Kantakari Avaleha

Kantakari Avaleha is polyherbal Ayurvedic preparation in semi-solid form which is used to treat cough, asthma and other chest infections. It is good medicine for treating asthma.

Shloka —

कण्टकारीतुलां नीरेद्रोणेएकत्वा कषायकम् |
पादशेषं गृहीत्वा च तत्र चूर्णानि दापयेत् ||१८२||
पृथक् पलांशान्येतानि गुडूची चव्यचित्रकौ |
मुस्तं कर्कटशृङ्गी च त्र्यूषणं धन्वयासकः || १८३ ||
भार्गी रास्ना शटी चैव शर्करापलविंशतिः |
प्रत्येकं च पलात्यष्टौ प्रदध्यात् घृततैलयोः || १८४ ||
पक्त्वा लेहत्वमानीयशीतेमधु पलाष्टकम् |
चतुर्भागं तुगाक्षीर्याः पिप्पल्याश्च चतुश्पलम् || १८५ ||
क्षिप्त्वा निद्धद्यात्सुदृढेमृन्मयेभाजनेशुभे |
लेहोऽयं हन्ति हिक्काऽर्त्तिकासश्वासानशेषतः || १८६ ||

kaṇṭakārītulāṁ nīredroṇeekatvā kaṣāyakam |
pādaśeṣaṁ gr̥hītvā ca tatra cūrṇāni dāpayet ||182||
pr̥thak palāṁśānyetāni guḍūcī cavyacitrakau |
mustaṁ karkaṭaśr̥ṅgī ca tryūṣaṇaṁ dhanvayāsakaḥ || 183 ||
bhārgī rāsnā śaṭī caiva śarkarāpalaviṁśatiḥ |
pratyekaṁ ca palātyaṣṭau pradadhyāt ghr̥tatailayoḥ || 184 ||
paktvā lehatvamānīyaśītemadhu palāṣṭakam |
caturbhāgaṁ tugākṣīryāḥ pippalyāśca catuśpalam || 185 ||
kṣiptvā niddhadyātsudr̥ḍhemr̥nmayebhājaneśubhe |
leho’yaṁ hanti hikkā’rttikāsaśvāsānaśeṣataḥ || 186 ||

The Ingredients —

  1. Kantakari — Solanum xanthocarpum
  2. Guduchi — Tinospora cordifolia
  3. Chavya — Piper chaba
  4. Chitraka — Plumbago zeylanica
  5. Musta — Cyperus rotundus
  6. Karkatashringi — Pistacia integrrima
  7. Sunthi — Zingiber officinale
  8. Maricha — Piper nigrum
  9. Pippali — Piper longum
  10. Dhanvayasaka — Fagonia Arabica
  11. Bharrigi — Clerodendrum serratum
  12. Rasna — Vanda roxburghii/ Pluchea lanceolata
  13. Sathi –Hedychium spicatum
  14. Sarkara — Sugar
  15. Ghrita
  16. Madhu — Honey
  17. Sesame oil
  18. Vamsalochana — Bambusa bambos
  19. Long pepper

Indications of Kantakari Avaleha —

  1. All types of Kasa
  2. All types of Shvasa (Bronchitis, Asthma)
  3. Improves Immunity

Dosage —

6- 12 gm twice a day or as directed by a physician.

Adjuvants —

  1. Madhu
  2. Warm Water
  3. Warm Milk

Side effects —

  1. In higher doses, it may lead to gastric complaints like burning in the stomach.

Contraindications —

In Diabetic Patients, if the blood sugar levels are very much under control it is advised.

Medical Disclaimer. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment

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