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Elakanadi kashayam is an Ayurvedic liquid medicine. This medicine is included in kashayam preparations. Ela is mainly used to prepare this kashayam, which is a carminative and digestive stimulant. This herbal formulation is used in the treatment of chronic respiratory ailments


  1. Ela (Elettaria cardamomum) – 1 part
  2. Pippali (Piper longum) – 1 part
  3. Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) – 1 part
  4. Nagara (Zingiber officinale) – 1 part
  5. Abda (Cyperus rotundus) – 1 part
  6. Vasa (Adhatoda vasica) – 1 part
  7. Nimba (Azadirachta indica) – 1 part
  8. Amruta (Tinospora cordifolia) – 1 part
  9. Ambu (Hemidesmus indicus) – 1 part
  10. Dashmoola - 10 parts
    • Shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum) - 1 part
    • Bilva mool tawak (Aegle marmelos) -1 part
    • Prishanparni (Uraria picta) - 1 part
    • Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum) - 1 part
    • Brihati (Solanum indicum) - 1 part
    • Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris) - 1 part
    • Agnimanth (Premna mucronata) - 1 part
    • Sonapathamool (Oroxylum indicum) - 1 part
    • Patlamool (Stereospermum suaveolens) - 1 part
    • Gambharimool (Gmelina arborea) - 1 part
  11. Water – 16 times
Elakanadi  Kashayam - classical formulation



  1. Ela (Elettaria cardamomum) – Ela is a potent herb which is used as a mouth freshener. It is an antiemetic herb, it relives vomiting and nausea. It improves the taste and helpful in the treatment of anorexia. It aids digestion and being carminative in nature, it helps in bloating. Ela is helpful in treating chronic respiratory ailments by soothing the respiratory tract.
  2. Pippali (Piper longum) – Pippali has detoxifier properties hence detoxifies the blood. It increases blood circulation around and in the lungs thus, helps in treating bronchitis and asthma. It acts as an expectorant and helps in thinning of mucus. Pippali is known as “tridoshic” herb as it suits all body types. Pippali is one of the only heating and penetrating herbs that can kindle and stimulates digestive fire and relieves abdominal discomfort.
  3. Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) – Yashtimadhu is a good expectorant that expels phlegm from lungs and helps in the treatment of respiratory disorders. This herb is restorative in activity and relieves tiredness and provides energy.
  4. Nagara (Zingiber officinale) – Nagara has hot potency and pungent taste. It balances kapha dosha in the body thus, helpful in productive cough and asthma.
  5. Abda (Cyperus rotundus) - Abda is antitussive and antibacterial in nature. It helps to treat chronic respiratory diseases due to its antitussive nature.
  6. Vasa (Adhatoda vasica) – It is extensively used for treating ailments such as common cold, cough, chronic bronchitis and asthma. It is considered as the best expectorant in Ayurveda it loosens phlegm and clears the pathway for easier breathing.
  7. Nimba (Azadirachta indica) – Nimba exhibits coolant qualities and also acts as a blood purifier. It has antibiotic and anti-microbial activities due to which it is used in the treatment of various respiratory disorders.
  8. Amruta (Tinospora cordifolia) – This plant is a natural rejuvenator that provides strength and immunity to the body. It is highly effective in the treatment of fever.
  9. Ambu – (Hemidesmus indicus) – It is the best herb used for the treatment of cold, cough, asthma and bronchitis.
  10. Dashamoola – Dashmoola is a group of 10 roots which are anti-inflammatory and analgesic in action. Dashmoola balances all three doshas in the body and is immune modulatory in activity. This group of herbs also exhibits antipyretic properties.


All ingredients are taken in coarse powder form and decoction is prepared with water. The mixture is boiled until it is reduced to 1 /8th. Afterward, filter it with a clean cloth and transfer it into glass jars. This herbal liquid formulation is advised in the treatment of respiratory ailments.


Elakanadi kashayam is used in the treatment of following disorders-

  • Tuberculosis
  • Breathing problems
  • Cough


Elakanadi kashayam is used to enhance immunity. It is beneficial in allergic respiratory conditions such as asthma and rhinitis. It also stimulates digestive power and treats indigestion.


5 to 15 ml once or twice daily with 4 times boiled luke warm water as advised by physician



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