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Pachanamrita Kashayam – Benefits, Dose, Ingredients, Side Effects

Pachanamrita Kashayam is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine in liquid form. It is also known as  Pachanamruta kashaya. In sanskrit, the word pachana refers to the process of digestion. Hence, this medicine is used in the treatment of digestion related diseases. This medicine is formulated based on Kerala Ayurveda practice.


Pachanamrita  Kashayam benefits: 
It is used in the treatment of indigestion.
It is used in early stages of fever, where digestion is severely impaired.
It is a potent antimicrobial medicine.


Pachanamrita 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.

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.


Light food is to be taken.


Pippali choorna.

Side effects

Pachanamrita 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.
Special care and precaution is required while administering this medicine to people with diabetes, because this medicine may lower the blood sugar levels.

Shloka Sanskrit Verse


Pachanamrita Kashayam Ingredients: 
Amrita – Tinospora cordifolia
Ushira – Vetiveria zizanioides
Patha – Cyclea peltata / Cissampelos pariera
Abda – Cyperus rotundus
Vishwa – Ginger
Bhunimba – Andrographis paniculata
Balaka – pavonia odorata
Parpata – Fumaria indica
Dhanyaka – Coirander
Dhanvayasa – Fagonia cretica

It is added with 8 parts of water, boiled and reduced to quarter part, filtered.


Sahasrayoga Kashayaprakarana 39

Pachanamrita Kwatha churna is the herbal coarse powder of the above herbs.

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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