Totla kwath is proprietary Ayurvedic medicine from Swami Ramdev’s Patanjali Divya Pharmacy. It is prepared from Oroxylum indicum or Shyonaka which is known as Totala in Sikkim. It is an herbal medicine in dried form. A decoction prepared from this coarse powder in water is useful in treating liver disorders such as Jaundice, Hepatitis.
As mentioned on the packet, Totla Kwath contains Shyonak. Shyonak is one of the ingredient of famous, effective and well-known formulation Dashmula (in Brihat Panchmool).
Shyonak is also known as Shoshana, Tuntuka, Kutunata, Mandukparna, Patrorna, Bhalluka, Prthushimba, Sonapatha, TENTOO (Marathi), TOTOLA / TOTALA / TOTLA (Sikkkim), THOTILA (Sri Lanka) and TATELO (Nepal). The bark and roots of tree are of medicinal importance. It has antiseptic,
antitoxic, astringent and styptic activities. It is beneficial in promoting adhesion of fractured bone, diarrhoea, dysentery, non-healing, ulcers, gynecological disorders, high fever, partial paralysis, diabetes and dysuria.
Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.
- Availability: Online and at medical stores
- Type of medicine: Proprietary
- Brand: Divya Pharmacy
- Main Indication: Liver diseases
- Suitable for: Unisex
- Price of Divya Totla Kwath: 100 grams @ ₹ 20.00
Ingredients of Totla Kwath
Each 5 grams contain
Shyonak Oroxylum indicum 5 grams
Oroxylum indicum (family Bignoniaceae) is a small, soft-wooded tree attaining a height of 10–16 m. Stem bark is dull brown in colour; leaves are broad, 60–120 cm in length and pinnately compound. Leaflets are ovate, wavy, and acuminate. Leaf fall occurs during winter season (January) each year. The tree is recognized by ternately bipinnate leaves.
It is found throughout the tropical forests of India, that is, north-eastern, central, and southern India. It is more frequent in Vindhyas and southwards in mix-deciduous forests, ascending to 1000 m altitude and naturally found in forests near rivers and streams.
Ayurvedic Properties and Action
Shyonak is astringent, bitter in taste (Rasa), pungent after digestion (Vipaka), and is hot in effect (Virya). Due to hot dry nature, it quells phlegm and wind in the body.
- Rasa (taste on tongue): Kashaya (Astringent), Tikta (Bitter), Madhur (Sweet)
- Guna (Pharmacological Action): Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
- Virya (Action): Ushna (Heating)
- Vipaka (transformed state after digestion): Katu (Pungent)
It is a Katu Vipak herb. Vipak refers to post-digestive (effect after digestion / cooking of Rasa) effect of tastes after its mixing with digestive juices. It is the longterm effect of herb. Katu Viapk herbs, increases dryness in body. Such foods reduce fertility and Kapha. Katu vipaak has catabolic effect on body.
- Deepan: Enkindles the digestive fire.
- Grahi: Stops watery and intermittent loose motions.
- Kasahara: Removes cough.
- Rukshana: Brings dryness, Kharatwa and Vishadatwa.
- Vatahara: Pacifies Vata Dosha.
- Anodyne: Relieves pain without causing loss of consciousness.
- Anti-dysenteric: Relieving or preventing dysentery.
- Anti-inflammatory: Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
- Antioxidant: Neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals and other substances.
- Antirheumatic: Alleviating or preventing rheumatism.
- Astringents: Constrict tissues; styptic.
- Diuretic: Promoting excretion of urine/agent that increases the amount of urine excreted.
- Hepatoprotective: Prevent damage to the liver.
Benefits of Totla Kwath
- It is a rich source of iron.
- It is used to cure dropsy.
- It helps in rheumatism.
- it is astringent, tonic, and useful in diarrhea and dysentery.
- It is effective medicine for Kapha Pitta and Ama disorders.
- It is best medicine for urinary bladder problems and used in stones, diarrhea and anorexia.
- It helps in digestion, constipation and expels worms by killing them.
- It removes swelling, obstruction in the urinary passage expectorate phlegm and helps in fever.
- Its use is very helpful is curing all digestion related troubles.
Important Therapeutic Uses of Totla Kwath
This decoction is useful in hepatitis other liver disorders.
- Hepatitis / Liver inflammation
- Diseases of abdomen
- Food poisoning
- Low appetite
- Mouth ulcers
- Urinary disorders / basti roga
- Vata vyadhi
Dosage of Totla Kwath
- Totla Kwath contains medicinal herb in dried form.
- To prepare decoction (Kadha) you need to boil 5 grams it in water (400 ml) till volume reduces to 100 ml. Then filter it.
- You may make decoction more concentrated (lesser water) by cooking for some more time.
- It should be taken in the morning before breakfast and at night one hour before the dinner or before going to the bed.
Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects and Warnings
- It is completely safe to take this medicine in recommended doses.
- Effectivity of herbal medicine depends on many factors. A medicine suitable for one person may not essentially give same result in another person.
- Exact dose depends on the age, strength, digestive power of the patient, the nature of the illness, the state of the viscera and humours, and the properties of individual drugs.
- Keep away from the sight and reach of children.
- Do not take any herbal preparation during pregnancy without consulting doctor.