Ayurmed Info

Nirgundyadi Kashaya Uses, Ingredients

Nirgundyadi Kashaya is a herbal decoction used for treating intestinal worms, arthritic pain, respiratory and gastro intestinal problems.


Nirgundi – Vitex negundo – it used as good muscle relaxant and pain killer. It is used in arthritis, intestinal worm infestation, asthma and cough.
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica – It is the best herb used to improve digestive fire.
Vidanga – Embelia ribes – It is best Ayurvedic herb used as Anthelmintics.
Devadharu – Cedrus deodara
Turmeric – Curcuma longa
Musta – Cyperus rotundus – Used to improve digestion strength and corrects digestive problems.
Akhukarni – Merremia emarginata
Kshupa – Leucas aspera
Bharngi – Clerodendrum serratum
Trikatu – combination of 3 spices – This combination is best used in indigestion, loss of appetite, bloating, common cold, cough etc
Ginger – Zingiber officinalis
Pippali – Piper longum
Pepper- Piper nigrum
Palasha – Butea monosperma
Shigru – Moringa oleifera
Chavika – Piper chaba
Pathya – Terminalia chebula
Lashuna – Garlic – Allium sativum

Therapeutic Uses

Acute and Chronic intestinal worm infestation
Low appetite
Abdominal pain and distention

This Kashaya works as a good expectorant and thus can also be used in-
Chronic allergic rhinitis
Common cold
Kapha and Vata dominant headache

Other uses
Some physicians also used this medicine to treat cancer related to digestive system.

Method of preparation:

Above mentioned ingredients are dried and pounded to coarse powder. It is then boiled with 16 times of water on mild fire till it reduces to one eighth of its initial quantity. Decoction is then filtered and stored in an air tight container.


24 – 48 ml, taken before food.

Adjuvant (Anupana)

Shigru or Vidanga or Hingu (Asafoetida) or Patu (salt)

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 known side effects with this medicine.
However, it is best to use this medicine under medical supervision.
Store in a cool dry place, away from sunlight.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.                                               

Reference, Shelf life

Sahasra yoga Krimichikithsa

Shelf life:
3 years from the date of manufacturing. 

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

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Easy Ayurveda Video Classes

Buy Online Video Courses

Buy Easy Ayurveda Books