Decoctions In India:
In India, we use different types of decoctions for our healthy life. Today, I am going to share a few of them, which we use habitually. First, you have to know your requirements for decoction treatment.
What is Decoction/ Kwath / Kadha/ Kashayam?
Kashayam / Kwatha – Herbal decoctions: Herb or group of herbs are practice in dry powder form, and add with 4, 8, or 16 parts of water, boiled and reduced to a quarter. Filter and use it. Kashayam is a water-soluble extract of herbs. Like, Guduchi Kashayam from Gudichi, consume for fever treatment. Other such famous examples are – Amrutottaram Kashayam, Dashamoola Kashayam, Tulsi Kashayam, etc.
Tulsi Kadha is mostly homemade. We can make this with some of the herbs like tulsi, clove, green cardamom, mint, cinnamon, and black pepper. We can consume this for cold, cough, body pain, and headache. You can also add honey if you wish.
Green Cardamom Kadha, we can make at home. This kadha we consume for digestion problems like bloating and constipation. We need to boil green cardamom powder in water and ready the decoction. Every time while consuming add, honey.
Guduchi Kashayam is a herb with distinct heart-shaped leaves, that is used extensively in Ayurveda for the treatment of various infections, fevers, urinary tract disorders, digestive disorders as well as water-borne diseases like jaundice. Guduchi Kashayam is very useful for Boosts Immunity, Treats Chronic Fever, Improves Digestion, Treats Diabetes, Reduces Stress and Anxiety, Fights Respiratory Problems, Treats Arthritis, and Reduces Asthmatic Symptoms.
Dashamoola Katutraya Kashayam is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine in liquid form. It is widely useful for respiratory problems. This remedy provided by Kerala Ayurveda. This medicine effective for cough, fever, cold, headache, and rheumatic conditions.
Gandharvahastadi Kashayam is based on Kerala Ayurveda and is usually uses in its herbal decoction form. It can be used for safe cleansing of the large intestine to restore the Vata balance of the body.
Amruthotharam Kashayam is a classical ayurvedic medicine used for chronic fever, constipation, and appetite loss, etc. The main indication of Amruthotharam Kashayam is AMA formation, which is the main reason for several diseases, including fevers.
Note: These all available in medical stores, which you can use as per your doctor’s advice. Do not consume your own.