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Sudhh Suahaga: Health Benefits, Uses, Dosage and Side Effects

By NS Desk | Herbs | Posted on :   22-Dec-2020

Sudhh Suahaga, or borax, is a chemical compound derived from metal and mineral sources. It is known as Tankana in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian practice of medicine.
 
SudhhSuahaga is available in crystalline as well as powder form. It is known to exhibit many therapeutic properties and is both consumed and externally applied. 
 
Historical Uses of Sudhh Suahaga
Sudhh Suahaga has been used for a long time in ancient medical practices like Ayurveda. Sudhh Suahaga helps relieve cough, cold and sore throats due to its Ushnanature and Kaphabalancing property. It also helps effectively counter bloating due to its hot nature. Its antimicrobial property is known to treat and prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs).
 
Sudhh Suahaga is also good for the skin and helps treat different skin conditions such as warts, dandruff, and even skin infections. It is advised to apply coconut oil on the affected area before the external application of SudhhSuahaga due to its hot potency. 
 
What Are the Other Names of Sudhh Suahaga?
SudhhSuahaga is known by various names such as Borax, Tanka, Dravaka, Veligatam, Ponkaram, Suhaga, Sodium tetraborate decahydrate, Tankana.
 
Treating Diseases/Health Issues Using Sudhh Suahaga
Sudhh Suahaga can be used to treat several medical problems. It can be used in many forms. Conscious consumption of Sudhh Suahaga provides several long-term health benefits. Some of them are listed below.
 
• Cold and Cough 
The Ushna or hot nature of Sudhh Suahaga helps to loosen the mucus accumulated in the respiratory tract and cough it up easily. Its Kapha balancing property helps in managing and controlling other symptoms of cold and cough effectively. 
 
• Bloating 
The Ushna or hot nature of Sudhh Suahaga helps improve digestion and control bloating and its symptoms with ease. 
 
• Amenorrhea and Oligomenorrhea  
The Ushna or hot nature of Sudhh Suahaga helps significantly lower the risk of women's complications such as amenorrhea and oligomenorrhea, which are both related to dysfunctional menstrual cycles. 
 
• Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) 
The Tikshna or sharp, Ruksha or dry, and Kshara or alkaline nature of Sudhh Suahaga exhibit antimicrobial properties that help effectively manage, control, and prevent urinary tract infections UTIs. 
 
• Dandruff 
The Tikshna or sharp and Ruksha or dry nature of Sudhh Suahaga helps eliminate persistent dandruff effectively.
 
• Skin Warts 
The Kshara or alkaline property of Sudhh Suahaga helps to control skin warts effectively. 
 
• Skin Infection 
The Tikshna or sharp, Ruksha or dry, and Kshara or alkaline nature of Sudhh Suahaga exhibit antimicrobial properties that effectively manage, control, and prevent skin infections those of a fungal nature. 
 
How to Consume SudhhSuahaga?
Sudhh Suahaga proves to be most effective when eaten regularly in controlled amounts. As the old proverb goes, excess of anything is bad. One of the most common and easiest ways to prepare Sudhh Suahaga for consumption are as follows –
 
1. Sudhh Suahaga Bhasma
- Take a pinch or two of Sudhh Suahaga Bhasma or powder. 
- Add half to 1 teaspoon of honey to it. 
- Consume it, preferably in the morning, for maximum results. 
- This helps to effectively deal with cough, cold, sore throats, and other related symptoms. 
 
How to Use Sudhh Suahaga for External Application?
Sudhh Suahaga is beneficial to the skin and can be used for the same in various ways. Some easy methods are listed below, which can be made at home without much difficulty. 
 
1. Sudhh Suahaga with Coconut Oil 
- Take half to 1 teaspoon of Sudhh Suahaga.
- Add some coconut oil to it. 
- Apply on the scalp and hair thoroughly. 
- Leave for about 30 mins. 
- Rinse properly with shampoo. 
- Repeat this remedy once or twice a week to get rid of dandruff. 
 
2. Sudhh Suahaga with Turmeric
- Take half to 1 teaspoon of Sudhh Suahaga.
- Add some turmeric and milk to it to form a paste. 
- Apply it evenly to the affected area on the skin. 
- Leave for about 4 to 5 mins. 
- Wash thoroughly with tap water and pat dry. 
- Repeat this remedy once a day to manage skin infections effectively. 
 
3. Sudhh Suahaga with Honey 
- Take half to 1 teaspoon of Sudhh Suahaga.
- Add half a teaspoon of honey to it and mix to obtain a paste. 
- Apply on the wound or rash evenly. 
- Leave for about an hour or two. 
- Wash thoroughly and pat dry.
- Repeat this remedy at least once a day for quick wound healing. 
 
4. Sudhh Suahaga with Lemon Juice 
- Take half to 1 teaspoon of SudhhSuahaga.
- Add 2 to 3 drops of lemon juice to it to make a paste. 
- Apply this mixture evenly on warts. 
- Leave for about 5 minutes. 
- Wash thoroughly and pat dry. 
- Repeat this remedy at least once a day for dealing with warts effectively. 
 
Precautionary Expert Advice 
Even though consumption and external application of Sudhh Suahaga produces a lot of health benefits in people, irrespective of age, it is essential to keep a few points in mind concerning its safe use, which can become problematic if not adhered to.
 
• Advice from Experts 
The Ushna or hot and Tikshna or sharp nature of Sudhh Suahaga can cause vomiting and nausea in overdosage or consumption over a long duration. Therefore, it is recommended to consume SudhhSuahaga according to the recommended dosage and duration prescribed by a doctor. 
 
• Patients Who Breastfeed
It is considered best to avoid Sudhh Suahaga if you breastfeed. Therefore, one should consult a doctor before consumption in this case. 
 
• Patients Who Are Pregnant 
It is considered best to avoid Sudhh Suahaga if you are pregnant. Therefore, one should consult a doctor before consumption in this case. 
 
• Patients Suffering from Allergy
It is recommended to use Sudhh Suahaga with rose water if you have hypersensitive skin. 
 
• Other Side Effects 
It is recommended not to consume Sudhh Suahaga for a long duration, as it affects the quality and quantity of sperm in men. This is due to its Kshara or alkaline property. 
 
Frequently Asked Questions 
Frequently asked questions are answered below to help with better understanding and to clarify common doubts. 
 
1. Can SudhhSuahaga cause burning and redness on the skin?
According to Ayurveda, the nature of Sudhh Suahaga is Ushna or hot and Kshara or alkaline. This can cause a burning sensation and redness on the skin of people who have hypersensitive skin. Therefore, it is best to consult your doctor before the external application of Sudhh Suahaga in this case.

NS Desk

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