A digestive par excellence, and a safe laxative to boot, the Gandharvahastadi Kashayam is an aqueous extract of nine medicinal herbs chosen for their distinct therapeutic action on the Gastro-Intestinal Tract. They act in synergy to impart Health, Immunity and Vigour to the individual.
Textual Reference: An important combination mentioned in ‘Sahasrayoga’, an authentic compendium of traditional Ayurvedic medicines and practices, from Kerala.
Features and benefits of Gandharvahastadi Kashayam-
Gandharvahastadi Kashayam is an excellent remedy for abdominal gas and bloating.
Ginger and Leadwort are digestives. In combination they work both by stimulating the secretion of digestive enzymes as well as ridding the body of accumulated toxins, the by products of a defective metabolism.
Gandharvahastadi Kashayam has a cleansing and healing action throughout the GI tract.
The astringent and healing properties of Indian Elm and Stinging Nettle helps in restoring the health of the gut. Prevents gastric irritation by balancing the secretion of digestive enzymes. This ensures effective healing of peptic ulcers in their early stages. Healing action is also extended to Haemorrhoids and Fistuale-in-ano.
Gandharvahastadi Kashayam is safe for controlled laxation, without being habit forming, perfect for an extended period of use. Roots of the Castor plant and Stinging Netter act in tandem to soften stools and aid in their easy evacuation. It is a sure shot remedy for chronic constipation.
This combination acknowledges pain on a holistic aspect striking at both, the root of the pain and the pain itself. It offers sustained relief from low back ache by relieving congestion in the lower back and pelvic region, and restoring circulation
Gandharvahastadi Kashayam balances Vata dosha at the level of the intestines (Pakwasaya). The combination has very good Vatanulomana action. Streamlines the flow of Vata throughout the body.
Dosage & Directions for Use
15-20 ml of Gandharvahastadi Kashayam mixed with 45-60 ml of boiled and cooled water, twice daily on empty stomach.
Child: 10-15 ml of Gandharvahastadi Kashayam mixed with 30-45 ml of boiled and cooled water, twice daily on empty stomach.
Indicated in adults.
GANDHARVAHASTHA (Ricinus communis)
It is commonly known as the castor oil plant. Since ancient times castor seed and castor oil are used to cure rheumatism, worm infestation, and abdominal disorders. It relieves constipation also. External application of the oil relieves boils and other skin disorders. Eranda oil is applied over hair and eyebrows for strengthening and growth.
CHIRABILWA (Holoptelea integrifolia).
Known as Indian elm, it is used for the treatment of inflammation, gastritis, dyspepsia, colic, intestinal worms, vomiting, wound healing, leprosy, diabetes, hemorrhoids, dysmenorrhoea, and rheumatism. Its powdered bark is sprinkled over the wound to control bleeding and for healing quickly.
HUTASA (Plumbago zeylanica)
The whole of the plant is used for medicinal purposes. This medicinal herb is used mainly in indigestion cases along with carminative, antiaging properties. The root powder is mixed with buttermilk and took internally for hemorrhoids.
PATHYA (Terminalia chebula).
Commonly known as Indian walnut tree, it is one among the Triphala. The important drug in the various ayurvedic preparations. It holds high significance for treating diarrhea, dysentery, vision problems, obesity, gingivitis, gout, asthma. Haritaki is rich in Vitamin C and substances found to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
PUNARNAVA (Boerhaavia diffusa).
The word ‘Punarnava’ means that which rejuvenates. Mainly used in painful as well as oedematous conditions. The properties include immunomodulation, protection of the liver, anticancer activity, antidiabetic activity, anti-inflammation, and diuresis. This useful in treating cancer, jaundice, dyspepsia, inflammation, ophthalmic, enlargement of spleen, abdominal pain, and an anti-stress agent.
YAVASAKA (Tragia involucrata)
It is commonly known as Indian stinging nettle. Involucrata leaf has been traditionally used to treat inflammation, wounds, eczema, scabies, and skin infections. It has also been found to be effective in treating pain and bronchitis. The involucrata root has been traditionally used for the treatment of high fever.
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