Drakshadi Kashayam – Ingredients, Uses, and Dosage
Drakshadi Kashayam is an ayurvedic medicinal preparation in the form of decoction. It is used in treating fever, complications of prolonged alcohol intoxication, vomiting, vertigo, burning sensation, general debility, liver disorders, thrombocytopenia, anxiety, insomnia, and other pitta predominant conditions.
Other names: Drakshadi Kashaya
Ingredients of Drakshadi Kashayam:
- Draksha (Vitis vinifera) – 1 Part
- Madhuka (Madhuca longifolia) – 1 Part
- Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) – 1 Part
- Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa) – 1 Part
- Kashmari/Gambhari (Gmelina arborea) – 1 Part
- Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus) – 1 Part
- Musta (Cyperus rotundus) – 1 Part
- Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) – 1 Part
- Hribera (Coleus Vettiveroides) – 1 Part
- Padmakesara (Nelumbium speciosum) – 1 Part
- Padmaka (Prunus cerasoides) – 1 Part
- Mrinala/Kamala nala (Nelumbium speciosum) – 1 Part
- Chandana (Santalum album) – 1 Part
- Usheera (Vetiveria zizanioides) – 1 Part
- Nilotpala (Nymphaea nouchali) – 1 Part
- Parushaka (Grewia asiatica) – 1 Part
Preperation of Drakshadi Kashayam
All the ingredients are taken in the specified quantity. All these are crushed make a coarse powder. Then the powder is mixed with eight parts of water and boiled in a mild flame to prepare the decoction. Once the water quantity is reduced to one-fourth quantity the decoction is filtered and used.
Indication of Drakshadi Kashayam:
- Anilapitta hara (indicated in vata and pitta predominant diseases)
- Jwara (fever)
- Madatyaya (alcoholic intoxication)
- Chardi (vomiting)
- Daha (burning sensation)
- Shrama (tiredness)
- Bhrama (giddiness)
- Urdwaga Raktapitta (upper bleeding disorders)
- Pipaasa (thirst)
- Kamala (jaundice/liver problems)
Mode of use, Dosage, and Adjuvants
Freshly prepared Drakshadi Kashayam generally advised 1 pala (approximately 48ml). The bottled kashayam is advised 15 ml with 45 ml of water once or twice daily or as advised by the physician.
Drakshadi Kashayam is also available in tablet form and the general dosage is 1 – 2 tablets once or twice daily or as advised by the physician.
It is used along with
- Madhu (honey)
- Sita (sugar candy)
- Laja (Puffed Rice, Popped Rice)
It can be used as Phanta (infusion) or Hima (keeping overnight) flavored with flowers like Draksha (Vitis vinifera), Jatikusuma (Jasminum sambac), etc..
CAUTION: To be taken under Medical Supervision
Available forms: Drakshadi Kashayam choorna, Drakshadi Kashayam Tablets, Drakshadi Kashayam Sookshma Choornam.
- Astanga Hrudaya Jwara Chikitsa 55-58
- Sahasrayoga (Vatapitta jwarahara kashaya)