Reference - Ashtanga hridayam Chikitsasthana Mutraghata adhyaya - 11/35

Introduction

Brihatyadi Kashayam is a multi-herbal ayurvedic formulation which is known to contain many herbs with brihati herb which is its one of the important herb. This formulation is present in decoction form.

Ingredients

  • Brihati - Solanum indicum
  • Prishnaparni - Uraria picta
  • Gokshura - Tribulus terrestris
  • Shalaparni - Desmodium gangeticum
  • Bhadra - Aerua lanata

Method of Preparation

  • Take all the ingredients in equal quantity.
  • Put all the ingredients in a pot and add the water in it.
  • Boil the water till water reached up to its one fourth volume.
  • Decoction of herbs is prepared.

Medicinal Properties

Brihatyadi Kashayam is a polyherbal Ayurvedic medicine available in the liquid form. Herbs used to prepare this herbal decoction are loaded with the cooling, laxative, diuretic, antispasmodic, demulcent properties. Use of this medicine is used to manage the urinary tract disorders. This medicine acts as a natural antibiotic and effective to manage the bacterial infections like gonorrhea, Chlamydia etc. Being diuretic in action, it helps to extrude the harmful microorganism from urinary tract. Brihatyadi Kashayam's anti-inflammatory properties are quite helpful to provide relief in the inflammation of urethra and bladder in the case of urinary tract infections. Moreover, it works well to resolve the various problems associated with the urinary tract disorders like frequent urination, painful urination, inflammation of bladder etc. Calming properties of this medicine are very effective to provide relief in the burning during urination. In dysuria, this medicine helps to ease the process of urination and maintain the good urine flow. It is considered as an effective medicine to dissolve the stones with diuretic actions.

Indications

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Cystitis
  • Dysuria
  • Urinary calculi
  • UTI

Dosage

  • 5 to 10 ml on empty stomach, one to two times a day, before meals.
  • If your decoction is more concentrated then consume it by mixing it with equal quantity of water.

Contraindications

  • Avoid in pregnancy.
  • Take under doctor's prescription.
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