RASONARASAM KASHAYAM -Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Rasonarasam kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine for many diseases due to obstruction in channels. It is effective from many respiratory diseases to hypertension.

 This yogam is specially made by traditional Kerala vaidyas

Benefits of Rasonarasam kashayam

It is mainly used in the treatment of indigestion with pain, flatulence and distension of abdomen. It relieves constipation.

It removes obstructions in channels and improves circulation. It reduces visceral oedema.

It is beneficial in cysts and growths in various parts of abdomen. It can be useful in endometriosis, ovarian cyst, and dysmenorrhoea.

It can be used to treat first stages of various diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, hepatic disorders, appendicitis, renal disorders, PCOD etc.

It is very effective in chronic upper respiratory tract diseases.

It cures cough and breathing difficulties including asthma.

It cures Vaata kopa due to channel obstructions in the body.

 Vaatanulomyam (regulating the movements of Vaata) makes the cough and breathing difficulties get relieved. `

It is used in the treatment of Hypertension. Helps to reduce atherosclerotic changes.

A main kashaya used in the treatment of heart diseases especially kapha-vaata vitiated conditions.

It is useful in conditions of pain and stiffness like sciatica, IVDP etc.

Indications of Rasonarasam kashayam

Vaatagulma       – Indigestion with pain and distension of abdomen

Udavarta            – Bloating and belching with distension of abdomen

Gridhrasi            – Sciatica

Vishamajwara   – Chronic and intermittent fever

Hridroga             – Heartache and discomfort in chest

Apasmara          – Seizures

Ingredients of Rasonarasam kashayam

GarlicRasonaAllium sativum L.

It is used for several conditions linked to the circulatory system and heart, including atherosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia, coronary heart disease and hypertension. It has anti-tumor, anti-microbial and anti-diabetic actions.

Details of the manufacturing

As already discussed, Rasonarasam kashayam has only one ingredient.

Rasona should be taken fresh, washed well and kept in grape wine or any such fermented liquid overnight.

Take Rasona in crushed form in an earthen pot. For your special attention, it should be crushed and tied up separately in a white clean cotton cloth as a Potali. This is to prevent the excess dissolution of the contents and to maintain the exact consistency of the kashayam. Now add 16 times clean water into it. Make it boil and then cook in the open vessel with low fire. Reduce the quantity into one by eighth of the initial quantity. Make sure to mix it in between with a ladle without breaking the potli. Also, the fire should be kept low to make sure that all the active ingredients in the herbs needed are absorbed well into the water. Once the quantity is reduced to one by eighth of the initial amount of water, remove the vessel from the fire. Squeeze and drain through a clean white cloth. Collect the decoction in a clean vessel and discard the solid waste. Drink the mild warm decoction.

NB: In the text it is advised to make with cow’s milk and water. But in huge quantity, milk is avoided to get longer shelf life.

Dosha Dooshya Predominance with roga margas.

Rasonarasam kashayam is Kapha-Vaatahara and Anulomana

It acts on aabhyantara rogamarga

Dosage and Usage of Rasonarasam kashayam

Dosage: two Pala.


Kashayam is advised to take in empty stomach, once the ingested food is digested well and aahaararasa is formed well.

Usage of kashayam with prescribed prakshepadravyas according to the condition of disease and the patient gives the best results mostly.

Exercises and Yoga.

As Rasonarasam kashayam targets mainly removing obstructions in channels, regular stretching and mild cardio exercises are advised. Also, specific yogacharya including naadisuddhi pranayama, bhujangaasana, pavanamuktasana is recommended.

Regular exercise helps improve bioavailability of the medicine and food ingested and leads to positive health.

 Yoga can maintain harmony within the body and with the surrounding system.


Nadisudhi pranayama


Simple exercises for lungs and heart health

All the exercises and physical exertions must be decided and done under the supervision of a medical expert only.

Recommended diet and behaviour


  • To be avoided

Hot and spicy foods, pickles etc.

Heavy meals and difficult to digest foods – cause indigestion.

 junk foods- cause disturbance in digestion and reduces the bioavailability of the medicine

 carbonated drinks – makes the stomach more acidic and disturbed digestion

refrigerated and frozen foods – causes weak and sluggish digestion by weakening Agni (digestive fire)

curd – causes vidaaha and thereby many other diseases

  • To be added

Light meals and easily digestible foods

Green gram, soups, honey

 freshly cooked and warm food processed with cumin seeds, ginger, black pepper, ajwain etc


Protect yourself from extreme hot & cold climate.

Better to avoid exposure to excessive sunlight wind rain or dust.

Maintain a regular food and sleep schedule.

Avoid holding or forcing the urges like urine, faeces, cough, sneeze etc.

Side effects and contraindications

No known side effects reported.

People with ulcer or sensitive stomach may develop abdominal pain and other discomforts when taken not under the guidance of a qualified Ayurveda physician.

Classical references


Equivalent medicines.

Rasonadi kashayam

Brands Available

Vaidyaratnam oushadhasala

Research papers


Therapeutic effectshttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4103721/

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, United States. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your GP before the intake.

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