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Dhanwantharam kashayam Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference

Dhanwantharam kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicines used in Ayurvedic post natal care. It is in herbal decoction form. It is also available in the form of Kashayam tablet form.  


Dhanwantharam kashayam benefits:

  • Used in Ayurvedic post natal care of mother and in gynaecological diseases.
  • It is also effective against Vata diseases, low back ache
  • It is a good uterine tonic.
  • Useful in arthritis conditions like pain, numbness on hands and feet, swelling.
  • Useful in lumbar and cervical spondylosis, disc prolapse and disc herniation.
  • Effective in cases like fever, indigestion, hydrocele, gulma, urination difficulties, vaginal ailments and consumption.
  • A palliative in paraplegia, facial paralysis, bahyayama, antarayama, tetanus, emprosthotonus, wasting and numbness and excellent in nervous disorders.
  • Doctors use this for the treatment of parkinson’s disease, restless leg syndrome
  • Bursitis trochanterica,
  • Shoulder dislocation pain
  • This is used as part of post partum (after-delivery) care of the mother.
  • Post viral fever, when the patient complains of body, muscle and joint pains

Side Effects

In post natal care, this medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision only.
In higher doses, it may worsen gastritis.


Dhanwantharam kashaya dosage: 

  • 5 – 10 ml, before food, or on empty stomach, once or twice a day or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
  • If the kashayam is concentrated, then it needs to be mixed with equal quantity of water and should be taken.

AVN manufactures this in Kashayam tablet form.

Dose of Dhanwantharam kashayam tablets is 2 tablets 2 times a day before food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

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.


Rock salt,
Dhanwantaram gulika or Ksheerabala and other tailas [avarti].


How long does it take to start showing results?
Depends on the dosage and other products suggested with this. Usually 1 – 2 weeks time.

Can this product be taken along with Allopathic medicines (English medicines)?
It may react with some medicines. Consult your doctor for the right advice. When English and Ayurvedic medicines are advised together, it is best to take English medicine first, give a gap of half an hour and then take Ayurvedic medicines.  

Can it be used in people with diabetes?
Yes. But an eye should be kept on the blood sugar level. Your doctor should help you in this regard. This product can alter blood sugar levels.

It is sold in plastic bottles. Is it fine? 
If the quality of the bottle material is very good, it should not be problem, if stored for a short period of time.

Can this be taken without consulting a doctor?
No. In many cases, this product alone might not work. More often this is given in combination with a few Ayurvedic medicines. Your Ayurveda practitioner will be the best judge to decide on those things.

Can one take non vegetarian food while taking this medicine?
Yes, unless your practitioner has asked to avoid it.

Is there any Pathya (diet rules to be followed while taking this product?
No product specific diet is mentioned. If the practitioner has advised diet control based on disease, one has to follow that.
Avoid excess spicy foods, junk foods, aerated drinks, frozen and canned foods

Can this be taken while taking multivitamin tablets?
Yes, generally. Your consulting doctor will be good judge on this topic.

What is its effect on blood sugar level? Can a diabetic patient take it?
Many of ingredients such as bale, tribulus, sandalwood etc are useful in decreasing the blood sugar level to a small extent. Diabetic patients can take this.

Is it fine to take calcium supplements while taking this kashayam?
Usually in cases of osteoporosis, weak bones in elders, calcium supplements are advised by doctors along with this kashaya. It is fine to take calcium while continuing with this Kashaya.


Dhanwantharam kashayam ingredients:
The kashayam is prepared by following herbs in equal parts.

  • Bala moola – Root of Sida rotusa – excellent nervine tonic and balances Vata Dosha
  • Yava – Barley – Hordeum vulgare
  • Kulattha – Horse gram – Dolichos biflorus
  • Dashamoola – group of ten roots – a potent group of anti inflammatory roots.
  • Bilva – Aegle marmelos
  • Agnimantha – Premna mucronata
  • Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
  • Gambhari – Gmelina arborea
  • Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
  • Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
  • Prinshnaparni – Urarica picta
  • Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
  • Brihati – Solanum indicum
  • Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
  • Meda – Polygonatum cirrhifolium
  • Mahameda – Polygonatum verticillatum
  • Daru – Cedrus deodara
  • Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
  • Kakoli – Fritillaria roylei
  • Ksheerakakoli – Lilium polyphyllum
  • Chandana – Pterocarpus santalinus
  • Sariva – Hemidsemus indicus
  • Kushta – Saussurea lappa
  • Tagara – Valeriana wallichi
  • Jeevaka – Malaxis acuminata
  • Rishabhaka – Manilkara hexandra
  • Saindhava – Rock salt
  • Kalanusari – Ichnocarpus frutescens
  • Shaileya – Convolvulus pluricaulis
  • Vacha – Acorus calamus
  • Agaru – Aquilaria agallocha
  • Punarnava – Boerhaavia diffusa – helps to reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera – useful to reduce pain, swelling and to strengthen bones, tendons and ligaments.
  • Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus
  • Ksheerashukla – Anogeissus latifolia (?)
  • Yashti – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • Vara = Triphala – Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellirica, Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  • Shatahva – Saccharum munja / Peucedanum graveolens
  • Mashaparni – Teramnus labialis
  • Mudgaparni – Phaseolus trilobus / Vigna libosa
  • Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
  • Twak – Cinnamomum zeylanicum
  • Patra – Cinnamomum tamala


  • Ashtanga Hrudayam
  • In Sahasra Yoga, Dhanwantaram Tailam is explained. The ingredients of the Kashayam and tailam are one and the same.

Shloka, Sanskrit Verse


AVN Ayurveda Formulations Pvt Ltd – manufactures both Kashayam and kashayam tablet
Arya Vaidya Sala Kottakkal
AVP, Kottakkal, Santhigiri
Nagarjuna – Dhaanwantharam Kashaayam, Dhaanwantharam Kashaayam Tablet

Side effects
Q: Does it cause restlessness in children?
If it is given before food, if the baby gets hungry, due to excess hunger, baby may show restlessness symptoms. In such a case, consider giving it after food. Even with this change, if restlessness continues, stop it and consult a doctor directly.

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

7 thoughts on “Dhanwantharam kashayam Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference”

  1. sir i am facing with Avn problem with both hip joint nd my doctor advise for this medicine (dhanwantram kashayam). i want to know this medicine is helpful for Avn patients….

  2. Hi doctor, I’m taking Danvantharam kashayam and Danvantharam katham as my post partum medicine. After starting the kashayam and tablet my son has eczema like rashes. I didn’t followed pathya. Is it safe to stop the medicine?

  3. I am diabetic. Allopathy and ayurveda doctors advice us to take their medicine half an hour before food, how is it possible, pls suggest the time-limit for before food.

    • If you are trying to take Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicines at the same time, better to take the allopathic medicine first, then give a gap of 20-30 minutes and then take the Ayurvedic medicine. This is the general rule.
      In your case, if both the medicines are advised before food, then at about 30 minutes before food, take the allopathic medicine, then after 20 minutes, take the Ayurvedic one and then take food.

      Please note however that, in case of diabetes, the time gap between the medicine (allopathic or ayurvedic) and the food should not be too much, if before food is advised.
      This is because, the medicine go in and start lowering the blood sugar level. Within half an hour of that, if you do not take food, the blood sugar can go further down and cause hypoglycemia (very low blood sugar) which can cause serious health problems.


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