Kashayam (Decoction)

Dhanwantharam Kashayam

Dhanwantharam Kashayam is an ayurvedic medicine mainly used for diseases of nervous system. It is a common medicine for paralysis, hemiplegia, quadriplegia and tissue wasting. It provides strength to the body, especially to the muscles, and different parts of nervous system. It is also used for puerperal diseases and children’s diseases. It can give relief from pain, numbness and swelling associated with Vata Disorders. It pacifies Vata Dosha and improves the strength, so it is also given to people suffering from rheumatic disorders, spondylosis, uterine diseases, and hernia.

Dhanwantharam Kashayam Ingredients

Sida Cordifolia – Bala (roots)780 Parts (31.21%)
Hordeum Vulgare – Yava (Barley Grain)130 Parts (5.20%)
Dolichos Biflorus – Kulthi (Horse Gram)130 Parts (5.20%)
Aegle Marmelos – Bilva (Indian Bael)130 Parts (5.20%)
Premna Serratifolia (Premna Mucronata & Premna Integrifolia) – Agnimantha (Arani)130 Parts (5.20%)
Oroxylum Indicum – Shyonaka130 Parts (5.20%)
Stereospermum Suaveolens – Patala130 Parts (5.20%)
Gmelina Arborea – Gambhari (Beech wood/Kasmari)130 Parts (5.20%)
Solanum Indicum – Brihati (Indian Nightshade)130 Parts (5.20%)
Solanum Xanthocarpum – Kantakari130 Parts (5.20%)
Desmodium Gangeticum – Shalaparni130 Parts (5.20%)
Uraria Picta – Prishnaparni130 Parts (5.20%)
Tribulus Terrestris – Gokshura130 Parts (5.20%)
Polygonatum Cirrhifolium – Meda1 Part (0.04%)
Polygonatum Verticillatum – Mahameda1 Part (0.04%)
Cedrus Deodara – Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar)1 Part (0.04%)
Rubia Cordifolia – Manjistha1 Part (0.04%)
Fritillaria Roylei – Kakoli1 Part (0.04%)
Lilium Polyphyllum – Ksheera Kakoli1 Part (0.04%)
Pterocarpus Santalinus – Lal Chandan (Red Sandalwood)1 Part (0.04%)
Hemidesmus Indicus – Sariva1 Part (0.04%)
Saussurea Lappa – Kushta (Indian Costus Root)1 Part (0.04%)
Valeriana Wallichii – Tagara1 Part (0.04%)
Microstylis Wallichii – Jeevak1 Part (0.04%)
Microstylis Musifera – Rishabhaka1 Part (0.04%)
Rock Salt – Sendha Namak1 Part (0.04%)
Ichnocarpus Frutescens – Kalidudhi (Kalanusari OR Black Creeper)1 Part (0.04%)
Parmelia Perlata – Shaileyam1 Part (0.04%)
Acorus Calamus – Vacha (Sweet Flag)1 Part (0.04%)
Aquilaria Agallocha – Agaru1 Part (0.04%)
Boerhavia Diffusa – Punarnava1 Part (0.04%)
Withania Somnifera – Ashwagandha1 Part (0.04%)
Asparagus Racemosus – Shatavari1 Part (0.04%)
Fritillaria Roylei – Ksheerashukla1 Part (0.04%)
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza Glabra1 Part (0.04%)
Terminalia Chebula – Haritaki1 Part (0.04%)
Terminalia Bellirica – Bibhitaki1 Part (0.04%)
Emblica Officinalis – Amla1 Part (0.04%)
Anethum Graveolens – Soya (Dill) – (Anethum Sowa)1 Part (0.04%)
Phaseolus Trilobus – Mudgaparni1 Part (0.04%)
Teramnus Labialis – Mashaparni1 Part (0.04%)
Elettaria Cardamomum – Elaichi (Cardamom)1 Part (0.04%)
Cinnamomum Zeylanicum –  Dalchini (Cinnamon)1 Part (0.04%)
Cinnamomum Tamala – Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf)1 Part (0.04%)

Pharmacological Actions

Ingredients in Dhanwantharam Kashayam pacify Vata Aggravation and works as nervine, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory and analgesic. Its effects are mostly observable on the nerves, muscles, bones, and joints.

Medicinal Properties

  1. Nervine Tonic
  2. Neuroprotective
  3. Anti-paralytic
  4. Anti-rheumatic or Anti-arthritic
  5. Anti-inflammatory
  6. Analgesic
  7. Carminative
  8. Antispasmodic
  9. Alterative – tending to restore health
  10. Adaptogenic
  11. Antinociceptive
  12. Antioxidant
  13. Uterine tonic

Ayurvedic Properties

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

Therapeutic Indications

Dhanwantharam Kashayam is indicated for all types of Vata Disorders described in Ayurveda. Most of these diseases are related with the nervous system and musculoskeletal system. It is also used as a uterine tonic during the postnatal period. Here are a few of its main indications:

  • Paralysis of any body part
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Hemiplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Tissue Wasting (or consumption)
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Backache
  • Spondylosis – Cervical, thoracic, or lumbar
  • Rheumatic diseases – Osteoarthritis & Joint Pains
  • Hernia
  • Hydrocele
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Uterine diseases like uterine atony and endometriosis

Dosage & Administration

Dhanwantharam Kashayam is available in three preparations:

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

Dhanwantharam Kashayam Churna

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

The general dosage of Decoction (Kwath) prepared with Dhanwantharam 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

Dhanwantharam Kashayam Liquid

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

The general dosage of Dhanwantharam 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

Dhanwantharam Kashayam Tablets

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

The general dosage of Dhanwantharam 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 Dhanwantharam Kashayam.


The best adjuvants in Vata disorders are Dhanwantharam Thailam 101 and Ksheerabala Thailam 101. The combination of Dhanwantharam Kashayam with these oils help to provide a good relief quickly and speeds up the recovery from the paralytic diseases and rheumatic disorders.

Safety Profile

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

Side Effects

There are no side effects observed with Dhanwantharam Kashayam.

Pregnancy & Lactation

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

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