Lehyam (Avaleha)

Dasamoola Rasayanam (Dashmool Avaleha)

Dasamoola Rasayanam (Dashmool Avaleha) is an ayurvedic medicine used to treat a cough, bronchitis, breathing troubles, asthma, common cold, rhinitis, persistent hiccup, phthisis, hoarseness (hoarse voice), chronic fever, anorexia, abdominal lump, bloating, and flatulence. Dasamoola Rasayanam is also spelled as Dasamula Rasayana or Dashmool Rasayana and called as Dashmool Avaleha and Dashamoola Lehyam. These all are the same thing.

Ingredients (Composition)

Dasamoola Rasayanam mainly contains Dashmool Herbs.

Ingredients Quantity
Kwath Dravya :
Aegle Marmelos – Bilva (Indian Bael) 48 grams
Premna Serratifolia (Premna Mucronata & Premna Integrifolia) – Agnimantha (Arani) 48 grams
Oroxylum Indicum – Shyonaka 48 grams
Stereospermum Suaveolens – Patala 48 grams
Gmelina Arborea – Gambhari (Beech wood/Kasmari) 48 grams
Solanum Indicum – Brihati (Indian Nightshade) 48 grams
Solanum Xanthocarpum – Kantakari 48 grams
Desmodium Gangeticum – Shalaparni 48 grams
Uraria Picta – Prishnaparni 48 grams
Tribulus Terrestris – Gokshura 48 grams
Bala (Country Mallow) – Sida Cordifolia 48 grams
Erandmool (Castor Oil Plant Root) – Ricinus communis 48 grams
Bharangi – Clerodendrum Serratum 48 grams
Bhumi Amla – Phyllanthus Urinaria 48 grams
Vasaka – Adhatoda Vasica 48 grams
Rasna – Pluchea Lanceolata 48 grams
Chavya (Java Long Pepper) – Piper Chaba 48 grams
Pashanabheda (Pashanbhed) – Bergenia Ligulata 48 grams
Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar) – Cedrus Deodara 48 grams
Saireyaka (Vajradanti, Pila Piyabansa, Pili Katsaraiya) – Barleria Prionitis 48 grams
Piplamool (Long Pepper Roots) – Piper Longum 48 grams
Chitrak – Plumbago Zeylanica 48 grams
Karkatakashringi (Crab’s Claw) – Pistacia Integerrima 48 grams
TriphalaAmla, Bahera, Harar 144 grams
Loha Bhasma 48 grams
Karchoor – Curcuma Zedoaria 48 grams
Muli (Radish) – Raphanus Raphanistrum 48 grams
Pushkarmool (Elecampane) – Inula Racemosa 48 grams
Water 12.28 litres
Paka Dravya :
Gur (Jaggery) 2.4 Kg
Prakshep Dravya :
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum 24 grams
Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala 24 grams
Elachi (Green Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum 24 grams
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea 24 grams
Nagarmotha or Mustak (Nut Grass) – Cyperus Rotundus 24 grams
Sonth (Ginger Rhizome) – Zingiber Officinale 24 grams
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum 24 grams
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum 24 grams
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) – Cuminum Cyminum 24 grams
Kala Jeera (Black Cumin) 24 grams
Ajwain (Carom Seeds) – Trachyspermum Ammi 24 grams
Dhania (Coriander) – Coriandrum Sativum 24 grams
Sugar (Mishri) 288 grams
Madhu (Shahad) – Pure Honey 600 grams

Preparation Method

For making Dasamoola Rasayanam, take water and add coarse powder of Kwath Dravya (ingredients for decoction).

Now, boil and then simmer the mixture until it 1/4th remains i.e. 3.07 liters of liquid content remains. Now, filter the decoction and add jaggery in the filtered decoction. Again simmer the decoction with jaggery until it becomes thick having Avaleha (Jam) consistency.

Now, remove it from heat and add a fine powder of Prakshep Dravya except honey. Leave it to cool naturally for several hours. When its temperature comes down to room temperature, then add honey in it and mix it well. Now, Dasamoola Rasayanam is ready to use.

Pharmacological Actions

Dasamoola Rasayanam reduces inflammation of the airways, relaxes and dilates the bronchi, and eases in breathing. It also acts as antitussive and treats bronchitis and pacifies a cough.

