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Rasnadi Kwath or Rasnadi Kashayam is an herbal Ayurvedic medicine referenced from Sahasrayoga. This decoction is indicated in Amavata (Rheumatism) and Vataroga (Disease due to Vata dosha). The key ingredient of this medicine is Rasna.
Rasna consists of dried leaf and roots of Pluchea lanceolata. Its official substitute is Alpinia galanga. The stem and leaves contain moretenol, moretenol acetate, neolupenol, octacosanoic, hexacosanoic and tetracosanoic acid, tetracosanol, hexacosanol, triacontanol, stigmasterol and beta-sitosterol-D-glucoside.
Rasna is Tikta (Rasa), Guru (Guna), Ushna (Virya), and Katu vipak. It pacifies Kapha and Vata.
Rasna root is fragrant, bitter and useful in rheumatism and other inflammatory disorders. Its stem, leaves are muscle relaxant. Along with other herbal ingredients the roots are useful in all nervous diseases and rheumatism.
A Scientific study was done on anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic activities of in vivo and in vitro plant parts of Pluchea lanceolata. This study confirms the traditional medicinal uses of the plant due to presence of presence of several physiologically active phytochemicals such as phenols, flavonoids, triterpenoids, steroids and glycosides and supported the isolation and the use of active constituents from in vivo and in vitro plant parts of Pluchea lanceolata in treating inflammations and rheumatism.
Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.
Ingredients of Rasnadi Kashayam
- Rasna (Rt./Lf.) 1 Part
- Tamalaki (Bhumyamalaki) (Pl.) 1 Part
- Vrisha (Vasa) (Rt.) 1 Part
- Aguru (Agaru) (Ht. Wd.) 1 Part
- Shathi (Shati) (Rz.) 1 Part
- Citra (Eranda) (Rz.) 1 Part
- Abda (Musta) (Rz.) 1 Part
- Cavya (St.) 1 Part
- Ashmabhit (Pashanabheda) (Rz.) 1 Part
- Dhatri (amalaki) (P.) 1 Part
- Bharngi (Rt.) 1 Part
- Patola (Pl.) 1 Part
- Pushkara (Rt.) 1 Part
- Nisha (Haridra) (Rz.) 1 Part
- Sairiya (Sahacara) (Pl.) 1 Part
- Vishva (Shunthi) (Rz.) 1 Part
- Agni (Citraka) (Rt.) 1 Part
- Bilva (St. Bk.) 1 Part
- Gambhari (St. Bk.) 1 Part
- Patala (St. Bk.) 1 Part
- Agnimantha (St. Bk.) 1 Part
- Shalaparni (Pl.) 1 Part
- Prishniparni (Pl.) 1 Part
- Brihati (Pl.) 1 Part
- Kantakari (Pl.) 1 Part
- Gokshura (Pl.) 1 Part
- Daru (Devadaru) (Ht. Wd.) 1 Part
Dashmula is combination of ten roots (Bilva, Agnimantha, Gambhari, Shyonak, Patala and Shalparni, Prishniparni, Brihati, Kantkari, Gokhru). It is extensively used in Ayurveda for treatment of variety of diseases including inflammation.
It has significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.
Dashmoola have a balancing action on Kapha, Pitta and Vata doshas, and useful especially for Vata-vikar. Its intake reduces inflammation and pain.
Benefits of Rasnadi Kashayam
- It is herbal medicine.
- It gives relief in pain and swelling.
- It has anti-inflammatory properties.
- It gives relief in pain, swelling and spasm of muscles.
Important Therapeutic Uses of Rasnadi Kashayam
- Amavata (Rheumatism)
- Swelling, pain in ankles, knees, thigh, waist, back
- Swelling in neck
- Vata roga (Disease due to Vata dosha)
Dosage of Rasnadi Kashayam
Liquid:12-24 ml with equal amount of water before meals, twice a day. Add Saindhava Lavana, Mishri, Pippali 1-3 grams in decoction.
Tablet:2 tablets twice a day before meal with water.
Or take as directed by physician.
While on treatment, don’t take food items that increase Vata inside body (gas causing food items). Examples of such food are deep fried itesm, peas, Urad dal, cauliflower, spicy foods, fermented items, pickles etc.
Eat easily digestible food. Include Hing, Jeera in diet. Parwal, Karela, Lauki should be eaten.
Please note, the doses of Ayurvedic medicines are not fixed. 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.
You can buy this medicine online or from medical stores.
This medicine is manufactured by Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala (Rasnadi Kashayam, liquid), Kottakal (Cheriya Rasnadi Kashayam) many other Ayurvedic pharmacies.