Kanakasavam – Ayurvedic Treatment for respiratory diseases and COPD

Kanakasavam  is an Ayurvedic liquid medicine, widely used in the treatment of Asthma, cough, chest pain, fever etc.

Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali 13/98-102
Kanakasava dose – 12 – 24 ml. one or two times a day, usually advised after food.
If needed, it can be mixed with equal quantity of water.

Kanakasava side effects:  A very high dosage than the prescribed may cause stomach irritation and loose stools. Use this medicine under the strict supervision of   Ayurvedic doctor. It is contraindicated in conditions like glaucoma where  intraocular pressure is elevated.  Over dosage may result in side effects resembling datura poisoning.

Kanakasava uses: Kanakasava is widely used in the treatment of respiratory conditions such as Asthma, cough (acute and chronic), fever and chest infections.  It is a natural mucolytic and bronchodilator.  It is also used in treatment of bleeding diseases, injuries and chronic fever. It helps to relieve chest mucous congestion.

Traditional uses:

  • Nikhilaan Shwaasaan – useful in wide variety of respiratory diseases  – asthma, bronchitis etc.
  • Kasa – useful in cold, cough
  • Yakshma – useful in tuberculosis
  • Kshataksheena – useful in emaciated people, useful in post injury care, useful in weight gaining therapy
  • Jeerna Jvara – useful in recuperation treatment after chronic fever
  • Raktapitta – useful in bleeding disorders such as nasal bleeding
  • Urakshata – useful in chest injury

Kanakasavam ingredients: 

Kanaka (Purified and processed Datura metel) – whole plant – 192 g

Vrushamoola – Vasa (Adhatoda vasica) – whole plant – 192 g
Yashtimadhu – Licorice – root – 96 g
Pippali – long pepper – 96 g
Vyahgri – Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum) – whole plant – 96 g
Keshara – Nagakeshara (Mesua ferrea) – stamen – 96 g
Vishvabheshaja – Shunti – Ginger – rhizome – 96 g
Bharngi (Clerodendrum serratum) – Root – 96 g
Talisapatra (Abies webbiana) – Leaf – 96 g
Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) – Flower – 768 g
Draksha – raisins – dry fruits – 960 g
water – 24.576 liters,
Sharkara – Sugar – 4.8 kg
Kshaudra – Honey – 2.4 kg

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