Vasavaleha Uses, Dose, Side Effect And Ingredients

Vasavaleha is a famous Ayurvedic medicine. It is available in herbal jam or paste form. It is mainly used in the treatment of respiratory conditions.


Vasavaleha uses
Vasavaleha is used in the treatment of cough, asthma, bronchitis, pain abdomen, bleeding disorders and fever.
It acts as broncho – dilator and antimicrobial.
It is used for the treatment of sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, COPD

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Traditional indications

Rajayakshma – chronic bronchitis, tuberculosis
Kasa – cold, cough
Shwasa – asthma, respiratory disorders involving difficulty in breathing
Parshvashoola – pain on the sides of abdomen – flanks
Hrut Shoola – cardiac pain
Raktapitta  – bleeding disorders like nasal bleeding, Ulcerative colitis and menorrhagia
Jwara – fever


6 – 12 grams once or two times a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
It is usually administered with milk / honey / warm water
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.

Side effects

There are no known side effects for this medicines.
In very high doses, rarely it may cause stomach irritation.
Care is needed while administering it in diabetic people.
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


Vasavaleha ingredients: 
Vasa – Adusa – Adhatoda vasica – juice is extracted from leaves – 768 g
Sugar – 384 g
Ghee – 96 g
Long pepper powder – Piper longum – 96 g
Honey – 384 g

Method of manufacturing

Vasa leaves are collected, chopped into small pieces, taken in a wide mouthed jar. It is added with 16 parts of water, boiled and reduced to a quarter. It is filtered.
To this, filtered Vasa Kashaya, sugar is added and heated till semisolid consistency is attained. Nearing to its semisolid consistency, ghee is added and heating is continued.
Once semisolid consistency is fully attained, it is taken out of fire.
While cooling down, it is added with long pepper powder and mixed well.
Once after it completely cools down, honey is added and mixed well.

Shloka- Sanskrit verse

वासकस्य रसप्रस्थं माणिका सितशर्करा ।
पिप्पल्या द्विपलं तावत्सर्पिषश्च शनै: पचेत् ॥
तस्मिल्लेहत्वमायाते शीत क्षौद्रपलाष्टकम् ।
दत्त्वाऽवतारयेद्वैद्यो लीडो लेहोऽयमुत्तम: ॥
हन्त्येव राजयक्ष्माणं कासं ह्वासं च दारुणम् ।
पार्श्वशूलं च हृच्छूलं रक्तपित्तं ज्वरं तथा ॥
Bhaishajya Ratnavali Rajayakshma adhikara, 36-39

vāsakasya rasaprasthaṃ māṇikā sitaśarkarā |
pippalyā dvipalaṃ tāvatsarpiṣaśca śanai: pacet ||
tasmillehatvamāyāte śīta kṣaudrapalāṣṭakam |
dattvā’vatārayedvaidyo līḍo leho’yamuttama: ||
hantyeva rājayakṣmāṇaṃ kāsaṃ hvāsaṃ ca dāruṇam |
pārśvaśūlaṃ ca hṛcchūlaṃ raktapittaṃ jvaraṃ tathā ||

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.

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

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