Vajra Kshara – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Vajra Kshara is an alkaline Ayurvedic medicine, in powder form.  The medicine is used in Ayurvedic treatment of abdominal pain, bloating and gastric problems. 

Vajra Kshara uses:  

It is used in the treatment of flatulence with gurgling sound, abdominal distension, constipation.

It relieves abdominal colic pain, bloating and indigestion, ascites.

It helps in easy urination and is useful in spleen related disorders.

It is used in treating spleen related diseases.

How long to use? 

It can be used for a period of 2 – 3 months only.

Vajra Kshar side effects:

Do not use this medicine for self medication.

This medicine has to be taken strictly under medical supervision only.

This medicine is best avoided in pregnant ladies and infants.

Since it has kshara as ingredient, this might affect the quality and quantity of sperm on long term use. Hence people undergoing medical treatment for low sperm count should exercise precaution. Watch here

Since it contains salts, people with high BP should take special care.

Keep out of reach and sight of children.

Store in a dry place.

Vajra Khsaram dose: 

250 mg to 1 gram in divided dose, per day, along with Trikatu churna and rock salt, after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

In Vata imbalance, associated with bloating and pain, it is given along with warm water.

In Pitta imbalance, associated with burning sensation it is given along with ghee.

In Kapha imbalance, associated with indigestion and heaviness it is given along with cow urine.

Vajra Kshara ingredients and how to make? 

1 part of each of

Samudra Lavana – Table salt

Saindhava – Rock Salt

Kacha Lavana

Yavakshara – Kshara of Barley – Hordeum vulgare

Sauvarchala Lavana – Sochal salt

Tankana – Borax

Swarjika Kshara

Arka ksheera- Latex of  Calotropis procera

Snuhiksheera  – Latex of  Euphorbia neriifolia L.

Arkapatra – Calotropis procera

Shunti – Ginger (rhizome) – Zingiber officinalis

Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum

Pippali – Long pepper – Piper longum

Haritaki – Chebulic Myrobalan (fruit rind) – Terminalia chebula

Vibhitaki – Belliric Myrobalan – Terminalia bellirica

Amalaki -Indian Gooseberry- Emblica officinalis / Phyllanthus emblica

Yavani – Hyoscyamus niger

Shweta Jeeraka – Cumin seed – Cuminum cyminum

Vahni – Lead wort (root) – Plumbago zeylanica


Method of preparation:

From Samudra Lavana to Svarjika kshara, ingredients are taken in fine powder form. They are triturated under sunlight with Latex of Arka – Calotropis procera and Snuhi – Euphorbia neriifolia L. Cakes are prepared. The cakes are wrapped with leaves of Arka – Calotropis procera. Kept sealed in mud bowls, and heated to red hot.

It is taken out of fire and rest of the ingredients are added and mixed weill,

Expiry date: – 5 years, if stored in air tight containers. Once the bottle containing this medicine is opened, it should be emptied within a month or two.

Reference: Bheshaj Ratnavali Gulma Rogadhikara 63-69

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