Kushmanda Rasayana (Kushmanda Avaleha)
Kushmanda Rasayana (also called Kushmanda Avaleha) is an ayurvedic supplement that provides nourishment and strength to the body. It is an aphrodisiac, strengthening, nervine tonic, and hemostatic medicine. It provides relief from hemorrhages, phthisis, fever, dry mouth (xerostomia), excessive thirst (polydipsia), vomiting, bronchitis, asthma, and physical weakness or debility in old age.
Kushmanda Rasayana Ingredients (Composition)
|Kushmanda (Kushmand or Petha) – Benincasa Hispida fruit Pieces without seeds and outer skin||200 Parts|
|Ghee – Clarified Butter||32 Parts|
|Sharkara – Sugar||200 Parts|
|Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum||8 Parts|
|Sonth (Ginger Rhizome) – Zingiber Officinale||8 Parts|
|Jeera (Cumin Seeds) – Cuminum Cyminum||8 Parts|
|Dhania (Coriander) – Coriandrum Sativum||1 Part|
|Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala||1 Part|
|Elachi (Green Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum||1 Part|
|Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum||1 Part|
|Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum||1 Part|
|Shahad (Madhu) – Honey||16 Parts|
Preparation Method of Kushmanda Avaleha
For making Kushmanda Rasayana, take Benincasa Hispida fruit slices and water. Now, boil the water with Petha fruit slices until water reduces to half.
Now, filter the water and separate boiled fruit slices. Keep this water. Now, take these fruit slices in a cotton cloth, then squeeze the cloth to remove the water. Spread the slices on a clean cloth and leave it under the sun for a few hours.
Then take Ghee in a big copper pan that can hold all ingredients and remained water. Now, cook the boiled Petha fruit pulp in Ghee and when it becomes brown, add remained water (in which fruit slices are boiled) and sugar. When it becomes thick having Avaleha (Jam) like consistency, add other ingredients except for honey.
Now, remove it from heat. Leave it to cool naturally for several hours. When its temperature comes down to room temperature, then add honey in it and mix it well. Now, preserve Kushmanda Rasayana in food grade containers.
Pharmacological Actions of Kushmanda Rasayana
Kushmanda Rasayana has following medicinal properties:
- Hemostatic (styptic) – Check bleeding
- Nervine tonic & brain tonic
- Cardiac tonic
Kushmanda Rasayana Indications
Kushmanda Avaleha is helpful in following health conditions.
- Hemorrhages or bleeding disorders
- Nosebleed or epistaxis
- Dry mouth (xerostomia)
- Excessive thirst (polydipsia)
- Vomiting with sour taste of mouth or acid reflux
- Heartburn, Acid Reflux, GERD, or Hyperacidity
- Bronchitis and cough
- Breathing troubles and asthma with Pitta aggravation
- Physical weakness
- Debility in old age
- Vertigo (a reeling sensation)
Kushmanda Rasayana Uses & Benefits
Kushmanda Rasayana provides strength and reduces Pitta symptoms including burning sensation, acid reflux, and hyperacidity. It mainly acts on the stomach and modulates the gastric juices. It also calms the mind and helps in a headache occurring with burning sensation.
Heartburn, Gastritis, Peptic Ulcer, Acid Reflux (GERD) or Hyperacidity
Kushmanda Rasayana provides relief from heartburn, gastritis, peptic ulcer, acid reflux (GERD) and hyperacidity. It soothes the stomach linings and modulates the gastric secretion, which helps to reduce pungency and sharpness of gastric secretions. It alleviates burning sensation, regurgitation, and dyspepsia. In some cases, headache, excessive thirst and vertigo are also associated with these conditions. It also gives relief from all these conditions.
Physical Weakness and Debility
Kushmanda Avaleha provides nourishment, improves appetite and increases the strength. It is a mild formulation that can be used in children as well as old aged people for overcoming weakness and debility.
A headache occurring with burning sensation is treatable with Kushmanda Rasayana. This type of a headache occurs due to excess Pitta or aggravated Pitta, according to ayurveda. Kushmanda Avaleha provides relief from the attack. Its regular intake can help to prevent such type of headache attacks.
Kushmanda Rasayana Dosage
|The general dosage of Kushmanda Avaleha is as follows.|
|Toddler (Age: 1 – 3 yrs)||1 to 2.5 grams|
|Preschooler (3 – 5 yrs)||2.5 to 3.75 grams|
|Grade-schooler (5 – 12 yrs)||3.75 to 5 grams|
|Teenager (13 -19 yrs)||5 to 10 grams|
|Adults (19 to 60 yrs)||10 to 15 grams|
|Doses: 2 Doses per day|
|Best Time to Take: 45 minutes before food or 2 hours after food|
|Adjuvant: Eat it without any adjuvant or with warm milk.|
Safety Profile of Kushmanda Rasayana
Kushmanda Rasayana is considerably safe for most individuals when taken as per its indications in appropriate dosage under professional supervision.
Side Effects of Kushmanda Rasayana
There are no side effects reported with the use of Kushmanda Rasayana.
There are no absolute contraindications for Kushmanda Avaleha.
Kushmanda Rasayana during Pregnancy & Lactation
In ayurveda, Kushmanda Rasayana is used during pregnancy for nourishing the mother and developing a baby. However, the safety of Kushmanda Rasayana is not fully clear. Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Kushmanda Avaleha during pregnancy.
Kushmanda Rasayana is likely to be safe to consume by lactating mothers. There are no adverse effects reported with the use of Kushmanda Avaleha in lactating mothers and breastfeeding babies.