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Ashwagandhadi Lehyam Uses, Side Effects, Dose And How To Prepare

Ashwagandhadi lehyam is a very famous herbal jam product used for the treatment of muscle weakness, low body weight, etc. Ashwagandha is its main ingredient. It is also known as Aswagandhadi Lehyam, Asvagandhadi leham.


Ashwagandhadi lehyam uses: It is a natural Ayurveda body building supplement. It helps to put on weight in a healthy way. It also helps to relieve emaciation, blood impurities. It brings about rejuvenation.
It is also used as a gym supplement.
It is useful to improve breast growth in women.
Useful in neurological disorders such as hemiplegia, paraplegia, muscle wasting, neuropathy, spondylosis, neck and lower back pain.
It improves digestion strength.
It detoxifies blood and improves skin health and complexion.

Uses in men and women:
For men, – good muscle strength, stress relief, joint strength, ligament strength, good gym supplement, better sleep
For women – good muscle strength, stress relief, joint strength, ligament strength, good gym supplement, better sleep. In some cases, it even helps to correct irregular menstrual cycle.
Usage after delivery:
It is used in post partum care of the mother, 15 days after delivery. Some mothers may find it hard to digest. Hence better to consult a doctor directly.

It is rich in anti oxidants.
Note that this product is different from Ajaswagandhadi leham 
Ajaswagandhadi Leham is a non veg Ayurvedic product. But Ashwagandhadi Lehyam is a pure vegetarian product.

For Gym goers

This product can be taken by people going to gym regularly. It helps to strengthen joints, nerves, muscles and tendons. It accelerates the injury healing process due to potent anti inflammatory, anti oxidant, anti stress and analgesic properties.

In hypothyroidism

Ashwagandha is highly recommended in Hypothyroidism. Hence, this product can be taken in such a patient. It also helps the patient to improve strength and useful to correct immunity. The increase in energy and enthusiasm, freshness of mind are the immediate noticeable effects. Only negative point is, because this can cause weight gain, avoid higher dose and use the new gained strength to exercise daily.

What happens if I take this lehyam for one month?

Assuming you are not diabetic, this lehyam can
Increase strength and energy
Improve skin complexion
Improves muscle power and vigor
Improves sleep, reduces stress and anxiety
May cause constipation or diarrhea in some people


Ashwagandhadi Lehyam dose –
5 – 10 grams once or twice a day before or after food with milk, or as directed by Ayurvedic Doctor.
Dosage for children below 5 years of age – 1 – 2 grams, once or twice a day, along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.
Dosage for children between 5 – 12 years of age – 5 grams once or twice a day along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.
If you are going to gym then you can take 2 teaspoons of it just before going to gym.

Dose for gym goers for muscle growth:
1 teaspoon in the morning or at night after food with water for 3 months time.

Does it cause hair loss?

With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.

Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.

With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.

Side effects

Ashwagandhadi Lehyam side effects: 
There are no known side effects with this product. However, it is not suitable for diabteics, since it contains sugar.


Ingredients of Ashwagandhadi Lehyam – 
A kashayam is prepared with Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera – 192 g
Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus – 192 g
Shweta Jiraka – White caraway – 192 g
Madhusnuhi – Smilax china – 192 g
1.256 kg of sugar is added to this Kashayam and heating is continued.
Meanwhile, raisins – 192 grams are taken and slightly heated with 226 grams of ghee. This paste is also added to sugar and kashayam mix.
Heating is continued till the whole mass gains jam consistency.
Then it is added with 24 grams of cardamom, stirred well.
At the end, 452 grams of honey is added.


Dabur, Emami, BV Pundit, Alva Pharmacy, Shri Jain Ayurvedic Pharmacy, Hyderabad, Nagarjuna – Ashwagandhaadi Lehyam

Shelf life

3 years from the date of manufacturing. Once the bottle is opened, it is best to finish it within 4 – 5 months of time.


Ayurveda Sara Sangraha., Sahasrayoga Lehya prakarana
Ayurvedic Formulary of India, Volume 1
Most of the manufacturers follow their own proprietary formula.

Does this help in weight loss? 

Ashwagandhadi Lehya, in just half a teaspoon, once or twice a day, after food with water, increases body stamina. This helps to increase power to do more exercise leading to weight loss.
This medicine, in higher dose of 1- 2 teaspoon per day may cause weight gain, if exercise is not done.

Is it possible to make it without sugar?
Yes, it can be prepared with jaggery or natural sugar candy, in place of sugar.

