Kutajavaleha

Reference: Sharangadhara Samhita

Introduction

Kutajavaleha is an herbal formulation in the form of a jam. It is very useful in curing piles, IBS etc. Kutajavaleham is another term for this formulation. It has anti-inflammatory properties.

Ingredients

  • Kutaj (Holarrhena antidysentrica)
  • Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata)
  • Mochras (Bombax malabacterium)
  • Trikatu (Pepper, Long pepper and ginger)
  • Triphala (Haritaki, Bibhitaki and Amalaki)
  • Lajjalu (Mimosa pudica)
  • Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Patha (Cissampelos pariera)
  • Bilva (Aegle marmelos)
  • Purified bhallatak (Semecarpus anacardium)
  • Ativisha (Aconitum heterophyllum)
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Hribera (Pavonia odorata)
  • Clarified butter
  • Jaggery

Method of Preparation

Prepare a concoction of Holarrhena antidysentrica and add the remaining ingredients in it and heat the mixture till you attain a semisolid consistency. Remove it from flame and let it cool down. When t is cool to the touch add honey in it.

Dosage

5 to 10 grams twice a day before meals or as prescribed by your doctor.

Indications

  • Piles
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Diarrhea
  • IBS
  • Anemia
  • Bleeding ailments
  • Gastritis
  • Liver ailments

Contraindications

  • There are no reported side effects as such but it should be avoided during pregnancy.
  • Over dosage might cause constipation.
  • It should be administered with caution which lactating and in kids.
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