Anant Mool - The Hemidesmus

 

The combination of Hemidesmus Indicus (Anant mool), Picroriza Kurooa (Kutki) and Psoralea in the ratio of 4:2:1 is very useful.


When they are mixed together, the mixture contains coumarine glycosides and tannin etc. from Hemidesmus indicus.


Picrorhiza Kurrooa produces Picroside. It is also called Kutkoside and an Enzyme picrolive, the part of paracetamol glactosamine as well as theoacetamide.


The glycoside of Kutki (picrorhiza Kurrua) is soporific (mild) and is responsible for an enteromeric action over enteromicosis and enteronitis as well as enteronuritis. It acts on periodic fever, splenic diseases, and jaundice. It is bitter in taste and also a tannic. It is mainly Cholagogue (improves gall bladder function and secretion of bile). The third part of the combination contains glycosides of Psoralea. If there is water (abdominal fluid or peritoneal fluid), it can be seen as hydroscopic presence. The Psoralea in this combination carries out double action on both Rougetís cell and the Melanoblastic cells.

 

For that one, adjuvant as mustard oil leads to the exudation of pigment. Its external use also works gradually covering decoloured areas of skin. It has the property of Rasayan (regeneration) of the damaged tissues (especially skin). External application of this combination gives success in the cases of leucoderma and Psoriasis. It acts on Alopecia as well. The combined drug is used and found to be successful in obstinate eczema (Gaj Charma).


Extra findings are of intermediary and safe in nature. It is good for treating jaundice, hepatomegaly (enlarged liver) and is soporific (sleep inducing). It controls periodic fever and sudorificity (excessive perspiration). In Psoriasis and scabies the combination has proved itself. It has the property of stimulating nerves. It is a healer as well as an aphrodisiac.