SATTHYADI PACHANAKASHAYAM -Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Satthyadi pachanakashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine for acute joint pain and arthritis. It is widely used in inflammatory joint diseases like chikun gunya, rheumatoid arthritis, cervical spondylosis etc

Benefits of Satthyadi pachanakashayam

In the traditional Ayurveda, this combination is used to relieve body pain and joint pain associated with fever. It is advised and very effective in Ama condition. Having anti-pyretic and analgesic effects, it is very effective in acute manifestations of viral fevers with severe joint pain and stiffness like chikun gunya. By reducing the inflammation and fever, it helps to improve the mobility of joints.

This kashayam is given in cervical spondylosis, spondylitis, frozen shoulder and other joint disorders; pain and stiffness get relieved and the movement of the joint is improved.

It regulates peristaltic movements and reduces any swelling or obstruction in the intestines. It helps to reduce the discomforts of rheumatic fever.

Pain of all joints especially of weight bearing joints gets relieved by taking this medicine.

In some cases of fibro-myalgia, this combination is found effective. It reduces whole body pain.

Indications of Satthyadi paachanakashayam

Aamavaata                       – Painful and inflammatory joint diseases like rheumatic fever.

Ingredients of Satthyadi paachanakashayam

Aromatic ginger/ sand ginger/kenkur/cutcherry/resurrection lilySatthiKaempferia galanga Linn.

It is an anti-tussive, expectorant, anti-pyretic, diuretic, anabolic, antiseptic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, wound healing and carminative. It is a blood purifier. It is used in the treatment of gastro-intestinal disorders, asthma, rheumatism, epilepsy, wounds, skin diseases, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, flatulence, and cancer.

 Dried gingerSunthiZingiber 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.

Chebulic myrobalanAbhayaTerminalia 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.

Calamus root/sweet flagUgra/VachaAcorus calamus L.

The root is aromatic. It has stimulant, emetic, expectorant, emmenagogue, aphrodisiac, laxative, diuretic, antispasmodic, carminative, and anthelmintic properties. It is slightly tonic, and excitant, and forms a useful adjunct to other tonics and stimulants. It may be used in cases of flatulent colic, atonic dyspepsia etc.

Himalayan cedar devadaruCedrus deodara

It is useful as an expectorant in cough. It relieves asthma and other respiratory diseases by clearing the airways and enhancing the movements of respiratory tract.

It has anti-diabetic effect as it helps reduce high blood sugar levels in blood.

It helps to calm the mind and improves sleep quality.

Atis rootAtivishaAconitum heterophyllum WALL. EX ROYLE

It has anti-diarrhoeal, diuretic, expectorant, hepato-protective, anti-pyretic, analgesic, anti-oxidant, anti-flatulent and carminative properties.

 Heart leaved moonseedAmruthaTinospora cordifolia (WILLD.) HOOK.F. & THOMS

It is effective anti-ulcer drug in action. It is a well-known anti-oxidant and has significant anti-inflammatory property.

Details of the manufacturing

As already discussed, Satthyadi paachanakashayam has 7 ingredients in equal parts.

All the ingredients should be washed well and dried up in shade.

Take all the ingredients in crushed form in an earthen pot. For your special attention, Sunthi 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 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 marga.

Satthyadi paachanakashayam is kapha-vaata hara and anulomana.

It acts on aabhyantara and madhyama rogamargas

Dosage and Usage of Satthyadi paachan kashayam


 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 Satthyadi pachana kashayam targets mainly rheumatism, viral fevers and joint pain, heavy exercises are not advised.

Vigorous exercises are not allowed in painful conditions. Range of movement and flexibility must be considered while doing every exercise. 

Also, specific Yogacharya including naadisuddhi pranayama, bhujangaasana, is recommended.

Regular exercise helps improve the bioavailability of medicine and food ingested and leads to positive health.

 Yoga can maintain harmony within the body and with the surrounding system.

Nadisudhi pranayama


Simple exercises for lungs and heart health

All the exercises and physical exertions must be decided and done under the supervision of a medical expert only.

Recommended diet and behavior


  • To be avoided

Oily and fatty foods. Any food that containing fat.

Heavy meals and difficult to digest foods – cause indigestion.

 junk foods- cause a 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)

Milk and milk products – increase Kapha with Ama and cause indigestion, respiratory problems, obstruction in channels etc.

 curd – causes vidaaha and thereby many other diseases

  • To be added

Light meals and easily digestible foods

Green gram, soups, honey, buttermilk boiled with dried ginger, turmeric, curry leaves etc.

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


Protect yourself from a cold climate.

Better to avoid exposure to excessive sunlight, wind, rain, or dust.

Maintain a regular food and sleep schedule.

Avoid holding or forcing urges like urine, faeces, cough, sneeze, etc.

Avoid a sedentary life. Be active.

Side effects and contraindications

No known side effects reported.

Classical references with the image of the text.


Equivalent medicines.

Sathyadi kalkam kashayam

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Research papers



The objective of the present work is to study the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect of alcoholic and water extracts of T. cordifolia (Willd.) Miers leaves in activated human monocytic THP-1 cells.

T. cordifolia (Willd.) Miers extracts exhibited significant amounts of total phenolic and flavonoid content, and LC-MS/MS analyses detected tinosponone, a TC-specific clerodane-derived diterpene. Both types of extracts attenuated AA-induced ROS generation via enhancing catalase enzyme activity in THP-1 cells. Real time PCR and ELISA experiments revealed that the elevated levels of LPS-induced TNF-α was remarkably attenuated in THP-1 cells pretreated with T. cordifolia (Willd.) Miers extracts. Western blot and confocal microscopy showed that the alcoholic extract’s anti-inflammatory activity by attenuating NF-κB translocation into the nucleus in LPS-activated THP-1 cells via the inhibition of IκB degradation in the cytosol.

The findings suggest that T. cordifolia (Willd.) Miers dry leaf extracts possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties via upregulation of antioxidant enzymes and attenuation of NF- κB nuclear translocation in activated human monocytic (THP-1) cells.

doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2019.152831.


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