BENEFITS AND PROPERTY OF KUSTH (SAUSSUREA LAPPA)

Dr. Omprakash Yadav

By Dr.Omprakash Yadav Contact:-shivshivaayurveda@gmail.com Ph no:-+918080747455 /+9196996666426

Introduction OF KUSTH (SAUSSUREA LAPPA)

Medicinal use of kusth has been explain in Atharv Veda’s and being used since that time to cure diseases related to prana, vyan, chakshu (disease related to eyes), kustha (skin disorders), shiro roaga (diseases related to head region as per ayurveda), dushtdaye jawar (chronic fever), pedadayak vyadhi (where there is predominant of pain) this is reference from atharv veda.

AYURVEDA DETAILS OF KUSTH (SAUSSUREA LAPPA)

GANA

Sukrasodhana- Group of herbs that cleanse semen, correct sperm morphology.
Lekhaniya- Group of herbs that have scraping, fat reducing activity.
Asthapanopaga- Group of herbs used in Basti treatment.
Vatashasmana- Group of herb to balance vata dosha.

BOTANICAL NAME:-SAUSSUREA LAPPA

FAMILY:-COMPOSITAE

SANSKRIT NAMES

Agada, Amaya, Apya, Bhasura, Dushta, Gada, Gadakhya, Gadavha, Gadavhaya, Haribhadraka, Jarana, Kadakhya, Kakala, Kashmirja, Kashtam, Kasmira, Kaubera, Kinjalka, Kushta, Kushtam, Kushtha, Kustha, Kusthah, Kustham, Kuthika, Kutsita, Niruja, Padmaka, Pakala, Pakalam, Palaka, Paribhadraka, Paribhavya, Pauskara, Pavana, Puskara, Puskaramula, Rama, Roga, Rogavhaya, Ruja, Ruk, Ruka, Utpala, Utpalam, Vaniraja, Vapya, Vyadhi, Vyapya

DESCRIPTION

Kusth is a herb of strong, perennial 3-4 feet tall shrub and its outer surface appear yellowish brown, grayish brown having rough longitudinal furrows, fine netted wrinkles, and root branches.
It has thick cylindrical roots 5-20 cm long, 1-6 cm in diameter, some with slight curve, and sometime split longitudinally and have purple colored flowers.
The texture is hard and difficult to snap off. Sometimes presented with peeled outer bark and a dented scar left by the stem on the head of root.
The cut surface is yellowish brown, dark brown.
Old roots of this herb have piths in the center, and sometime may be empty inside.
It smells characteristic and tastes bitter.

PART USED:- ROOT

DOSE:- 1/4 - 1 gm

CHEMICALCONSTITUENTS

Taraxasterol, Saussurine, Alantolactone, Aplotaxene, Costunolide, Oleic acid, Betulin, Friedelein, Stigmasterol, Kusthin, Linoleic acids, Isodehydrocostus lactone, Costol Taraxas-terol, Costunolide, Dehydro costuhactone, Alpha-cyclocostunolide, Sitosterol, Sesquitepenes, Arcurcumene, Costol-lactone.

AYURVEDA PROPERTIES

GUNA (Quality):-Laghu, Ruksha, Tikshan
RASA (Taste):- Tikt, Katu, Madhur
VIPAK (Metabolism):- Katu
VIRYA (Potency):- Ushan
Effects On Doshas:- pacifies Kapha and Vata Doshas

Ayurveda Parmacological Action

shukrala – increases sperm count
Vatasrahara – useful in gout treatment
Visarpa – useful in herpes
Kasahara – relieves cough, cold
Kushtahara – useful in skin diseases
Shwasahara – useful in asthma, COPD and other respiratory diseases
Hikkahara – relieves hiccups
Jwarahara – useful in fever
Abhyang upayogi- external application for oil massage in Vata condition and skin disorders

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION

Anticytotoxic, Diuretic, Antibactrial, Hypolipidaemic, Antiseptic, Insect repellant, Insecticidal, Hypotensive, Spasmolytic, Bronchodilator, Antiulcer, Antimicotic, Antiinflammatory, Immunostimulant

FORMULATIONS (Yog)

TAILA

Ashvagandha taila, Bala taila, Baladhatryadi taila, Balaguduchyadi taila, Balahathadi taila, Brihanmarichadya taila, Brihat saindhavadya taila, Chandanabalalaksadi taila, Dhanvantara taila, Guduchyadi taila, Himsagar taila, Jatyadi taila, Karpasasthyadi taila, Kasisadi taila, Ksara taila, Kunkumadi taila, Kustharakshas taila, Maha narayana taila, Maha vishgarbha taila, Mahalakshadi taila, Mahamarichadi taila, Mushikadya taila, Nalpamaradi taila, Narayana taila, Pippalyadi taila, Prabhanjana vimardana taila, Prameha mihira taila, Sahacharadi taila, Somaraji taila, Triphaladi taila, Vasachandanadi taila, Vayucchaya surendra taila, Vishtinduka taila

GHRITA

Brihat phal ghrita, Kalyanak ghrita, Kasisadi ghrita, Maha kalyanak ghrita, Panhatiktaguggulu ghrita, Phal ghrita

VATI / RASA

Chandrodaya vartti, Gulma kalanal rasa, Piyushvalli rasa, Vatavidhvamsana rasa , Shira shuladi vajra rasa, Sringarabhra rasa

CHURNA

Agnimukh churna, Ashvagandhadi churna , Bharngyadi kvath churna, Brhanmanjisthadi kvath churna, Kacchuradi churna, Narayana churna, Nasika churna, Nimbadi churna, Panchanimb churna, Sarasvat churna,

ARISHTA / asava

Dashmularishta, Pippaladyasava, Rodhrasava, Sarasvatarishta, Sarivadyasava

LEHYA / RASAYANA

Gudapippali, Kalyanavaleha, Madhusnuhi rasayana,

LEPA

Dashang lepa

lauha

Pradarantak lauha, Punarnavadi mandoor

side effects

There are no actual side effects

Warning:The information here is only for the purpose of knowledge.

consult your Ayurveda Physician or consult at Shiv Shiva Ayurved.

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