Ayurvedic herbal medicinal tea mixtures
Arya herbal offers a selection of herbal medicinal tea mixtures, kashayam (കഷായം) prepared according to the traditional recipes. To prepare a kashayam, the carefully selected medicinal herbs and their parts were cleaned and – when appropriate – dried. The ingredients indicated in the recipes were then mixed in the prescribed proportions and pounded into coarse powder, KASHAYACHOORNAM. To prepare a medicinal herbal beverage, pour boiling water over the powdered KASHAYACHOORNAM and allow steeping for about 15 minutes. The decoctions are usually prepared so that 250 ml of decoction is prepared using 5 - 15 g of KASHAYACHOORNAM. The medicinal properties of the water soluble herbal substances are then fully preserved. The decoction can be diluted with boiled lukewarm water, strained, and served warm, at will after adding honey. The usual dosage is 120 ml of decoction to be taken twice daily.