Ashtavargam Kashayam – Benefits, Dose, Side Effects, Ingredients

Ashtavargam Kashayam is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine in liquid form. It is based on Kerala Ayurveda practice. It is also known as Ashtavarga Kashayam, Ashtavarga kashaya etc.

Ashtavargam kashayam benefits: 
It is used in the treatment of Vata diseases like joint diseases, bloating, arthritis, rheumatism etc.

Ashtavarga Kashayam dose: 
The dose is 12 – 24 ml, before food, at about 6 am and 6pm or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
It is usually advised to add equal amount of water to the kashayam.

Available in Tablet form also.


Light food is to be taken.


Ksheerabala Taila.

Astavarga kashayam Side Effects: 
There are no known side effects of this medicine.
A very high dose may cause gastritis.

Astavargam Kashayam Ingredients: 
Bala – Sida rotusa / Sida cordifolia
Sahachara – Strobilanthes ciliatus
Eranda – Ricinus communis
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata
Devadaru – Cedrus deodara
Nirgundi  – Vitex negundo

It is added with 8 parts of water, boiled and reduced to quarter part, filtered.

Ashtavargam Kashayam reference: 
Sahasra Yoga Kashaya prakarana 15 – 17

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  1. Please guide me , I have a problem of tm joint weakness , ligament and nerve weakness at my right side tm joint of jaws. Also tinitus sound in right ear. I cant eat hard food and can open my mouth very little.
    I take bala tailam with milk. And rasnaadi kashaayam. Can this ashtavarga kasyam help me ? And can karnpoornam also help me ?

    • it may help you. what you are now with also a good line of treatment. and yes karnapoorana will help you for sure.

      • nitin jain says:

        I am not getting cured.
        Please suggest me some more medicine as my jaw joint muscles have become extremely weak. I can not even chew a chapaati.
        Not able to speak continuously as the joint starts hurting.
        Can vaat chintamani ras help? Or anything else ?

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