Mahasudarshan Kadha is an ayurvedic anti-pyretic medicine. It is used in all types of diseases in which fever occurs. According to ayurveda, it is used in the fever occurring due to one Dosha, two Dosha, and Tridosha, Malaria, etc. It also improves appetite and preserves the strength of the body in fever. In addition, it is also helpful for treating loss of appetite, indigestion, abdominal heaviness, headache, cough, anemia, jaundice, backache and heart diseases. It digests the AMA (toxin particles developed from undigested food) and helps to unblock the microchannels in the body, which induces sweating and lowers the fever.
Ingredients in Mahasudarshan Kadha have antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties, which, along with other medicines, help to fight off infections.
Table of Contents
- 1 Ingredients (Composition)
- 2 Pharmacological Actions
- 3 Therapeutic Indications
- 4 Mahasudarshan Kadha Benefits & Uses
- 5 Mahasudarshan Kadha Dosage
- 6 Safety Profile
Mahasudarshan Kadha contains almost all ingredients present in Mahasudarshan Churna. In addition to those ingredients, it also contains water, Gur (jaggery), and Dhataki flowers (Woodfordia Fruticosa). The complete list of ingredients is as follows:
|Haritaki or Harad (Chebulic Myrobalan) – Terminalia Chebula||104.5 grams|
|Bibhitaki (Bahera) – Terminalia Bellirica||104.5 grams|
|Amla – Emblica Officinalis||104.5 grams|
|Haldi (Turmeric) – Curcuma Longa||104.5 grams|
|Daruhaldi (Daruharidra) – Berberis Aristata||104.5 grams|
|Badi Kateri – Brihati (Indian Nightshade) – Solanum Indicum||104.5 grams|
|Kantakari or Chhoti Kateri (Thorny Nightshade) – Solanum Surattense||104.5 grams|
|Kachur (Zedoary) – Curcuma Zedoaria||104.5 grams|
|Sonth (Ginger Rhizome) – Zingiber Officinale||104.5 grams|
|Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum||104.5 grams|
|Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum||104.5 grams|
|Piplamool (Long Pepper Roots) – Piper Longum||104.5 grams|
|Murcha (Mor Bel)||104.5 grams|
|Giloy (Guduchi) – Tinospora Cordifolia||104.5 grams|
|Dhamasa (Duralabha) – Fagonia Cretica||104.5 grams|
|Kutki – Picrorhiza Kurroa||104.5 grams|
|Pitpapra (Shahtra) – Fumaria Indica||104.5 grams|
|Kurchi (Kutaj) – Holarrhena Antidysenterica (Pubescens)||104.5 grams|
|Yashtimadhu (Licorice) – Glycyrrhiza Glabra||104.5 grams|
|Nagarmotha or Mustak (Nut Grass) – Cyperus Rotundus||104.5 grams|
|Trayamana (Himalayan Gentian) – Gentiana Kurroo||104.5 grams|
|Netrabala (Sugandha Bala) – Pavonia Odorata||104.5 grams|
|Pushkarmool (Elecampane) – Inula Racemosa||104.5 grams|
|Neem – Azadirachta Indica Inner Bark||104.5 grams|
|Ajwain (Carom Seeds) – Trachyspermum Ammi||104.5 grams|
|Indrayava – Holarrhena Antidysenterica Seeds||104.5 grams|
|Bharangi – Clerodendrum Serratum||104.5 grams|
|Sahjan Seeds – Moringa Oleifera||104.5 grams|
|Fitkari Ka Fula||104.5 grams|
|Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum||104.5 grams|
|Padmaka – Prunus Cerasoides||104.5 grams|
|Safed Chandan (White Sandalwood) – Santalum Album||104.5 grams|
|Ativisha – Aconitum Heterophyllum||104.5 grams|
|Bala (Country Mallow) – Sida Cordifolia||104.5 grams|
|Shalaparni – Desmodium Gangeticum||104.5 grams|
|Prishnaparni (Indian Uraria) – Uraria Picta||104.5 grams|
|Vaividang (False Black Pepper) – Embelia Ribes||104.5 grams|
|Tagara – Valeriana Wallichii||104.5 grams|
|Chitrakmool – Plumbago Zeylanica||104.5 grams|
|Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar) – Cedrus Deodara||104.5 grams|
|Chavya (Java Long Pepper) – Piper Chaba||104.5 grams|
|Patol (Pointed Gourd Leaves) – Trichosanthes Dioica||104.5 grams|
|Safed Kamal (White Lotus) – Nymphaea Lotus||104.5 grams|
|Kakoli (White Himalayan Lily) – Lilium Polyphyllum||104.5 grams|
|Jivaka (Jeevaka) – Malaxis Acuminata||104.5 grams|
|Rishbhak – Malaxis Muscifera||104.5 grams|
|Ushira or Khas (Vetiver) – Vetiveria Zizanioides||104.5 grams|
|Laung (Clove) – Syzygium Aromaticum||104.5 grams|
|Vanshlochan (Tabasheer) – Bamboo Manna||104.5 grams|
|Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala||104.5 grams|
|Javitri (Mace) – Myristica fragrans||104.5 grams|
|Talispatra – Abies Webbiana||104.5 grams|
|Chirayata (Kiratatikta) – Swertia Chirata||2.56 Kg|
|Gur (jaggery)||5.76 Kg|
|Dhataki flowers (Woodfordia Fruticosa)||600 grams|
Mahasudarshan Kadha (Pravahi) Preparation Method
- The coarse powder of herbs (except Dhataki flowers) is added in water and a decoction is prepared to reduce the water content to ¼ of its amount.
