Baidyanath Kasamrita For Cough

Know how to treat cough using Kasamrita. This is excellent Ayurvedic medicine made from natural ingredients. Learn how to use , dosage and side effects of Kasamrita.

Kasamrita, is a polyherbal Ayurvedic Proprietary Medicine from Baidyanath. As the name itself suggests, this medicine is used for treatment of cough or Kasa.

It is helpful in cough due to various reasons such as cough due to common cold, cough due to weather change and winters, allergic cough, whooping cough etc.  Kasamrita helps in sore throat, cough and cold. It has anti-cough, anti-allergic, expectorant action and give relief in congestion.

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

  • Manufacturer:  Shree Baidyanath Ayurveda Bhawan Pvt. Ltd. Benaras Road, Howrah
  • Availability:  Online and at medical stores
  • Type of medicine: Proprietary Medicine
  • Indication: Cough, Common cold – congestion
  • Suitable for: Unisex
  • Dosha Effect: Reduces Kapha

Ingredients of Kasamrita

Each 5 ml contains water extract from:

  1. Pippali 100 mg
  2. Tagar 200 mg
  3. Sonth 100 mg
  4. Nagarmotha 100 mg
  5. Kantkari 100 mg
  6. Tulsi 100 mg
  7. Talispatra 100 mg
  8. Kali Mirch 100 mg
  9. Dalchini 100 mg
  10. Apamarga 100 mg
  11. Ganiyari Clerodendrum plomidis 100 mg
  12. Bach 100 mg
  13. Somlata Sarcostemma acidum 100 mg
  14. Sugar Base 4.2 gram
  15. Sodium benzoate 0.025 gram

Know the Ingredients

1- Pippali is heating, stimulant, carminative, alterative, laxative and useful in cough, hoarseness, asthma, dyspepsia, paralysis etc. Pippali powder is used with honey to treat cough, asthma, hoarseness, hiccup and sleeplessness. It is an alterative tonic.

2- Tagar (Valeriana wallichii) or Indian valerian, has sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic anthelmintic, antileismanial, insecticidal, hypotensinve antispasmodic, antidiarrheal, bronchodilator, antipyretic-analgesic, antioxidant hepatoprotective, and neuroprotective action.

Tagar is useful in prescriptions for fevers of various aetiology, especially with delirium, aberrations, convulsions, irritating chronic cough and asthma, diarrhea and sprue syndrome with spasm and colic.

3- Somlata or Ephedra contains ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, norephedrine, norpseudoephedrine, N-methylephedrine, ephedroxane, maokonine, a series of ephedradines and others. It is used traditionally for asthma, bronchitis, hayfever and colds.  Ephedrine can raise blood pressure and in some cases this may be further increased by caffeine.

4- Apaamaarga, Chirchita, Shikhari, Shaikharika, Adahshalya, Mayura, Mayuraka or Achyranthes aspera is used by Siddha physicians to effectively treat bronchial asthma. It is used to stimulate menstruation when a period is delayed or scanty. It relieves pain due to a kidney stone. The herb is also taken for mouth ulcers, toothache, bleeding gums and nosebleeds.

The whole plant contains the alkaloids achyranthine and betaine. Achyranthine, a water-soluble alkaloid, is reported to dilate blood vessels, increases the amplitude of respiration and lowers blood pressure. It also showed diuretic and purgative action. This plant is Contraindicated during pregnancy.

Apaamaarga, Chirchita, Shikhari, Shaikharika, Adahshalya, Mayura, Mayuraka or Achyranthes aspera is used by Siddha physicians to effectively treat bronchial asthma. It is used to stimulate menstruation when a period is delayed or scanty. It relieves pain due to a kidney stone. The herb is also taken for mouth ulcers, toothache, bleeding gums and nosebleeds.

The whole plant contains the alkaloids achyranthine and betaine. Achyranthine, a water-soluble alkaloid, is reported to dilate blood vessels, increases the amplitude of respiration and lowers blood pressure. It also showed diuretic and purgative action. This plant is Contraindicated during pregnancy.

5- Tulasi is pungent, bitter, cardiac tonic and hot. It stimulates digestion, and cures obstinate skin diseases including leprosy, dysuria, vitiation of blood and pain in the sides of chest. It is excellent in treating cold-cough and fever.

Biomedical Action

  1. Anti-allergic: Prevents, or relieves an allergy.
  2. Anti-asthmatic: Treat or prevent asthma attacks.
  3. Antibacterial: Active against bacteria.
  4. Anticatarrhal:  Remove excess mucous from the body.
  5. Anti-cough: Reduces cough.
  6. Anti-inflammatory: Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
  7. Antimicrobial: Active against microbes.
  8. Antioxidant: Neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals and other substances.
  9. Decongestant: Used to relieve nasal congestion.
  10. Expectorant: Promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages, used to treat coughs.

Benefits of Kasamrita

  1. It has expectorant and heating action due to which it reduces cough and aids the mobilization of mucus.
  2. It has calming and dilating the lung’s airways, thus relieving chest congestion.
  3. It gives relief in throat irritation.
  4. It gives relief in respiratory distress.
  5. It improves appetite.
  6. It balances Vata and Kapha.
  7. It controls cough and shortness of breath.

Important Therapeutic Uses of Kasamrita

  1. Acute bronchitis
  2. Allergic cough
  3. Asthmatic cough
  4. Chronic bronchitis
  5. Common cold cough
  6. Dry cough
  7. Nasal congestion
  8. Respiratory tract infection
  9. Running nose
  10. Singer’s cough
  11. Smoker’s cough
  12. Sneezing
  13. Whooping cough

Dosage of Kasamrita

The recommended dosage of medicine is 1-2 teaspoon. Children above the age of 12 years can be given 1/4 to ½ teaspoonful of medicine.

  • It should be taken thrice a day, in the morning, afternoon and evening.
  • It is to be taken with water.
  • Or take as directed by doctor.

Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects and Warnings

Effectivity of herbal medicine depends on many factors. A medicine suitable for one person may not essentially give same result in another person.

  • Always take in recommended doses.
  • There are no known side-effects if taken in recommended doses.
  • This medicine is not suitable for diabetic person / patients with high blood sugar level.

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