Herbo-mineral Formulations

Kamdudha Ras

Kamdudha Ras is herbal-mineral ayurvedic classical medicine. It is beneficial in digestive ailments, chronic fever, debility after fever or chronic disease, burning sensation, vertigo, nausea, vomiting etc.

According to ayurvedic principles, Kamdudha Ras has SHEETA VIRYA (cool potency), so it is useful in every PITTA ROGA classified in ayurveda. It is beneficial in almost all disease when any of following symptoms is present:

  • Burning sensation
  • Heat sensation
  • Restlessness
  • Reeling sensation or vertigo
  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Impatience
  • Epigastrium tenderness
  • Bleeding tendencies
  • Excessive sweating
  • Acidic perspiration
  • Excessive thirst
  • Hot flashes
  • Vomiting with yellowish or sour water
  • Sour taste of mouth
  • Loose motions with burning sensation

INGREDIENTS (COMPOSITION)

IngredientsQuantity
Mukta Pishti14.29%
Praval Pishti14.29%
Shukti Pishti14.29%
Kapardak (Varatika) Bhasma14.29%
Shankh Bhasma14.29%
Shuddha Sonageru (Purified Hematite)14.29%
Giloy Satva14.29%
Ref. Ras Yog Sagar

Chemical Composition

Kamdudha Ras is likely to contain:

  1. Calcium Carbonate
  2. Conchiolin
  3. Starch
  4. Iron oxide
  5. Slight amounts of titanium may also be present.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES

Generally, Kamdudha Ras is potent antacid. It also has following healing properties:

  1. Tonic
  2. Antiemetic
  3. Antacid
  4. Anti-vertigo
  5. Anti-inflammatory (effects appear in gastritis)
  6. Mild Febrifuge
  7. Adaptogenic
  8. Antioxidant
  9. Antihyperglycemic (when PITTA systems in diabetes)
  10. Mild Anti-depressant (calming effects on brain)

Kamdudha Ras is a good natural calcium iron supplement. As compared to allopathic calcium and iron supplements, it is well tolerated and considerably safe.

MECHANISM OF ACTION

According to Ayurveda, Kamdudha Ras has effect on PITTA DOSHA. It reduces heat in the body and alleviates sensation of burning. It also neutralizes gastric acid. It reduces inflammation of gastric and esophageal mucosa. Hence, it gives relief from heartburn, hyperacidity, dyspepsia, burning sensation etc.

THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS

Kamdudha Ras is indicated in following health conditions:

  • Hyperacidity or Dyspepsia
  • Chronic Gastritis
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Heartburn
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Mouth ulcer
  • Diarrhea with burning sensation
  • Vertigo
  • Schizophrenia
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Leukorrhea
  • Menorrhagia
  • Metrorrhagia
  • Menometrorrhagia
  • Nervine Weakness
  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Bleeding piles
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy
  • Emotional trauma
  • Hysteria or unmanageable emotional excesses
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

BENEFITS & MEDICINAL USES

The effect of Kamdudha Ras appears on digestive system, cardiovascular system, nervous system and urinary system.

Kamdudha Ras reduces heat in the body, balances acid production in the stomach, neutralizes the excess acid, reduces inflammation of organs of digestive system, and lowers the tendency of bleeding.

Hyperacidity or Dyspepsia

All ingredients in Kamdudha Ras reduces neutralizes the gastric acid and reduces symptoms of heartburn, sour taste, sour vomitus, burning sensation in the abdomen and epigastric tenderness.

Gastritis

Kamdudha Ras is a drug of choice in both acute as well as chronic gastritis in ayurveda. It reduces inflammation of the stomach lining. It gives strength to the mucus-lined barrier in the stomach and protects the stomach lining from the damage caused by irritants like alcohol, painkillers, bacteria etc. It reduces gnawing or burning ache and nausea associated with gastritis. It is also effective for reducing feeling of fullness after eating in upper abdomen.

Peptic Ulcer

Kamdudha Ras is effective remedy for peptic ulcer (including gastric ulcers, esophageal ulcers and duodenal ulcers). For all types of ulcer, following ayurvedic mixture is beneficial.

Ayurvedic Remedy for Peptic UlcerQuantity
Kamdudha Ras250 mg *
Amalaki Rasayana250 mg *
Vanshlochan500 mg *
Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosa)500 mg *
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza Glabra1000 mg *
* Twice Daily in between food when half food is finished
This ayurvedic remedy heals ulcer, eradicates H. Pylori, alleviates abdominal pain and tenderness, and reduces all other symptoms of peptic ulcer.

Vertigo or Dizziness

The excess PITTA aggravation is a common cause of vertigo or dizziness. Kamdudha Ras is helpful along with other remedies as per underlying cause of the disease. Generally, it is effective if vertigo has any of following causes:

  1. Poor circulation (along with Terminalia Arjuna Red Bark PowderArjuna Ksheer or Arjunarishta)
  2. Anxiety (along with Jatamansi)
  3. Anemia or low iron levels (Drakshasava)
  4. Inner ear problems (alone is not effective, it is used along with Chandi Bhasma and Sarivadi Vati)
  5. Side effect of any medicine
  6. Migraine
  7. Reeling sensation associated with acid dyspepsia

DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION

The general dosage of Kamdudha Ras is as follows.

