Kashayam (Decoction)

Balaguluchyadi Kashayam (Kwatham)

Balaguluchyadi Kashayam (Kwatham) is an ayurvedic medicine mainly used for arthritic disorders, especially Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, and Hyperuricemia. In addition, it is also useful in cases of synovitis and general body pains. It reduces joint inflammation, pain, tenderness and burning sensation.

Balaguluchyadi Kashayam Ingredients

Bala – Sida Cordifolia12 Parts
Guduchi (Giloy) – Tinospora Cordifolia12 Parts
Devdaru – Cedrus Deodara12 Parts
Jatamansi – Nardostachys Jatamansi1 Part
Kushta (Indian Costus Root) – Saussurea Lappa1 Part
Safed Chandan (White Sandalwood) – Santalum Album1 Part
Shallaki (Salai Guggul – Indian Frankincense) – Boswellia Serrata1 Part
Tagara – Valeriana Wallichii1 Part
AshwagandhaWithania Somnifera1 Part
Sarala (Chir Pine) – Pinus Longifolia1 Part
Rasna – Pluchea Lanceolata1 Part
Note: Balaguluchyadi Kashayam is prepared from the ingredients of Balaguluchyadi Thailam (Oil).
Reference: Sahasrayogam, Tail Yoga Prakarana, Balaguluchyadi Thailam

Second Preparation

Ingredients10 ml Prepared Out Of
Bala – Sida Cordifolia11.1 grams
Guduchi (Giloy) – Tinospora Cordifolia7.4 grams
Devdaru – Cedrus Deodara3.7 grams

Pharmacological Actions

Balaguluchyadi Kashayam is mainly anti-inflammatory medicine, which is most useful when the patient has joint tenderness and burning sensation. Its main ingredients Bala, Giloy, and Devdaru provide relief from pain acting as an analgesic. In addition, Giloy and Devdaru both detoxify the blood and reduce toxins in the body.

Medicinal Properties

  1. Anti-inflammatory
  2. Anti-rheumatic or Anti-arthritic
  3. Antihyperuricemic
  4. Analgesic
  5. Antioxidant

Ayurvedic Properties

DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humors)Pacifies mainly VATA DOSHA & PITTA DOSHA
Dhatu (Tissue) EffectRASA, MAMSA, ASTHI
Organs EffectNerves, Muscles, Bones & Joints
Main IndicationArthritis

Therapeutic Indications

Balaguluchyadi Kashayam is indicated in the following health conditions:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Gout & Hyperuricemia
  • Synovitis

Main Symptoms of its Use

  • Joint Tenderness
  • Burning Sensation

Dosage & Administration

Balaguluchyadi Kashayam is available in three preparations:

  1. Balaguluchyadi Kashayam Churna
  2. Balaguluchyadi Kashayam Liquid
  3. Balaguluchyadi Kashayam Tablets

Balaguluchyadi Kashayam Churna

If you are using Balaguluchyadi Kashayam Churna, then take 60 grams churna in 960 ml water. Boil to reduce it 120 ml Balaguluchyadi liquid. The dosage is 30 to 60 ml.

The general dosage of Decoction (Kwath) prepared with Balaguluchyadi Kashayam Churna is as follows.
Children15 to 30 ml *
Adults30 to 60 ml *
Maximum Possible Dosage120 ml Per Day (in divided doses)
* Twice a day
Best Time to Take: Before Food

Balaguluchyadi Kashayam Liquid

Balaguluchyadi Kashayam Liquid is readymade concentrated decoction and can be used in the following dosage.

The general dosage of Balaguluchyadi Kashayam readymade Liquid is as follows.
Children2.5 to 10 ml *
Adults5 to 15 ml *
Maximum Possible Dosage30 ml Per Day (in divided doses)
* Twice a day with 4 times boiled and cooled water
Best Time to Take: Before Food

Balaguluchyadi Kashayam Tablets

Balaguluchyadi Kashayam Tablets are the extract tablets of the Balaguluchyadi decoction.

The general dosage of Balaguluchyadi Kashayam Tablets is as follows.
Children1 tablet *
Adults2 tablets *
Maximum Possible Dosage4 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 tablet of Balaguluchyadi Kashayam.

Safety Profile

All available forms of Balaguluchyadi Kashayam are considerably safe and well-tolerated in most individuals when Balaguluchyadi formulations are taken in the recommended dosage under the supervision of an ayurvedic physician. Balaguluchyadi Kwath is well suitable for people having burning sensation and tenderness in the joints.

Side Effects

There are no side effects observed with Balaguluchyadi Kashayam.

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety profile of Balaguluchyadi Kashayam is not well established for pregnant women. You should consult an ayurvedic physician before using Balaguluchyadi formulations during pregnancy.

Balaguluchyadi Kashayam is likely to be safe to consume by lactating mothers. There are no adverse effects reported with the use of Balaguluchyadi Kwatham in lactating mothers and breastfeeding babies.


  • Arya Vaidya Sala Kottakkal
  • AVN Ayurveda Formulations
  • AVP Coimbatore
  • Nagarjuna Ayurvedic Group

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh is a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist with B.A.M.S. and M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants. He has a wealth of experience in using Ayurveda to treat patients, including the use of herbal medicine and personalized Ayurvedic diets. His passion for spreading accurate and scientific information about Ayurveda and Medicinal Plants led him to create Ayur Times, a trusted resource for those seeking reliable information on the topic. Through his dedicated work, Dr. Singh has helped thousands of patients find relief and improve their health with Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine.

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