Kalmeghasav is an effective Ayurvedic medicine used for treating several health conditions such as chronic fever, liver and spleen disorder, and anemia. It can also be used in the treatment of skin diseases like acne. It also acts as a mild laxative. It is prepared from natural herbs that have been used traditionally in the treatment of these diseases. The powerful medicinal powers of these herbs can allow a person to stay healthy and fit by preventing the occurrence of diseases and relieving the existing conditions.
Kalmeghasav is a liquid medicine containing about 5 to 10% of self-generated alcohol. This natural alcohol and the water used in the preparation of this medication together act as a media for delivering alcohol and water soluble active components in the herbs to the body. The herbs used in the preparation of this medication are as follows:
- Kalmegha (Andrographis Paniculata)
- Saptparna (Alstonia Scholaris)
- Guduchi (Tinospora Cordifolia)
- Kutki (Picrorhiza Kurroa)
- Karanja (Pongamia Pinnata)
- Dhataki pushpa (Dhay Phool or Woodfordia Fruticose)
- Kutaja (Bark of Holarrhena Antidysenterica)
- Shunti (Ginger)
- Pippali (Long pepper)
- Pippali (Kali Mirch or Black Pepper)
- Rohitaka (Lal Rohitak Chhal or Tecomella Undulata)
- Patra (Tejpatta or Cinnamomum Tamala)
- Bruhat Ela (Badi Elaichi or Amomum Subulatum)
- Twak (Dalchini or Cinnamomum Zeylanicum)
- Sharapunkha (Sarpunka or Tephrosia Purpurea)
- Baheda (Terminalia Bellirica)
- Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula)
- Loha Bhasma
Indications, Benefits & Uses
Kalmeghasav can be used in the management of following diseases:
Kalmeghasav is effective in reducing fever caused by a wide range of bacteria and viruses. It is a strong antibacterial and antiviral agent, which helps in eliminating the organisms that cause the infection. The herbs used in this medicine act as a natural antipyretic agent and thus, reduce fever. It can be used to treat acute as well as chronic fevers. It also produces a strong anti-inflammatory action and prevents muscular pains, headache, and body aches caused by fever. Patients can use it in the cases of common cold, bronchitis, typhoid, sinusitis, laryngitis, and intestinal infections.
The hepato-protective action of the herbs in Kalmeghasav help in preventing damage to the liver cells due to the by-products released during different metabolic processes. This medicine also protects the liver cells against free radicals and maintains its structural integrity. It prevents changes in the DNA structure of the liver cells due to the toxins thus preventing the cancerous changes in the organ. Hence, it can be used as an adjuvant therapy for liver cancer along with the conventional modes of treatment like chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. It ensures faster recovery of the patients with cancer and provides relief from the symptoms of this disease. Kalmeghasav can also be used to treat hepatitis and fatty liver disease.
Kalmeghasav can be used to treat Splenomegaly. It improves the functions of the spleen and protects it from any damage.
An ingredient used in Kalmeghasav, Loha bhasma, is a very good source of Iron. Thus, Kalmeghasav helps to treat anemia by providing the body natural iron.
Kalmeghasav is useful in the management of acne, and eczema. It also helps to relieve the symptoms of immunological diseases affecting the skin such as dermatitis, and psoriasis by boosting the immune system and correcting any abnormality associated with it.
Side effects of Kalmeghasav
Kalmeghasav is prepared from natural herbal ingredients. Hence, it does not cause any side effects. It does not contain any harmful chemicals. Hence, it is considered safe to use. However, using this medicine in very high doses may result in gastric irritation, mild burning sensation in the stomach, and loose motions. These side effects can be easily prevented by using the medicine in the recommended doses.
The effect of this medicine on the fetus, when used by a pregnant woman, is not fully known. In addition, there is no evidence to prove the safety of this medication when it is used by the breastfeeding women. Hence, women should consult a doctor before using Kalmeghasav during these phases.
How to use Kalmeghasav
The recommended dose of Kalmeghasav varies depending on the age of the patient, the severity of the symptoms, and the condition to be treated. Patients should take it in a dose of 10 ml, once or twice a day. The dose may be increased to 20 ml if the result with the lower doses is not satisfactory or when the symptoms are severe. The doses should be taken with a glass of water. Patients should never take this medicine on an empty stomach. Patients who are using any other medication should leave a gap of at least half an hour between the intake of Kalmeghasav and other medicines.