- The liquid content is filtered and then Gur (jaggery) and Dhataki flowers are added to
- This mixture is kept in Asava Vessel for a month.
- After a month, liquid content is filtered and named as Mahasudarshan Kadha (Pravahi) and stored in glass bottles.
How to Prepare Mahasudarshan Kadha at Home
For making Mahasudarshan Kadha at home, you require Mahasudarshan Churna.
- Take 10 grams Mahasudarshan Churna in 160 ml water.
- Boil water with Mahasudarshan Churna and then simmer the mixture to reduce water content to1/4the. 40 ml. Now, Mahasudarshan Kadha is ready to use.
Note: Every time, prepare a fresh Kwath (decoction) for better efficacy and safety. Kwath prepared with this method should not be kept more than 24 hours. It starts deteriorating after 24 hours.
Mahasudarshan Kadha acts as antipyretic and induces detoxification by digesting AMA and clearing the blockage of microchannels in the body. It induces sweating and reduces fever.
Mahasudarshan Kadha has following healing properties.
- Ama Pachak (Detoxifying)
- Neuroprotective (generally in fever)
- Diaphoretic (induces perspiration)
Mahasudarshan Kwath is helpful in following health conditions.
- Acute fevers
- Chronic fevers
- Fever of unknown etiology
- Loss of appetite (linked with fever)
- Headache (linked with fever)
- Body aches (linked with fever)
- Typhoid fever
- Common cold (initial stages when discharge is watery)
- Cough (linked with fever)
Mahasudarshan Kadha Benefits & Uses
It has similar benefits as of Mahasudarshan Churna. For more details Read Article: Mahasudarshan Churna Benefits & Uses
Mahasudarshan Kadha Dosage
There are two types of Mahasudarshan Kadha. One is readymade that you purchase from the market. It is called Mahasudarshan Pravahi Kadha. Second is that you prepare at home.
Mahasudarshan Pravahi Kadha
|The general dosage of Mahasudarshan Kadha (Pravahi) is as follows.|
|Children||2.5 to 10 ml|
|Adults||10 to 20 ml|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||60 ml Per Day (in divided doses)|
Mahasudarshan Kadha Prepared at Home
|The general dosage of Mahasudarshan Kadha (Prepared at Home) is as follows.|
|Children||5 to 20 ml|
|Adults||20 to 40 ml|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||120 ml Per Day (in divided doses)|
Note: Homemade Mahasudarshan Kwath is more effective than readymade Pravahi Kwath.
How to Take Maha Sudarshan Kadha
|Doses (how many times should I take Mahasudarshan Kadha)||2 to 3 times a day|
|Right Time (When should I take)||Regardless the time, you can take it anytime whenever you have a fever. It should be repeated at the interval of 6 hours for getting best results.|
|Adjuvant||In case of readymade Mahasudarshan Kadha (Pravahi), it should be mixed in an equal amount of water. In case of homemade Mahasudarshan Kadha, it can be taken without mixing water.|
Mahasudarshan Kadha is likely safe. It can be taken by children, pregnant women and adults suffering from fever. However, other medicines may also require treating underlying infection or disease that causes fever. For a proper treatment, consult an ayurvedic physician.
Mahasudarshan Kadha Side Effects
Mahasudarshan Kadha has a bitter taste. However, it does not cause any side effects, but due to its bitter taste, some sensitive people feel nausea or vomit it out. This side effect is very temporary. A bitter taste lasts for a few minutes in the mouth.
Pregnancy & Lactation
Homemade Mahasudarshan Kwath is likely safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
There are no absolute contraindications for Mahasudarshan Kadha.