Lehyam (Avaleha)

Kushmanda Rasayana (Kushmanda Avaleha)

Kushmanda Rasayana (also called Kushmanda Avaleha) is an ayurvedic supplement that provides nourishment and strength to the body. It is an aphrodisiac, strengthening, nervine tonic, and hemostatic medicine. It provides relief from hemorrhages, phthisis, fever, dry mouth (xerostomia), excessive thirst (polydipsia), vomiting, bronchitis, asthma, and physical weakness or debility in old age.

Kushmanda Rasayana Ingredients (Composition)

Kushmanda (Kushmand or Petha) – Benincasa Hispida fruit Pieces without seeds and outer skin200 Parts
Water800 Parts
Ghee – Clarified Butter32 Parts
Sharkara – Sugar200 Parts
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum8 Parts
Sonth (Ginger Rhizome) – Zingiber Officinale8 Parts
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) – Cuminum Cyminum8 Parts
Dhania (Coriander) – Coriandrum Sativum1 Part
Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala1 Part
Elachi (Green Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum1 Part
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum1 Part
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum1 Part
Shahad (Madhu) – Honey16 Parts

Preparation Method of Kushmanda Avaleha

For making Kushmanda Rasayana, take Benincasa Hispida fruit slices and water. Now, boil the water with Petha fruit slices until water reduces to half.

Now, filter the water and separate boiled fruit slices. Keep this water. Now, take these fruit slices in a cotton cloth, then squeeze the cloth to remove the water. Spread the slices on a clean cloth and leave it under the sun for a few hours.

Then take Ghee in a big copper pan that can hold all ingredients and remained water. Now, cook the boiled Petha fruit pulp in Ghee and when it becomes brown, add remained water (in which fruit slices are boiled) and sugar. When it becomes thick having Avaleha (Jam) like consistency, add other ingredients except for honey.

Now, remove it from heat. 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, preserve Kushmanda Rasayana in food grade containers.

Pharmacological Actions of Kushmanda Rasayana

Kushmanda Rasayana has following medicinal properties:

  • Hemostatic (styptic) – Check bleeding
  • Strengthening
  • Adaptogenic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Nervine tonic & brain tonic
  • Neuroprotective
  • Antitussive
  • Cardiac tonic
  • Cardioprotective

Dosha Karma

Kushmanda Rasayana mainly reduces on Pitta Dosha. It also pacifies the aggravation of Vata Dosha.

Kushmanda Rasayana Indications

Kushmanda Avaleha is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Hemorrhages or bleeding disorders
  • Nosebleed or epistaxis
  • Phthisis
  • Fever
  • Dry mouth (xerostomia)
  • Excessive thirst (polydipsia)
  • Vomiting with sour taste of mouth or acid reflux
  • Heartburn, Acid Reflux, GERD, or Hyperacidity
  • Bronchitis and cough
  • Breathing troubles and asthma with Pitta aggravation
  • Physical weakness
  • Debility in old age
  • Vertigo (a reeling sensation)
  • Jaundice

Kushmanda Rasayana Uses & Benefits

Kushmanda Rasayana provides strength and reduces Pitta symptoms including burning sensation, acid reflux, and hyperacidity. It mainly acts on the stomach and modulates the gastric juices. It also calms the mind and helps in a headache occurring with burning sensation.

Heartburn, Gastritis, Peptic Ulcer, Acid Reflux (GERD) or Hyperacidity

Kushmanda Rasayana provides relief from heartburn, gastritis, peptic ulcer, acid reflux (GERD) and hyperacidity. It soothes the stomach linings and modulates the gastric secretion, which helps to reduce pungency and sharpness of gastric secretions. It alleviates burning sensation, regurgitation, and dyspepsia. In some cases, headache, excessive thirst and vertigo are also associated with these conditions. It also gives relief from all these conditions.

Physical Weakness and Debility

Kushmanda Avaleha provides nourishment, improves appetite and increases the strength. It is a mild formulation that can be used in children as well as old aged people for overcoming weakness and debility.


A headache occurring with burning sensation is treatable with Kushmanda Rasayana. This type of a headache occurs due to excess Pitta or aggravated Pitta, according to ayurveda. Kushmanda Avaleha provides relief from the attack. Its regular intake can help to prevent such type of headache attacks.

Kushmanda Rasayana Dosage

The general dosage of Kushmanda Avaleha is as follows.
Toddler (Age: 1 – 3 yrs)1 to 2.5 grams
Preschooler (3 – 5 yrs)2.5 to 3.75 grams
Grade-schooler (5 – 12 yrs)3.75 to 5 grams
Teenager (13 -19 yrs)5 to 10 grams
Adults (19 to 60 yrs)10 to 15 grams
Doses: 2 Doses per day
Best Time to Take: 45 minutes before food or 2 hours after food
Adjuvant: Eat it without any adjuvant or with warm milk.

Safety Profile of Kushmanda Rasayana

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

Side Effects of Kushmanda Rasayana

There are no side effects reported with the use of Kushmanda Rasayana.


There are no absolute contraindications for Kushmanda Avaleha.

Kushmanda Rasayana during Pregnancy & Lactation

In ayurveda, Kushmanda Rasayana is used during pregnancy for nourishing the mother and developing a baby. However, the safety of Kushmanda Rasayana is not fully clear. Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Kushmanda Avaleha during pregnancy.

Kushmanda Rasayana is likely to be safe to consume by lactating mothers. There are no adverse effects reported with the use of Kushmanda Avaleha in lactating mothers and breastfeeding babies.

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