Vilwadi Lehyam Uses, Dose, Side Effects And Ingredients

Vilwadi Lehyam is an Ayurvedic medicine used for a variety of stomach related complaints like vomiting, nausea, low digestion power etc.
It is a special medicine contributed by Kerala Ayurveda tradition.It is available in the form of herbal jam / paste.  This is also known as Bilwadi Leha, Bilwadi lehyam, Bilvadi Leham, Vilvadi leham etc.

Uses

Vilwadi Lehyam uses: 
Nausea, vomiting, low digestion power, anorexia, grahani, asthma.
Doctors also prescribe this for the treatment of
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Associated with diarrhea (IBS-D)
Crohn’s Disease
Diarrhea
Passing of mucous along with stools

Indications

Doctors also use this for the treatment of 
gastro esophageal reflux disease – GERD
H Pylori infection, erosive gastritis, heart burn, acid reflux.
Asthma, cold, cough – due to presence of spices like ginger, cumin, black pepper and long pepper fruits.

Pathya – diet rules –
There are no product specific diet rules mentioned. Follow these gastritis diet and remedies

Dosage

Vilwadi lehyam dose: 
5 – 10 g many times in a day.
This medicine is prescribed to take in small quantities or in repeated dosage of around 2 gms, multiple times a day.
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.

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.

Contents

Vilwadi Lehyam ingredients: 
Vilwa – Aegle marmelos – 1.536 kg is added with
12.288 liters of water, boiled and reduced to 3.072 liters, filtered.
To this Kashayam, 768 grams of
one year old jaggery is added and heated to semi solid consistency.
It is added with 12 g of each of the following –
Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Coriander,
Cumin, Caraway, Cardamom, Cinnamon,
Nagakeshar (Mesua ferrea), Trikatu – Pepper, Long Pepper and Ginger.

Reference


Sahasra Yoga – Leha prakarana – 1.

Shloka- Sanskrit verse

Bilwadi Lehyam
Vilwadi Lehyam

Side effects

One person has noted that the colour of the stool turned dark brown after taking this product. But it is usually not expected to happen with this medicine.
Over-dosage may cause constipation.
One person complained of itching and burning sensation. This could be due to low quality brand / product, than the nature of medicine.
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are diabetic. In diabetic patients, only if the blood sugar is under good control, then this medicine can be given. 

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.

Does it cause weight gain?
In a dose of 1 teaspoon 2 times a day, it does not cause weight gain. In fact, herbs like Musta and Bael are used in weight loss treatment.

Manufacturers:
Nagarjuna – Vilwaadi Lehyam

35 thoughts on “Vilwadi Lehyam Uses, Dose, Side Effects And Ingredients”

  1. Doctor,i suffer from persistent mucus in throat, sore throat with hoarseness in voice…. can you please tell if i can use maha wilwadi lehyam to treat this.

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  2. dear doctor

    i am madhava one of my friend recently did endoscopy. He is infected H.PYLORI
    can he take this medicine to cure this bactria?

    thanks
    Looking for your valuable Reply

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  3. Really this is the best medicine (more powerful than english medicin) for stomech problem.I use this for gastric issue and using this for years (Its must to be noted that dosage should be less quantity, like litttle at the tip of a spoon). and my personal experiance , i take it like everyday morning befor food and contenue for like 10-15 day with restriction on fireded/oil/spicy food. inshallha it solves the stomech problem. I ALWAYS USED ONLY KOTAKAL. honestly KOTAKAL have cetury of experience in aurvedic medicin

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    • Vilwadi leham is not suitable for me. Before starting this medicine I got endoscopy. I was having gastritis & infection with h.pylori. Alopathic Doctor told me I have to take antibiotic. As I did not want to take antibiotic I went to Ayurvedic doctor. He gave me vilwadi lehayam. I took this medicine about 2 weeks. After 2 weeks my stomach started gurgling. Then I stopped taking this medicine. Again I went to another gastro doctor he took me again endoscopy. Endoscopy result came same as before h.pylori infection and gastritis. In second endoscopy Inflammation increased with erosion. In previous endoscopy mild inflammation without erosion. Then I noticed vilwadi leham is increasing my stomach inflammation. Then I started taking antibiotic. Now I am ok.

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  4. Hai doctor,
    I’m a foreigner my relative brought this vilvathi lehiyam from india. Do this product cure fibroid and irregular periods? Tq

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  5. Hello doctor
    Consulted a doc for scanty menstruations and hair fall. He prescribed me vilvapunarnadi lehyam and some other medicines. Want to know about this lehyam as I couldn’t find this one in net. Does it treats scanty periods and check hormonal imbalance . Thank u in advance.

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  6. After taking half teaspoon of Vilwadi Lehyam I start to get itching and burning especially in my face neck and arms. The burning and itching usually subsides after about half an hour or 45 minutes. Is this normal or should I discontinue this medicine?

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