Kashayam Remedy For Fever, Thirst And Burning Sensation [video]

By Dr JV Hebbar
As per Ayurveda, fever with excessive thirst and burning sensation is due to Pitta imbalance. Let us learn about a simple traditional Ayurvedic Kashayam remedy for this condition. This home remedy contains six ingredients.

Warning: This article is only meant for educational purpose. Consult your doctor before trying this or any other home remedies.

Kashayam preparation video

Ingredients

4 grams of fine or coarse powders of each of
Usheera – Cus Cus  grass / Vetiver – Tamil – Vetiver, Hindi – Khas Khas, Malayalam – Ramacham
Sandalwood – Chandana – Tamil – Santhanam, Hindi – Chandan, Malayalam – Chandanam
Musta (Nut grass – Cyperus rotundus) – Tamil – Korai, Hindi – , Nagarmotha, Malayalam – Karimuttan, Kora-kizanna, Muttanna
Guduchi – Indian Tinospora –  Tamil – Shindilakodi, Hindi – Giloy, Malayalam – Chittamritu
Ginger
Coriander

All these herbs have anti-pyretic effect, used in fever in many Ayurvedic formulations. They are also particularly effective to bring down increased Pitta. For example, in a previous article, we had learnt about how to prepare a coriander drink, which helps to control burning sensation and thirst.

Method of preparation

Take 4 grams of each of these – total 24 grams.
Take 200 ml of water in a wide mouthed vessel. Add the powder to it.
Boil and reduce to 50 ml. Filter it.
Allow it to cool down.

This kashayam is given along with half a spoon of sugar and honey, two times a day, before food to control fever.

Precaution

Usually, all kashayams are consumed hot . But for Pitta related diseases, the Kashayam is allowed to cool down and then administered, because hotness increases Pitta.
Once prepared, the Kashayam should be emptied within 12 – 24 hours of time.
Each time, the kashayam should be prepared fresh.

Indications

When it is effective?
This home remedy is effective in fever of Pitta imbalance. It is effective in viral fevers.

Addition by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Effective decoctions for Vata fevers from Sahasrayogam

1. Vata Jwarahara Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 2

a. Pathadi Kashayam

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
PathaCissampelos pareiraThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Fevers of vata origin    
AgnimanthaClerodendron phlomidis
Brihati DwayaSolanum indicum & Solanum xanthocarpum
GingerZingiber officinale

b. Pathadi Kashayam

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
GiloyTinospora cordifoliaThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served freshFevers of vata origin    
Roots of Long pepperPiper longum
Kalinga / KutajaHolarrhena antidysenterica

Note – According to some opinions the ingredients of both the above said Pathadi and Chinnodbhavadi Kashayas together constitute a single decoction.

c. Vasadi Kashayam

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
VasaAdhatoda vasicaThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served freshFevers of vata origin    
GiloyTinospora cordifolia
MustaCyperus rotundus
PatolaTrichosanthes dioica
GingerZingiber officinale

2. Chinnodbhavadi Kashayam (Vata-Pitta-Kapha Jwarahara Kashaya)

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 18

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
GiloyTinospora cordifoliaThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Fevers of vata origin    
MustaCyperus rotundus
DhanvayasaAlhagi camelorum
GingerZingiber officinale

3. Dashamoola Vrishadi Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Parishishta Prakaranam, 3

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
DashamoolaTen rootsThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served freshCures – 1. Fevers of vata, pitta and kapha origin    
VasaAdhatoda vasica
GingerZingiber officinale
CuminCuminum cyminum

4. Kiratadi Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Parishishta Prakaranam, 10

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
KirataSwertia chirayitaThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served freshCures – 1. Fevers of vata origin    
MustaCyperus rotundus
GiloyTinospora cordifolia
HriveraPavonia odorata
Brihati DwayaSolanum indicum & Solanum xanthocarpum
GokshuraTribulus terrestris
ShalaparniDesmodium gangeticum
PrishniparniUraria picta
GingerZingiber officinale

