The most widely used Ayurvedic herbal product is the liquid kashyam. It is an herbal decoction made with water. The herbs are water-soluble, and the active ingredients are extracted into the boiling water. This method of herbal preparation is easily absorbed by the digestive system which allows for faster results.
Researchers at Arya Vaidya Sala conducted extensive testing and compared the advantages and disadvantages between a liquid versus a tablet herbal decoction. One of the herbal products tested was Mahatiktakam and researchers found the tablet is more effective and easier to take. Below are test results showing the advantages of tablets over liquid herbal decoction.
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Arya Vaidya Sala conducted extensive research on the best method to convert liquid kashyams into a solid tablet. The physicochemical parameters of the tablet were found as:
The herbal tablet has the same potency as the herbal liquid. Arya Vaidya Sala introduced the new herbal Kwathams, as a tablet devoid of acidic nature and preservatives that increase shelf life.
For these reasons, we recommend choosing kwathams (tablets) over the kashayams (liquids) whenever possible. Kwathams have the same potency as kashayams and offer several advantages.
Kwatham tablets are easy to carry with you and administer with a little water. They allow for greater freedom over the kashayams. The convenience of taking a tablet as well as avoiding the bitter taste makes it easier to take kwathams regularly as prescribed.
Another important advantage of kwathams is how they are processed. Great care is taken to slowly heat the herbal decoction for a kwatham than a kashayam. This results in a higher concentration when solidifying the herbal decoction into tablets.
What is a comparable dosage?
One kwatham tablet is equal to 5 ml (1 tsp) of kashayam. The average dose is two tablets two times per day or as directed by your Ayurvedic professional. Kwatham tablets should be taken with lukewarm water to help swallow and dissolve them. The efficacy and dosage of kwathams are the same as kashayams, and it’s quite easy to adjust from kashayams to kwathams.
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