Shloka (Sanskrit Verse)

Veg vs non veg version of Ashwagandha rasayan

Ajaswagandhadi lehyam is the non veg version. Ashwagandhadi lehyam or Ashwagandha pak is the vegetarian version.
Dr JV Hebbar: 

Both the variants are targeted towards
1. To improve strength of the muscles,
2. To relieve mental fatigue,
3. As a medicine for treating unreasonable tiredness
4. To restore strength of people who have been medicated or who have been ill for quite a long period
5. To improve digestive power.

So, Aja ashwagandhadi lehyam (non veg) has more effect on point number 1, than plain ashwagandhadi lehyam.
From point 2 to point 5, both are equally capable. I would even say that the plain version is better in improving digestive power than the non veg version.

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This article is written by Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar BAMS, MD (Ayu), PGDPSM, Managing Director, Easy Ayurveda Hospital.
It is reviewed by Dr. Raviganesh Mogra BAMS, MD (Ayu), Chief Medical Officer, Easy Ayurveda Hospital

106 thoughts on “Ashwagandhadi Lehyam Uses, Side Effects, Dose And How To Prepare”

  1. I am from thrissur and I have seen stores that sell herbs. What should I buy for making lehyam like which part of ashwagandha like root,stem etc or is there any other place to get good ashwagandha in kerala thrissur.

    • Ajaswagandhadi lehyam contains non veg ingredients in it – Read about it here – http://easyayurveda.com/2009/11/10/ajaswagandhadi-leham/

      Ashwagandhadi lehyam is the veg version of it.
      Both are quite similar in action. But, because of the non veg ingredients, Ajaswagandhadi does a better job in improving muscle strength.
      Having said that, some companies name Ajaswagandhadi lehyam as Ashwagandhadi lehyam, which is bit confusing. Always check the label for non veg ingredients, with this product.

  2. Sir .
    I ask one question taken after alcohol , use the lehyam , any problems comes to us . Please give reply

  3. You can take it. One gram per day, at night along with milk for 2 months.
    Learn more about Ashwagandha benefits and side effects here – easyayurveda.com/2014/06/22/ashwagandha-withania-somnifera-benefits-dose-side-effects/

  4. Dear Doctor

    Chyawanprashis made of with (i) white sugar or (ii) palm Jaggery?

    Please clarify

    Advance Thanks Doctor
    best Regards
    Balaji Sathyamurthy

  5. I could not find Ashwagandhadi Lehyam or rasayanam in the market… I found jain Ashwagandhadi lehya is it good for weight gain if is then what the dosess for weight ?

  6. Sir, I have purchased “ASWAGANDHADI LEHYAM” 300gm pack Manufactured by :- Ambolil Aryavaidyasala very recently. But there is no ingredients label on the pack. Please tell me whether this product is veg or non veg. If you require, I can share batch no. also.

  7. How long will it take for ashwagandha to work for tardive dyskenesia. No medicines in allopathy. Is there any other medicine in ayurvedha

  8. I am using Aswagandhadi lehyam since 2 months with water. Morning and Evening as suggested by the physician. My question is does it effect increase in sleep and drowsyness ? Is it helpful in loosing weight ?

  9. 1. Aswagandhadi leham is non-veg product…so what ingredient as non-veg it has?
    2. Which one is better for height increase for my son who is 12 years. He had a history of epileptic seizure. Can he take this medicine to increase his body weight and what should be the dosage?

  10. I m vegeterian mai confuse hun mujhe kom sa product lena chaihe…aur body bulding k liye kitni dose leni ha aur kab leni ha muscel bulid krne k liye..meri 5.11 hegiht ha aur 80 kg weight…

    • if you are a vegetarian note that you are taking only ashwagandhadi lehya not ajashwagandhadi lehya [non-vegetarian]. aap ise 5-10 g do ya theen bar din me khane se pehle ya baad me doodh ke saath le sakthe hai. teek dose jo aap ke sharir ko suit artha ho, iske liye kripaya Ayurveda vaidya ke salah lijiyega.

  11. Hi Sir,

    As usual great article and many thanks to you for spreading awareness about our ayurveda and its benefits.

    Sir, is Kottakkal Ajaswagandhadi Leham good ? I am planning to take it daily for general health benefit on daily basis.

  12. Sir you recommend having it for two months and after how long should this cycle be repeated …if i wish to use it for gym will it be ok to have a gap after two months

    • Hello sir, It is a natural Ayurveda body building supplement. It helps to put on weight in a healthy way. It also helps to relieve emaciation, blood impurities. It brings about rejuvenation.

