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Pathyadi Kwath is polyherbal Ayurvedic decoction containing Pathya (Harad) and other medicinal herbs. This Kashaya has antioxidant, adaptogenic and laxative properties. It is a useful medicine for treating headaches as it is tridodhnashak, anti-inflammatory, purgative and pain relieving. The decoction of medicinal herbs is also known as Kwath, Quath or Kadha.
Here is given more about Pathyadi Kadha such as indication/therapeutic uses, Key Ingredients and dosage.
Key Ingredients of Pathyadi Kadha
Harad (Haritaki) Fruits 1 part: The fruits of Haritaki has several medicinal properties like antioxidant, carminative, astringent, expectorant, gentle purgative, laxative, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal. Haritaki is a useful drug to treat flatulence, constipation, diarrhoea, dysentery, cyst, digestive disorders, vomiting, enlarged liver and spleen, cough and bronchial asthma.
Baheda (Bibhitaka) Fruits 1 part: Bahera fruits are very useful in treatment of diseases due to kapha and pitta dosha. In excess it increases vata inside body. The Fruits are bitter, analgesic, astringent, brain tonic, expectorant and laxative. It is an excellent remedy for catarrhal condition, congestion, cough, bronchitis, asthma, and sore throats.
Goose Berry Fruits 1 part: Indian Goose Berry has numerous health benefits. It is richest source of vitamin C which is an anti-oxidant. Amla also contains protein, iron, minerals and amino acids. It is veramla-Himalaya good for digestive system. It is one of the ingredient of Triphala Churna. Amla helps in removal of free radicals responsible for aging. It is also helpful in new cells generations. It is tridoshnashak which means it balances vaat, pitta and kapha.
Bhui nimba (Kiratatikta) (Pl.) 1 part: Helps treat liver disorders, eyes, heart, nausea, indigestion, appetite, gout, intestinal worms, skin diseases, wound healing, ulcers, asthma, reduces fevers, joint pains, and is used for prevention of stones in the kidney or gall bladder.
Turmeric (Rhizome) 1 part: Turmeric medicinal properties includes anti aging, anti oxidant, anti inflammatory, and anti bacterial. Turmeric contain manganese, iron, vit B6 and potassium. Here are some of the medicinal use of turmeric.
Neem(Stem Bark) 1 part: Recent study show that Neem(Azadirachta Indica) bark can treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastro duodenal ulcers and esophageal ulcer completely. Neem bark extract used to treat these gastric related ulcers. These claims are clinically proven.
Giloy(Stem) 1 part: Giloy strengthens immune system and cures various infections like cold, cough, swine flu and fever due to any reason. n Ayurveda it is important constituent of various medicine used to treat skin problems, inflammation, worms, fever, infection, diabetes, liver problems and weakness.
Uses of Pathyadi Kadha
Pathyadi Kadha is indicated in treatment shiro roga (Headache;also called shirah shula or shiro tapa), Migraine;Headaches due to eyestrain. It reduces the intensity and frequency of migraine attacks.
Pathyadi Kadha is also therapeutically used in Trigeminal neuralgia (Trigeminal neuralgia is a disorder of the trigeminal nerve, the fifth cranial nerve, that causes episodes of sharp, stabbing pain in the cheek, lips, gums, or chin on one side of the face), Sinusitis, Pain in Teeth, Night blindness etc.
Since this medicine contains Triphala, it also relieves constipation.
Dosage of Pathyadi Kadha
The recommended dosage of Pathyadi Kashayam is 15-20 ml, twice a day after meal with jaggery or take as directed by physician.