Nimbadi Kashayam by Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala – Benefits, Dose, Indications, Ingredients, Diet, Side Effects, Research Papers, And FAQs

Nimbadi Kashayam is a Qwath preparation and is available in liquid form.

Nimbadi Kashayam benefits:

Nimbadi kashayam is indicated for Vidradi ( Skin abscess), Pitha samana and Rakta dooshyam.

Ingredients

All in equal parts

1 Nimba Azadirachta indica
2 Amruta Tinospora cordifolia
3 Viswa Zingiber officinalis
4 Varattu Manjal Curcuma longa
5 Vasa Justicia beddomei
6 Haritaki Terminalia chebula
7 Amalaki Phyllanthus emblica
8 Vibhitaki Terminalia bellerica
9 Patola Trichosanthes lobata
10 Nidigdhika Solanum surattense

   Some vaidyas add Neem more to this combination.

Indications

Abscess, cellulitis, acne

Pharmaceutical form

Decoction 

Dosage:

 For Internal use only

Adults: 10-15 ml of Kashayam / Qwath mixed with 60 ml boiled water twice daily before food or as directed by the physician.

Children: 5 to 10 ml of Kashayam / Qwath mixed with 45 ml boiled water twice daily before food or Arishtas like Khadirarishta or as directed by the physician.

Adjuvant. ( Adjuvants are added as a catalyst to increase the efficacy and avoid any side effects caused) Honey

Reference

Sahasrayogam Kashaya Yoga for Vidradhi

Nimbasyatolamruthu chukka varattu manjal |

Vasha Phalatraya Patola Nidhigdhikanam ||

Qwatham Samakshikapooram pulare kudichal |

Dehe Kuruthakuru verarumarunalil ||

 ( Malayalam Language verse)

Diet:

 Vegetarian diet. Avoid fried, spicy foods and non vegetarian food. Drink lot of buttermilk and avoid curd.

Side effects:

May cause gastric irritation for prolonged use.

Research Papers

REVIEW ON NEEM (AZADIRACHTA INDICA): THOUSAND PROBLEMS ONE SOLUTION Study by Sharma Pankaj, Tomar Lokeshwar, Bachwani Mukesh, Bansal Vishnu published in INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL OF PHARMACY IRJP 2011, 2 (12), 97-102 confirms the anti-septic and anti- oxidant activity of Neem.

A brief study on neem (Azadirachta indica A.) and its application-A review , study by Asha Roshan and Navneet Kumar Verma published in Research Journal of Phytomedicine 01[01] 2015 confirms Neem  is  one  of  the  most  powerful  blood-purifiers,  detoxifiers  and immune  system  boosters  known.  Hundreds  of  diseases  have  been shown to respond favorably to neem. Neem leaf can be taken  as tea or in capsules. Neem oil can be applied externally or a few drops can be put in an empty capsule and taken internally. It is also  helpful to enhance the soil fertility.

Brands available:

Arya Vaidyasala Kottakkal, Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala, Kerala Ayurveda, S N A Oushadhasala, Sitaram Pharmacy, Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, Coimbatore, Arya Vaidya Nilayam, Madurai.

There are three more combinations of Nimbadi Kashayam

Nimbadi Kashayam II

Ingredients

1 Nimba Azadirachta indica
2 Vilwa Aegle marmelos
3 Amruta Tinospora cordifolia
4 Daru Cedurs deodara
5 Shati Curcuma zedoaria
6 Bhoonimba Andrographis paniculata
7 Pushkara Inula racemosa
8 Pippali Piper longum
9 Gajapippali Scindapsus officinalis
10 Brihati Solanum indicum

Reference: Sahasrayogam Kashaya Yoga for Jwara/ 43

Indication: Kapha dominant Fever.

Nimbadi Kashayam III

Ingredients

1 Nimba Azadirachta indica
2 Parpataka   Oldenlandia corymbosa
3 Pata Cissampelos pareira
4 Patola Trichosanthes lobata
5 Katukurohini Picrorhiza kurroa
6 Vasa Adathoda vasica
7 Duralabha Fagonia cretica
8 Dhathri Emblica officinalis
9 Usira   Vetiveria zizanioides
10 Chandana Santalum album
11 Raktachandana Pterocarpus santalinus

Indications

Tridhoshaja Masurika ( Small Pox due to Vata, Pitta and Kapha), Jwara Masurika ( Small pox due to Fever, Visarpa ( Erysipelas)

Reference

Sahasrayogam Kashaya Yoga for Masuri/ 7

Nimbadi Kashayam IV

Ingredients

1 Nimba Azadirachta indica
2 Patola Trichosanthes lobata
3 Amalaki Emblica officinalis
4 Haritaki Terminalia chebula
5 Vibhitaki Terminalia bellerica
6 Mridweeka Vitis vinifera
7 Musta Cyperus rotundus
8 Vatsaka Holarrhena antidysenterica

Indications

Fever due to Vata, Pitta and Kapha

Reference

Charak Samhita Chikitsasthanam Jwara Chikitsa 3/201

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