Indukantham Kashayam (Kwatham) – Indukantam Syrup
Indukantham Kashayam is a classical ayurvedic medicine prepared through water decoction method. It is available in concentrated liquid form (Indukantam Syrup) and dried water extract in tablet form (Indukantham Kashayam Tablets). It benefits in abdominal disorders including abdominal spasms, intestinal gas, bloating, abdominal distension and loss of appetite. It provides strength, increases immunity and improves complexion and glow.
Indukantham Kashayam contains similar herbal ingredients as described in Indukantham Ghee in Sahasrayogam.
- Putikaranja (Chirabilwa) – Holoptelea Integrifolia
- Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar) – Cedrus Deodara
- Aegle Marmelos – Bilva (Indian Bael)
- Premna Serratifolia (Premna Mucronata & Premna Integrifolia) – Agnimantha (Arani)
- Oroxylum Indicum – Shyonaka
- Stereospermum Suaveolens – Patala
- Gmelina Arborea – Gambhari (Beech wood/Kasmari)
- Solanum Indicum – Brihati (Indian Nightshade)
- Solanum Xanthocarpum – Kantakari
- Desmodium Gangeticum – Shalaparni
- Uraria Picta – Prishnaparni
- Tribulus Terrestris – Gokshura
- Pippali Fruit (Long pepper) – Piper Longum
- Pippali Roots (Piplamool) – Piper Longum
- Chavya (Java Long Pepper) – Piper Chaba
- Chitrak – Plumbago Zeylanica
- Sonth – Zingiber Officinale
- Yavakshara – Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Kshaar
All ingredients are taken in equal proportion and water decoction is prepared using them in powdered form. The liquid is concentrated to make Pravahi Kwath or dried to get water extract and for making Kashayam Tablets.
Indukantham Kashayam has following healing properties.
Indukantham Kashayam mainly acts on the stomach, liver and intestines. It acts as carminative and antispasmodic, which helps expelling the trapped gases in the alimentary canal and provides relief from abdominal cramps, pain, and gaseous distension.
According to the ingredients in Indukantham Kashayam, it mainly pacifies Vata Dosha, and then reduces Kapha Dosha. It acts as Cholagogue, which promotes flow of bile from the liver into intestine and improves peristalsis. Therefore, it also rectifies Pitta Dosha, and reduces its aggravation when it is in SAMA PITTA condition.
Indukantham Kashayam Vs Indukantham Ghee
In fact, Indukantham Kashayam is good option, when Vata is associated with Kapha or when one has SAMA condition.
Indukantham Ghee is good option than Indukantham Kashayam when Vata is associated with Pitta and need more nourishing properties.
Indukantham Kashayam is helpful in following health conditions.
- Mild Constipation
- Intestinal Gas
- Abdominal distension
- Relapsing Fever
Dosage & Administration
The general dosage of Indukantham Kashayam is as follows:
Indukantham Kashayam Liquid (Syrup) Dosage
|Infants (Age: Up To 12 Months)||1 to 2.5 ml *|
|Children||2.5 to 10 ml *|
|Adults||10 to 20 ml *|
|Geriatric (above 60 yrs)||10 to 20 ml *|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||40 ml Per Day (in divided doses)|
|* Twice a day with equal amount of water and a pinch of Sendha Namak|
|When to Take: Before Food or on empty stomach|
Indukantham Kashayam Tablet Dosage
|Adults||2 tablets *|
|Geriatric (above 60 yrs)||2 tablets *|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||6 tablets Per Day (in divided doses)|
|* Twice a day with warm water|
|When to Take: Before Food|
Indukantham Kashayam is considerably safe for most individuals in recommended dosage when taken under professional supervision.
Indukantham Kashayam Side Effects
There are no side effects observed with Indukantham Kashayam syrup as well as its tablets. However, it can be used regardless the Dosha, but still it has hot potency, which is likely to avoid in NIRAMA PITTA conditions.
FAQs about Indukantham Kashayam
How long can we use Indukantham Kashayam?
Depending on the condition, you may need Indukantham Kashayam for 2 to 6 weeks.
Can pregnant women take Indukantham Kashayam?
Indukantham Kashayam contains some ingredients, which may stimulate uterine contractions and promote menstrual flow. However, these ingredients in Indukantham Kashayam have insignificant quantity to cause miscarriage or any other complications, but still it should be avoided to stay on the safe side.