Effective decoctions for Pitta fevers (Pitta Jwarahara Kashayam) from Sahasrayogam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 3, 12

a. Gopanganadi Kashayam

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
SarivaHemidesmus indicusThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served cold admixed with honey and sugar1. Fevers of pitta origin associated with burning sensation and thirst    
PadmaNelumbo nucifera
SandalwoodSantalum album
UsiraVetiveria zizanioides
GingerZingiber officinale
LicoriceGlycyrrhiza glabra
HriveraPavonia odorata
UtpalaNymphaea stellata
MadhookaMadhuca longifolia
ShatavariAsparagus racemosus

b. Mridwikadi Kashayam

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
RaisinsVitis viniferaThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Fevers of pitta origin    
NagakesaraMesua ferrea
LicoriceGlycyrrhiza glabra
UtpalaNymphaea stellata  
SarivaHemidesmus indicus  

c. Mudgadi Kashayam

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
Green gramVigna radiataThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Fevers of Pitta origin    
Ikshu kandaStem of Saccharum officinarum
SandalwoodSantalum album
SarivaHemidesmus indicus
UshiraVetiveria zizanioides

d. Yashtyadi Kashayam

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
LicoriceGlycyrrhiza glabraThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Fevers of Pitta origin    
RaisinsVitis vinifera
SarivaHemidesmus indicus

2. Duhsparshadi Kashayam (Vata-Pitta-Kapha Jwarahara Kashaya)

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 18b

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
DhanvayasaAlhagi camelorumThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Fevers of Pitta origin    
ParpatakaFumaria officinalis
MustaCyperus rotundus
KiratatiktaSwertia chirata

3. Almottadi Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Parishishta Prakaranam, 1

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
Vata patrankuraTender leaves / sprouts of Ficus benghalensisThe milk decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Fevers of Pitta origin 2. Chronic fevers    
Bhadra mulaRoots of Aerva lanata / Acorus calamus
SahadeviVernonia cinerea
PaluMilk

4. Dashamoola Vrishadi Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Parishishta Prakaranam, 3

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
DashamoolaTen rootsThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Fevers of vata, pitta and kapha origin
VasaAdhatoda vasica
GingerZingiber officinale
CuminCuminum cyminum

Effective decoctions for Kapha fevers from Sahasrayogam

1. Shleshma Jwarahara Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 4

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
HaritakiTerminalia chebulaThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served cold admixed with honey and asafetida1. Fevers of kapha origin associated with colic, dyspnea, sluggish digestion, tastelessness and dryness of mouth    
KatphalaMyrica esculenta
GingerZingiber officinale
MustaCyperus rotundus
VachaAcorus calamus
BhunimbaAndrographis paniculata
CoriandrumCoriandrum sativum
BharangiClerodendron serratum
ParpatakaFumaria officinalis

2. Mustakadi Kashayam (Vata-Pitta-Kapha Jwarahara Kashaya)

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 18c

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
MustaCyperus rotundusThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Fevers of Kapha origin    
VasaAdhatoda vasica
GingerZingiber officinale
DhanvayasaAlhagi camelorum

3. Dashamoola Vrishadi Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Parishishta Prakaranam, 3

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
DashamoolaTen rootsThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh  1. Fevers of vata, pitta and kapha origin
VasaAdhatoda vasica
GingerZingiber officinale
CuminCuminum cyminum

4. Bhunimbadi Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Parishishta Prakaranam, 7

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
BhunimbaAndrographis paniculataThe milk decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Fevers of Kapha origin    
NeemAzadirachta indica
PippaliPiper longum
ShatiCurcuma zedoaria
GingerZingiber officinale
ShatavariAsparagus racemosus
GuduchiTinospora cordifolia
BrihatiSolanum indicum

Effective decoctions for irregular / intermittent fevers from Sahasrayogam

1. Vishama Jwarahara Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 9

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
Mahabala mulaSida spinosa / Sida rhombifoliaThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Irregular / intermittent fevers associated with burning sensation
GingerZingiber officinale

2. Shatavaryadi Kashayam (Raktapittahara Kashayam)

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 14a

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
ShatavariAsparagus racemosusThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Bleeding from upper and lower orifices of the body 2. Intermittent fevers associated with burning sensation 3. Insanity 4. Menorrhagia    
SarivaHemidesmus inducus
SandalwoodSantalum album
UshiraVetiveria zizanioides
HriveraPavonia odorata
TanduliyakaAmaranthus spinosus
RaisinsVitis vinifera
ManjishtaRubia cordifolia
UtpalaNymphaea stellata
LicoriceGlyzyrrhiza glabra

3. Sannipata Jwaradihara Kashayam (Bharangyadi Kashayam)

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 16

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
BharangiClerodendron serratumThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Fevers caused by all three doshas 2. Intermittent fevers 3. Cold induced fevers 4. Chronic fevers with swelling 5. Cough, dyspnea 6. Pain in flanks 7. Sluggish digestion
PushkaramulaInula racemosa
HaritakiTerminalia chebula
ParpataFumaria parviflora
MustaCyperus rotundus
GingerZingiber officinale
DashamulaTen roots
Long pepperPiper longum

