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Shwasahara Kashaya – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Shwasahara Kashaya is an Ayurvedic medicine in water decoction form. It is used in the treatment of Asthma, bronchitis etc. It is formulated based on Shwasahara gana explained by Master Charaka. 


Shwasahara Kashaya uses:

It is used in the treatment of cold, cough, bronchitis asthma and such other chronic respiratory complaints.
Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Kapha.


Shwasahar Kashay Dosage:
10 – 20 ml, once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

How long to take?
This medicine can be safely taken for a period of upto 2-4 months.

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

Swasahar Kashay Side Effects:
Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
Diabetic, hypertensive patients, Pregnant ladies, lactating mothers and children should take this medicine strictly under medical supervision.
Over-dosage may cause burning sensation and gastritis.
Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a dry cool place.


Swasahar Kwath ingredients and how to make?
10 g coarse powder of each of
Shati – Curcuma zeodaria / Hedychium spicatum
Pushkaramoola – Inula racemosa
Amlavetasa – Garcinia pedunculata
Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
Hingu – Asa foetida
Agaru – Aquilaria agallocha
Surasa – Holy Basil – Ocimum sanctum
Tamalaki – Phyllanthus niruri
Jivanti – Leptadenia reticulata
Chanda – Creep Ginger Rhizome- Costos speciosus
All the ingredients are added to 16 parts of water, boiled and reduced to 1/4th part, filtered and used.

Reference and Shelf Life

Reference: Charakasamhita Sutrasthana 4:37

Shelf Life: 3 years from the date of manufacture, when preservatives are added. if you have opened the seal of the bottle, better to use it before 3 years.

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

5 thoughts on “Shwasahara Kashaya – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. Hi Can anyone please let me know where to buy this product..My uncle had been using it for years and have received great health benefits. But now it is not available through the parcel service he bought it earlier. He stays in Agartala. Can anyone please tell how to get it , is it available online or any other method.

    • You may contact Dr.Neeraj Kamte based in Pune . He can courier the medicine to you. His number is 8600995108 . He is one of the best ayurvedic doc i have come across.


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