‘Shadangam’ to contain flu and dehydration
In this time of the pandemic outbreak, people are scared of catching flu because of the fear of contracting coronavirus infection. Therefore, when suffering from flu it is better to consult a physician at the earliest to make sure that the patient has not been affected by coronavirus.
When the physician is sure that there is no coronavirus presence in the blood, he prescribes medicines for flu symptoms.
Shadangam concoction is one of the medicines Ayurveda physicians normally prescribe in this condition. However, Shadangam solution is also in use in another form which is entirely different from the concoction .
Shadangam Paneeyam or drink is usually given to the patient at the early stage of the flu to reduce the temperature and get rid of dehydration.
In Kerala, it is common that Shadangam drink is given at the early stage of a flu infection.
In order to abate thirst as well as a medicine, Shadangam can be consumed during the summer season too.
How To Prepare:
There are six herbs which have been used to prepare this drink and they are nut grass root, sandal, dried ginger, Andropogon, wild chayroot and vetiver. To prepare Shadangam, crush the herbs in equal quantity and boil 10 gm of it in two litres of water.
The drink can be taken at lukewarm hot as normal drinking water.
courtesy : Drshabu Pattambi