Kutajavaleha is classical Ayurvedic medicine containing Kutaj bark (Holarrhena antidysnterica), old jaggery, Trikatu, Triphala, Rasanjan, Bhallataka, Bel giri, Chitraka, vidanga, honey and used in treatment of dysentery, diarrhea, piles, IBS etc.
The chief ingredient of this medicine is Kutaj. Kurchi or Kutuj (Holarrhena antidysenterica) is used in treatment of variety of diseases including diarrhea and dysentery. The total alkaloids of the Kutaj bark has shown antibacterial activity on the intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Kurchamine, an alkaloidal fraction from the bark, effectively reduces the intestinal amoebic infection.
Kutajavaleha has astringent, antiperiodic, Deepana (promote appetite but do not aid in digesting undigested food), Pachak (assist in digesting undigested food, but do not increase the appetite), and Raktapravardhak (increases blood) properties.
Ingredients of Kutajavaleha
- Kutaja-Tvak (Kutaja) (St. Bk.) 4.800 kg
- Water for Decoction 12.288 liter reduced to 3.072 liter
- Guda 1.440 kg
- Rasanjana (Daruharidra) (St.Ext.) 48 g
- Mocarasa (Shalmali) (Exd.) 48 g
- Shunthi (Rz.) 48 g
- Marica (Fr.) 48 g
- Pippali (Fr.) 48 g
- Haritaki (P.) 48 g
- Bibhitaka (P.) 48 g
- Amalaki (P.) 48 g
- Lajjalu (Pliter) 48 g
- Chitraka (Rt.) 48 g
- Patha (Rt.) 48 g
- Bilva (Fr.R.) 48 g
- IndraYava (Kutaja) (Sd.) 48 g
- Tvak (St. Bk.) 48 g
- Bhallataka-shuddha (Sd.) 48 g
- Prativisha (Ativisha) (Rt.) 48 g
- Vidanga (Fr.) 48 g
- Balaka (Hrivera) (Rt.) 48 g
- Ghrita 192 g
- Madhu 192 g
Uses of Kutajavaleha
This medicine is very good in treatment of following diseases.
- Amlapitta (Dyspepsia)
- Atisara (Diarrhoea)
- Vata and Kapha Diarrhea
- Grahani (Malabsorption syndrome)
- Pravahika (Dysentery)
- Chronic diarrhoea, colitis
- Raktapitta (Bleeding disorder)
- Arsha (Haemorrhoids)
- Aruchi (Tastelessness)
- Pandu (Anaemia)
- Kamala (Jaundice)
- Shotha (Inflammation)
- Karshya (Emaciation)
Dosage of Kutajavaleha
1 to 2 teaspoonful 2 to 3 times a day with Water/ Butter-milk/ Ghrita.
This medicine is manufactured by Baidyanath (Kutjawaleh/Kutjavaleh).