Bala Punarnavadi Kashayam – Benefits, Dose, Ingredients, Side Effects

Bala Punarnavadi kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine in liquid form. It is an herbal water decoction, usedin treating anorexia. This medicine is formulated based on Kerala Ayurvedic principles. 


Bala Punarnavadi kashayam uses: It is used to treat anorexia. It improves digestion and relieves bloating. May be taken in gulma, parinamasula [peptic ulcers] and grahani before or after meals.

Dose, diet rules

Dosage: 15 – 30 ml, once or twice a day, before food or on empty stomach, or as directed by physician. It is usually given along with goat milk.
If goat milk is not available, it can be taken along with luke warm water.

Light food is to be taken.

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.


Bala Punarnavadi Kashayam Content: 
Bala – Sida cordifolia / Sida retusa
Punarnava – Boerhaavia diffusa
Eranda – Castor root – Ricinus communis
Shunti – Ginger – Zingiber officinalis
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris

Equal quantity of the herbs, added with 8 parts of water, boiled and reduced to a quarter part, filtered, and used when warm.
If you have purchased this from store in liquid form, it should not be re-heated, since it contains preservatives.

This Kashaya is categorized under Bhakta Dweshahara Kashaya in Sahasrayoga.

Side effects and precautions

Bala Punarnavadi kashayam side effects:
Over-dosage may cause slight burning sensation in stomach.
Children, pregnant and lactating mothers should only take this product under strict medical supervision.
Store in a cool dry place.
Keep out of reach and sight of Children.

Reference, manufacturer

Reference: Sahasrayoga Kashayayoga Prakarana

Manufacturers: Arya Vaidya Sala (Kottakkal)

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