Varavisaladi kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine for many diseases from insanity to infertility.
Benefits of Varavisaladi kashayam
The formulation of Varavisaladi kashayam is explained as a ghrita yoga in Ashtangahrudaya in the name Kallyanakam, but it is used as a kashayam more often. In today’s world people are affected by many types of derangement in fat metabolism; may it be Hyperlipidemia or obesity or hypercholesteremia or atherosclerosis or hypertension. Most of these, associated with weak digestion, too. In such people, the ghee preparation may worsen the condition rather than curing it. But the same herbs in a water-soluble form in the decoction can act as the cure for many such derangements, even for hypercholesterolemia.
It is useful in many psychiatric disorders like anxiety disorder, mania, depression, bipolar disorder etc. It is beneficial even in complete psychotic patients with aggression.
It is used to treat asthma, epilepsy, anaemia, skin diseases, poisoning, emaciation and malabsorption, diseases of urinary system, diabetes, fever etc.
It is beneficial to nullify the effect of slow poisoning and food poisoning. It is used in the treatment of azoospermia, oligospermia etc. It is beneficial in menstrual disorders too.
It is especially beneficial in delusions. In mental retardation, developmental disorders, learning disability, ADHD, and speech disorders, it is found effective. Those who want to boost their memory, can take this medicine. It gives strength, good lifespan, beauty, good fortune and nourishment to the person.
It improves the digestive fire. It is useful in indigestion, low appetite, fatigue and laziness. This combination is called as “KALLYANAKAM” as it gives all good fortune to the person who takes it. This is believed to be the best medicine to be given during first trimester of pregnancy for begetting a healthy child. In earlier times it was used to bring about the desired sex in the foetus inside the womb.
Indications of Varavisaladi kashayam
Bhootagraha – infestations
Unmada – many types of psychiatric disorders
Swaasa – Asthma
Paapma -Clears all sins
Paandu – Anaemia
Kushtha – Many types of skin diseases.
Visha – Poisoning
Sosha – Emaciation
Meha -Diseases of urinary system, Diabetes with polyurea
Moha -Fainting and blackouts
Jwara – Fever
Gara – Slow poison, food poison
Aretas – Azoospermia
Daivopahatachetasi – Personality disorders
Amedhasi – In mental retardation, developmental disorders, learning disabilities etc
Skhaladvachi – Speech disorders
Smritikaama – Those who want good memory
Alpapaavaka – Low digestive fire
Ballyam – Gives strength
Mangallyam – causes good events in life or auspicious
Ayushyam – Good life span
Kanthisoubhagya Gives beauty, good fortune and nourishment
Ingredients of Varavisaladi kashayam
Vara (Triphala) -a group of fruits of 3 drugs namely,
|Chebulic myrobalan||Pathya||Terminalia chebula RETZ. & WILLD.|
It is one of the main drugs in Ayurveda, one of the Rasayana and a member of an important group, Triphala. It is used in a wide variety of diseases as it possesses anti-bacterial anti-fungal anti-viral anti-diabetic anti-mutagenic anti-oxidant anti-ulcer and wound-healing properties.
|Beleric myrobalan, Bahera||Aksha||Terminalia bellirica (GAERTN.) ROXB.|
A very good healer of gastric diseases, common cold, leukoderma and also cures digestive disorders. It has laxative and anti-inflammatory actions. It is one of the important ingredients in triphala, an Ayurvedic formulation. Other properties for which it is used are as health tonic and as rejuvenator. It is used in treatment of piles also.
|Amla, Indian gooseberry||Dhatri||Emblica officinalis GAERTN.|
Amla exhibits strong antioxidant activity. It is one of the most important plants in the traditional Ayurvedic medical system as well as in other traditional health systems for immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer and hepatoprotective actions. It is widely used for anti-diabetic effect. It is a part of the famous group of drugs called Triphala.
|Colocynth/Bitter apple||Visaala||Citrullus colocynthis.|
It is used to treat jaundice, scrotal enlargement, warts, alopecia, greying of hair, arthritis, amenorrhoea, for inducing vaginal secretion and abortion. It is beneficial in cleaning and healing the wounds. It is used in the treatment of insanity.
