Elakanadi Kashayam

Elakanadi Kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine in liquid form. It is widely used in the treatment of chronic respiratory conditions. This medicine is formulated based on Kerala Ayurveda practice.

Benefits

  • It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma.
  • It is also used as an adjuvant in the treatment of tuberculosis.

Dose

  • The dose is 12 – 24 ml, before food, at about 6 am and 6pm or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
  • It is usually advised to add equal amount of water to the kashayam.
  • It is advised to have a little honey after taking / along this medicine.

Adjuvants:

Lac, sugar, liquorice, cumin or honey.

Side Effects

  • There are no known side effects of this medicine.
  • Higher dose may cause gastritis.

Ingredients

Ela – cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum

Kana – Piper longum

Madhuka – Licorice – Glycyrhiza glabra

Nagara – Ginger

Abda – Cyperus rotundus

Vasa – Adhatoda vasica

Nimba – Azadirachta indica

Amruta – Tinospora cordifolia

Ambu – Hemidesmus indicus

Dashamoola – group of ten herbs. –

Bilva – Aegle marmelos

Agnimantha – Premna mucronata

Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum

Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens

Gambhari – Gmelina arborea

Brihati – Solanum indicum

Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum

Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris

Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum

Prishnaparni – Uraria picta

It is added with 8 parts of water, boiled and reduced to quarter part, filtered.

It is further added with fine powders of

Laksha – Laccifer lacca

Sita – sugar candy

Madhuka -Licorice – Glycyrhiza glabra

Jiraka –  Cuminum cyminum