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Elakanadi Kashayam

Reference - Sahasrayoga Kashayaprakarana.


Elakanadi Kashayam is an ayurvedic formulation that is prepared from mixture of medicinal herbs. One of the important herb is ela, which is also known with the name – cardamom, which is enriched with properties like digestive, carminative, diuretic and many more. This formulation is known to treat the problems related to respiratory problems.


  • Ela – Elettaria cardamomum
  • Amruta – Tinospora cordifolia
  • Madhuka – Glycyrhiza glabra
  • Ginger - Zingiber officinale
  • Ambu – Hemidesmus indicus
  • Kana – Piper longum
  • Nimba – Azadirachta indica
  • Abda – Cyperus rotundus
  • Vasa – Adhatoda vasica
  • Dashamoola – known to contain ten herb roots:
  1. Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
  2. Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
  3. Bilva – Aegle marmelos
  4. Agnimantha – Premna mucronata
  5. Prishnaparni – Uraria picta
  6. Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
  7. Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
  8. Gambhari – Gmelina arborea
  9. Brihati – Solanum indicum
  10. Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum

Method of Preparation

  • Take all the ingredients in equal quantity and add in a pot which contains 8 parts of water.
  • Boil the water mixture till it is reduced up to its one fourth level and then filter it.
  • Decoction is prepared now.


12 to 24 ml, two times a day, before meals.


  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • As Adjuvant in Tuberculosis treatment


  • Gastritis due to over dose.
  • Take medicine under doctor's prescription.
Note:- This is pure classical Ayurvedic medicine and should be strictly consumed only after prescription of an Ayurvedic doctor and to be taken under medical supervision only.
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