Kashayam (Decoction)

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.

Ingredients (Composition)

Indukantham Kashayam contains similar herbal ingredients as described in Indukantham Ghee in Sahasrayogam.

  1. Putikaranja (Chirabilwa) – Holoptelea Integrifolia
  2. Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar) – Cedrus Deodara
  3. Aegle Marmelos – Bilva (Indian Bael)
  4. Premna Serratifolia (Premna Mucronata & Premna Integrifolia) – Agnimantha (Arani)
  5. Oroxylum Indicum – Shyonaka
  6. Stereospermum Suaveolens – Patala
  7. Gmelina Arborea – Gambhari (Beech wood/Kasmari)
  8. Solanum Indicum – Brihati (Indian Nightshade)
  9. Solanum Xanthocarpum – Kantakari
  10. Desmodium Gangeticum – Shalaparni
  11. Uraria Picta – Prishnaparni
  12. Tribulus Terrestris – Gokshura
  13. Pippali Fruit (Long pepper) – Piper Longum
  14. Pippali Roots (Piplamool) – Piper Longum
  15. Chavya (Java Long Pepper) – Piper Chaba
  16. Chitrak – Plumbago Zeylanica
  17. Sonth – Zingiber Officinale
  18. 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.

Medicinal Properties

Indukantham Kashayam has following healing properties.

  • Digestive
  • Stimulant
  • Antispasmodic
  • Anodyne
  • Antiflatulent
  • Carminative
  • Antipyretic
  • Emollient
  • Demulcent
  • Cholagogue
  • Hepatoprotective

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.

Ayurvedic Properties

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.

Therapeutic Indications

Indukantham Kashayam is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Indigestion
  • Mild Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Intestinal Gas
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal distension
  • Relapsing Fever
  • Emaciation

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 *
Children2.5 to 10 ml *
Adults10 to 20 ml *
Geriatric (above 60 yrs)10 to 20 ml *
Maximum Possible Dosage40 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

Adults2 tablets *
Geriatric (above 60 yrs)2 tablets *
Maximum Possible Dosage6 tablets Per Day (in divided doses)
* Twice a day with warm water
When to Take: Before Food

Safety Profile

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.

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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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  1. I am taking Indukantham Kwatham tablets for gas and bloating stomach (after consulting with an ayurveda doctor). When I take it before food, gases start forming in my stomach. So I tried to consume it after food. Then gases don’t form. What should I do? Is it ok if I take the medicine after food? Does it have the same effect as taking it before food?

    1. 1. Yes, you can consume Indukantham Kwatham tablets after foods. Some patients cannot tolerate Kashayam before foods.
      2. Yes, it will provide almost same benefits.

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