4. Seeta Jwarahara Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 22

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
Lakucha dalaSprouts of Artocarpus lacuchaThe milk decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh for three days1. Fevers caused by cold and associated with kapha    
Bilwa patraLeaves of Aegle marmelos
GarlicAllium sativum
un-ripened orange fruitCitrus medica
Naranga pallavaTender leaves of Citrus medica
ShatavariAsparagus racemosus
GuduchiTinospora cordifolia
BrihatiSolanum indicum

5. Santatadi Jwarahara Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 75

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
GuduchiTinospora cordifoliaThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh with honey and sugar1. Intermittent and irregular fevers especially those presenting with evening raise in temperature
 KatukarohiniPicrorhiza kurrooa

6. Bharangyadi Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Parishishta Prakaranam, 12

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
BharangiClerodendron serratumThe milk decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh, twice daily1. Chronic fevers 2. Fevers with burning sensation 3. Intermittent and irregular fevers 4. Severe fever with complications    
ParpatakaFumaria officinalis
GingerZingiber officinale
VasaAdhatoda vasica
Long pepperPiper longum
BhunimbaAndrographis paniculata
NeemAzadirachta indica
GiloyTinospora cordifolia
MustaCyperus rotundus
DhanvajaAlhagi camelorum

7. Chaturdhika Jwarahara Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 11

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
AjamodaTrachyspermum ammiThe decoction prepared with the mentioned ingredient should be administered admixed with powder of Picrorhiza kurroa1. Cures intermittent fever, especially that which occurs with a gap of 2 days i.e. on every fourth day    

8. Jirnajwarahara Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 13

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
BharangiClerodendron serratumThe milk decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Chronic fevers 2. All five types of intermittent / irregular fevers    
MustaCyperus rotundus
ParpatakaFumaria officinalis
DhanvayasaAlhagi camelorum
GingerZingiber officinale
BhunimbaAndrographis paniculata
KushtaSaussurea lappa
Long pepperPiper longum
BrihatiSolanum xanthocarpum
GiloyTinospora cordifolia

Effective Decoctions For Fevers Caused By Vitiation Of All The Doshas From Sahasrayogam

1. Sannipata Jwarahara Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 10

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
GuduchiTinospora cordifolia – 1 partThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1.Fevers caused due to simultaneous vitiation of all three doshas
VasaAdhatoda vasica – 1 part
KiratatiktaSwertia chiraita – 1 part
ParpataFumaria parviflora – 1 part
GingerZingiber officinale – 2 parts
MustaCyperus rotundus – 3 parts
YavasaAlhagi camelorum

2. Sannipata Jwaradihara Kashayam (Bharangyadi Kashayam)

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 16

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
BharangiClerodendron serratumThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1.Fevers caused by all three doshas 2.Intermittent fevers 3.Cold induced fevers 4.Chronic fevers with swelling 5.Cough, dyspnea, Pain in flanks, Sluggish digestion
PushkaramulaInula racemosa
HaritakiTerminalia chebula
ParpataFumaria parviflora
MustaCyperus rotundus
GingerZingiber officinale
DashamulaTen roots
Long pepperPiper longum

3. Valiyandati Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Parishishta Prakaranam, 364

cIngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
GingerZingiber officinaleThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh with cumin seed powder1.fevers caused by simultaneous vitiation of all three doshas 2. Incurable fevers 3. Chronic fevers with complications
Long pepperPiper longum
MustaCyperus rotundus
TriphalaFruits of – Terminalia chebula Terminalia bellirica Emblica officinalis
LicoriceGlycyrrhiza glabra
MayaphalaQuercus incana
GokshuraTribulus terrestris
Jati TrayaMyristica fragrans fruit Myristica fragrance leaves Syzygium aromaticum
KatukarohiniPicrorhiza kurroa
AjamodaTrachyspermum ammi
Shat TandulamSeeds / grains of – Coriandrum sativum Elettaria cardamomum Seeds of Holarrhena antidysenterica Celastrus paniculatus Embelia ribes Psoralea corylifolia
TagaraValeriana wallichii
Jeeraka dwayaCuminum cyminum & Carum carvi
KathiniAspidopterys canarensis
SandalwoodSantalum album – white and red varieties
Gaja pippaliScindapsus officinalis
HriveraPavonia odorata
UsiraVetiveria zizanioides
Puta vrikshaFicus religiosa
TamalapatraCinnamomum verum
YavasaAlhagi camelorum
SahasravedhiTylophora fasciculate / Ferula narthex
KiratatiktaSwertia chirayita
AsaliLepidium sativum
ShatapushpaPimpinella anisum / Anethum graveolens
RasnaPluchea lanceolata
DrakshaVitis vinifera
Bhakshipu?
KaderiAcacia catechu
Bilwa mulaRoots of Aegle marmelos
TrivritOperculina turpethum
MethikaTrigonella foenum graecum
Garuda pacchaSelaginella rupestris
ParpataFumaria officinalis
GuduchiTinospora cordifolia

