Maharasnadi Kashayam is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine in liquid form. It is also known as Rasnadi Kwath, kashaya, kwatha etc. It has potent anti inflammatory benefits.
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Maharasnadi Kashayam benefits:
It is used in Vata disorders like Kampavata (Parkinson’s disease), hemiplegia, paraplegia, Neck pain, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteo arthritis, bloating disease, knee pain, hip pain.
It is also used in the treatment of infertility of both male and female.
Post viral fever, when the patient complains of body, muscle and joint pains
Shoulder dislocation pain
Seminal defects, sperm defects – Shukramaya
Sexually transmitted disorders in men, Premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction – Shukramaya
Female infertility – Vandhya Yoni
Male and infertility – Garbha Karana
Doctors also prescribe this for the treatment of Eczema, dermatitis.
Chikungunya arthritis, Viral arthritis, shoulder dislocation
Pain associated with diabetic foot ulcers, arthritis, bodyache
Maharasnadi 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.
While administering, It is usually given along with a gram of ginger, long pepper, Ajowan or Castor oil.
Yogaraj guggulu is traditionally co prescribed along with this medicine.
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.
Pathya, as indicated by Arya Vaidya Sala:
Avoid body movements, especially hard work and journeys. Bathe every 3rd or 4th day in water boiled with Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bala (Sida rhombifolia) or pepper leaves. Better use Dhanwantaram tailam for the head and Kuzhumpu for the body.Mutton soup may be taken according to digestion.
Maharasnadi Kashaya Side Effects:
There are no known side effects with this medicine.
However it is best to use this product under medical supervision. Self medication with this medicine is discouraged.
One patient complained of “Pittha related problems like nausea, head spinning etc.” with a dose of 2 spoon, mixed with 4 spoon of water.
Maharasnadi Kashayam Ingredients:
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata
Dhanvayasa – Alhagi pseudalhagi
Bala – Sida cordifolia
Erandamoola – root of castor
Devadaru – Cedrus deodara
Shati – Hedychium spicatum
Vacha – Acorus calamus
Vasa – Adhatoda vasica
Nagara – Ginger
Pathya – Terminalia chebula
Chavya – Piper chaba
Musta – Cyperus rotundus
Punarnava – Boerhaavia diffusa
Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia
Vriddhadaru – Argyria speciosa
Shatapushpa – Anethum sowa
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera
Prativisha – Aconitum heterophyllum
Kritamala – Cassia fistula
Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus
Krishna – Long pepper
Sahachara – Barleria prionitis
Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
Dhanyaka – Coriander seed
Brihati – Solanum indicum
It is added with 8 parts of water, boiled and reduced to quarter part, filtered.
Sharangdhara Samhita Madhyamakhanda 2/89 – 95, Sahasrayogam.
Maharasnadi Kashayam tablet is the same medicine in tablet form. Its dose is 2 tablets 2 times a day after food.
Maharasnadi Kwatha churna is the herbal coarse powder of the above herbs.
Note: Rasnadi kashayam is different from Maharasnadi kashayam
Nagarjuna – Mahaaraasnaadi kashaayam, Mahaaraasnaadi kashaayam tablet
Proprietary Ayurvedic medicines with Mahanayarana taila as ingredient:
Flexofen Liniment – manufactured by Prakruti Pharmaceuticals. It is used in the treatment of musculo-skeletal disorders, arthritis, tendonitis etc.
In Parkinson’s disease, Maharasnadi kaashayam is useful to reduce stiffness, reduce muscular pain and to some extent, to reduce tremors.
Usual dose is: 15 – 20 ml, mixed with equal quantity of water, once or twice a day, 30 minutes before food. Read related: Parkinson’s disease – Ayurvedic treatment