Kushmanda rasayana is a famous Ayurvedic medicine in herbal jam form. It is a nourishing Ayurvedic medicine, used in respiratory conditions, to improve immunity and strength. It is also known by the terms Kooshmanda rasayana, Kushmanda avalaeha, Kushmanda lehyam, Kushmandavaleha, Kooshmandavaleha, Kusmandarasayanam.
Kooshmanda refers to ash gourd, which is the main ingredient of this preparation. Avaleha or lehyam refers to its herbal jam form. Rasayana – refers to its rejuvenation property.
Kushmanda rasayana uses:
Kushmanda rasayana is used in the treatment of bleeding disorders, emaciation, chronic respiratory conditions requiring nutrition and strength, vomitting.
It is usually administered after a person has recovered from fever, to improve strength.
It is also used along with or after anti tuberculosis treatment to improve general health, strength and weight. It helps to minimize the side effects of anti tuberculosis medications by supporting liver and improving digestion and providing much needed respiratory strength.
It brings about rejuvenation, improves strength.
Useful in panic attacks.
Kushmanda rasayana dose:
5 – 15 grams to be administered along with water or milk, before or after food, once or twice a day, or at intervals or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
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.
Adult dose for gaining weight –
1 tablespoon, mixed with 1 teaspoon (small spoon) of ghee, 2 times a day after food for 2 months time. Drink half a cup of lukewarm water, after taking this.
Child dose (5-15 years) dose for gaining weight –
1 teaspoon mixed with 1 teaspoon (small spoon) of ghee, 2 times a day after food for 2 months time. Drink half a cup of lukewarm water, after taking this.
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.
There are no known side effects with this medicine.
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.
Kushmanda lehyam ingredients:
Kushmanda – ash gourd – Benincasa hispida – Fruit – 4.8 kg
Ghee – 768 grams
Sugar – 4.8 kg
Pippali – Piper longum – Fruit – 96 g
Ginger – Zingiber officinale – Rhizome – 96 g
White caraway – Cuminum cyminum – Fruit – 96 g
Cinnamon – Cinnamomum zeylanicum – Stem bark – 24 g
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala – Leaves – 24 g
Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum – Seeds – 24 g
Black pepper – Piper nigrum – Fruit – 24 g
Coriander – Coriandrum sativum – Seeds – 24 g
Honey – 384 g
Method of Preparation
Ash gourd is cut into pieces, skin and seeds are removed, boiled in small quantity of water, squeezed to obtain juice.The pulp is fried in ghee. The juice is added with the fried pulp and sugar. It is further heated to semisolid consistency. Then fine powder of ingredients from Pippali to Coriander are added and mixed well to form homogeneous mixture. After cooling down, honey is added and mixed well. This preparation is to be made in copper vessel. It is packed in a tightly closed containers.
Kushmanda Rasayana reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali – Raktapitta – 45 – 51, Astangahridayam.
3 years from the date of manufacturing. Once the bottle is opened, it is best to finish it within 4 – 5 months of time.
Nagarjuna – Kooshmaanda Rasaayanam