Effective decoctions for all kinds of fevers from Sahasrayogam

1. Pachna Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 1

a. Ghanadi Kashayam / Shadanga panamClick here to read more

b. Toyadi Kashayam

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
MustaCyperus rotundusThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Digests ama 2. Cures fever and thirst
HriveraPavonia odorata
BhunimbaAndrographis paniculata
PathaCissampelos pareira
CoriandrumCoriandrum sativum
GingerZingiber officinale

2. Aralvadi Kashayam (Atisarahara Kashayam)

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 17a

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
KatvangaOroxylum indicumThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Diarrhea 2. All types of fever
AtivishaAconitum heterophyllum
MustaCyperus rotundus
GingerZingiber officinale
BilwaAegle marmelos
PomegranatePunica granatum

3. Aviltoladi Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Parishishta Prakaranam, 2

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
Puti Karanja twakBark of Holoptelea integrifoliaThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh with buttermilk1. Cures fevers 2. Kindles digestive power
LajaParched grains
GingerZingiber officinale
VishnukranthaEvolvulus alsinoides
YavasaAlhagi camelorum
PunarnavaBoerhavia diffusa
Ikshu mulaSaccharum officinarum

4. Amrutadi Kashayam (Pachanamruta)

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Parishishta Prakaranam, 4

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
GuduchiTinospora cordifoliaThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Cures fevers 2. Destroys ama
UshiraVetiveria zizanioides
VasaAdhatoda vasica
MustaCyperus rotundus
GingerZingiber officinale
BhunimbaAndrographis paniculata
HriveraPavonia odorata
ParpatakaFumaria officinalis
CoriandrumCoriandrum sativum
DhanvayasaAlhagi camelorum

5. Rasna Shuntyadi Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Parishishta Prakaranam, 5

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
RasnaPluchea lanceolataThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Stiffness of the nape of the neck 2. Hernia 3. Fever 4. Diabetic carbuncles 5. Pelvic pain 6. Joint pain 7. Vata vitiation in the whole body
GingerZingiber officinale
GuduchiTinospora cordifolia
SahacharaStrobilanthes heynianus
MustaCyperus rotundus
ShatavariAsparagus racemosus
HaritakiTerminalia chebula
SatahwaAnethum graveolens
KatukiPicrorhiza kurroa
KacchuraCurcuma zedoaria
VasaAdhatoda vasica
Eranda mulaRicinus communis
Panchamula Dwaya10 roots

6. Adalotadi Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Parishishta Prakaranam, 33

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
VasaAdhatoda vasicaThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh with rock salt1. Dyspnea 2. Fever 3. Chest injury 4. Pain in flanks  
YavasaAlhagi camelorum
KantakariSolanum xanthocarpum
ChitrakaPlumbago zeylanica
KodasariThottea siliquosa
VachaAcorus calamus
BhunimbaAndrographis paniculata
GingerZingiber officinale
CuminCuminum cyminum
PippaliPiper longum
LicoriceGlycyrrhiza glabra
Shat tandulaSeeds / grains of – Coriandrum sativum Elettaria cardamomum Seeds of Holarrhena antidysenterica Celastrus paniculatus Embelia ribes Psoralea corylifolia
HaritakiTerminalia chebula

7. Mudgadi Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Parishishta Prakaranam, 35

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
Fried green gram Vigna radiataThe decoction prepared using fried green gram should be taken with parched grains, honey and sugar1. Diarrhea 2. Vomiting 3. Burning sensation 4. Fever

8. Trayantyadi KashayamClick to read more

9. Dashamuladi Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Parishishta Prakaranam, 61

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
DashamoolaTen rootsThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh with honey and purified Guggulu i.e. Commiphora mukul for 6 days1. Fever 2. Abscess 3. Swelling / anasarca  
GuduchiTinospora cordifolia
HaritakiTerminalia chebula
DevadaruCedrus deodara
PunarnavaBoerhavia diffusa
ShigruMoringa oleifera
GingerZingiber officinale

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