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Kabasura Kudineer: Benefits, Ingredients and Side Effects

Kabasura Kudineer Chooranam

Kaba means Kapha dosha. Asura means one which helps in mitigating Kapha dosha. If read as Sura means Jwara or fever. Kudineer means concoction/decoction/Herbal Tea.

Genre: Classical Siddha Medicine

Presentation: Powder (Choorana) form to prepare Kashaya/Concoction/Herbal Tea


  • In the management many types of fever and flu with respiratory complications.
  • It had an important role in the management of Swine Flu during its outbreak and was highly recommended by Siddha Practitioners for prevention and reduction of symptoms.
  • Use of Kabasura Kudineer Chooranam is being recommended by Siddha practitioners for prevention and treatment (reduction in symptom intensity) of Corona Virus (COVID 19)

Kabasura Kudineer Chooranam – Ingredients

(Reference: Siddha formulary of India – Part 1 – incl. Benefits)

Each 100 grams contains

Sl NoBotanical NameLocal – Common NameWt. as %
01Zingiber officinale. RzShunti, Ginger5.55%
02Piper longum, FrPippalli, Long Pepper5.55%
03Syzygium aromaticum. St. BKLavangam, Lavanga, Clove5.55%
04Tragia involucrate. RtChirukancori Ver, Dusparsha5.55%
05Anacyclus pyrethrum. RtAkkirakaram Ver, Akarakarabha5.55%
06Hygrophillia auriculata. RtMulli Ver, Kokilaksha5.55%
07Terminalia chebula. Fr. RKadukkaithol, Haritaki5.55%
08Adathoda vasica. Lf.Aduthodai Elai, Vasa, Malabar Nut5.55%
09Coleus ambionicus.Karpooravalli Elai, Karpooravalli5.55%
10Saussurea lappa. Rt.Kostam, Kusta5.55%
11Tinospora cordifolia. St.Senthil Thandu, Guduchi, Guloy5.55%
12Clerodendrum serratum. Rt.Siruthekku, Bharangi5.55%
13Andrograhis paniculata. Pl.Nilavembu Samoolam, Kalamegha5.55%
14Cissampelos pareira. Rt.Vattathiruppi Ver, Raja Pata5.55%
15Cyperus rotundus. Rz.Korai Kizhangu, Musta5.55%
16Withania somnifera, Rt.Ashwagandha,5.55%
17Oscimum sanctum, Lf.Tulasi, Holy Basil5.55%
18Plumbago zeylenica, RtChitraka, Indian Lederwort5.55%

Kabasura Kudineer Benefits

Individual ingredients uses and benefits in brief: Please refer to Sl. No as per above table of composition for Botanical and equivalent Siddha [in Tamil] Name:-

Sl. NoIngredient uses and benefits
01Shunti – Improves taste and digestive strength, effectively treats chronic respiratory disorders.
02Pippalli – Typical spice like qualities like being useful in indigestion, asthma, cough etc.,
03Lavangam – As an astringent, helps in reducing excessive mucous formation.
04Dusparsha – used in the treatment of asthma, cough, tuberculosis, respiratory diseases.
05Akarakarabha- In diseases of Oral Cavity, swelling of mucous membrane, sore throat, cough.
06Kokilaksha – Treats general debility, abdominal distention, swelling, difficulty in urination.
07Haritaki – Supports healing of sore throat, coryza, effective in all Vata doshas like pain, inflammation.
08Vasa – effective in treating cold, cough, chronic bronchitis and asthma.
09Karpooravalli – Treats cold, cough, fever, hiccups, mouth ulcers, colic asthma. Is extensively used fortreating chest congestion in both Infants and babies.
10Kusta – effective in respiratory disorders, gout, skin diseases.
11Guduchi – excellent anti-pyretic and immunomodulatory effects
12Bharangi – Powerful Ayurvedic Herb -Treats allergic rhinitis, asthma, fever, inflammatory conditions.
13Kalamegha – Effectively treats diseases of Liver, lack of appetite, fever and purification of blood.
14Raja Pata – Ayurvedic Herb – treats fever, intestinal worms and non-healing wounds
15Musta – Relieves fever, burning sensation, excessive thirst.
16Ashwagandha – immunity enhancer, current research indiciates action as direct anti-viral
17Tulasi – potent anti-viral activity in invitro studies
18Chitraka – Potent hepatoprotective, cardiotonic and antioxidant activities

Indications of Kabasura Kudineer Chooranam

Useful in the treatment of fever associated with cough, cold, difficulty in breathing generally categorized as “Kapha dosha” which usually afflicts respiratory system. This medicine is traditionally used in treating a variety of FLU.

Dose, preparation and administration

To prepare Kashaya – concoction – herbal tea

Take 5 grams of the powder mix it in 300 ml of water, boil till reduced to 30 ml add 10 ml to 15 ml of Honey and give the preparation twice daily.

Duration: 6 to 12 weeks or as directed by the Physician.

Kabasura Kudineer – Side Effects

There are no reported side effects of this medication. Should be taken under medical supervision.


Can Kabasura Kudineer Chooranam taken along with Allopathic medicines?

If both Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicines are advised or being used together it is best to use Allopathic medicine/s first then after a gap of 30 minutes take Ayurvedic medicine as advised by the Physician. It is always advised to follow your Doctor’s recommendations.

Can Kabasura Kudineer Chooranam taken along with Homeopathic medicines?

YES. This product does not react with Homeopathic medicines.

Can Kabasura Kudineer Chooranam taken along with Multivitamins, Omega3 Fatty acids?

YES. Generally this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. If you are taking more than 1 dietary supplement per day, take the opinion of your Doctor.

Can we drink Kabasura Kudineer Daily?

If you have Covid – it is recommended that you drink it twice daily for the duration of the disease.
If you live in the same house as a person with Covid, but you DON’T have Covid, you can drink it 1 time everyday.
For general immunity – Drink Kabasura Kudineer 1 time a day for a week. Give a gap of 10 days – and repeat 1 time a day for 1 week. Keep doing this for the duration of the pandemic. 

Narasimham Jammi

Published : August 24, 2020

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