Effective Kashayas For Diarrhea And Cholera From Sahasrayogam

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

Decoctions are widely used dosage form in Ayurveda and known as kashayas. It is compared to herbal teas. It is prepared with combination of effective medicinal herbs.

1. Atisarahara Kashayas

a. Aralvadi 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
ShuntiZingiber officinale
BilwaAegle marmelos
DadimaPunica granatum

The same formulation has been named as ‘Nagaradi Kashaya’ in Chakradatta.

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b. Pathadi Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 17b

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
PathaCissampelos pareiraThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Diarrhea 2. Fever
GuduchiTinospora cordifolia
MustaCyperus rotundus
ParpataFumaria parviflora
HriveraPavonia odorata
BhunimbaAndrographis paniculata
BilwaAegle marmelos
KutajaSeeds of Holarrhena antidysenterica

It is mentioned that this decoction acts like ambrosia, a celestial drink.
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c. Vyaghryadi Kashayam

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d. Devadarvadi Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 36a

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
DevadaruCedrus deodaraThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Diarrhea associated with ama  
VachaAcorus calamus
MustaCyperus rotundus
GingerZingiber officinale
AtivishaAconitum heterophyllum

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e. Musta-Karanjadi Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 36b

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
MustaCyperus rotundusThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Diarrhea associated with ama 2. Chronic diarrhea 3. Diarrhea associated with colic  
KaranjaPongamia pinnata
AtivishaAconitum heterophyllum
ChitrakaPlumbago zeylanica
BilwaAegle marmelos
GingerZingiber officinale
Roots of Pippali Piper longum
KutajaHolarrhena antidysenterica

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f. Anantadi Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 36c

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
YavasaAlhagi camelorumThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh1. Diarrhea 2. Abdominal disorders
AtivishaAconitum heterophyllum
VidangaEmbelia ribes
ChitrakaPlumbago zeylanica
PathaCissampelos pareira
VachaAcorus calamus
DhatakiWoodfordia fruticosa
LodhraSymplocos racemosa
AmbhastaCissampelos pareira
VatankuraShoot / sprout of Ficus benghalensis
TurmericCurcuma longa
DaruharidraBerberis aristata
PadmaNelumbo nucifera
ManjishtaRubia cordifolia
HaritakiTerminalia chebula
ElaElettaria cardamomum
MocharasaResin of Salmalia malabarica
AjamodaTrachyspermum ammi
Roots of Pippali Roots of Piper longum
AraluOroxylum indicum
TryushanaPowder of Piper longum Piper nigrum Zingiber officinale
BilwaAegle marmelos

2. Mudgadi Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Parishishta Prakaranam, 35

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

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3. Muviladi Kanni Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Parishishta Prakaranam, 42

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
Prishniparni KashayaDecoction of Uraria pictaThe gruel prepared with the mention ingredients should be served fresh for internal consumption decoction1. Diarrhea 2. Piles  
TakraButtermilk
Changeri rasaJuice of Oxalis corniculata
GingerZingiber officinale
Rakta Apamarga rasaFresh juice of red variety of Achyranthes aspera
TurmericCurcuma longa
Laja churnaPower of parched grains

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4. Suradarvadi Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Parishishta Prakaranam, 46

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
DevadaruCedrus deodaraThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh with (rock) salt1. Diarrhea 2. Dysentery
KaranjaPongamia pinnata
BilwaAegle marmelos
PathaCissampelos pareira
Roots of Pippli Roots of Piper longum
AtivishaAconitum heterophyllum
GingerZingiber officinale
MustaCyperus rotundus

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5. Bilwambudadi Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Parishishta Prakaranam, 47

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
BilwaAegle marmelosThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh with rock salt1. Diarrhea associated with blood and kapha 2. Ama dosha – disorders caused due to ama 3. Colic
MustaCyperus rotundus
AtivishaAconitum heterophyllum
KutajaHolarrhena antidysenterica
ChavyaPiper retrofractum
PippaliPiper longum
GingerGood variety of Zingiber officinale
Roots of PippaliRoots of Piper longum
HriveraPavonia odorata
PrishniparniUraria picta

Effective Medicines For Cholera From Sahasrayogam

Cholera is an infectious disease that causes severe watery diarrhea. It can lead to dehydration and even death if left untreated. It is caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated with a bacterium called Vibrio cholera. It is called Visuchika in Ayurveda.

1. Kashayam – decoctions

a. Vishuchikahara Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 38

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
BilwaAegle marmelosThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh with alkali of barley and asafetidaCholera . Thirst Colic    
AjamodaTrachyspermum ammi
MustaCyperus rotundus
GingerZingiber officinale
CoriandrumCoriandrum sativum
VachaAcorus calamus
Puti karanjaHoloptelea integrifolia / Caesalpinia bonduc
HriveraPavonia odorata
KacchoraCurcuma zedoaria
ChitrakaPlumbago zeylanica

b. Ama Kerirkiladi Kashayam

Ref – Sahasrayogam, Parishishta Prakaranam, 51

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
Ama kerirkuluLeaf veins of wet coconutThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served freshCholera    
MethiTrigonella foenum-graecum
GingerZingiber officinale
LajaParched grains
Roots of Bilwa Aegle marmelos
PilavilaPetioles of leaves of Artocarpus heterophyllus

2. Asavam – Herbal wine preparation

Karpurasava / Karpoorasavam

3.Tablets

Bilwadi / Vilwadi Gulika

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