Ayaskriti – uses, dose, side effects and ingredients

Ayaskriti is a liquid Ayurvedic medicine. It is mainly used in anemia, weight loss therapy, skin diseases etc. It is more commonly used in South Indian Ayurveda practice.  It contains iron as an ingredient. The word Ayas in sanskrit means Iron.

Ayaskruti dose: 
12 – 24 ml. one or two times a day, usually advised after food.


Mehashmari vati, Brihnmehantakam gulika, Niruryadi vati, Abhra bhasmam, Loha bhasmam and Svarna bhasmam to suit the ailment.


In diabetes- Avoid sweets like milk and ghee. Sugar is totally taboo. Reduce sour and salty items. For meals use old barley and wheat. Rice is not very good. Rice from fresh paddy is harmful. Do physical exercise in an open place according to strength.

In other ailments- only light pathya rules are needed.

Ayaskrithi uses: 
Ayaskriti is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of
Meha – chronic urinary tract disorders, diabetes
Arsha – hemorrhoids
Shwitra – leukoderma
Kushta – skin disorders
Aruchi – anorexia,
Krumi – Intestinal worms
Pandu – anemia
Grahani – malabsorption disorder, IBS
Sthulata – obesity

Purifies the fat and reduces obesity. The precipitates in the urine and other troubles due to diabetes are controlled, if taken daily. also good to prevent formation of abscesses.

Ayaskruti for ascites:
For Kaphaja type of ascites, associated with symptoms – Heaviness, anorexia, cough, cold, indigestion, malaise, numbness, nausea etc, Ayaskriti is administered after Vamana treatment. (Charaka Samhita Chikitsa Sthana 13th chapter).

How long to use?
Based on doctor’s prescription, this medicine can be used for several months.
Safe for kids?
Safe in lower doses for kids above 3 years of age. Accidental over-dosage should be strictly avoided.
Pregnancy and lactation:
Best to avoid during pregnancy. Can be taken during lactation period, after consulting doctor. 

Ayaskriti side effects:
Large dose of Ayaskriti, or taking Ayaskriti before food on empty stomach may cause stomach irritation and stomach upset.

Caution: Ayaskriti should always be taken only under medical supervision. Since Ayaskriti contains  iron, accidental overdose in children may be fatal.
Its reference is found in Ashtanga hrudaya chikitsasthana 12/28- 31.

Asana (Pterocarpus marsupium) – Heart wood – 960 g
Tinisha (Lagerstroemia speciosa) – Heart wood – 960 g
Bhurja (Betula utilis) – Stem bark – 960 g
Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) – Stem bark – 960 g
Prakirya – Latakaranja (Caesalpinia crista) – seed – 960 g
Khadira (Acacia catechu) – Heart wood – 960 g
Shvetakhadira – Kadara – Heart wood – 960 g
Bhandi – Shirisha ( Albizia lebbeck) – Stem bark – 960 g
Shimshapa (Dalbergia sissoo) – Heart wood – 960 g
Meshashrungi (Prosopis specigera) – Leaf – 960 g
Peeta chandana, Rakta chandana (Pterocarpus santalinus) – Heart wood – 960 g
Shweta chandana (Santalum album) – Heart wood – 960 g
Tala (Borassus flabellifera) – Flower – 960 g
Palasha (Butea monosperma) – Seed – 960 g
Jongaka – Agaru ( Aquilaria agallocha) – Heart wood – 960 g
Shaka – Heart wood – 960 g
Shaala (Shorea robusta) – Heart wood – 960 g
Kramuka (Arecanut) – Seed – 960 g
Dhava (Anogeissus latifolia) – Stem bark- 960 g
Kalinga – Indrayava (Holarrhena antidysenterica) – seed – 960 g
Chagakarna – Ajakarna (Acacia leucophloea) – Heart wood – 960 g
Ashwakarna (Acacia leucophloea) – Heart wood – 960 g
Water for decoction – 98.304 liters
Boiled and reduced to 24.576 liters
Guda – Jaggery – 9.6 kg
Kshaudra – Honey – 1.536 kg
Vatsaka – Kutaja – Holarrhena antidysenterica – Stem bark – 48 g
Murva (Marsdenia tenacissima) – Root – 48 g
Bharngi (Clerodendron serratum) – Root – 48 g
Katuka (Picrorrhiza kurroa) – Rhizome – 48 g
Black pepper – Fruit – 48 g
Ghunapriya – Ativisha (Aconitum heterophylum) – Root – 48 g
Gandira – Coleus Forskohlii – 48 g
Snuhi (Euphorbia neriifolia) –
Ela – Cardamom – 48 g
Patha (Cyclea peltata) – Root – 48 g
Jeera – Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) – Fruit – 48 g
Katvanga (Orchis mascula) – Stem bark – 48 g
Ajamoda – Ajowan – Fruit – 48 g
Siddharta Mustard – – 48 g
Vacha (Acorus calamus) – Rhizome – 48 g
Hingu – Asa foetida – 48 g
Vidanga (Embelia ribes) – Fruit – 48 g
Long pepper and long pepper root
Pashugandha – Ajagandha – Cleome gynandra / viscosa Linn. / Gynandropsis gynandra  Root – 48 g
chavya (Piper retrofractum) – Stem – 48 g
Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) – Root – 48 g
Shunti – Ginger – Rhizome – 48 g
Teekshna Loha Patra – Iron leaf – 768 g
Pippali Churna – Long pepper fruit powder – quantity sufficient
Kshaudra – honey – quantity sufficient
Ghrita – Ghee – quantity sufficient
Laksha – Laccifer lacca – resin – quantity sufficient.

Method of manufacturing:
Decoction of Asanadi Gana (first set of herbs) is prepared. Filtered. Jaggery is added to the decoction, Filtered. Honey is added.
Kalka (paste) made of Vatsakadi gana (group of herbs) is prepared, added to the decoction and poured into a pot that is previously smeared with ghee, honey and long pepper powder. The pot is given an outside coating with Laksha. It is placed in a heap of barley.
Thin sheets of Iron is are heated to red hot by using Khadira (Acacia catechu) as fuel and dipped into the decoction. This process is repeated several times till the iron is powdered completely and gets mixed with the decoction. The mouth of the pot is sealed air tight till the fermentation completes. After fermentation is completed, the contents are filtered to get Ayaskriti.

Sanskrit verse from traditional book having product description:

Expiry date: 10 years from the date of manufacture.
Storage: Store in a cool place in tightly closed amber coloured bottle, protect from light and moisture.

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  1. Thanks for this great information.


  3. For obesity kindly do Yoga only especially Kapalbharti & Analom Vilom Prayanama. No medicine can make you lose weight as quickly as yoga but before that there shouldn’t be any constipation present..

  4. What is shelf life for yograj guggul?

  5. Sir, who are the major manufacturers for this medicine ?

  6. Sir for obesity can I use ayuskriti with varadi kahayam

  7. sanjay khullar says:

    Can ayushkriti be given to a diabetic patient who also has skin allergy? Sugar level is 250.

  8. sowbernika says:

    sir,is this to be taken under medical supervision for obesity?

  9. Dear Dr. Hebbar,

    I have been recommended Varadi Kashayam by Kottakkal doctors to help lose weight. May I use Ayaskriti Rasayanam (which I have recently come to know through your website) in conjunction with Varadi Kashayam? Are there any contraindications? Else, does having Ayaskriti speed-up the weight loss process?

    Just as context, I am 34, Male, weighing 114 kgs, and am also currently practicing yoga / other weight loss exercises, in addition to having Varadi Kashayam everyday morning and night.

    Thanks a lot for your guidance.

    • Hi, you can use Ayaskriti – 10 ml, mixed with 10 ml water, 2 times a day, along with Varadi kashayam.

      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
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  10. sir, please advice this can be taken along with depression tablets

  11. Dr im taking changeri grihtam trivilleham and abhayarishtam( after food) for constipation and anal fissure. Can i take ayaskriti for weight loss and brahma rasayanam for stress relief(sometimes i sleep very late due to stress) along with the medicines im taking now?

  12. Dr
    I have been advised to take Ayaskrithy thrise after food. I suffer from Diabetic type 2. Can I use this please

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