Vasarishta (also spelled as vasarishtam and also called Vasakadyarishtam) and Vasasava contain same ingredients and have similar benefits and medicinal uses. Vasarishta is also called Vasakadyarishtam and also spelled as Vasarishtam and. Vasasava is also called Vasakasava, which is also spelled as Vasakasav.
Vasarishta reduces inflammation and swelling occurring anywhere in the body. It is used to treat bronchitis, asthma, upper respiratory tract infections, chest congestion, cough, hemoptysis, phthisis, laryngitis, etc.
The main ingredient of Vasarishta and Vasasava is Vasa. The complete list of ingredients of Vasarishta is provided below.
|Vasaka or Adulsa (Malabar Nut) – Adhatoda Vasica||1000 Parts|
Prepare a decoction with 1000 Parts of Vasa Plant and 5000 Parts water. Reduce it to 1250 Parts. Then leave it for cooling. Filter the decoction. When decoction is slightly warm, add the following ingredients.
|Gur – Jaggery||500 Parts|
|Dhataki Flower- Woodfordia Fruticosa||40 Parts|
|Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum||5 Parts|
|Elachi (Green Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum||5 Parts|
|Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala||5 Parts|
|Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea||5 Parts|
|Kankol (Kababchini) – Piper Cubeba||5 Parts|
|Netrabala (Sugandha Bala) – Pavonia Odorata||5 Parts|
|Sonth (Ginger Rhizome) – Zingiber Officinale||5 Parts|
|Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum||5 Parts|
|Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum||5 Parts|
- After mixing these ingredients, seal the Arishta vessel with a clay-smeared cloth. Leave it for 15 days in arishta place.
- After 15 days, filter the liquid (Vasarishta) and preserve it in food-grade bottles.
Vasarishta has following medicinal properties:
- Appetite stimulant
Vasarishta is helpful in following health conditions.
- Pharyngitis (sore throat)
- Asthma – it reduces wheezing, breathing trouble and chest congestion
- Cough (with thick yellowish sputum or fever)
- Upper respiratory infections
- Common cold (with thick yellowish discharge)
- Tonsillitis (inflammation or swelling of tonsils with redness)
- Nosebleed (epistaxis)
|The general dosage of Vasarishtam is as follows.|
|Children (above the age of 5 years)||2.5 to 10 ml|
|Adults||10 to 30 ml|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||60 ml Per Day (in divided doses)|
|Doses: Twice a day with equal amount of water|
|Best Time to Take: After Food|
Vasarishta is considerably safe for most individuals.
Side Effects of Vasarishta
There are no side effects reported with Vasarishtam.
There are no absolute contraindications for Vasarishtam.
Pregnancy & Lactation
The safety profile of Vasarishta is not well established for pregnant women. Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Vasarishtam during pregnancy.
Vasarishta is likely safe to consume by lactating mothers. There are no adverse effects reported with the use of Vasarishtam in lactating mothers and breastfeeding babies.