In older days, it was used to learn the method for extraction of foreign bodies.
|Black cardamom||Bhadrela/Sthula ela||Amomum subulatum Roxb.|
It is pungent and stomachic. It is used in dental and gum problems, sore throat, indigestion, bad breath, etc. It improves and regulates digestion. It is a stimulant and helps in blood circulation.
|Himalayan cedar||Mahadaru||Cedrus deodara|
It is useful as an expectorant in cough. It relieves asthma and other respiratory diseases by clearing the airways and enhancing the movements of respiratory tract.
It has anti-diabetic effect as it helps reduce high blood sugar levels in blood.
It helps to calm the mind and improves sleep quality.
|Sour cherry||Elavaluka||Prunus cerasus Linn.|
It is useful in the treatment of urinary tract infection, nephrolithiasis, cystolithiasis, and dysuria. It is also found to be effective in diabetes, cardiac diseases, and skin diseases.
|Indian sarsaparilla||Sariba||Hemidesmus indicus (L.) SCHULT|
It is a coolant and a potent detoxifier. It is demulcent, alterative, astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, tonic, anti-pyretic, and blood purifier. It is used in leprosy, other skin diseases, fever, asthma, bronchitis, syphilis, pruritus, diseases of the urinary tractand leucorrhoea.
|Wax leaved climber||Krishnasariva||Cryptolepis dubia (Burm.f.) M.R. Almeida|
It is used in many inflammatory conditions including arthritis with muscle pain and joint pain. It has very potent anti-inflammatory property.
|Turmeric||Haridra||Curcuma longa L.|
Turmeric is used to help with heartburn or bowel problems like diarrhoea, intestinal gas, and bloating. It is famous for its anti-cancerous and detoxification effects. It is widely used in skin diseases. Some may use it to help with memory problems or problems with the liver or gallbladder. It may also help to lessen swelling and help with signs of arthritis. It has marked anti-inflammatory and antiseptic action.
|Indian barberry/chutro/tree turmeric||Daruharidra||Berberis aristata|
It has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal anti-diarrhoeal and anti-cancerous properties. It is used in the treatment of ophthalmic infections.
|Sal leaved desmodium||Sthira||Desmodium gangeticum|
It has anthelmintic, anti-catarrhal, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, nervine tonic, anti-diarrheal, and stomachic properties. It is good for the health of heart.
|Sticky desmodium||Amsumati||Pseudarthria viscida(L.) W&A|
It is famous for its neuro-protective and anti-diarrhoeal properties. It is useful in many neuro-degenerative diseases.
|Large leaf beauty||Phalini||Callicarpa macrophylla Vahl.|
It is used in the treatment of tumours, polydipsia, diarrhoea, dysentery, diabetes, fever etc. It is found beneficial in the management of inflammations, rheumatism, haematuria, fracture, haematemesis, menoxenia, gastro-intestinal bleeding, scrofula etc.
|Indian valerian||Natam||Valeriana wallichii|
It is useful in neurological, psychological and digestive disorders. It calms mind, strengthens nerves and prevents convulsions. It is used in the treatment of insomnia, epilepsy and paralysis. It has anti-inflammatory properties by which it is beneficial in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It is a carminative and anti-spasmodic. So, it is used in abdominal pain, flatulence, bloating, loss of appetite and indigestion. It improves the circulatory system and reduces High blood pressure. It is an ingredient in many ayurvedic anti-hypertensive formulations.
|Indian nightshade||Brihati||Solanum indicum|
It has anti-oxidants. It also has anti-cancerous, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, immune-modulatory, neuroprotective, diaphoretic, expectorant and stimulant properties.
|Indian costus root||Kushtham||Saussurea lappa|
It is a carminative, aphrodisiac, anthelmintic, and tonic. It stimulates the brain. It is used in the diseases of liver and kidney. It is also useful in the treatment of deafness, headache, paralysis, asthma, cough, chronic fever, inflammation, and ophthalmic conditions.
