Nagaradi Kashayam – Ingredients, Uses, Dose, Side Effects

Nagaradi Kashayam is an Ayurvedic herbal decoction, used in the treatment of fever. It is also called Amrutottharam Kashayam. It is also called as Nagaradi Kwatham. 

Nagaradi kashayam benefits:
It is used in all types of fevers. It contains Indian tinospora, ginger and Harad. All the three herbs possess potent antipyretic activity.

Nagaradi Kashayam Ingredients: 
Nagara – Ginger – Narahasta bhaga -2 parts
Amruta = Giloya = Tinospora cordifolia  – Triphani Sarpa Nayana Bhaga –  6 parts
Haritaki – Terminalia chebula – Hasti Anghri Bhaga (hands and legs) – 4 parts
It is added with 8 parts of water, boiled and reduced to quarter part.

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.

Amrutottaram Kashayam dose: 
The dose is 12 – 24 ml, before food, at about 6 am and 6pm or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
It is usually advised to add equal amount of water to the kashayam.
It is usually administered along with a small spoon of sugar.

Anupana – Sharkara
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 – pungent, hot to bitter, astringent

Common preservative used: Sodium benzoate

Effect on Tridosha: Balances all the three Doshas.
Shelf life: 3 years from the date of manufacturing.

Nagaradi kashayam Side Effects: 
There are no known side effects of this medicine.
A very high dose may cause mild stomach irritation and diarrhoea.
It is best to avoid it during pregnancy. It can be administered during lactation period and in children.

Nagaradi Kashayam reference: 
Sahasra Yoga Kashaya prakarana 30

nagaradi kashayam

While the same product is manufactured in the name of Amrutottharam Kashayam by many companies such as AVS, AVN, AVP etc.
It is manufactured in the name of Nagaradi Kashayam by Vasudeva Vilasam and Malabar Ayurveda Ashram.

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

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