Palasha Kshara – Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients

Palashakshara is an Ayurvedic medicine, used in treating heavy menstrual bleeding. It is alkali preparation made with whole plant called Palasha. 

Here Palasha (Butea monosperma) – whole plant is dried, burnt in open air, ash is added with water, left over night. Sedimented portion is discarded and decanted clear liquid is filtered many times.

After getting a clear liquid, it is heated and the solid powder which is leftover at the bottom of the vessel is called as Palashakshara.

Uses

  • It is used in the treatment of menorrhagia, metrorrhagia etc.

Dosage

125 mg – 50o mg used in various combination, for oral intake and also for external application.

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.

Side Effects

Since it is a Kshara, it is best avoided in men seeking treatment for infertility, as it may affect the quality and quantity of sperm production.

In higher doses, it may cause burning sensation.

It is not ideal to use this medicine in people with excessive tiredness, emaciation and who are underweight.

Contents

Palasha – Butea monosperma

Reference and Manufacturer

Ashtangahrudayam

Manufacturers:

Kottakkal

 

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