Bruhathyadi kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine for treating urinary tract disorders. It also helps to treat swelling and urination associated with pain and burning sensation.
Benefits of Bruhathyadi kashayam
Bruhathyadi kashayam is used in acute pain and distension of lower abdomen, associated with urinary tract infection. As it clears the urinary channels, it is beneficial in some cases of renal disorders.
It is used in the treatment of prostratomegaly. It is found useful in some tumours and cysts in the urinary and seminal passages.
Indications of Bruhathyadi kashayam
Moothrakricchravikaarajith – Urinary tractinfetion and associated disorders.
Ingredients of Bruhathyadi kashayam
|Indian nightshade||Brihati||Solanum indicum|
It has anti-oxidants. It also has anti-cancerous, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, immune-modulatory, neuroprotective, diaphoretic, expectorant and stimulant properties.
|Yellow-berried nightshade||Kantakari||Solanum xanthocarpum|
It has anti-oxidant and anti-cancer activities. It possesses anti-asthmatic, hypoglycaemic, hepatoprotective, anti-bacterial and insect repellent properties.
It has anti-inflammatory, expectorant and diuretic properties. It is used as a tonic to nerves and heart. It is useful in bone fracture healing.
|Sal leaved desmodium||Saliparni||Desmodium gangeticum|
It is famous for its cardioprotective properties. It helps to strengthen the heart muscles.It has analgesic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, febrifuge, anti-inflammatory and haemorrhagic properties. It is used to treat fever, vomiting and diarrhoea, cough and asthma.
|Puncture vine||Gokshura||Tribulus terrestris|
It is useful in diseases such as hormonal imbalance, sexual problems, heart problems, kidney problems and various skin diseases. It helps in reducing blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Details of the manufacturing
As already discussed, Bruhathyadi kashayam is prepared using 5 ingredients as
Brihati:Kantakari:Prisniparni:Saliparni:Gokshura in 1:1:1:1:2 ratio.
All these ingredients should be washed well and dried up in shade.
Take the prescribed herbs in dried & crushed form in an earthen pot. 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 ladle. 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.
Bruhathyadi kashayam is Kapha-Vaatahara.
It acts on aabhyantara rogamarga
Dosage and Usage of Bruhathyadi 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 Bruhathyadi kashayam targets mainly urinary tract disorders, only mild exercises are advised. Also, specific yogacharya including nadisuddhi pranayama, is recommended.
In persons with fever and severe urinary tract infections, physical exercises are not recommended.
Regular exercise after regaining normal health helps improve bioavailability of the food ingested and leads to positive health.
Yoga can maintain harmony within the body and with the surrounding system.
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
Hot, spicy and pungent food items
Pickles, processed and tinned masala items.
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 digestion
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, fresh juices, Indian sarsaparilla, tender coconut water, sugar cane, and arrowroot.
freshly cooked and warm food processed with coriander seeds, cumin seeds, ginger, ajwain etc
Drink enough water and void urine frequently.
Maintain personal hygiene, especially private parts. Avoid using public toilets, using wet undergarments etc.
Protect yourself from dehydration and exposure to heat.
Better to avoid exposure to excessive sunlight, wind, rain or dust.
Maintain a regular food and sleep schedule.
Avoid holding or forcing the urges like urine, faeces, cough, sneeze etc.
Side effects and contraindications
No known side effects reported.
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