Kashayam (Decoction)

Brihatyadi Kashayam

Brihatyadi Kashayam is an ayurvedic classical medicine mainly used for the treatment of dysuria (a painful and difficult urination. It has diuretic action and improves urine flow. It is also beneficial in other urinary diseases such as urinary calculi (renal stones), cystitis (inflammation of bladder), and urinary tract infections.

Brihatyadi Kashayam Ingredients

The formulation is based on Laghu Panchamoola (five herbs), which are part of Dashmool.

Solanum Indicum – Brihati (Indian Nightshade)1 Part
Solanum Xanthocarpum – Kantakari1 Part
Uraria Picta – Prishnaparni1 Part
Desmodium Gangeticum – Shalaparni1 Part
Tribulus Terrestris – Gokshura1 Part

Pharmacological Actions

The main pharmacological action of Brihatyadi Kashayam is due to its action on urinary system that improves the urine flow and induces easier urination. It has diuretic action. Some ingredients also have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antilithiatic actions, so it can also help in cases of kidney stones and urinary tract infections.

Medicinal Properties

  1. Diuretic
  2. Anti-inflammatory
  3. Antilithiatic

Therapeutic Indications

Dosage & Administration

Brihatyadi Kashayam is available in three preparations:

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

Brihatyadi Kashayam Churna

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

The general dosage of Decoction (Kwath) prepared with Brihatyadi 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

Brihatyadi Kashayam Liquid

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

The general dosage of Brihatyadi 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

Brihatyadi Kashayam Tablets

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

The general dosage of Brihatyadi 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 Brihatyadi Kashayam.

Safety Profile

All available forms of Brihatyadi Kashayam are considerably safe and well-tolerated in most individuals when Brihatyadi formulations are taken in the recommended dosage under the supervision of an ayurvedic physician.

Side Effects

There are no side effects observed with Brihatyadi Kashayam.

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety profile of Brihatyadi Kashayam is not well established for pregnant women. However, ingredients used in Brihatyadi Kashaya in provided ratio are not likely to cause any side effects during pregnancy. You should consult an ayurvedic physician before using Brihatyadi formulations during pregnancy.

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


  • Arya Vaidya Sala Kottakkal
  • Arya Vaidya Nilayam (AVN) Ayurveda Formulations
  • Ashoka pharmaceuticals
  • AVP Coimbatore
  • Kerala Ayurveda Pharmacy Ltd
  • Nagarjuna Ayurvedic Group

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.

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