Kashayam is one of the panchakalpanas of Ayurveda and is a widely used form of dosage in Ayurveda and does not denote any one particular Ayurvedic medicine, but a generic term for various types of medicinal tea in Ayurveda. Kashayam refers to a water decoction or water extract of a single herb or group of herbs and can be used for ailments like indigestion, cough, common cold, etc. It is an ancient form of medicine that has been used for a long time. Kashayam is in liquid form but more than half of them are in tablet form and available as Kwatham.
The drugs mentioned in the texts are boiled with 16 times water and reduced 1/4. Then after Straining the liquid it is further concentrated to 1/8 and filtered.
Dose: 10 to 15 ml for adults and 5 to 10 ml for children or as directed by the Physician.
Usage: Add 3 times of lukewarm water each time to the kashayam and to be taken twice daily before food in an empty stomach.
Availability: Available in 200 ml in the pet bottle.
Expiry: 3 years from the date of manufacturing.
Amritotharam Kashayam – Useful in a fever of varied etiology, early stages of rheumatoid arthritis, and rheumatic fever.
Brahmidrakshadi Kashayam – Useful in Neuropathy and burning paresthesia.
Chiruvilvadi Kashayam – Useful in Hemorrhoids, fistula-in-ano, gas trouble, indigestion, and varicose vein.
Dasamulam Kashayam – Useful in Cough, asthma, enhances body fluid circulation, improves the functioning of the liver, kidney, and heart.
Dasamulapanchakoladi Kashayam – Useful in Ascitis, chronic liver diseases, and constipation.
Gandharvahastadi Kashayam –Effective in Vata predominant conditions, dyspepsia, and constipation.
Jivantyadi Kashayam – Useful in Skin diseases, pruritis, diabetic carbuncles.
Kalasakadi Kashayam – Useful in Irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal colic.
Katakakhadiradi Kashayam – Useful in Diabetes mellitus.
Pathyakshadhatryadi Kashayam – Useful in Headaches of various causes, toothache, different eye diseases including short sight, night blindness, and cataract.
Rasnadi Kashayam – Useful in Dyspnoea, hiccup, cardiac ailments, and gas trouble.
Shadangam Kashayam – Useful in Indigestion, fever, and excessive thirst.
Varadi Kashayam – Useful in Obesity, headache, tumors, chronic arthritis, and indigestion.
Varavisaladi Kashayam – Useful in Psychic disorders, seizure disorder, anemia, infertility, lack of intelligence, poor concentration, diabetes mellitus, and toxicity in the body.