Kashayam (Decoction)

Amruthotharam Kashayam

Amruthotharam Kashayam is a classical ayurvedic medicine used for chronic fever, constipation, appetite loss, etc. The main indication of Amruthotharam Kashayam is AMA formation, which is a main cause of several diseases including fevers.

Ingredients (Composition)

Amruthotharam Kashayam is prepared from the following herbs.

Terminalia Chebula – Haritaki4 Parts
Tinospora Cordifolia – Giloy (Guduchi)2 Parts
Zingiber officinale – Sonth1 Part

The prepared liquid or tablets contain the water extracts of these herbs in provided proportion.

Medicinal Prosperities

Amruthotharam Kashayam has following healing properties:

  1. Aam Pachak (Detoxifier)
  2. Anti-arthritic
  3. Anti-gout
  4. Anti-inflammatory
  5. Antioxidant
  6. Antipyretic
  7. Antiviral
  8. Antibacterial
  9. Carminative
  10. Digestive Stimulant
  11. Immunomodulator
  12. Mild Laxative

According to ayurveda, Amruthotharam Kashayam pacifies all there humors, but main acts on KAPHA.

Clinical Pharmacology

Amruthotharam Kashayam acts on digestive system and improves metabolism and digestion. It also improves the absorption and bioavailability of nutrients and other medicines due to presence of Zingiber officinale. Mild laxative action is attributed to Terminalia Chebula. Tinospora Cordifolia provides Immunomodulatory action in the body.

Therapeutic Indications

Amruthotharam Kashayam is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Fevers – as supportive therapy for digesting and eliminating AMA
  • Loss of appetite
  • Gas, flatulence or intestinal gas
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal distension
  • Constipation
  • Gout or raised uric acid level
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Common cold
  • Jaundice
  • Edema

Benefits & Medicinal Uses

Amruthotharam Kashayam acts on AMA – toxins produced in the body due to undigested food particles or external toxins. It digests AMA and eliminates it from the body. Therefore, it is beneficial in all diseases originated due to AMA toxins.

Common Cold

Amruthotharam Kashayam contains Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia), which is a strongest antiviral and immunomodulator herb. Sonth (Zingiber officinale) and Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula) also have antiviral properties. Due to these properties, Amruthotharam Kashayam helps in common cold. It is reported more beneficial in initial stages of cold with following symptoms:

  1. Runny nose – Thin liquid discharge
  2. Sneezing
  3. Body ache
  4. Nasal Congestion or stuffy nose
  5. Mild fatigue
  6. Fever

In common cold, Amruthotharam Kashayam can be beneficial alone and there may not be a requirement of other remedies.

Fevers & Infections

Amruthotharam Kashayam is mild antipyretic and acts on root cause of fever, which may be AMA toxins or microbes. All ingredients in Amruthotharam Kashayam have immunomodulatory properties, which increase non-specific immunity and fights off infections. Amruthotharam Kashayam has reported to be effective more in chronic fevers or low-grade fever. In high-grade fevers or severe infections, it may not work alone. In fevers, Amruthotharam Kashayam reduces following symptoms effectively:

  1. Shivering
  2. Muscle aches
  3. Loss of appetite


Amruthotharam Kashayam has mild laxative action due to Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula). It is effective remedy in acute as well as chronic constipation. Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia) is also an effective medicine for constipation. However, this combination in Amruthotharam Kashayam works effectively on constipation with sticky stool or stool with mucus content.

Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia) has unique property to remove chronic constipation. It improves overall digestive health and increases peristaltic movements by acting on liver. It increases the production of bile from the liver and secretion of bile into intestines, which ultimately stimulates peristaltic movements and helps in passing stools smoothly.

Raised Uric acid or Gout

AMA toxins are also responsible for raised uric acid level in blood or gout in addition to other causes. Secondly, Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia) is drug of choice or raised uric acid. In combination with Zingiber officinale – Sonth and Terminalia Chebula – Haritaki, it acts effectively for reducing uric acid levels and pain, swelling, oedema and inflammation due to gouty arthritis.

Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Amruthotharam Kashayam is as follows.

ChildrenLiquid: 5 to 10 ml or Tablet: A Half to 1 Tablet *
AdultsLiquid: 10 to 20 ml or Tablet: 1 to 2 Tablets *
Geriatric (Old age)Liquid: 5 to 10 ml or Tablet: 1 Tablet *
Maximum Possible Dosage (per day or in 24 hours)Liquid: 60 ml or Tablet: 6 Tablets (in divided doses)

* Twice daily – Amruthotharam Kashayam liquid diluted with 15 – 60 ml warm water or Amruthotharam Kashayam Tablet with a glass of warm water 30 minutes before meal

Safety Profile

Amruthotharam Kashayam is LIKELY SAFE & WELL TOLERATED in most people within the therapeutic dosage of Amruthotharam Kashayam described above.

Side Effects

There are no side effects observed with Amruthotharam Kashayam use. However, over dosage of Amruthotharam Kashayam can lead to following adverse effects:

  1. Heartburn
  2. Gastric Irritation
  3. Loose stools
  4. Burning sensation in the abdomen

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Amruthotharam Kashayam contains Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula), which is not suitable for pregnant women. Therefore, Amruthotharam Kashayam should be avoided in pregnancy or taken strictly under supervision of ayurvedic physician if necessary and no other alternative available.

Lactating mothers can take this remedy wherever it required and it is POSSIBLY SAF for both mother and child.

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