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
Ingredients of Amruthotharam Kashayam :
- Nagara ( Zingiber Officinale) – 2parts
- Hareetaki (Terminalia Chebula) – 4parts
- Amrurta (Tinospora cordifolia) – 6parts
Preperation of Amruthotharam Kashayam
The drugs mentioned above are boiled in 16 times water and reduced 1/4 in a mild fire. Then strain the liquid use it within 12 hours of preparation.
Today these decoctions are further concentrated to 1/8 and filtered. Then adding food-grade preservatives are filled in air-tight bottles for use. This helps in elongating the shelflife 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
- Jwara (Fever of varied etiology)
Mode of Use, Dosage, and Adjuvants
Freshly prepared Amruthotharam Kashayams 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.