Ashmarihara Kashaya is a polyherbal Ayurvedic medicine. Kashaya or kashayam is a medicinal decoction prepared from medicinal herbs. Ashmarihara Kashaya is useful in prevention and treatment of Ashmari. The literal meaning of Ashmarihara is one that removes stones.
What is Ashmari?
Ayurveda refers kidney stones or urolithiasis as Ashmari. Stones are solid concretion or crystal aggregation formed in the kidneys and bladder from minerals. For preventing stone formation inside body, it is important to drink adequate water and eat appropriate foods such as whole rice, barley, kulthi, ginger. Kulti has been used to treat kidney stone in folk medicine in India.
Research studies recommends to drink citrus drinks (lemonade and orange juice) to protect against kidney stones because they contain citrate, which stops crystals from growing into stones.
There are certain factors that increases risk of stone formation. These include eating dry food, grain flour, excessive astringent foods intake;heavy exercise, suppression of the natural urges, excessive working in sunshine etc.
Here is given more about Ashmarihar Kashaya such as indication/therapeutic uses, Key Ingredients and dosage.
Key Ingredients of Ashmarihar Kashaya
Equal amount of each: Pashanbheda(Bergenia ligulata), Sagauna fruit, Carica papaya root, Asparagus racemosus(Shatavari root), Tribulus terrestris(Gokhshuru), Varuna bark, Kush root, Kasa root, Kakdi ke beej, Jatamansi, Punarnava, Giloy, Apamarga, Khurasani yavani.
Uses of Ashmarihar Kashaya
Ashmarihar Kashaya is a decoction of many medicinal herbs to prevent and treat kidney and urinary stones. It also gives relief in kidney and abdominal pain.
Dosage of Ashmarihar Kashaya
The recommended dosage of Ashmarihar Kashaya 15-20 ml twice a day with Yavakshara;or Kshar Parpati;or Hazrool Yahood Bhasma. Or take as directed by physician.