Kashayam (Decoction)

Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashayam

Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashayam is an ayurvedic classical medicine mainly used mainly for reducing cough and dyspnea occurring due to lung’s diseases or respiratory disorders. It is likely to have a hot potency and reduces mucus production (pacifies Kapha Dosha). Therefore, it is best for patients suffering from excess production of mucus. It occurs in diseases like catarrh and bronchitis. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and acts bronchodilator. It promotes a proper airflow to the lungs, so it eases a patient in breathing problems.

In addition these, it is also beneficial for pain disorders. It is helpful in chest pain occurring due to excess gas in alimentary tract and back ache. Dashmool ingredients in this Kashayam (decoction) provide relief from pain and stiffness occurring in pain disorders, especially lumbar pain.

Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashayam Ingredients

Dashmool Ingredients:
Aegle Marmelos – Bilva (Indian Bael)1 Part
Premna Serratifolia (Premna Mucronata & Premna Integrifolia) – Agnimantha (Arani)1 Part
Oroxylum Indicum – Shyonaka1 Part
Stereospermum Suaveolens – Patala1 Part
Gmelina Arborea – Gambhari (Beech wood/Kasmari)1 Part
Solanum Indicum – Brihati (Indian Nightshade)1 Part
Solanum Xanthocarpum – Kantakari1 Part
Desmodium Gangeticum – Shalaparni1 Part
Uraria Picta – Prishnaparni1 Part
Tribulus Terrestris – Gokshura1 Part
Trikatu Ingredients:
Zingiber Officinale – Dried Ginger (Sonth)1 Part
Piper Nigrum – Black Pepper (Kali Mirch)1 Part
Piper Longum – Long Pepper (Pippali)1 Part
Other Ingredients:
Adhatoda VasicaVasaka (Adulsa) – Malabar Nut1 Part

Pharmacological Actions

Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashayam acts as mucolytic, antitussive, appetizer, analgesic and anti-inflammatory. It reduces mucus production in the lungs and mitigates inflammation in the airways and lungs. It is best when a patient coughing up excess phlegm and wants to get rid of excessive phlegm. In most cases, it occurs in the morning (during Kapha time) and reduces during noon (Pitta time). If such conditions are seen, then Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashaya can be used.

Medicinal Properties

  1. Mucolytic
  2. Antitussive
  3. Anti-Inflammatory
  4. Bronchodilator
  5. Analgesic
  6. Appetizer
  7. Digestive Stimulant
  8. Carminative
  9. Antispasmodic
  10. Uterine Detoxifier

Ayurvedic Properties

Ingredients in Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashayam pacify Kapha and Vata Aggravation but may aggravate Pitta Dosha.

DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humors)Pacifies KAPHA DOSHA & VATA DOSHA and likely to increase PITTA DOSHA
Organs EffectMainly Lungs, and then Stomach, Intestine, Nerves, Muscles, Bones & Joints
Main IndicationCough & dyspnea

Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashayam mainly works on KAPHA DOSHA, the secondary action of Dasamoola Katutrayadi Kashaya observed on VATA DOSHA. Therefore, Dasamulakatutrayadi is most suitable for individuals with KAPHA and VATA dominant symptoms.

Dasamulakatutrayadi may not be suitable for patients with PITTA manifestations.

Therapeutic Indications

Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashayam is indicated for a cough and dyspnea with excess mucus production occurring in following conditions:

  • Acute and chronic bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory infections
  • Cold and flu
  • Catarrh
  • Asthma (triggering during seasonal change, especially during start of winters or cold season)

Dosage & Administration

Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashayam is available in three preparations:

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

Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashayam Churna

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

The general dosage of Decoction (Kwath) prepared with Dasamulakatutrayadi 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

Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashayam Liquid

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

The general dosage of Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashayam readymade Liquid is as follows.
Children2.5 to 10 ml Twice a day
Adults5 to 15 ml Twice a day
Maximum Possible Dosage30 ml Per Day (in divided doses)
Adjuvant: With 4 times boiled and cooled water and 2 teaspoons of honey added in this.
Best Time to Take: Before Food

Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashayam Tablets

Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashayam Tablets are the extract tablets of the NAME decoction.

The general dosage of Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashayam Tablets is as follows.
Children1 tablet Twice a day
Adults2 tablets Twice a day
Maximum Possible Dosage4 tablets Per Day (in divided doses)
Best Adjuvant: warm water and 2 teaspoons of honey added to it.
Best Time to Take: 30 minutes Before Food
Note: The dosage is according to 1000 mg tablet of Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashayam.


The best adjuvant for Dasamula Katutrayadi Kashayam is honey. You can add honey in warm water if you are taking it in tablet form.

Safety Profile

All available forms of Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashayam are considerably safe and well-tolerated in most individuals when Dasamulakatutrayadi formulations are taken in the recommended dosage under the supervision of an ayurvedic physician. Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashaya is well suitable for people having Kapha and Vata dominance in symptoms.

Side Effects

Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashayam can cause following side effects:

  • Heartburn
  • Acidity
  • Burning sensation in the abdomen
  • Reeling sensation (rare)
  • Restlessness (rare)

These side effects occur only if it is unwisely used in patients suffering from diseases with Pitta manifestation. If it is used wisely in patients with aggravated or increased Kapha manifestation, it is likely to be safe.

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety profile of Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashayam is not well established for pregnant women. However, some ingredients used in Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashaya have hot potency, which should be avoided during pregnancy or you should consult an ayurvedic physician before using Dasamulakatutrayadi formulations during pregnancy.

Dasamulakatutrayadi Kashayam is likely to be safe to consume by lactating mothers. There are no adverse effects reported with the use of Dasamulakatutrayadi 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 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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