Vasarishtam (Vasakadyarishtam) Uses, Ingredients, Dose And Side Effects

Vasarishtam is a famous Ayurvedic liquid medicine. Its main ingredient is Vasaka – Malabar nut. It is a ptoent mucolytic and anti asthmatic. Hence Vasakasava is used in many respiratory conditions. It is also known by the terms – Vasakasavam, Vasakasav, Vasakarishta, Vasarishta, vasarista, Vasakadyarishtam etc.


Vasarishtam uses: 

It is used in the treatment of cold, cough, bronchitis, inflammation and bleeding diseases- haemoptysis and raktapitta.

Doctors also use this for the treatment of
eosinophilia, allergic rhinitis, cold, cough etc.

It is useful to promote strength of bones and joints.
It acts as an excellent anti inflammatory and analgesic mediicne.
It is used for the treatment of ankle pain, ankle twitch, slipped disc, sprain, back spasm, backache, back injury, stiffness of muscles, Coccyx pain

Partially useful in (other medications might be required)
Avascular necrosis
Sensory-neural hearing loss
Ankylosing spondylitis
Pain related to SLE


Avoid deep fried foods, heavy-to-digest non veg foods, fast foods and aerated drinks, smoking and excess alcohol. These can irritate stomach and intestinal lining. These also may increase Tridosha.


Vasarishtam ingredients: 
Vasaka plant – Malabar nut is cut into coarse powder – 9.6 kg added to 24.576 liters of water, boiled and reduced to 6.144 liters. Filtered. Thus Vasa Kashaya is obtained. This is added with
Jaggery – 4.8 kg
Dhataki – Woodfordia fruticosa – 384 g
Cinnamon – 48 g
Cardamom – 48 g
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala – 48 g
Nagakeshara – Mesua ferrea – 48 g
Kankola – Piper cubeba – 48 g
Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and ginger – 48 g
 Hribera – Pavonia odorata – 48 g
These ingredients are kept closed in an air tight container for fifteen days, during which fermentation takes place. After 15 days, the contents are filtered to obtain Vasarishtam, Ccllected in air tight container.

Reference, Manufacturer

Vasakasava reference: Gada Nigraha Prayoga Khanda, Asava Adhikara 152 – 154

Manufactured by:
Nagarjuna – Vaashaarishtam

Shloka, Sanskrit Verse

Dosage and pathya

Vasarishtam dose:  12 – 24 ml once or twice daily, or as directed by Ayurvedic Physician.
Pathya: Sour food is to be strictly avoided.

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

Vasarishta side effects:  There are no known side effects with this product. Higher doses is best avoided. Better to use this product only under medical supervision.

33 thoughts on “Vasarishtam (Vasakadyarishtam) Uses, Ingredients, Dose And Side Effects”

  1. Good morning Dr..Hebbar..
    Thanks for new article. Pl send me Adulasa cough syrup method.
    i want to know about ready made suntha and drying fresh ginger in sun which is more better for health.

  2. vasarista will definitely used in your condition. but there are lot more medicines which can help you out for which it is better that you take inperson medical advice by your nearest Ayurveda doctor.

  3. I was told to take mixture of amritarishtam and vasarishtam 20 ml each but the cough gets aggravated particularly in the morning hours. is it due to increase of heat. how to balance. I have post nasal drip regularly and nose block at times. Is it ok to consume butter milk or curd to lower heat in the body

  4. Dear Mr Hebbar,
    I am a regular reader of your website and Medicines, is ayurveda having a permanent cure of mild broncheactisis. The cause of broncheactisis is whooping cough. No asthama. For sinus, I am doing neti kriya and using chadbindu oil twice daily.

  5. Sir i have asthma . During winter bronchitis troubles me a lot . Can vasarishta be useful . What should be the dose and other medicines to be taken with it.

  6. Hallo doctor my son is 5yrs and in during night hours he coughs uncontrolably till morning, the doctor gave him some medicine to inhale bt after 1week the cough keeps coming, can this medicine help him coz the doctor said the kid is asthmatic???

  7. Hello sir,

    My son is 5 months old and having bronchitis and congestion while breathing, so my query here is that is it ok to give vasakadyarishtam + Gorochanadi mixed in the syrup periscribed by arya Vaidya sala kotkal doctor.

  8. Hi Doctor
    I am 35 weeks pregnant and coughing for last 1 month . It’s mostly kind of dry cough . I went to obgyn wnd physician to check for bronchitis or pneumonia and they said my lungs are clear . No need to take medicine. If really needs some relief have some honey and lemon juice or warm water. I tried that but I don’t feel any improvement

    Usually I take vasarishtam for dry cough. Is it ok to take vasarishtam 2 times a day while pregnant?

  9. Hi doctor,
    i’am 26 old boy..i have breathing problem in one and half i purchased the 3 medicins in kotakkal ayurvedic medical..shvasananda guliga,Nayobaya kashayam,vasarishta,
    This medicins is helpful my problem or not..?pls help me how to use any of u r suggetions for my breathing problem
    (some times omiting also)
    Pls pls help me

  10. Hello doctor I suffer from running nose and severe and frequent sneezing immediately after exposure to cold environment or after taking head bath my doctor prescribed dasamulakatutrayadi vasakaduarishtam and kanakasavam snd agasthya rasayanam how long I should take it and what are the sour foods that I have to avoid

  11. Hie Dr sir,I have a problem with cold weather ,cold water when I use cold water ,feel sharp pain upper chest,between tha breast,4 months ago confirmed I have a chronic bronchitis,can this medicine help


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