Lehyam (Avaleha)

Ashwagandhadi Lehyam (Ashwagandha Lehyam)

Ashwagandhadi Lehyam (also called Ashwagandha Lehyam and spelled as Aswagandhadi Lehyam) is used for the treatment of neuromuscular conditions. It increases physical strength, vitality, vigor, stamina and physical endurance capacity. Generally, it is mainly used for emaciation, underweight, physical weakness, debility in old age, oligospermia, and impotence. It is also beneficial for arthritis, backache, fibromyalgia, insomnia (trouble sleeping), anxiety, stress disorders and breathing troubles due to excessive emaciation or physical debility.

Ashwagandhadi Lehyam is a potent adaptogen due to the presence of Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera). It helps the body cope with stress, so it can also be used as a general health tonic. It also acts on the immune system and improves non-specific immunity. It calms the mind and induces good quality of sleep. It also reduces inflammation and pain, so it can also be used in all types of pain disorders.

Ingredients (Composition)

Sharkara – Sugar1.356 Kg
Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera root192 grams
Sariva (Indian Sarsaparilla) – Hemidesmus Indicus192 grams
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) – Cuminum Cyminum seeds192 grams
Madhusnuhi (Chopchini) – Smilax China192 grams
Draksha (Raisins) – Vitis Vinifera192 grams
Ghee – Clarified Butter226 grams
Shahad (Madhu) – Honey452 grams
Elachi (Green Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum24 grams
Water for making Kwath (decoction)452 grams
Reference: Ayurvedic Formulary of India, Volume 1, 3 Avaleha or Leha and Paka, 3 : 2 Asvagandhadi Lehya; Pharmacopoeia of Hospital of Integrated Medicine, Madras, Section VII: page 93

Preparation Method

For making Ashwagandhadi Lehyam, take 452 grams water and add coarse powder of Ashwagandha, Sariva, Jeera and Madhusnuhi each 192 grams.

Now, boil and then simmer the mixture until it 1/4th remains. Now, filter the decoction and add 1.356 Kg sugar in the filtered decoction. Again simmer the decoction with sugar until it becomes thick having Avaleha (Jam) like consistency.

Now, remove it from heat and add 24 grams of Green cardamom. Leave it to cool naturally for several minutes. When its temperature comes down to room temperature, then add 452 grams of honey in it and mix it well. Now, Ashwagandhadi Lehya is ready to use.

Pharmacological Actions

Ashwagandhadi Lehyam has following medicinal properties:

  • Adaptogenic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Anabolic effect
  • Anti-arthritic
  • Anti-depressant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anodyne
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-stressor
  • Immunomodulatory
  • Rasayana (Rejuvenating)

Dosha Karma

Ashwagandhadi Lehyam mainly acts on Vata Dosha and likely to increase Kapha Dosha. Therefore, it will increase body weight and muscle mass. Based on Dosha analysis, the main indications of Ashwagandha Lehya are aggravated Vata, weakness, emaciation, debility in old age, impotence, erectile dysfunction, etc.

Ashwagandhadi Lehyam Indications

Ashwagandhadi Lehyam is helpful in following health conditions.

  • General weakness
  • Debility due to any disease or in old age
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Feeling of excessive exhaustion even after a short physical work
  • Emaciation
  • Impotence
  • Oligospermia
  • Pyospermia (leukocytospermia)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Backache
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Breathing difficulties due to physical weakness or debility in old age
  • Insomnia
  • Leukoderma
  • Blood disorders
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Syphilis

Ashwagandhadi Lehyam Uses & Benefits

Ashwagandhadi Lehyam mainly acts on physical strength, vigor, and stamina. Its effects appear on the muscles, joints, spine, testes, penile tissue, and mind.

Underweight & Emaciation

Ashwagandhadi Lehyam provides nourishment to the body and helps to increase the body weight. It helps to gain a balanced amount of subcutaneous fat (healthy fat) and muscle mass. It also improves the strength of bones and joints. Underweight individuals who want to gain some muscle and weight can use it on regular basis with warm milk. The 3 months course with this medicine helps to achieve a good healthy body weight.

Fatigue, Physical Weakness & Debility

Ashwagandhadi Lehyam has the ability to increase physical strength and reduce fatigue. It is a good supplement that improves adrenal health due to its main ingredient Ashwagandha. It helps to overcome chronic stress and adrenal fatigue. Thus, it reduces body aches, tiredness, and physical weakness. It provides the strength to the muscles and other structures of the musculoskeletal system. Therefore, it reduces physical weakness and debility occurring in old age people.

Pyospermia (Leukocytospermia)

Smilax China (Chopchini) present in Ashwagandhadi Lehyam is an excellent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It acts when the underlying cause of Pyospermia is an infection or inflammation. Along with Sariva and Ashwagandha as in this combination, it provides relief from pyospermia. For best results, Ashwagandhadi Lehyam should be given in a combination of Dashmoolarishta and Triphala Churna.

Ashwagandhadi Lehyam Dosage

The general dosage of Ashwagandhadi Lehyam is as follows.
Toddler (Age: 1 – 3 yrs)750 mg to 1 grams
Preschooler (3 – 5 yrs)1 gram to 1.5 grams
Grade-schooler (5 – 12 yrs)1.5 grams to 3 grams
Teenager (13 -19 yrs)3 grams to 6 grams
Adults (19 to 60 yrs)6 to 12 grams
Geriatric (above 60 yrs)6 grams
Maximum Possible Dosage24 grams Per Day (in divided doses)
Doses: 2 Doses per day
Best Time to Take: 45 minutes before meal or 2 hours after meal
Adjuvant: Warm Milk

Safety Profile

Ashwagandhadi Lehyam is considerably safe for most individuals when taken as per its indications in appropriate dosage under professional supervision.

Side Effects of Ashwagandhadi Lehyam

There are no side effects reported with the use of Ashwagandhadi Lehyam.


There are no absolute contraindications for Ashwagandhadi Lehyam.

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety profile of Ashwagandhadi Lehyam is not well established for pregnant women and lactating mothers. Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Ashwagandhadi Lehyam during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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  1. Good evening sir. Recently I did a USG which shows a thick gallbladder wall without any stone. Is it a serious problem? Which medicine will be suitable for this?

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