Maharasnadi Kwath (also called Rasnadwigunabhagam Kashayam, Maharasnadi Kadha, Maharasnadi Kashayam and Maharasnadi Quath) is an ayurvedic medicine mainly used for diseases of the musculoskeletal system. It mainly acts on bones, joints, muscles and nerves. It is used in pain disorders and arthritis for pain relief. In arthritis, it provides relief from pain, swelling, inflammation and stiffness. It helps to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, sciatica, backache, paralytic disorders, abdominal distension, bloating, gas, etc.
Maharasnadi Kwath Ingredients
|Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata||2 Parts|
|Dhamasa – Fagonia Arabica||1 Part|
|Bala – Sida Cordifolia||1 Part|
|Eranda (Castor Plant) – Ricinus Communis||1 Part|
|Devdaru – Cedrus Deodara||1 Part|
|Shati (Kapoor Kachri or Spiked Ginger Lily) rhizome – Hedychium Spicatum||1 Part|
|Vacha (Sweet Flag) – Acorus Calamus||1 Part|
|Vasaka (Adulsa) – Malabar Nut – Adhatoda Vasica||1 Part|
|Sonth (Dried Ginger) – Zingiber Officinale||1 Part|
|Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula||1 Part|
|Chavya – Piper Chaba||1 Part|
|Mustak (nut grass) – Cyperus Rotundus||1 Part|
|Punarnava – Boerhavia Diffusa||1 Part|
|Guduchi (Giloy) – Tinospora cordifolia||1 Part|
|Vidhara – Argyreia nervosa||1 Part|
|Saunf (Fennel seeds) – Foeniculum Vulgare||1 Part|
|Gokshura – Tribulus Terrestris||1 Part|
|Ashwagandha (Indian Ginseng) – Withania Somnifera||1 Part|
|Ativisha – Aconitum Heterophyllum||1 Part|
|Amaltas – Cassia Fistula||1 Part|
|Shatavari – Asparagus Racemosus||1 Part|
|Sahachara – Strobilanthes Ciliatus||1 Part|
|Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum||1 Part|
|Dhania (Coriander) – Coriandrum Sativum||1 Part|
|Kantakari – Solanum Xanthocarpum||1 Part|
|Brihati (Indian Nightshade) – Solanum Indicum||1 Part|
There is a slight variation can be seen for the quantity of Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata in it. Generally, Rasna is taken in 2 parts. Some texts suggest 3 parts and some suggest 25 parts. According to Sahasrayogam and Sarngadhara Samhita, Rasna should be taken in 2 parts.
The role of Maharasnadi Kwatham is mostly observable on the nervous system and musculoskeletal system. Maharasnadi Kwath pacifies inflammation and irritation of nerves and removes toxins from the body. Furthermore, it reduces inflammation of organs/parts of the musculoskeletal system. Therefore, it is recommended for paralytic disorders and arthritis. It has antitoxin and AMA Pachak (Detoxifier) actions, which reduces AMA formation, removes AMAVISHA from the channels and facilitates their quick elimination from the body. Therefore, it helps in diseases in which AMA or AMAVISHA are responsible or play as an underlying cause of the disease e.g. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gout.
- Anti-rheumatic or Anti-arthritic
|DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humors)||Pacifies mainly VATA DOSHA|
|Dhatu (Tissue) Effect||RASA, RAKTA, MAMSA, ASTHI|
|Organs Effect||Nerves, Muscles, Bones, Joints, Ligaments, Tendons, Uterus|
|Main Indication||Vata Disorders|
Maharasnadi Kwath has a wide range of indications and uses in Ayurveda. A few are listed below:
- Facial paralysis
- Muscle spasm
- Low backache
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Frozen shoulders
Dosage & Administration
Maharasnadi Kwath is available in three preparations:
- Maharasnadi Kwath Churna (Rasnadwigunabhagam Kashayam)
- Maharasnadi Kwath Liquid (Rasnadwigunabhagam Kashayam)
- Maharasnadi Kwath Tablets (Rasnadwigunabhagam Kashayam)
Maharasnadi Kashayam Churna
If you are using Maharasnadi Kwath Churna, then take 60 grams churna in 960 ml water. Boil to reduce it 120 ml Maharasnadi liquid. The dosage is 30 to 60 ml.
|The general dosage of Decoction (Kwath) prepared with Maharasnadi Kashayam Churna is as follows.|
|Children||15 to 30 ml *|
|Adults||30 to 60 ml *|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||120 ml Per Day (in divided doses)|
|* Twice a day|
|Best Time to Take: Before Food|
Maharasnadi Kashayam Liquid – Rasnadwigunabhagam Kashayam
Maharasnadi Kashayam Liquid is readymade concentrated decoction and can be used in the following dosage.
|The general dosage of Maharasnadi Kashayam (Rasnadwigunabhagam Kashayam) readymade Liquid is as follows.|
|Children||2.5 to 10 ml *|
|Adults||5 to 15 ml *|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||30 ml Per Day (in divided doses)|
|* Twice a day with 4 times boiled and cooled water|
|Best Time to Take: Before Food|
Maharasnadi Kashayam Tablets – Rasnadwigunabhagam Kashayam
Maharasnadi Kashayam (Rasnadwigunabhagam Kashayam) Tablets are the extract tablets of the Maharasnadi decoction.
|The general dosage of Maharasnadi Kashayam Tablets is as follows.|
|Children||1 tablet *|
|Adults||2 tablets *|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||4 tablets Per Day (in divided doses)|
|* Twice a day with warm water|
|Best Adjuvant: Warm water|
|Best Time to Take: 30 minutes Before Food|
|Note: The dosage is according to 1000 mg tablet of Maharasnadi Kashayam.|
Maharasnadi Kwath available in the market (manufactured by Baidyanath, Dabur, Sandu, and Zandu etc.) are based on Asava Arishta preparation, which should be taken after a meal with an equal amount of water.
Companies like Arya Vaidya Sala Kottakkal, Nagarjuna, and Arya Vaidya Nilayam etc. manufacture Maharasnadi Kwath in name of Rasnadwigunabhagam Kashayam, which should be taken as described in tables above.
All available forms of Maharasnadi Kwath are considerably safe and well-tolerated in most individuals when Maharasnadi formulations are taken in the recommended dosage under the supervision of an ayurvedic physician. Maharasnadi Kashaya is well suitable for people having Vata dominance in symptoms.
There are no side effects observed with Maharasnadi Kwath.
Pregnancy & Lactation
The safety profile of Maharasnadi Kwath is not well established for pregnant women. You should consult an ayurvedic physician before using Maharasnadi formulations during pregnancy.
Maharasnadi Kwath is likely to be safe to consume by lactating mothers. There are no adverse effects reported with the use of Maharasnadi Kwatham in lactating mothers and breastfeeding babies.
- Arya Vaidya Sala Kottakkal
- Arya Vaidya Nilayam (AVN) Ayurveda Formulations
- Ashoka pharmaceuticals
- AVP Coimbatore
- Kerala Ayurveda Pharmacy Ltd
- Nagarjuna Ayurvedic Group