Ashtavargam Kashayam – Benefits, Dose, Side Effects, Ingredients

Ashtavargam Kashayam is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine in liquid form. It is based on Kerala Ayurveda practice. It is also known as Ashtavarga Kashayam, Ashtavarga kashaya etc.


Ashtavargam kashayam benefits: 
It is used in the treatment of Vata diseases like joint diseases, bloating, arthritis, fever and joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis etc.
Post viral fever, when the patient complains of body, muscle and joint pains
Bursitis trochanterica,
Shoulder dislocation pain


The dose is 12 – 24 ml, before food, at about 6 am and 6 pm or before food as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
It is usually advised to add equal amount of water to the kashayam.
Available in Tablet form also.

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.


Bala – Sida rotusa / Sida cordifolia
Sahachara – Strobilanthes ciliatus
Eranda – Ricinus communis
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata
Devadaru – Cedrus deodara
Nirgundi  – Vitex negundo

It is added with 8 parts of water, boiled and reduced to quarter part, filtered.

Reference, Manufacturers

Sahasra Yoga Kashaya prakarana 15 – 17

Nagarjuna – Ashtavarggam Kashaayam, Ashtavarggam Kashaayam Tablet

Shloka, Sanskrit Verse

14 thoughts on “Ashtavargam Kashayam – Benefits, Dose, Side Effects, Ingredients”

  1. Please guide me , I have a problem of tm joint weakness , ligament and nerve weakness at my right side tm joint of jaws. Also tinitus sound in right ear. I cant eat hard food and can open my mouth very little.
    I take bala tailam with milk. And rasnaadi kashaayam. Can this ashtavarga kasyam help me ? And can karnpoornam also help me ?

    • I am not getting cured.
      Please suggest me some more medicine as my jaw joint muscles have become extremely weak. I can not even chew a chapaati.
      Not able to speak continuously as the joint starts hurting.
      Can vaat chintamani ras help? Or anything else ?

  2. ashtavargam kwatham created a lot of gas problems and pain in hips even for slight movement. why it is so. i am not used to taking lasun in daily food

  3. Hi,

    Please guide me. I am having joint pains. Ayurvedic doctor prescribed.
    1). Ashtavargam Kashayam.
    2). Tridoshanga guggulu
    3). Zertone plus
    4). Peedanthak.

    Janu vasti x7 days.

    Do these medications have any side effects and wanna know the benefits. Will these medications help with joint lubrication.



  4. Can u plz suggest medicine for my sacral ligaments, muscles got sprained much causing LBA, anterior thigh burn, some times tailbone pain..maha masha and raja prasarini r giving relief by extenal use..tq

  5. Sir ….Rasnadi and ashtavargam kashayam both can mix 15 ml in 60ml water n drink for slipped disc problem

  6. The root cause is due to calcium deficiencies Take Drumstick leaves and also. Also take Pirandai – description given below

    ” Pirandai (Cissus quadrangularis) is known as Veldt Grape, Devil’s Backbone and Adamant Creeper in English. It is known as Hadjod in Hindi. It is a creeper and grows wild on fences. It can be easily grown at home. Pirandai has many medicinal benefits. “


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