Aragwadhadi Kashayam (Kwatham)
Aragwadhadi Kashayam (also called Aragwadhadi Kwatham) is an ayurvedic decoction formulation recommended for Kapha diseases, skin diseases, wounds, ulcers, pruritus (itching), urticaria, scabies, diabetes, diabetic foot ulcer, frequent urination, urinary turbidity, and other urinary disorders. The main symptoms of using Aragwadhadi Kashayam are itching, abdominal heaviness and excessive phlegm production.
|Cassia fistula – Amaltas||1 Part|
|Holarrhena Antidysenterica – Indrayava (Kutaj seeds)||1 Part|
|Stereospermum Suaveolens – Patala||1 Part|
|Pongamia Pinnata – Karanja (Karanj)||1 Part|
|Azadirachta Indica – Neem||1 Part|
|Tinospora Cordifolia – Giloy (Guduchi)||1 Part|
|Capparis Sepiaria – Kakatikta (Kanthari)||1 Part|
|Marsdenia Tenacissima – Madhurava||1 Part|
|Cyclea Peltata (Cissampelos Pareira) – Patha||1 Part|
|Andrographis Paniculata – Kalmegh (Bhunimba or Nilavembu)||1 Part|
|Barleria Prionitis – Sairyaka (Pila Piyabansa)||1 Part|
|Trichosanthes Dioica – Patola||1 Part|
|Holoptelea Integrifolia – Putikaranja (Chirabilwa)||1 Part|
|Alstonia Scholaris – Saptaparna (Satona)||1 Part|
|Plumbago Zeylanica – Chitrak||1 Part|
|Momordica Charantia – Sushavi (Karela or Bitter gourd)||1 Part|
|Randia Dumetorum – Mainphal or Madanphal (Emetic Nut)||1 Part|
|Strobilanthes Ciliatus – Sahachara||1 Part|
|Tephrosia Purpurea – Sharpunkha||1 Part|
|Reference: Ashtanga Hridayam, Sutrasthana, Chapter 15, Shodhanadi Ghan Sangreh, Verse 17-18|
Ingredients in Aragwadhadi Kashayam reduce Kapha Dosha and most of them act on the skin. It has antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiparasitic and anti-inflammatory properties, so it is also helpful for clearing the skin infections.
Aragwadhadi Kwatham has following healing properties.
- Aam Pachak (Detoxifier)
- Depurative (purifies blood)
- Digestive Stimulant
- Mild laxative
|DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humors)||Pacifies KAPHA DOSHA|
|Dhatu (Tissue) Effect||RASA, RAKTA, MEDAS|
|Organs Effect||Abdominal organs, Skin|
|Main Indication||Skin Diseases|
Aragwadhadi Kashayam is helpful in following health conditions.
- All types of Kapha diseases and skin diseases
- Pruritus (Itching)
- Diabetic Foot Ulcer
- Frequent Urination
- Urinary Turbidity
Benefits & Medicinal Uses
Aragwadhadi Kashayam can be used when the patient has intense itching, white coated tongue, and excessive phlegm production, heaviness in the abdomen, weeping eczema, edema, skin rashes, oozing skin and feeling numbness or rigidity in the skin.
Pruritus (Itching) may have several underlying causes, but Kapha aggravation is the most common cause of itching that occurs without burning sensation. However, it itching occurs with burning sensation or heat sensation, and then Pitta Dosha is also involved. Aragwadhadi Kashayam is beneficial when Kapha Dosha is dominant and the patient has a body smell with the excess oiliness of the skin. Allergies are also the cause of itching.
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
However, many patients with eczema have dry skin, itching, red and scaly patches on the skin. In such cases, Nalpamaradi Thailam is highly efficacious. But, some patients also have tiny blisters that contain clear fluid and these blisters get infected with bacteria, which results in weeping skin, also called weeping eczema. In such cases of oozing skin, Aragwadhadi Kashayam is highly useful internally. Externally, Nimbadi Thailam should be applied.
Frequent Urination & Urinary Turbidity
Aragwadhadi Kashayam reduces the frequency of urination and turbidity, bad smell and urinary infections. It should be used along with Chandraprabha Vati for the best results. It disinfects the urinary tract, urinary bladder and also helpful for reduces debris in the urinary bladder.
Aragwadhadi Kashayam contains several herbs, which are anti-diabetic and antihyperglycemic in action. Therefore, its regular intake alone can help to manage the diabetes mellitus and prevent the hyperglycemia.
Dosage & Administration
Aragwadhadi Kashayam is available in three preparations:
- Aragwadhadi Kashayam Churna
- Aragwadhadi Kashayam Liquid
- Aragwadhadi Kashayam Tablets
Aragwadhadi Kashayam Churna
If you are using Aragwadhadi Kashayam Churna, then take 60 grams Aragwadhadi Ghan Churna in 960 ml water. Boil to reduce it 120 ml liquid. The dosage is 30 to 60 ml for adults.
|The general dosage of Decoction (Kwath) prepared with Aragwadhadi Kashayam Churna is as follows.|
|Children||15 to 30 ml *|
|Adults||30 to 60 ml *|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||120 ml Per Day (in divided doses)|
|* Twice a day|
|Best Time to Take: Before Food|
Aragwadhadi Kashayam Liquid
Aragwadhadi Kashayam Liquid is readymade concentrated decoction and can be used in the following dosage.
|The general dosage of Aragwadhadi Kashayam readymade Liquid is as follows.|
|Children||2.5 to 10 ml *|
|Adults||5 to 15 ml *|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||30 ml Per Day (in divided doses)|
|* Twice a day with 4 times boiled and cooled water|
|Best Time to Take: Before Food|
Aragwadhadi Kashayam Tablets
Aragwadhadi Kashayam Tablets are the concentrated extract tablets of Aragwadhadi decoction.
|The general dosage of Aragwadhadi Kashayam Tablets is as follows.|
|Children||1 tablet *|
|Adults||2 tablets *|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||4 tablets Per Day (in divided doses)|
|* Twice a day with warm water|
|Best Time to Take: 30 minutes Before Food|
|Note: The dosage is according to 1000 mg Aragwadhadi Kashayam tablet.|
All available forms of Aragwadhadi Kashayam are considerably safe and well-tolerated in most individuals when Aragwadhadi Kashaya is taken in the recommended dosage under the supervision of an ayurvedic physician.
There are no side effects observed with Aragwadhadi Kashayam use.
Pregnancy & Lactation
Aragwadhadi Kashayam may not be suitable in pregnancy due to the presence of ingredients like Mainphal.
Lactating mothers should also use Aragwadhadi Kwatham under supervision if required and indicated.
There are no absolute contraindications for Aragwadhadi Kashaya.
- Arya Vaidya Sala Kottakkal
- AVP Coimbatore
- AVN Ayurveda Formulations
- Nagarjuna Ayurvedic Group