Reference: Sahasrayogam

Introduction

Saptasaram Kashayam is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine in liquid form. It is also known as Saptasara Kwatha, kashaya etc. It is used in the treatment of hip pain. It is made of seven herbs. Hence the name Saptasaram. It is made of seven herbs, hence, the name. It is hugely used in curing hip pain, low digestive power, constipation, menstrual ailments etc. it balances Vata.

Ingredients

  • Varshabhu (Boerhaavia diffusa)
  • Bilva (Aegle marmelos)
  • Horsegram (Dolichos biflorus)
  • Castor (Ricinus communis)
  • Sahacara (Barleria prionitis)
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinale)
  • Agnimantha (Clerodendrum phlomidis)

Method of Preparation

Clean and coarsely grind all the herbs and put them in water and boil it till it reduces to 1/4th. Remove from heat and let it cool. Filter the decoction and store it in tinted bottles.

Medicinal Properties

Saptasaram Kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine available in the herbal decoction form. It is used to manage the various problems like lower back pain, constipation, low digestion power etc. To resolve the digestive complications this medicine works in an amazing way. It possesses the cooling properties which help to pacify the aggravated pitta doshas. This helps to manage the various digestive problems like bloating, flatulence, heartburn, indigestion, acidity, nausea, vomiting etc. To relieve the problem of constipation, this medicine works well as it helps in easy passing and softening of stools. Saptasaram Kashayam is considered as an effective medicine to resolve the spleen disorders like hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, jaundice etc. It stimulates the secretion of bile. It helps in the detoxification of the liver and supports the healthy liver functions. Anti-inflammatory action of this medicine works well to alleviate the pains in body like back pain, hip pain etc. moreover it is a good medicine to manage the pain, stabbing burning due to nerve damage in neuralgia and many more other related problems.

Indications

  • Digestive disorders
  • Constipation
  • Backache
  • Flatulence
  • Bloating
  • Angina
  • Spleen ailments
  • Prostatic hyperplasia
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Neuralgia

Dosage

12 to 24 ml mixed with equal amounts of water and consume it before or after meals as prescribed by the doctor.

Contraindications

  • There are no reported side effects as such but it should be avoided during pregnancy.
  • Over dosage might cause diarrhea.
  • Self-medication is discouraged.
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