Pachanamrutham kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine for improving digestive fire, it cures fever associated ailments.
Benefits of Pachanamrutham kashayam
It reverses the pathology of fever by improving digestive fire and thereby removing ama.
Thus, involve in healing many virulent fevers like Dengue, Malaria, Typhoid etc
It is found beneficial in early stages of Diabetes, Rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia etc as these conditions have evident Ama associated.
Indications of Pachanamrutham kashayam
Paakyam – for improving digestive fire
Jwareshu – Various types and stages of fever.
Ingredients of Pachanamrutham kashayam
|heart leaved moonseed||Amruta||Tinospora cordifolia (WILLD.) HOOK.F. & THOMS.
It is anti-pyretic and anti-inflammatory. It is effective anti-ulcer in action. It works as a diuretic.
|vetiver||Useera||Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) NASH
Vetiver is a coolant, yet aids in digestion. It is widely used in treating fever, dysuria, burning sensation, fatigue syndrome, skin disorders etc. Potable water prepared with this also has many health benefits like preventing ulcers.
|false pareira root/ velvet leaf||Paatha||Cissampelos pareira L.
It has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic actions. This plant is used to treat gynaecological conditions. Patha is used in the treatment of chronic non-healing ulcers and sinuses. It is also used in the treatment of chronic skin diseases and in the treatment of poisonous bites.
|Coco grass, Nut grass, Purple nutsedge||Abda||Cyperus rotundus L.|
It has marked anti-inflammatory action. It also has anthelmintic, antioxidant and antifungal properties. The drug improves lactation, relieves fever, burning sensation, and excessive thirst. It is also used in treating diarrhoea, dyspepsia and skin diseases.
|Dried ginger||Viswa||Zingiber officinalis|
It is unctuous and hot in potency with pungent taste but becomes sweet after digestion. It is an aphrodisiac and balances vata and kapha.
It improves ability to taste and promotes digestion. Relieves cough cold and other respiratory problems. It is not a laxative, rather causes constipation.
| Indian gentian
|Bhunimba||Swertia chirata (ROXB. EX. FLEM.) KAR.
It is an important herb used in Ayurveda for the treatment of fever, inflammation, skin diseases, intestinal parasites and diabetes. It has hepato-protective action also. It is used in treatment of piles and ulcers.
|Fragrant swamp mallow||Vaalaka||Pavonia odorata|
It is used as a coolant, diaphoretic, diuretic, and demulcent.
|Small-flowered fumitory||Parpataka||Fumaria parviflora AUCT. NON. LAM.
This drug is mentioned as the prime remedy of fever in Ayurveda. Fumaria has been traditionally used as a laxative and diuretic. This plant is applied in treatment for dermatologic conditions such as eczema. The drug is suggested to be beneficial in hepatobiliary disorders, and also for colic pain.
|Cilantro seeds||Dhanyaka||Corriandrum sativum Linn.|
It is an anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic, diuretic, and anti-pyretic. It improves digestion and absorption, It is good for heart.
|Stinging nettle||Dhanwayasha||Tragia involucrata Linn.|
This plant is used in many conditions like wounds, eczema, scabies and other skin infections. It has anti-inflammatory property. It is used to treat piles, migraine, warts and rheumatism.
Details of the manufacturing
As already discussed, Pachanamrutham kashayam has 10 ingredients.
All these ingredients should be washed well and dried up in shade.
Take equal quantity of all ingredients in dried & crushed form in an earthen pot. For your special attention, Viswa (Ginger) should be crushed and tied up separately in a white clean cotton cloth as a Potali. This is to prevent the excess dissolution of the contents and to maintain the exact consistency of the kashayam. Now add 16 times clean water into it. Make it boil and then cook in the open vessel with low fire. Reduce the quantity into one by eighth of the initial quantity. Make sure to mix it in between with a wooden ladle without breaking the potli. Also, the fire should be kept low to make sure that all the active ingredients in the herbs needed are absorbed well into the water. Once the quantity is reduced to one by eighth of the initial amount of water, remove the vessel from the fire. Squeeze and drain through a clean white cloth. Collect the decoction in a clean vessel and discard the solid waste. Drink the mild warm decoction.
Dosha Dooshya Predominance with roga margas.
Pachanamrutham kashayam is Kaphahara and amapaachana.
It acts on antarrogamarga
Dosage and Usage of Pachanamrutham kashayam
Dosage: two Pala.
Kashayam is advised to take in empty stomach, once the ingested food is digested well and aahaararasa is formed well.
Usage of kashayam with prescribed prakshepadravyas according to the condition of disease and the patient gives the best results mostly.
Exercises and Yoga.
As Pachanamrutham kashayam is used mostly in fever conditions, no exercises are recommended. In other diseases, as it targets mainly GIT and whole body channels, stretching exercises and following a specific Yogacharya with yoga asanas like pavanamuktasana, vajrasana, etc are recommended for improving circulation and digestion.
Regular exercise helps improve bioavailability of the medicine and food ingested and leads to positive health.
Yoga can maintain harmony within and with surroundings.
All the exercises and physical exertions must be decided and done under the supervision of a medical expert only.
Recommended diet and behaviour
- To be avoided
Heavy meals and difficult to digest foods – cause indigestion.
junk foods- cause disturbance in digestion and reduces the bioavailability of the medicine
carbonated drinks – makes the stomach more acidic and disturbed digeastion
refrigerated and frozen foods – causes weak and sluggish digestion by weakening agni (digestive fire)
curd – causes vidaaha and thereby many other diseases
- To be added
Light meals and easily digestible foods
Green gram, soups, buttermilk boiled with turmeric, ginger and curry leaves
freshly cooked and warm food processed with cumin seeds, ginger, black pepper, ajwain etc
Better to avoid exposure to excessive sunlight wind rain or dust.
Avoid lifting heavy weights and other vigorous physical activities.
Maintain a regular food and sleep schedule.
Avoid sitting continuously for a long time and avoid squatting.
Side effects and contraindications
No known side effects reported.
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