Kushmanda rasayana is a herbal paste formulation. Also called Kooshmandavaleha.
Kushmanda rasayana is used in the treatment of bleeding disorders, emaciation, chronic respiratory conditions requiring nutrition and strength, vomitting.
It is usually administered after a person has recovered from fever, to improve strength.
It is also used along with or after anti tuberculosis treatment to improve general health, strength and weight. It helps to minimize the side effects of anti tuberculosis medications by supporting liver and improving digestion and providing much needed respiratory strength.
It brings about rejuvenation, improves strength.
6 – 12 grams to be administered along with water or milk, before or after food, once or twice a day, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
Kushmanda lehyam ingredients:
Kushmanda – ash gourd – 4.8 kg is cut into pieces, skin and seeds are removed, boiled in small quantity of water, squeezed to obtain juice.The pulp is fried in 768 grams of ghee. The juice is added with the fried pulp plus 4.8 kg of sugar. It is further heated to semisolid consistency. Then following ingredients are added –
Pippali – 96 g
Ginger – 96 g
white caraway – Jeera – 96 g
Cinnamon – 24 g
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala – 24 g
Cardamom – 24 g
Black pepper – 24 g
Coriander seed – 24 g
After cooling down, 384 g of honey is added, mixed well.
This preparation is to be made in copper vessel.
Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali.