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Description:Vasishta Rasayanam is an Ayurvedic medicine in herbal jam form (like Chyawanprash). It is mainly used for the treatment of cough, cold and such other respiratory tract infections.
Vasishta Rasayanam benefits and indications:
Wrinkling of the skin and graying of hair (process of aging), and
Promotes complextion, longevity as well as strength
It also cures
5 varieties of Kasa,
Kshaya— depletion of body tissues.
Shvasa – Asthma,
Hikka – Hiccup,
Visama-Jvara – fever (irregular fever),
Arshas – Piles,
Grahani – Malabsorption syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (sprue syndrome),
Hrud roga – heart diseases,
Aruchi – anorexia and
Pinasa – chronic rhinitis
This excellent rejuvenating, anti aging recipe.
Adult dose: 6 – 12 grams, once or twice a day, before food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
For children above 1 – 3 years – 1 gram, once or twice a day.
4- 8 years – 3 grams once or twice a day.
9 – 16 years – 5 grams once or twice a day
How long to take:
It can be taken for a period of 1 – 3 months of time, based on doctors advice. For long term use, the dose is decreased gradually.
48 grams of each of
Dashamoola – group of 10 herbs
Bala – Country mallow (root) – Sida cordifolia
Murva – Marsdenia tenacissima – Root
Haridra – Turmeric
Daruharidra – Tree turmeric – Berberis aristata
Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
Pippalimoola – Long pepper root – Piper longum
Patha – Cyclea peltata
Ashwagandha – Indian ginseng – Withania somnifera
Apamarga – Achyranthes aspera
Svagupta – Velvet Bean (seed) – Mucuna pruriens
Ativisha – Aconitum heterophyllum
Amruta – Giloy – Tinospora cordifolia
Balabilva – unripe bael fruit
Trivrit – Operculina turpethum
Dantimoola – Root of Baliospermum montanum
Chitraka – Leadwort – Plumbago zeylanica
Payasya – Ipomoea mauritiana
Kutaja – Bark of Holarrhena antidysenterica
Himsra – Capparis sepiaria
Beejaka – Asana – Indian Kino tree (heart wood) – Pterocarpus marsupium
Bhallataka – Marking nut – Semecarpus anacardium
Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus
Shobhanjana – Moringa seeds
Nimbatwak – neem bark
Pathya – Haritaki – Chebulic myrobalan – Terminalia chebula – fruit rind – 52.8 kg
Yava – Barley – 6.144 kg
The above mix of herbs in coarse powder form is taken in a wide mouthed vessel, added with 8 parts of water, boiled in mild fire, till the barley is cooked properly (or till the total quantity reduces to a quarter of the water quantity).
There are no known side effects with this medicine. However, a very high dosage may cause loose stools.
It is best to seek medical advice before taking it during pregnancy and for pediatric use.
It can be administered during lactation period.
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