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Kwatham Tablets Versus Kashyam Liquids

Kwatham Tablets Versus Kashyam Liquids

by Kottakkal Support April 07, 2022

 

Kwatham Tablets

Versus

Kashyam Liquids 

 

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.            

 

Physicochemical Parameters of Mahatiktakam Kashyam

 
SN
NAME OF THE TEST
UNIT
STANDARDS
01
Description
-
Brownish black colloidal liquid, bitter taste
02
pH
-
4.0 – 5.0
03
Density
g/ml
1.0 – 1.15
04
Brix value
-
18.0 – 30.0
05
Total Solids
%w/w
20.0 – 30.0

 

The table 1 reveals that It is acidic in nature with ph value ranging from 4 to 5 and also to increase shelf life it is necessary to add sodium benzoate as a preservative. 

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:

 

SN

NAME OF THE TEST

UNIT

STANDARDS

01

Description

-

Brownish black tablet with a bitter taste

02

Average weight

g

1.15 – 1.25

03

API content

g

0.85 – 0.95

04

Hardness

kg/cm2

NLT 6

05

Thickness

mm

6.3 – 6.5

06

Disintegration Time

minutes

NMT 15

07

Weight variation

% w/w

+ 10 %

08

Friability

% w/w

NMT 1

 

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.

  • Easy to take tablets
  • Premeasured dose
  • No bitter taste
  • Preservative-free

 

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. 

AYURVEDIC CONSULTATION

Kottakkal is committed to offering the highest quality Ayurvedic Healthcare. We offer two ways to have an Ayurvedic consultation. 1. Free 15-minute Consultation with our Ayurvedic practitioner, Julie Wardwell for when you need a product recommendation for a basic health problem. 2. In-depth Consultation with our Ayurvedic doctor, Vaidya Vishwanath Guddadar for when your condition is chronic with multiple symptoms.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Kottakkal Ayurveda products and information are not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any disease. If you have serious, acute, or chronic health problems, please consult a trained health professional. If you are seeking the advice of a trained Ayurvedic professional, call (800) 215-9934 or email us at contact@kottakkal.shop. We will provide you with information to consult with Ayurvedic professionals. Always check with your doctor before taking herbs when pregnant or nursing.


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