International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Review articles

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.140260

Pages: 153-155

Author: Vipin SG, Pradeep Kumar Moharana, Arathi PK *

Abstract: Kanakasavam is a polyherbal formulation with 14 ingredients used mainly in Swasa roga (respiratory diseases). In clinical practice, Kanakasavam is primarily used to treat respiratory diseases. It contains purified datura, which acts as a bronchodilator and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is also known to provide relief from an acute asthma attack and increases the airflow to the lungs by dilating and relaxing the bronchial passageways. Kanakasavam is also used for bronchitis, productive cough, chronic fever, haemorrhages, and lung injury. In addition, it is also beneficial in the treatment of the common cold, rhinitis and abnormal nasal discharges. This article is an attempt to analyse the formulation critically.

Keyword: Kanakasavam, anti-inflammatory, bronchitis