Vatsakadi Kashay – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Vatsakadi Kashay is an Ayurvedic medicine in water decoction form. It is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery, ulcerative colitis etc. 

Uses

It is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery, ulcerative colitis, bleeding intestinal disorders.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Pitta.

Dose

Vatsakadi Kashaya 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

Vatsakadi Kwatha 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.

Contents

Vatsakadi Kwath ingredients and how to make?
10 g coarse powder of each of
Vatsaka – Connessi Bark – Holarrhena antidysenterica
Ativisha – Aconitum heterophyllum
Bilva – Bael (root) – Aegle marmelos
Udichya – Andropogan vetiveria
Musta – Nut grass (root) – Cyperus rotundus
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: Chakradatta Atisara Chikitsa 63

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.

Vatsakadi Ghan vati is the same Kashaya made into tablet form.

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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