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Kantakari Avaleha – Uses, Dosage, Side Effects And Ingredients

Kantakari Avaleha is a famous Ayurvedic medicine for Asthma and such other respiratory conditions. It is prepared in the form of an herbal jam. Kantakaryavaleha, Kantakaradyavaleha.


Kantakari Avaleha uses: Kantakari Avaleha is used in widely in respiratory condition. It acts as natural bronchodilator and mucolytic. It is used in the treatment of bronchitis, COPD, cough, hiccups and cold.


Kantakari Avaleha dose: 
6 – 12 grams of the herbal jam is administered along with honey / warm water / warm milk.
Dosage for children below 5 years of age – 1 – 2 grams, once or twice a day, along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.
Dosage for children between 5 – 12 years of age – 5 grams once or twice a day along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.

With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.

Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.

With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.

Side effects

Kantakari Avaleha side effects: 
In higher doses, it may lead to gastric complaints like burning sensation in stomach.
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are diabetic. In diabetic patients, only if the blood sugar is under good control, then this medicine can be given


Kantakari Avaleha ingredients: 
Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum – 4.8 kg is added to 12.288 liters of water, boiled and reduced to 3.072 liters. Filtered. This Kashayam is added with the following
Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia – 48 g
Chavya – Piper cubeba – 48 g
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica – 48 g
Musta – Cyperus rotundus – 48 g
Karkatashrungi – Pistacia integerrima – 48 g
Trikatu Churna – Pepper, Long pepper and ginger – 48 grams each.
Dhanvayasa – Alhagi pseudalhagi – 48 g
Bharngi – Clerodendron serratum – 48 g
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata – 48 g
Shati – Hedychium spicatum – 48 g
Sugar – 960 g
– 384 g
Sesame oil – 384 g
The mixture is heated till semisolid consistency.
Then it is taken out of fire and the fine powder of below mentioned herbs is added.
Vamshalochana – Bambusa bambos 192 g
Long pepper – 192 g


Sharangdhara Madhyama Khanda 8/5-9

Shelf life

3 years from the date of manufacturing. Once the bottle is opened, it is best to finish it within 4 – 5 months of time.



Shloka (Sanskrit Verse)

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This article is written by Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar BAMS, MD (Ayu), PGDPSM, Managing Director, Easy Ayurveda Hospital.
It is reviewed by Dr. Raviganesh Mogra BAMS, MD (Ayu), Chief Medical Officer, Easy Ayurveda Hospital

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