|Indian madder||Manjishtha||Rubia cordifolia L.|
It is a blood purifier. Used in the treatments of almost all skin diseases. It improves complexion. It enhances the liver functions. Beneficial in diarrhoea and eye diseases.
|Indian rose chest nust/Ceylon ironwood/cobra’s saffron||Nagakesara||Mesua ferrea L.|
It clears kapha, it is beneficial in urinary tract infection, poisoning, rheumatoid arthritis, pruritus, and oedema. It is beneficial in the treatment of fever, excessive thirst, sweating, vomiting & nausea, bad body odour, skin diseases, herpes etc. It is useful in some types of headache.
|Anar/Pome granate||Dadima||Punca granatum L.|
It has a wide variety of uses. Medicinal properties of fruits and fruit shell are decided by its taste when ripe. Sweet ones balance all 3 doshas. They can cure excess thirst, burning sensation, fever, dosha in chest, throat and mouth. It is nourishing and aphrodisiac. It has antidiarrheal property.It gives moisture in the body, boosts intellectual power and physical strength.
Sweet and sour fruits are easy to digest, carminative, and improve digestion & taste. Sour fruits increase Pitta slightly, help in the cure of amavata and kaphadosha.
|False black pepper||Vella||Embelia ribes Burm.f.|
It is an appetiser and mild laxative. It has carminative, stimulant, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-cancerous and anthelmintic properties.
|Indian silver fir||Taleesapatra||Abies webbiana LINDL.|
It has anti-bacterial, mast cell stabilising, anxiolytic, anti-tumour, anti-inflammatory, anti-tussive, and CNS depressant properties.
|Cardamom||Ela||Elettaria cardamomum(L.) Maton|
It can help in controlling asthma. It is beneficial in teeth and gum infections, cataracts, nausea, diarrhoea, as well as cardiac, digestive and kidney disorders.
|Arabian jasmine.||Malateemukula||Jasminum sambac (L.) Aiton|
It is a CNS depressant, hypotensive, beneficial in indolent ulcer, and breast tumour. It is an emmenagogue.
|Water lily||Utpala||Nymphaea nouchali Burm.f.|
It is rich in anti-oxidants and a very good diet for diabetes mellitus. It has anti-oxidant, aphrodisiac, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-hepatotoxic properties.
|Red physic nut||Danti||Baliospermum solanifolium (Burm.) Suresh|
It is a strong purgative. It has anthelmintic, diuretic and hepato-protective properties. It is used to treat pain, enlarged spleen, inflammations, jaundice, leukoderma, abdominal tumours, and cancer.
|Wild Himalayan cherry||Padmaka||Prunus cerasoides|
It has anti-oxidants and is used to treat skin diseases and herpes. It is also used in vomiting, nausea and gastritis.
|Red sandalwood||Raktachandana||Pterocarpus santalinus L.|
It has anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic, anthelmintic, aphrodisiac, anti-hyperglycaemic and diaphoretic properties. It is used in the treatment of fever, haemorrhage and dysentery.
Details of the manufacturing
As already discussed, Varavisaladi kashayam has 28 ingredients in equal parts.
All the ingredients should be washed well and dried up in shade.
Take all the ingredients in crushed form in an earthen pot. 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. 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.
Dosha Dooshya Predominance with roga margas.
Varavisaladi kashayam is Kapha-Pittahara and srotosodhana
It acts on aabhyantara, madhyama and bahya rogamargas
Dosage and Usage of Varavisaladi 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 Varavisaladi kashayam targets mainly removing obstructions in channels, regular stretching and mild cardio exercises are advised. Also, specific yogacharya including suryanamaskara, meditation, 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.
Exercises for diabetes and obesity
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
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)
Milk and milk products – increase kapha and cause respiratory problems
curd – causes vidaaha and thereby many other diseases
- To be added
Light meals and easily digestible foods
Green gram, soups, etc
freshly cooked and warm food processed with cumin seeds, ginger, black pepper, ajwain etc
Protect yourself from 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.
Avoid sedentary lifestyle.
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.
ASHTANGAHRUDAYA UTTARASTHANA 6/26-31
KALLYANAKAM GHRITAM IN UNMADA
In diabetic dyslipidaemia
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