Madhukasavam – Uses, Ingredients, Dose and Side Effects

Madhukasavam is an Ayurvedic medicine in liquid form. It is nourishing in nature. But this medicine should be taken only under strict medical supervision. It contains self generated alcohol – 5 – 10 %, which acts as natural preservative.

Madhukasavam uses: It is traditionally used in the treatment of emaciation, after chronic disease, tiredness, bleeding diseases and skin diseases.

Madhukasava dose: 12 – 24 ml once or twice daily after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
Madhukasava side effects; It may cause gastritis in people having sensitive stomach. It is not suitable for children, pregnant and lactating mothers.
Madhukasava ingredients: 
Madhuka – Madhuca longifolia – 12.288 kg
Vidanga – Embelia ribes – 6.144 kg
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica – 3.072 kg
Purified Bhallataka – Semecarpus anacardium – 3.072 kg
Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia – 384 g
Coarse powder of these ingredients are added with 36.864 ml of water. Boiled and reduced to 12.288 ml, Filtered. Thus Kashayam is prepared.   It is added with the following ingredients -
Honey – 1.53 kg
Cardamom, Lotus stalk and Agaru - Aquilaria agallocha, Sandalwood – quantity sufficient.
All these ingredients are taken in a steel vessel, kept closed for one month.
In about a month time, the sugar in honey undergoes fermentation. Thus obtained liquid is filtered to get Madhukasavam.
Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Lecturer, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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