Amruthotharam Kashayam – Ingredients, Uses, and Dosage

Amruthotharam Kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicinal preperation in the form of decoction. It is used in treating fever, early stages of rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever, constipation, edema, jaundice, gouty arthritis, breathing difficulties, liver disorders, cold, running nose, skin diseases, viral infections, etc…

Synonyms: Aamruthotharam Kashaya, Amruthotharam Kwath, Amritotharam Kashayam, Amruthothara Kashayam

amruthotharam kashayam

Ingredients of Amruthotharam Kashayam :

  1. Nagara ( Zingiber Officinale) – 2parts
  2. Hareetaki (Terminalia Chebula) – 4parts
  3. Amrurta (Tinospora cordifolia) – 6parts

Preperation of Amruthotharam Kashayam 

The drugs mentioned above are boiled in 16 times water and reduced to 1/4 in a mild fire. Then strain the liquid and use it within 12 hours of preparation.

Today these decoctions are further concentrated to 1/8 and filtered. Then food-grade preservatives are filled in air-tight bottles for use. This helps in elongating the shelf life of the medicine.

In general, the concentrated kashayam is further evaporated and powdered, and made into tablets using approved excipients. Each Kashayam tablet is prepared out of 8 grams of raw materials.

Indication of Amruthotharam Kashayam

  1. Jwara (Fever of varied etiology)

Mode of Use, Dosage, and Adjuvants

Freshly prepared Amruthotharam Kashayam textual dosage is 1 pala (48ml) and can be taken once or twice daily or as advised by the physician.

The bottled kashayam is advised to take 10 to 15 ml for adults and 5 to 10 ml for children or as directed by the Physician.

Amruthotharam Kashayam Tablets are advised to take 2 to 3 tablets for adults and 1 to 2 tablets for children or as directed by the Physician.

Sharkara or Sugar candy is advised as an ideal adjuvant along with the decoction.

  1. Sahasrayogam
  2. Saha S, Ghosh S. Tinospora cordifolia: One plant, many roles. Anc Sci Life. 2012 Apr;31(4):151-9. doi: 10.4103/0257-7941.107344. PMID: 23661861; PMCID: PMC3644751.

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