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

Sapthachadadi kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine for stomatitits, gingivitis and inflammatory skin diseases in mouth.

Benefits of Sapthachadadi kashayam

Sapthachadadi kashayam is advised to be used as a mouth wash. It can also be used to gargle, with warmth or room temperature. Many skin rashes inside the mouth with redness, swelling and burning sensation get cured with this medicine.

 It cures mouth ulcer associated with Pitta-kapha dominant fever.

It is beneficial in wounds and skin rashes in mouth, associated with chemotherapy and radiation.

It is used in the treatment of bleeding disorders and inflammations of gum.

Indications of Sapthachadadi kashayam

Mukhapakam   – Ulcers and inflammatory lesions inside the mouth

Ingredients of Sapthachadadi kashayam

Indian devil tree/Scholar’s tree/White cheesewoodSaptachadaAlstonia scholaris.R.Br.

It is an herb with a rare combination of laghu (light) and Snigdha (oily) properties. It has immune-stimulatory, wound-healing, analgesic, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-diarrhoeal, anti-oxidant, hepato-protective, anti-stress and immune-modulatory properties. It is used in the treatment of colic, indigestion, intestinal parasites, chronic & foul ulcers, asthma, and skin diseases including leprosy.

Vetiver grassUseeraVetiveria 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.

Pointed gourdPatolaTrichosanthes dioica Roxb.

It has ant-diabetic, hepato-protective, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and wound-healing properties. It has anti-oxidants. It is useful in lowering cholesterol and skin diseases. It acts as a laxative.

Coco grass, Nut grass, Purple nutsedgeMustaCyperus 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.

Chebulic myrobalanHareetakiTerminalia chebula RETZ. & WILLD.

It is one of the main drugs in Ayurveda, one of the Rasayana and a member of an important group, Triphala. It is used in a wide variety of diseases as it possesses anti-bacterial anti-fungal anti-viral anti-diabetic anti-mutagenic anti-oxidant anti-ulcer and wound-healing properties.

Indian nightshade Tiktaka/BrihatiSolanum indicum

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

Yellow gentian, HelleboreKaturohiniPicrorhiza kurroa

It is used for Dyspepsia, fever and in purgatives. Although it shows anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory activities, it is most valued for its hepatoprotective effect. 

LiquoriceYashtiGlycyrrhiza glabra L.

It has anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-malarial, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-hyperglycaemic and hepato-protective properties.

Golden shower treeRajadruma/AragwadhaCassia fistula

It has anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour, hepato-protective, and hypoglycaemic activities. Also, it has many anti-oxidants. Flowers are used for fever. Root acts as a diuretic and is used in adenopathy, leprosy, skin diseases, syphilis and tubercular glands. The bark and leaves are used for curing skin diseases.

Indian sandalwoodChandanaSantalum album

It is famous for its anti-tumour and anti-cancerous properties. It has a very expensive essential oil made from it, makes it famous in the cosmetic industry. It is an anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti-proliferative agent. It is beneficial for treatment of acne, psoriasis, eczema, common warts and molluscum contagiosum.

Details of the manufacturing

Sapthachadadi kashayam has 10 ingredients. All of them are taken in equal quantity.

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 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 spatula. 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. Use the mild warm decoction.

Dosha Dooshya Predominance with roga margas.

Sapthachadadi kashayam is Pitta-Kaphahara.

It acts on aabhyantara and bahir-rogamargas.

Dosage and Usage of Sapthachadadi kashayam

Dosage: two Pala or as per the prescription.


Kashayam is advised to take in empty stomach, once the ingested food is digested well and aahaararasa is formed well. But as this combination is advised for gargling and mouthwash, it can be used at any time of the day, Not soon after food intake.

Usage of kashayam with prescribed prakshepadravyas according to the condition of disease and the patient gives the best results mostly.

Exercises and Yoga.

Sapthachadadi kashayam is used mainly in inflammatory skin rashes of mouth. Sweating is one of the best ways to cleanse the skin.

While it is used in stomatitis with indigestion, vigorous exercises are not allowed. Only stretching, moderate walking, and mild cardio exercises are advised.

Also, specific yogacharya including bhujangaasana, salabhasana, vajrasana is recommended. Range of movement and flexibility must be considered while doing every exercise. 

Sookshma sandhi vyayama (warming up small joints) is advised.

Regular exercise helps improve bioavailability of the medicine and 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

Red chili and other pungent, hot and spicy food 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

In some persons, intake of milk and milk products cause skin reactions. It is better to avoid that.

  • To be added

Light meals and easily digestible foods

Green gram, soups, fruits and vegetables.

 freshly cooked and warm food processed with cumin seeds, ginger, ajwain etc


Avoid exposure to excessive sunlight, wind, rain or dust.

Maintain personal hygiene.

Avoid sedentary lifestyle. Be active.

Avoid stress.

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.

In persons with a sensitive stomach, it may cause abdominal discomforts and diarrhoea.

Classical references with image of the text.


Equivalent medicines.

Nalpamaram kashayam

Brands Available

Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala

Research papers



Chemical and pharmacological studies

Patola -an overview

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, United States. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your GP before the intake.

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