Chandanosiradi Kashayam Uses, Dose, Side Effects

Chandanosiradi Kashayam is an Ayurvedic liquid medicine in herbal decoction form, used for Pitta balance. Chandana refers to sandalwood, Usira (Usheera) is Khas Khas grass. These two are the main ingredients in this medicine. 

Chandanosiradi Kashayam ingredients:
Chandana – Santalum album / Pterocarpus santalinus Usheera – Khas Khas  – Vetiveria zizanioides
Jalada – Musta – Nut grass (root) – Cyperus rotundus
Laja – Parched rice
Mudga – green gram – Vigna radiate
Kana – Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
Yava – Barley

Method of manufacturing:
All the ingredients in coarse powder form is added with 8 or 16 parts of water, boiled and reduced to 1/4 or 1/8th part, filtered and preserved.

Chandanosiradi kashayam uses:
It is traditionally indicated in
Raktapitta  – bleeding disorders like nasal bleeding, Ulcerative colitis and menorrhagia  

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Pitta Dosha.

How it acts?
All the ingredients – Chandana, Usheera etc balances Pitta and are coolant in nature. Raktapitta or bleeding disorders have high Pitta (excess hotness). The coolant property of the herbs pacify Pitta.
Read more about bleeding disorders – Raktapitta, as explained in Ayurveda

Original verse:
Chandanosiradi kashayam

Dosage:
The dose is 12 – 24 ml, before food, at about 6 am and 6 pm or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
It is usually advised to add equal amount of water to the kashayam.
This Kashayam is traditionally advised along with Balamoola Kashaya.

Anupana – Sharkara or Pravala bhasma 300 mg.

Pathya:

Light food is to be taken.
Dose for children – 3 – 5 ml, mixed with equal or double quantities of water, once or twice a day, 15 minutes before food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

Packaging: –200 ml, concentrated Kashayam.
Appearance: dark brown to black
Taste – Astringent to bitter
Common preservative used: Sodium benzoate

Shelf life: 3 years from the date of manufacturing.

Chandanosiradi kashayam side effects:
There are no known side effects of this medicine.
Seek medical advice for its use during pregnancy.
It can be administered during lactation period and in children.

Reference: 
Sahasra Yoga Kashaya prakarana 30
Ashtangahrudayam Raktapitta Chikitsa

Manufacturer:
Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala

How long can it be used?
Based on symptoms, it is usually prescribed for a period of 2 – 6 weeks.


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