BRUHATHYADI KASHAYAM- Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

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 BrihatiSolanum indicum

It has anti-oxidants. It also has anti-cancerous, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, immune-modulatory, neuroprotective, diaphoretic, expectorant and stimulant properties.

Yellow-berried nightshadeKantakariSolanum xanthocarpum

It has anti-oxidant and anti-cancer activities. It possesses anti-asthmatic, hypoglycaemic, hepatoprotective, anti-bacterial and insect repellent properties.

DabraPrisniparniUraria picta

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 SaliparniDesmodium 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  GokshuraTribulus 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.

Nadisudhi pranayama

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.

Classical reference


Equivalent medicines.

Dasamoolam kashayam

Punarnavadi kashayam

Brands Available

AVS KOttakal

Vaidyaratnam oushdhasala

AVP Coimbatore

AVN Madurai

Research papers



Analgesic and hypnotic


Wound healing and anti-microbial


antibacterial, analgesic and anti-inflammatory

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