Asanadi Kashayam – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Asanadi kashayam  is an Ayurvedic medicine in water decoction form. It is used in the treatment of diabetes, skin diseases and obesity etc. 

Asanadi kashayam  Uses:

  • It is one of the best kashayam for weight loss.
  • It is used in the treatment of diabetes, anemia.
  • It mitigates Kapha Dosha.
  • It is also used in treating many skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, leukoderma.
  • It relieves intestinal worms (helminthiasis)

Effect on Tridosha - Balances kapha.

Asanadi kashaya dosage: 5 – 10 ml of Kashaya, once or twice a day, before food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor/
if the Kashayam is concentrated, then it needs to be mixed with equal quantity of water before drinking.

How long to use: It can be used upto 1 – 2 months based on doctor’s prescription.

Asanadi Gana kashayam side effects:

People with diabetes should take this medicine only under medical supervision. Over-dosage may cause hypo-glycemia (lowering of blood sugar level).

Asanadi Gana kashayam ingredients, how to make:

Sl no Sanskrit name Botanical name Parts used Quantity
1 Asana Pterocarpus marsupium Bark 10 g
2 Tinisha Anogeissus latifolia Fruit 10 g
3 Bhurja Betula utilis Leaf 10 g
4 Shwetavaha Calotropis procera Leaf 10 g
5 Prakeerya Sapindus trifoliatus Linn. Root 10 g
6 Khadira Acacia catechu Extract 10 g
7 Kadara Acacia polyantha Stem 10 g
8 Bhandi Rubia cordifolia Root 10 g
9 Shimshapa Dalbergia sissoo Root 10 g
10 Meshashrungi Prosopis specigera Root 10 g
11 Shwetachandana Santalum album Stem 10 g
12 Raktachandana Pterocarpus santalinus Stem 10 g
13 Daruharidra Berberis aristata Stem 10 g
14 Tala Borassus flabellifer Leaf 10 g
15 Palasha Butea monosperma Flower 10 g
16 Jonkaka Aquilaria agallocha Stem 10 g
17 Shakha Grewia populifolia Leaf 10 g
18 Shala Shorea robusta Stem 10 g
19 Kramuka Phyllanthus reticulatus Seed 10 g
20 Dhava Anogeissus latifolia Root 10 g
21 Kalinga Holarrhena antidysenterica Stem bark 10 g
22 Ashwakarna Cassia fistula Bark 10 g
23 Ajakarna Acacia leucophloea Root 10 g

The herbs are taken in coarse powder form, added with 8 parts of water, boiled and reduced to a quarter part, filtered. If you have bought this kashayam readily from the market, it will be containing Sodium benzoate as preservative.

Reference: Ashtanga Hrudayam Sutrasthana 15 (shodhanadi Gana) – 19 – 20

Shelf life: 3 years from the date of manufacture.

Original Sanskrit reference of the medicine: 

असनतिनिशभूर्जश्वेत वाहप्रकीर्या: खदिरकदरभण्डी शिंशपा मेषशृङ्गय: ।
त्रिहिमतलपलाशा जोङ्गक: शाकशालौ क्रमुकधवकलिङ्गच्छाग कर्णाश्वकर्णा: ॥
असनादिर्विजयते श्वित्रकुष्ठ कफक्रिमीन् पाण्डुरोगं प्रमेहञ्च मेदोदोषनिबर्हण: ॥

asanatiniśabhūrjaśveta vāhaprakīryā: khadirakadarabhaṇḍī śiṃśapā meṣaśṛṅgaya: |
trihimatalapalāśā joṅgaka: śākaśālau kramukadhavakaliṅgacchāga karṇāśvakarṇā: ||
asanādirvijayate śvitrakuṣṭha kaphakrimīn pāṇḍurogaṃ pramehañca medodoṣanibarhaṇa: ||

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