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Suddh Suahaga

Suddh Suahaga
Suddh Suahaga is known as Tankana in Ayurveda and Borax in English and is available in crystalline form. Shuddha Suahaga has various therapeutic properties like anti-inflammatory, digestive, diuretic, antimicrobial, wound healing, expectorant, hormonal action and anticancer[1][2]. In Ayurveda, Suddh Suahaga undergoes two type of processes for purification, Nirmaleekarana and Nirjaleekarna. Suddh Suahaga is Katu (pungent) in rasa, Ushna (hot) in virya, Ruksha (dry), Tikshna (sharp) in guna and has Kapha balancing properties.

What are the synonyms of Suddh Suahaga?

Borax, Tanka, Dravaka, Veligatam, Ponkaram, Suhaga, Sodium tetra borate decahydrate, Tankana.

What is the source of Suddh Suahaga?

Metal & Mineral based

Benefits of Suddh Suahaga

1. Cold and Cough
Suddh Suahaga helps manage cough due to its Kapha balancing and Ushna (hot) potency. It helps to loosen mucus and cough it out easily.

2. Bloating
Suddh Suahaga helps to control bloating because it improves digestive fire due to its Ushna (hot) nature.

3. Amenorrhea and Oligomenorrhea
Suddh Suahaga is effective to lower the risk of female health complications like amenorrhea and oligomenorrhea due to its Ushna (hot) potency.

4. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Suddh Suahaga helps to control urinary tract infection because it has antimicrobial activity due to its Tikshna (sharp), Ruksha (dry) and Kshara (alkaline) nature.

Precautions when using Suddh Suahaga

Advice from Experts
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Suddh Suahaga should be taken in recommended dosage and duration. This is because a high dose or prolonged duration can cause nausea or vomiting due to its Ushna (hot) and Tikshna (sharp) nature.
Breastfeeding
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
It is advisable to avoid Suddh Suahaga during breastfeeding.
Pregnancy
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
It is advisable to avoid Suddh Suahaga during pregnancy.
Side Effects
Important
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Suddh Suahaga should be not be taken for a prolonged duration (more than 2 months) by men as it may affect the sperm quality and quantity due to its Kshara (alkaline) property.

How to use Suddh Suahaga

Suddh Sauhaga Bhasma
a. Take 1-2 pinch of Suddh Sauhaga Bhasma.
b. Add 1/2-1 teaspoon honey to it.
c. Take it preferably in the morning to get rid of cough and sore throat.

Benefits of Suddh Suahaga

1. Dandruff
Suddh Suahaga helps control dandruff due to its Tikshna (sharp) and Ruksha (dry) nature.

2. Skin Warts
Suddh Suahaga helps manage skin warts due to its Kshara (alkaline) property.

3. Skin infection
Suddh Suahaga helps to manage skin infection like fungal because of its antimicrobial activity which is due to its Tikshna (sharp), Ruksha (dry) and Kshara (alkaline) properties.

Precautions when using Suddh Suahaga

Advice from Experts
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Use Suddh Sauhaga with coconut oil if you are applying on the scalp due to its Ushna (hot) potency.
Allergy
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Use Suddh Sauhaga with rose water if your skin is hypersensitive.

How to use Suddh Suahaga

1. Suddh Suahaga with Coconut oil
a. Take 1/2 teaspoon of Suddh Suhaga.
b. Add coconut oil to it and apply on the scalp and hair.
c. Wait for 30 minutes and rinse with shampoo.
d. Use this remedy 1-2 times a week to control dandruff.

2. Suddh Suahaga with Turmeric
a. Take ½ teaspoon of Suddh Suahaga.
b. Add turmeric and milk to it to form a paste.
c. Apply evenly on the affected area of the skin.
d. Let it sit for 4-5 minutes.
e. Wash thoroughly with tap water to manage skin infections.

3. Suddh Suahaga with Honey
a. Take ½ teaspoon of Suddh Sauhaga.
b. Add 1/2 teaspoon honey to it.
c. Apply on the wound and rash.
d. Wash thoroughly after 1-2 hours.
e. Use this remedy for quick healing and to manage pain.

4. Suddh Sauhaga with Lemon juice
a. Take ¼ teaspoon of Suddh Suahaga.
b. Add 2-3 drops of lemon juice to it.
c. Make a paste and apply this mixture on warts.
d. Use this remedy once a day for effective relief from warts.

Frequently asked questions

Q. Can Suddh Suahaga cause burning and redness on the skin?

ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Yes, Suddh Suahaga might cause a burning sensation if your skin is hypersensitive as it is Ushna (hot) and Kshara (alkaline) in nature.

References

  1. Reddy PS.Tankana Kshara(Borax).A Text book of Rasashastra.2017:396.
  2. Chandla A, Guleria P.Tankana (Borax): It’s Therapeutic Value in Gynecology. International Journal of of Ayurveda.2017;2(8):1-5.
Disclaimer
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