Maha Manjishtadi Kashayam is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine in liquid form. It is also known as Maha Manjistadi kashaya, kwatha etc. This medicine is mainly used in treatment of skin diseases. Widely used in Ayurvedic medical practice across India.
Maha Manjishtadi Kashayam benefits:
It is used in the treatment of skin diseases, gout, syphilis, non healing wounds.
It is also used in the treatment of eczema, obesity and hypercholestrolemia and eye diseases.
Maha Manjishtadi Kashayam dose:
The dose is 12 – 24 ml, before food, at about 6 – 7am and 6 – 7 pm or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
It is usually advised to add equal amount of water to the kashayam.
It is advised to mix a pinch of long pepper powder and Guggulu to this kashayam while drinking.
It is also available in tablet form.
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.
Broken rice with boiled vegetables and butter milk. Chillies, tamarind and salt must be discarded.Rock salt, ghee, bitter gourd, elephant yam, plantains, green gram, ginger and other pathya items alone are allowed. For those with indigestion this may be taken in 300 ml of water boiled with 10 gm of black cumin.
Honey, Shuddha gandhaka, Guggulu
Maha Manjishtadi Kashaya Side Effects:
One patient complained with throat pain after consuming it.
However it is best to use this product under medical supervision. Self medication with this medicine is discouraged.
Maha Manjishtadi Kashayam Ingredients:
Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
Musta – Cyperus rotundus
Kutaja – Holarrhena antidysenterica
Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia
Kushta – Saussurea lappa
Nagara – ginger
Bharngi – Clerodendron serratum
Kshudra – Solanum xanthocarpum
Vacha – Acorus calamus
Nimba – Azadirachta indica
Haridra – Turmeric
Daruharidra – Berberis aristata
Triphala – Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Amla (Emblica officinalis)
Patola – Luffa acutangula / Trichosanthes dioica
Katuka – Picrorrhiza kurroa
Murva – Marsdenia tenacissima
Vidanga – Embelia ribes
Asana – Pterocarpus marsupium
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica
Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus
Trayamana – Gentiana kurroo
Krishna – Long pepper
Indrayava – Holarrhena antidysenterica
Vasa – Adhatoda vasica
Bhringaraja – Eclipta alba
Mahadaru – Cedrus deodara
Patha – Cyclea peltata / Cissampelos pariera
Khadira – Acacia catechu
Chandana – Santalum album
Trivrit – Operculina turpethum
Varuna – Crataeva nurvala
Kiratatikta – Swertia chirata
Bakuchi – Psoralea corylifolia
Kritamala – Cassia fistula
Shakhotaka – Streblus asper
Mahanimba – Melia azadirach
Karanja – Pongamia pinnata
Ativisha – Aconitum heterophyllum
Jala – Pavonia odorata
Indravaruni – Citrullus cholocynthis
Ananta – Hemidesmus indicus
Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
Parpata – Fumaria indica
It is added with 8 parts of water, boiled and reduced to quarter part, filtered.
Maha Manjishtadi Kashayam (Kvatham) – An Ayurvedic Skin Tonic
Shloka, Sanskrit Verse
Reference, Side Effects
Sharangdhara Madhyamakhand 2/137-142, Bhaishajyaratnavali.
One person with glaucoma, observed increased eye pain, after taking it.
Is it cooling or heating to the body?
It contains a mixture of cooling and heating herbs. But overall effect of this medicine is cooling.
Does it cause hair fall?
No. In fact, it is used for the treatment of dandruff as well. It relieves dandruff and thus reduces hair fall.
Nagarjuna – Mahaamanjjishtaadi Kashaayam, Mahaamanjjishtaadi Kashaayam Tablet