Infants30 to 60 mg *
Children125 to 250 mg *
Adults250 to 375 mg *
Pregnancy125 to 250 mg *
Geriatric (Old age)125 to 250 mg *
Maximum Possible Dosage1500 mg per day (in divided doses)
* Twice daily with appropriate adjuvant

The dosage can be repeated in severe cases, but the maximum dosage of Kamdudha Ras should not exceed from 1.5 grams per day.

SAFETY PROFILE

Kamdudha Ras is considerably safe and well tolerable.

Side Effects

The common side effect of Kamdudha Ras is constipation, but it is rarely observed.

Pregnancy

Kamdudha Ras is considerably safe for pregnant women. Ayurvedic physicians commonly use it for nausea, vomiting and morning sickness.

Lactation

Kamdudha Ras is considerably safe during lactation period as well.

Contraindications

The absolute contraindications of Kamdudha Ras are hypercalcemia (elevated serum calcium level) and hemochromatosis (Iron Overload).

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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21 Comments

  1. Sir, please suggest treatment for heel pain, being an ayurvedic physician, I have a great desire to treat my patient without allopath in this case.

  2. I have a few questions regarding the mixture you have given above containing Kamdudha Ras 250 mg, Amalaki Rasayana 250 mg, Vanshlochan 500 mg, Shatavari 500 mg, Licorice 1000 mg

    1. How much quantity of this has to be taken in between meals?
    2. Since Licorice is 30 to 40 times sweeter than sugar how can diabetic people take it?
    3. Is there an alternative to licorice or can I give them the above mixture without licorice.
    4. Will it still eradicate the h pylori?
    5. Is there a particular brand that you suggest for the above mixtures?

    1. 1. ½ teaspoon of mixture can be taken in between meal.
      2. The sweetness of Licorice is not due to sugar content. It is due to glycyrrhizin compound present in it, which does not increase blood glucose level. Secondly, carbohydrate content in 1 to 2 grams licorice is insignificant to cause elevation in glucose level in the blood. Third, some compounds in licorice also have anti-diabetic effects, according to some studies. Therefore, it can be used in diabetic patients too.
      3. One can also use this mixture without Licorice if still it is required.
      4. Kamdudha Ras is a main medicine, which can help to eradicate the h pylori.
      5. You can prepare it at home or ask to ayurvedic store to mix it in this proportion for you.

  3. Can we take Kamdudha Ras daily? Can I take this medicine for my entire life?

    I have seen on internet many allopathy doctors saying such ayurvedic medicine containing metals will cause kidney problems. Let me know your views.

    Thank you.

  4. I am 65 years old and still working as an Agriculture Scientist in Bangalore.

    During a routine blood sugar test followed by HbA1C two weeks ago, I am found to be a diabetic.

    I have gastric reflux problem also since last 5 years. I want to try Kamdudha Ras for this problem. Is it safe to use Kamdudha Ras for diabetics since I read in your article that one of the property is Hypoglycemic when Pitta systems in Diabetes as well as in Contraindications it is mentioned that it causes elevated levels of calcium in the serum and iron overload?

    1. Yes, Kamdudha Ras is safe for diabetic patients. It has mild Antihyperglycemic effects, which appear in diabetic patients with Pitta Dosha Dominance in symptoms, but it does not reduce blood sugar level below the normal range. So, you don’t need to worry about it.

  5. Dr. Singh,
    I have always had a number of the symptoms that you mention above under Pitta Roga, and recently started taking Praval Pishti. In general, if one wants to reduce Pitta, is it better to take Kamdudha Ras, or just Praval Pishti?

    1. I am CKD patient with protein leak up to 12 gms/24 hrs. With Creatnine level at 2.10, Uric Acid 7.70, calcium 8.63, phosphrous 4.28 and remaining KFT parameters within the range. Hemoglobin at 9.80. The Doctor has prescribed Chandra Prabhavati – 4 tablets a day and Kamdudha Ras Tab – 4 per day. I am afraid if these medicines would give any adverse effect on the allopathetic treatment being taken. Does these medicines contain any Metals, which are considered bad for the kidneys. Your valuable advice would be of help to me in deciding to take these medicines.

    1. CKD is diagnosed at later stages. If diagnosed at an early stage when disease just starts appearing, then a few patients can recover from this disease. However, it is not curable.

      Surviving without dialysis also depends on several factors. On ayurvedic medicine, some patient can only avoid dialysis for 1 to 2 years, but some patients get very good results. They don’t need dialysis for several years. It depends how your body responds to ayurvedic medicines and which medicines are you taking.

  6. Thank u Doctor Sahib for your candid observations. I have understood what is in store for patients like me. In any case my protein leak was detected in the mid of 2009. God is great ….thank you once again.

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