Dashamoola- Ten Exceptional Ayurveda Roots



  • ‘Dasha’ means ‘Ten’ and ‘Moola’ means ‘Roots’ in Sanskrit.
  • Hence, Dashamoola is a concoction of 10 roots of certain Ayurvedic plants and is regarded as one of the most potent combinations in Ayurvedic knowledge.
  • Out of the 10 roots, 5 are those of trees (Brihat Panchamoola) and the latter of shrubs (Laghu Panchamoola). 
  • ‘Brihat’ meaning ‘Big’, ‘Pancha’ meaning ‘Five’, ‘Laghu’ meaning ‘Small’ 


1. Bilva Aegle marmelos Brihat Panchamoola
2. Agnimantha Premna integrifolia Brihat Panchamoola
3. Shyonaka Oroxylum indicum Brihat Panchamoola
4. Patala Stereospermum suaveolens Brihat Panchamoola
5. Gambhari Gmelina arborea Brihat Panchamoola
6. Brihati Solanum indicum Laghu Panchamoola
7. Kantakari Solanum xanthocarpum Laghu Panchamoola
8. Shalaparni Desmodium gangeticum Laghu Panchamoola
9. Prishniparni Uraria picta Laghu Panchamoola
10. Gokshura Tribulus terrestris Laghu Panchamoola

Medical Properties of Dashamoola

-Analgesic- Relieves pain -Neuroprotective- Protects Nerves
-Anti-inflammatory- Relieves swelling -Antioxidant
-Anti-spasmodic- Relieves involuntary contractions -Digestive- Aids digestion
-Anti-arthritic- Relieves Arthritis -Uterine tonic- Relieves gynecological disorders
-Lithontriptic- Dissolves Urinary Stones -Aphrodisiac
-Anti-microbial- Fights microbes -Anti-tussive- Relieves Cough


Indications of Dashamoola

-Respiratory symptoms like Cough, Breathing difficulties -Rheumatoid Arthritis
-Bronchitis -Urolithiasis (Urinary Stones)
-Asthma -Bursitis
-Facial Paralysis -Fibromyalgia
Hemiplegia -Hemorrhoids (Piles)

Contraindications of Dashamoola

Pregnant, breastfeeding and lactating women are advised caution and require medical supervision before consumption.


Popular Ayurvedic Formulations


-Dashamoola Rasayanam

-Dashamoolakatutrayam Kashayam

-Dashamoola Jeerakarishtam

-Dashamoola Kwatham

CAUTION: All medications described here are being used solely for educational reasons. This does not replace seeking expert medical advice. Before using any drugs, please seek the advice of a licensed Ayurvedic practitioner. Please keep out of the reach of children.

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