of Ama (toxic leftovers in the body owing to faulty digestion) in the form of mucus in the lungs is caused by a poor diet and insufficient waste removal. Bronchitis results as a result of this. Ushna (hot) and Kapha balancing characteristics are found in Shalparni. It lowers Ama and clears the lungs of extra mucus. It relieves the symptoms of bronchitis when taken together. Tips: a. Gather the dried Shalaparni root. c. Pulverize into a powder. c. Scoop out 1/2-1 teaspoon of powder. d. Pour in 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. g. To make Shalparni Kwath, wait 5-10 minutes or till the liquid is decreased to 1/2 cup. Take 4-6 teaspoons of this Kwath and mix it with the same amount of water. g. It should be consumed once or twice a day after light meals.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis : “In Ayurveda, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is called as Aamavata. Amavata is a disorder in which the Vata dosha is vitiated and poisonous Ama (remains in the body due to incorrect digestion) accumulates in the joints. Amavata begins with a sluggish digestive fire, which leads to ama buildup. Vata transports this Ama to various sites, but instead of being absorbed, it accumulates in the joints. Shalparni’s Ushna (hot) potency aids in the reduction of Ama. It also possesses Vata balancing properties, which helps to alleviate the symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis, such as joint discomfort and swelling. Take a dry Shalaparni root as an example. c. Pulverize into a powder. c. Scoop out 1/2-1 teaspoon of powder. d. Pour in 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. e. To make Shalparni Kwath, wait 5-10 minutes or until the volume is decreased to 1/2 cup. f. Take 4-6 teaspoons of this Kwath and mix it with the same amount of water. g. It should be consumed once or twice a day after light meals.
- Male Sexual Dysfunction : “In men, sexual dysfunction can manifest as a loss of libido, or a lack of desire to engage in sexual activity. Low erection time or early semen ejection can also occur after sexual activity. This is also known as premature ejaculation or early discharge. Shalparni powder aids in the healthy functioning of male sexual function. It boosts the quantity and quality of sperm. This is owing to its aphrodisiac (Vrishya) characteristics. Tips: a. Gather the dried Shalaparni root. c. Pulverize into a powder. c. Scoop out 1/2-1 teaspoon of powder. d. Pour in 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. e. To make Shalparni Kwath, wait 5-10 minutes or till the liquid is decreased to 1/2 cup. f. Take 4-6 teaspoons of this Kwath and mix it with the same amount of water. g. Drink it once or twice a day after light meals.
- Headache : When administered topically, shalparni aids in the relief of stress-induced headaches. This is due to its ability to balance Vata. Applying a powdered Shalparni leaf paste to the forehead or inhaling the fresh juice from the leaves may help relieve stress, weariness, and relax tense muscles. This provides headache relief. Tips: a. Take dried Shalaparni leaves. c. Pulverize them into a powder. c. Use half to one teaspoon of this powder, or as needed. c. Add rose water or plain water to the mixture. e. Use it once a day on the forehead. f. Set aside for 20 to 30 minutes. g. Rinse well with plain water. h. Repeat to acquire headache relief.
Precautions to be taken while using Shalparni:-
As per several scientific studies, below precautions should to be taken while taking Shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum)(HR/3)
Special precautions to be taken while taking Shalparni:-
As per several scientific studies, below special precautions should to be taken while taking Shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum)(HR/4)
- Breastfeeding : Because there isn’t enough scientific data, it’s best to avoid Shalparni when breastfeeding or visit your doctor first.
- Patients with diabetes : Because Shalparni has been shown to lower blood glucose levels when combined with antidiabetic medicines, it is best to avoid consulting a doctor before using it in diabetic people.
- Patients with heart disease : Because there isn’t enough scientific data, it’s best to avoid Shalparni in heart patients or visit your doctor first.
- Pregnancy : Because there isn’t enough scientific data, it’s best to avoid Shalparni during pregnancy or visit your doctor first.
- Allergy : Shalparni could cause allergic and irritating skin responses. As a result, it is generally recommended that you visit your doctor before taking Shalparni.
How to take Shalparni:-
As per several scientific studies, Shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum) can be taken into the methods mentioned as per below(HR/5)
- Shalparni Powder : Take dry Shalaparni root. Grind and make powder. Take one fourth to half teaspoon of Shalparni powder. Mix with waterHave it one or two times a day after taking food.
- Shalaparni Kwath : Take completely dry Shalaparni root. Grind and also make powder. Take half to one teaspoon of this powder. Add two mugs of water as well as boil it. Wait for five to ten minutes or till the volume is reduced to half mug to develop Shalparni Kwath. Take 4 to 6 teaspoon of this Kwath as well as add the same quantity of water to it. Have it one or two times a day after taking light food.
How much Shalparni should be taken:-
As per several scientific studies, Shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum) should be taken into the amounts mentioned as per below(HR/6)
- Shalparni Root : One fourth to half teaspoon of shalparni root powder.
Side effects of Shalparni:-
As per several scientific studies, below side effects need to be taken into consideration while taking Shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum)(HR/7)
- There is not enough scientific data available about side effects of this herb yet.
Questions asked frequently Related to the Shalparni:-
Question. How to store Shalparni?
Answer. Shalparni is powdered, dried, and stored at room temperature. Keep them out of the sun and away from the heat.
Question. What will happen in case of overdosage of Shalparni?
Answer. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Shalparni overdose can be deadly or have major hazardous side effects. Before taking Shalparni, you should always consult your doctor.
Question. Is Shalparni good for Bronchitis?
Answer. Yes, Shalparni’s bronchodilator activity aids in the treatment of bronchitis. It aids in the dilation of the respiratory airways and the increase of airflow to the lungs. Its anti-inflammatory properties also help to alleviate inflammation in the lungs. This makes breathing easier.
Question. Can Shalparni help in Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Answer. Due to the presence of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory elements in shalparni oil, it may help manage the symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis. Certain inflammation-causing molecules are inhibited by it. Rheumatoid arthritis-related joint discomfort and edoema are reduced as a result of this treatment. It also aids in the alleviation of joint stiffness, which promotes mobility.
Question. How is Shalparni useful in erectile dysfunction ?
Answer. Shalparni’s aphrodisiac properties aid in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It works by delivering nitric oxide into the penis’ smooth muscle cells. This helps to activate an enzyme that relaxes and dilates the smooth muscles surrounding the penis. This improves blood flow to the penile tissues and aids in erection maintenance.
Question. Is Shalparni good for nausea?
Answer. Yes, Shalparni can help with nausea and vomiting by boosting the digestive fire. Because of its Ushana (hot) quality, it aids in the digestion of previously ingested food.
Question. Does Shalparni show neuroprotective effect?
Answer. Because of its antioxidant properties, Shalparni has a neuroprotective impact. It helps to minimise the danger of oxidative stress by fighting free radicals. This aids in the prevention of brain injury and the enhancement of neuron function.
Question. Does Shalparni help in protecting the heart?
Answer. Because of its antioxidant properties, Shalparni can help protect your heart. It is capable of combating free radicals. Antioxidants help to prevent tissue damage and improve blood flow to the heart. As a result, it protects the heart and helps to prevent cardiovascular disorders.
The root of this plant is one of the ingredients in Dasmoola, a well-known Ayurvedic medicine. Shalparnia’s antipyretic properties aid in the management of fever.