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Kanakasavam or Kanakasava

Author : Dr. Gurnam Saini  

Posted On : 17 December, 2013



Kanakasavam or Kanakasava Ayurvedic Medicine for Asthma in Australia, Melbourne



Kanakasavam is a unique herbal wine or magic health drink prescribed in asthma or other breathing difficulties associated to various diseases.  It is also useful in tuberculosis, chronic fever and chest pain.



Main Ingredients of Kanakasava



Main ingredient of Kanakasavam is Datura stramonium. Other important herbs are Vitis vinifera, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Adhatoda beddomei, Abies spectabilis, Solanum surattense, Mesua ferrea, Piper longum, Zingiber officinale, Woodfordia fruticosa, Clerodendrum serratum, etc.



Pharmacological action of Kanakasava



According to ayurveda, Kanakasavam is hot in potency and pacifies vata and kapha. It acts as expectorant. In addition, it reduces production of mucous inside the respiratory tract.



As per recent researches, Kanakasavam is anti-inflammatory, natural mucolytic and bronchodilator in action. It is used in bronchitis or COPD for reducing inflammation of respiratory tract or bronchi. It dilates bronchi and eases breathing. Due to this pharmacological action, Kanakasavam is drug of choice in acute asthmatic attack. It also works well in chronic problems related to difficulties in breathing.



This medicine, if taken along with Vasarishtam, shows remarkable results in both dry cough and productive cough.



Kanakasavam has analgesic and anti-colic action so it is beneficial in acute pain of kidney stones. To alleviate kidney stone pain, it is given in dose of 15 to 25 ml twice a day.



Uses and indications of Kanakasavam


  1. Cough-Acute and Chronic
  2. Breathlessness
  3. Asthma
  4. Tuberculosis
  5. Chronic fever
  6. Chest pain
  7. Bronchitis and COPD
  8. Chest infections
  9. Complications due to chest injury,
  10. Internal hemorrhage



Kanakasavam dose



12 – 24 ml once or two times a day, usually after food.



Side effects of Kanakasavam



Kanakasavam is prohibited in cases of glaucoma or any disease in which intraocular pressure is elevated. Always use this medicine under the strict supervision of qualified ayurvedic practitioner. Over dosage may result in side effects similar to datura poisoning.





  1. Bhaishajya Ratnavali
  2. Ayurveda saar sangreh





Contact Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic to buy Kanakasavam in Melbourne, Australia 




Dr Gurnam Singh Saini

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery

MD Alternative Medicine

Panchkarma Detox Expert

Member of AAA(Australian Association of Ayurveda)
PH- 0061 430 799 515 


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Author Bio:

Dr. Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. In Australia he pursued post graduate degree in mental health from La Trobe University, Melbourne (Australia). He has worked as associated Nurse Unit Management in Eastern Healths, Melbourne for 9 years. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More

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