Nilavembu is a herbal tonic that is made from herbs that helps to boost immunity and support overall body health. This herbal tonic has been used in Siddha medicine since time immemorial and it is considered helpful in fever, headache, body ache and fatigue. Can this tonic prevent COVID-19? The ministry of AYUSH under the Govt of India has recommended 60ml of Nilavembu decoction twice a day during these difficult times of pandemic.

Nilavembu Kashaya best treats fever, cold and dengue. It is easy to prepare in just 25 minutes. Nilavembu Kashayam powder contains various herbs like Nilavembu, vetiver, vilamichai ver, korai Kizhangu, black peppercorn, ginger and sandal powder.



Composition and Chemical compounds

Nilavembu is a potent antipyretic and expectorant herb, it has a rich concentration of diterpenoids, lactones, diterpene glycosides, flavonoids and flavonoid glycosides. The main active component is considered to be andrographolide and andrographis extract that possesses several therapeutic properties like an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, vermicidal, laxative, hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective, digestive and cholagogue.

Benefits of Nilavembu Kashayam

Looking for natural ways to boost immunity? Nilavembu Kashayam is a herbal remedy that will do you good. It is a medicinal herb that supports overall health. Here are some benefits that this ayurvedic medicine offers.

Nilavembu Kashayam Benefits Description
Helps to manage blood sugar levels, Arthritis, Liver Diseases and Cancer Nilavembu helps to manage blood sugar levels and is useful for people suffering from diabetes. It also helps fight cancer and detoxifies the liver.
Reduces Risks of fever Its rich source of antimicrobial and antiviral properties help manage all kinds of fever including dengue, typhoid, influenza, malaria and chikungunya.
Helps in Arthritis Its rich source of anti-inflammatory properties relieves inflammation in joints. It is best recommended for rheumatoid arthritis as it works well in managing its symptoms.
Supports Skin Problems Nelavembu Kashayum plays an important role in purifying blood because of its antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Its bitter taste helps flush toxins from your blood that helps relieve skin problems. It is used extensively in managing sin boils and skin eruptions.
Supports Digestion Known for its super digestive capabilities, this herbal tonic helps to reduce the formation of gas, constipation, bloating, ulcers and abdominal pain.
Helps in ulcers Its rich source of anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer properties play an important role in managing different ulcers such as mouth ulcers, peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis, etc.
Reduces risks of heart problems Its bitter taste protects the heart by strengthening heart muscles, limits cholesterol build-up, heart blocks, blood clots and manages blood pressure.
Reduces risks of respiratory problems It has been a traditional medicinal tonic that aids in good respiratory health. Its high levels of anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic and anti-asthmatic properties play a vital role in cold, cough, flu and clear fluid in the lungs thus helping you breathe easy.
Supports Immunity This herbal tonic shields the body from germs and infections and also aids in the faster healing of body wounds. It also supports body strength and helps to relieve weakness and fatigue.

Preparation & Dosage To Be Taken

Before knowing the dosage of Nilavembu Kashayam you need to know how to prepare it at home. Here’s how you make it.

How To Prepare At Home?

  • Boil 3 tablespoons (10 grams) of Nilavembu Kashayam herbal powder in 240 ml of water.
  • Strain the concoction.
  • Consume 60ml of it twice every day on an empty stomach
  • Add jaggery or honey to boost taste. (Optional)

Dosage For Diseases

Different diseases have different dosages that can cure the severity of the problem. Here is what you need to know.

  • For Chikungunya

40ml of Nilavembu Kashayam 2 times every day before meals.

  • For Dengue

30ml of Nilavembu Kashayam along with 10ml of papaya juice twice every day.

General Dosage for All Ages

*Best Before Meals*

Age Group Dosage
Infant (0 to 12 months) 2.5ml to 5ml
1 to 3 years old 5 ml
3 to 5 years old 5ml to 7.5ml
5 to 12 years old 7.5ml to 15 ml
13 to 19 years old 15ml to 30ml
Adult (19 to 60 years old) 30ml to 60 ml
Pregnant Woman 15ml to 30ml *(On doctors prescription)*
Lactating Mother 30ml to 60ml *(On doctors prescription)*

NOTE: Make sure you take the following dosage based on a doctor’s prescription.

Side Effects of Nilavembu Kashayam

When you use this herb in the right proportion, it does not cause any side effects. It has several benefits and is extremely effective in normalizing the aggravated levels of Sama Pitta doshas and Kapha doshas in the body. However, overdosing of nilavembu can lead to sterility in both males and females. It can also cause anorexia, GI distress and emesis. It is strictly forbidden for use by pregnant women, lactating mothers and people suffering from hypotension, duodenal ulcer, bleeding disorder, hyperacidity and esophageal reflux disease. You must consult an ayurvedic doctor before starting to take the herb if you have any health condition.

Additional information

Weight 0.05 kg
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 5 cm


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