Madhukasava Benefits, Ingredients, Dosage

Madhukasavam is a polyherbal Aurvedic medicine. This medicine is useful in treating grahni, skin diseases and wasting syndrome. Asava are Ayurvedic medicines in liquid form that contain self-generated alcohols. Asava are prepared from cold infusions or juice of medicinal herbs without using heat. The fermentation is done by burying sealed pots in the ground or husk for a period of one month followed by filtration. The self-generated alcohol during fermentation extracts the active principles from the ingredients and also acts as preservative.

Here is given more about this medicine, such as indication/therapeutic uses, ingredients and dosage.

Key Ingredients of Madhukasava

  • Madhuka or Mahua (Fl.) 12.288 kg
  • Vidanga (Fr.) 6.144 kg
  • Citraka (Rt.) 3.072 kg
  • Bhallataka-shuddha (Fr.) 3.072 kg
  • Manjistha (Rt.) 384 g
  • Water for Decoction 36.864 l reduced to 12.288 l
  • Madhu 1.536 kg
  • Ela (Sd.)
  • Mrinala (kamala) (St.)
  • Aguru (Ht. Wd.)
  • Chandana (├íveta candana) (Ht. Wd.)
  • Drugs 8 to 11 (Q.S. as paste)

Uses of Madhukasava

  • Grahani/ Malabsorption syndrome
  • Pittavikara/Disorder of Pitta dosha
  • Prameha/ Urinary disorders
  • Kustha/ Diseases of skin, Vitiligo
  • Raktavikara/blood disorders
  • Agnimandya/Digestive impairment Emaciation
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome (loss of weight, muscle atrophy, fatigue, weakness, and significant loss of appetite)

Dosage of Madhukasava

12-24 ml with equal amount of water after meals, twice a day, or as directed by physician.

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