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
- Reeling sensation or vertigo
- 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
|Kapardak (Varatika) Bhasma||14.29%|
|Shuddha Sonageru (Purified Hematite)||14.29%|
|Ref. Ras Yog Sagar|
Kamdudha Ras is likely to contain:
- Calcium Carbonate
- Iron oxide
- Slight amounts of titanium may also be present.
Generally, Kamdudha Ras is potent antacid. It also has following healing properties:
- Anti-inflammatory (effects appear in gastritis)
- Mild Febrifuge
- Antihyperglycemic (when PITTA systems in diabetes)
- 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.
Kamdudha Ras is indicated in following health conditions:
- Hyperacidity or Dyspepsia
- Chronic Gastritis
- Duodenal ulcer
- Peptic ulcer
- Mouth ulcer
- Diarrhea with burning sensation
- 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.
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.
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 Ulcer||Quantity|
|Kamdudha Ras||250 mg *|
|Amalaki Rasayana||250 mg *|
|Vanshlochan||500 mg *|
|Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosa)||500 mg *|
|Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza Glabra||1000 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:
- Poor circulation (along with Terminalia Arjuna Red Bark Powder, Arjuna Ksheer or Arjunarishta)
- Anxiety (along with Jatamansi)
- Anemia or low iron levels (Drakshasava)
- Inner ear problems (alone is not effective, it is used along with Chandi Bhasma and Sarivadi Vati)
- Side effect of any medicine
- Reeling sensation associated with acid dyspepsia
DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION
The general dosage of Kamdudha Ras is as follows.
|Infants||30 to 60 mg *|
|Children||125 to 250 mg *|
|Adults||250 to 375 mg *|
|Pregnancy||125 to 250 mg *|
|Geriatric (Old age)||125 to 250 mg *|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||1500 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.
Kamdudha Ras is considerably safe and well tolerable.
The common side effect of Kamdudha Ras is constipation, but it is rarely observed.
Kamdudha Ras is considerably safe for pregnant women. Ayurvedic physicians commonly use it for nausea, vomiting and morning sickness.
Kamdudha Ras is considerably safe during lactation period as well.
The absolute contraindications of Kamdudha Ras are hypercalcemia (elevated serum calcium level) and hemochromatosis (Iron Overload).