Medicinal Properties

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Bronchodilator
  • Antitussive
  • Mucolytic
  • Antibacterial
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-allergic
  • Immunomodulatory
  • Appetizer
  • Digestive stimulant
  • Antiflatulent
  • Carminative
  • Antispasmodic
  • Hepatoprotective
  • Analgesic

Dosha Karma

Dasamoola Rasayanam mainly acts on Vata Dosha. It also pacifies and balances Kapha Dosha. It is generally not suitable for patients with aggravation of Pitta Dosha.

Therapeutic Indications

Dasamoola Rasayanam is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Asthma
  • Breathing troubles
  • Cough
  • Bronchitis
  • Common cold
  • Flu
  • Persistent hiccup
  • Sinusitis
  • Phthisis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Hoarseness (hoarse voice)
  • Abdominal lump
  • Anorexia
  • Bloating
  • Chronic fever
  • Flatulence

Dasamoola Rasayanam Benefits & Uses

According to ayurveda, Dasamoola Rasayanam reduces Vata aggravation. Its main actions are observable on lungs & airways and abdominal organs. It is also beneficial for the treatment of neuromuscular disorders. It exerts analgesic action due to Dashmool, so it can also provide relief in pain disorders.

Common Cold, Acute Rhinitis, or Coryza

Dasamoola Rasayanam provides good results if started immediately after getting the first symptom of a common cold or feeling to suffer from common cold. It prevents it and stops its progress. Patients get relief within 1 to 2 days with Dasamoola Rasayanam if started immediately after onset of a common cold.

It is also useful when a patient suffers from tiredness, sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose, thin or thick white mucus, body aches, and headache. It reduces all these symptoms. However, it should not be given if the patient has yellowish-green mucus, throat pain with burning sensation, or if the throat is extremely red or inflamed. In such case, Vasavaleha, Vasa preparations or Sitopaladi Churna along with Jasad Bhasma, Gandhak Rasayana and Praval Pishti is more useful.


Dasamoola Rasayanam is beneficial in the first stage of acute bronchitis when the patient has persistent cough attack of dry non-productive cough. In such case, it should be given in a low dose (around 2 grams) on the interval of 30 to 60 minutes until the patient gets relief from persistant cough attacks.

In next stage, mucus starts producing from the lungs. Dasamoola Rasayanam can still be taken until mucus is clear and white in color. Generally, white mucus is often linked with a viral infection, so it is likely to be more effective in viral bronchitis. In bacterial bronchitis or when mucus color changes to yellowish-green or yellow-gray, then Dasamula Rasayanam is not likely to be useful. In such case, the better remedy is Vasavaleha, or Vasa preparations, or Sitopaladi Churna along with Jasad Bhasma, Gandhak Rasayana, and Praval Pishti etc. Fever should also be treated separately.


The similar principle applies here as discussed under heading bronchitis. If the patient has a persistent dry cough, then Dasamoola Rasayanam is more useful.

Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Dasamoola Rasayanam is as follows.
Children ¼ to 1 teaspoon
Adults 1 to 2 teaspoons
Maximum Possible Dosage 4 teaspoons (in divided doses)
Doses: 2 Doses per day – Morning and Evening
Best Time to Take: After a meal
Adjuvant: Warm milk

Note: In the case of persistent cough attacks, Dasamoola Rasayanam should be taken in a low dosage i.e. ¼ teaspoon (for an adult) and should be repeated more frequently at the interval of 30 to 60 minutes. It helps to treat and prevent the persistent cough attacks.

Safety Profile

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

Side Effects of Dasamoola Rasayanam

There are no side effects when Dasamoola Rasayanam is used wisely in patients with the dominance of Vata or/and Kapha Dosha.


There are no absolute contraindications for Dasamoola Rasayanam.

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety profile of Dasamoola Rasayanam is not well established for pregnant women and lactating mothers. Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Dasamula Rasayanam during pregnancy or lactation.

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.

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  1. Dear I am taking dasoola rasayanam & Hardra khandam , can’t tell me what are the foods to be avoided.

  2. Very informative and useful for the patients who are suffering from bronchitis and sinusities

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