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Shwas Kuthar Ras – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effect

Shwas Kuthar Ras is an Ayurvedic medicine in tablet or powder form. It is used in the treatment of asthma, dyspnoea, chronic bronchitis etc.  This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision.


Shwas Kuthar Ras Uses: 
It is used in treatment of cough, cold, asthma, bronchitis, anorexia, indigestion.
It is told that in case of unconsciousness or epilepsy, powder of this tablet can be used for nasal instillation. But do not attempt such practices. Your doctor will be the best judge.
Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Kapha.


Shwas Kuthar Rasa dosage:
125 – 250 mg once or twice a day, before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. It is traditionally administered along with honey (as per Ayurvedic Formulary of India), hot water.
Bhaishajya Ratnavali mentions to administer this along with betel leaf.

How long to use: It can be used upto 1 – 2 months based on doctor’s prescription.

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

There are no recorded side effects with this medicine.
It should be taken under strict medical supervision. Take this medicine only if your Ayurveda doctor has prescribed it to you.
Store in a cool dry place, in an air tight container, away from direct sunlight.
Use this medicine only till the prescribed time and in the prescribed dose only.
Seek your doctor’s advice for its usage during pregnancy, lactation and in children.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.


Swas Kuthar Ras ingredients, how to make:
10 g fine powder of each of
Shuddha Parada – Herbal purified Mercury
Shuddha Gandhaka – Herbal purified Sulphur
Shuddha Vatsanabha – Purified Aconitum ferox
Tankana Bhasma – Borax
Manashila – Purified and processed Realgar (Arsenic di sulphide)
Shunti – Ginger Rhizome – Zingiber officinalis
Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum – 90 g

Reference and Manufacturers

 Bhaishajya Ratnavali Shwasa Rogadhikara
Yogaratnakara, Shwasa Chikitsa (treatment of respiratory disorders with difficulty in breathing) page number 373,
Ayurvedic Formulary of India Volume 1 20:49

Manufacturers: Baidyanath, Dabur, Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ltd.

Shloka (Sanskrit Verse)

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

30 thoughts on “Shwas Kuthar Ras – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effect”

  1. Hi ,
    I took this medicine combine with “Laxmi vilas ras” for 4 year every day. I had bronchitis asthma. It gave good result, I don’t have asthma attack for last 11 years. Now I come to know it has mercury in it. mercury effects will last for long time. Can you please tell me what can be the side effect of this medicine.

  2. I AM 63 YR.old having asthma from childhood,using Seroflo250 and Duolin inhaler for last 15 yrs.Will Shwas kuthar ras be beneficial for me. Please advise.

  3. Thank you sir for prompt response.

    Any other such medication is their which can be used as nasya or used in nebulization or steamer in acute asthma attack.

    Kindly reply sir

    Thanks in advance sir…

  4. Hello! A very senior lady had suggested this medicine for sinusitis headache / migraine headache. And one of my close relatives took it for 1 month and the trouble was gone away forever…. I am still wondering if it really works on these problems? Please advise.

  5. सर
    मुझे बिगत तीन साल से अस्थमा का इलाज करा रहा हूं मुझे कोई रिलीफ नहीं मिल पा रहा है कृपया मुझे बताएं कि श्वास कुथार रस सेवन करना चाहिए कि नहीं

  6. Hi sir ,My husband have ADHD diagnosed by allopathic doctor ,8 years ago.We want to change this pathy..Is there any good treatment in ayurveda ofAdhd.


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