  13. Hello Reena, You can take 1tsp of Ashwagandha powder with warm milk and sugar to be taken everyday in the night for 15 days. Apart from that change in your life style can help increase your height.

  14. What is the difference between Ashwagandhadhi tablets (from Sri Sri Ayurveda) and Ashwagandhadi Lehyam. Could we substitute with tablets if lehyam is not available?

    Thank You!

  15. Sir my age is 23 nd height is 5’7 sir I want to increase my height plzz suggest me something is this product beneficial for me or any other product to increase height. Is it possible for a boy to increase height at this age

    • Hello Sir, HGH (Human growth hormones) which is significantly responsible for growth of height influences in the age group of 16 – 18 that is why people tend to get taller in that period. After that period it is little difficult to gain height.

  16. Hi Sir,

    I am Nagaraj, I am facing some gastric problem since from 6 months. one of my friend suggested to have Ashwagandha Rasayana. but I am using other Ayurvedic medicine for my gastric. Shall i take Ashwagandha Rasayana or not along with my regular medidine.

  17. hi sir
    iam shafeek
    i’ve lack of energy since my birth.i also have ocd.iam taking ayurvedic medicines for ocd.will ashwagandhadhi lehya and ashwajith capsules improve my energy level.please reply to me.

  18. Hi, in some people, Ashwagandhadi lehyam can cause gastritis / constipation. Hence, not advisable. Manoll syrup or Kushmanda Avaleha are more suited for you, for weight gain (assuming that you are not diabetic).

  19. sir
    i am basically vegetarian
    may i take strictly veg aswagandha lehyam
    is any side affects in ajaswagandha lehyam for vegetarian
    which one is suggestable to vegetarians

  20. Hi, Ashwagandhadi does not cause any miscarriage. But it is better to stop it. Please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly on deciding to continue Dhanwantarham and kalyanaka ghrithas.
    IF you are unsure of any Ayurveda medicines, it is better to stop them all.

  21. sir my age 30 I’m 41kg since 3 years ive been severe fatigue no problem in blood tests past 4 months I’ve been using aswagandha lehyam still I’m not gain wait but situation better how long I will use this one is there any side effects I’m not married .after open bottle how many monthstudents it will be finished pls help me sir

  22. Hi sir.. I’m Mercy..
    I’m 24 yrs old (completed).. My height was 4’11” last year.. I started taking ashwagandha powder+warm milk every night before sleeping(last February onwards), and get proper sleep.. But I have grown only 1-1.5 inch so far.. I want to increase my height by 3-4 inches.. I exercise regularly along with stretching.. Kindly suggest me some confirm medicine which would definitely give desired results ..

    But I started taking ashwagandha lehya from today onwards, twice before food.. Will it add to my height gain??

    It would be very helpful if I can get your email id.. Thank you..

  23. is it good for nurvous weakness.My body and hand and leg are shaking
    I am having rhumatoid arthritis
    I am rhumoil tablet and rhumono flex and saronkkottai nei and one more tablet ton
    and english medicine oncotrex once in weak
    please give the suggestion

  24. Sir, my sons, 8 years, aspiring sport professionals. Can he use ashwagandha lehyam for muscle build up. Additionally can we use Satavari? Pl
    recommend product based on Satavari for kids.
    Pl suggest

  25. GowthamiSaradhi
    I’m diabetic
    Have obesity
    And hair loss too
    Can this medication be useful for the above

  26. Respected JV hebbar sir..

    In whole india lot of ayurvedic articles are there but yours work just cant match..
    Thank you for giving us awarness..

    Can u just clearify one thing difference between
    Ashwagandhadi lehyam vs ashwagandha tablet 250mg…kindly response.

  27. Hi, i am using this leham after my delivery i am weighinv 75 kg right now. Will this make me put on more weight, this was not the leham given to me after my first delivery

  28. sir i am srikanth 20yrs old i want to gain weight coz iam underweight im im us aswagandha lehya daily
    can aswagandha lehya can be tajen on empty stomach
    is it helps in weight gain
    i started little exercise is it good or bad for gaining weight??
    plz reply

  29. Hai sir..this is keertana.am 24years old .am very thin.how can I use ashwagandhadhi lehyam for weight gain.how can I take table spoons of this medicine per day for weight gain
    Please suggest me

  30. sir, how long can I wait to takeafter meals and also taking Chavanyaprasha lehyam before food , but can I take both together due to lack of time after meals with milk?


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