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Maharasnadi Kashayam Uses, Dose, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference

Maharasnadi Kashayam is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine in liquid form. It is also known as  Rasnadi Kwath, kashaya, kwatha etc.  It has potent anti inflammatory benefits.


Maharasnadi Kashayam benefits: 
It is used in Vata disorders like Kampavata (Parkinson’s disease), hemiplegia, paraplegia, Neck pain, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritisosteo arthritis, bloating disease, knee pain, hip pain.
It is also used in the treatment of infertility of both male and female.
Post viral fever, when the patient complains of body, muscle and joint pains
Bursitis trochanterica,
Shoulder dislocation pain

Use of Maharasnadi Kashayam for Parkinson’s disease

Seminal defects, sperm defects – Shukramaya
Sexually transmitted disorders in men, Premature ejaculation,
Erectile dysfunction – Shukramaya
Female infertility – Vandhya Yoni
Male and infertility – Garbha Karana

Doctors also prescribe this for the treatment of Eczema, dermatitis.
Chikungunya arthritis, Viral arthritis, shoulder dislocation
Pain associated with diabetic foot ulcers, arthritis, bodyache


Maharasnadi Kashayam dose: 
The dose is 12 – 24 ml, before food, at about 6 – 7am and 6 – 7 pm or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
It is usually advised to add equal amount of water to the kashayam.
While administering, It is usually given along with a gram of ginger, long pepper, Ajowan or Castor oil.
Yogaraj guggulu is traditionally co prescribed along with this medicine.

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.


Pathya, as indicated by Arya Vaidya Sala: 
Avoid body movements, especially hard work and journeys. Bathe every 3rd or 4th day in water boiled with Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bala (Sida rhombifolia) or pepper leaves. Better use Dhanwantaram tailam for the head and Kuzhumpu for the body.Mutton soup may be taken according to digestion.

Side effects

Maharasnadi Kashaya Side Effects: 
There are no known side effects with this medicine.
However it is best to use this product under medical supervision. Self medication with this medicine is discouraged.
One patient complained of  “Pittha related problems like nausea, head spinning etc.” with a dose of 2 spoon, mixed with 4 spoon of water.


Maharasnadi Kashayam Ingredients: 
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata
Dhanvayasa – Alhagi pseudalhagi
Bala – Sida cordifolia
Erandamoola – root of castor
Devadaru – Cedrus deodara
Shati – Hedychium spicatum
Vacha – Acorus calamus
Vasa – Adhatoda vasica
Nagara – Ginger
Pathya – Terminalia chebula
Chavya – Piper chaba
Musta – Cyperus rotundus
Punarnava – Boerhaavia diffusa
Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia
Vriddhadaru – Argyria speciosa
Shatapushpa – Anethum sowa
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera
Prativisha – Aconitum heterophyllum
Kritamala – Cassia fistula
Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus
Krishna – Long pepper
Sahachara – Barleria prionitis
Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
Dhanyaka  – Coriander seed
Brihati – Solanum indicum

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

Shloka, Sanskrit Verse


Sharangdhara Samhita Madhyamakhanda 2/89 – 95, Sahasrayogam.

Maharasnadi Kashayam tablet is the same medicine in tablet form. Its dose is 2 tablets 2 times a day after food.
Maharasnadi Kwatha churna is the herbal coarse powder of the above herbs.
Note: Rasnadi kashayam is different from Maharasnadi kashayam

Nagarjuna – Mahaaraasnaadi kashaayam, Mahaaraasnaadi kashaayam tablet

Proprietary Ayurvedic medicines with Mahanayarana taila as ingredient:
Flexofen Liniment –
manufactured by Prakruti Pharmaceuticals. It is used in the treatment of musculo-skeletal disorders, arthritis, tendonitis etc.

Other indications

In Parkinson’s disease, Maharasnadi kaashayam is useful to reduce stiffness, reduce muscular pain and to some extent, to reduce tremors.
Usual dose is: 15 – 20 ml, mixed with equal quantity of water, once or twice a day, 30 minutes before food. Read related: Parkinson’s disease – Ayurvedic treatment 

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

40 thoughts on “Maharasnadi Kashayam Uses, Dose, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference”

  1. I am having burning sensation and stiffness in my entire back. My Auy doc has advised me for this for 5 days. Your thoughts on this..

    Also I would like your thoughts on Vitamin D and Pain in body..

  2. Dear Sirs,
    Could U pl give me information how the
    medicine (Maharasnadi kazhayam) works in your body. In which site this information is given? Osteoarthritis
    can be cured by using this medicine?How long we hav to use this medicine ?
    Any other miedicine is to be taken along with this? Kindly give a reply. Regards, Sukumaran

    • Hi, I have just explained it above. it takes around 2 – 3 months to treat osteo arthritis, but the dose may have to be reduced gradually. For associated medicines, consult a doctor directly.

  3. Sir dose Maharasnadi Kashayam have any alleviating and rejuvenating effect on enlarged prostate and improving the strength of abdominal muscles(Hernia) and the whole body as well?
    Especially for elderly persons?
    Many thanks and regards for your enormous hard work and contribution.

  4. it may take time to cure completely. but along with medicine strict rest is to be taken, lifting weights more than a kilo, stepping up ladder, bending, sleeping on irregular surface with pillow of more height are to be avoided.

  5. Hi i have heel pain for last few months…whenever i walk too much i will get heel pain a lot. Thanks can u plz refer m any ayurvedic medicine.

  6. Is Maharasnadi Kashayam and Maharsanadi Kwatha same or different.
    Maharsanadi Kwatha is ionly in syrup form or Tab also,this syrup can be given to Diabetic patient also

    • Hi,
      In Parkinson’s disease, Maharasnadi kaashayam is useful to reduce stiffness, reduce muscular pain and to some extent, to reduce tremors.
      Usual dose is: 15 – 20 ml, mixed with equal quantity of water, once or twice a day, 30 minutes before food.
      It is safe for kidneys.

  7. My doctor has asked me to take 2 tablets twice a day before food.is it ok to take on empty somach in the morning.i take thyronorm 75mcg in the morning.please advise.

  8. It is difficult to tell without direct examination.
    It is worth trying Ayurvedic treatment in a local Ayurveda center with panchakarma therapy, for at least 1 month time, before opting for surgery.

  9. Respected sir,

    My mother had joint pain and muscle weakness in her right hand after her stroke recovery.
    Problem with fine movement skills as well.

    Ayurvedic doctor advised to take maharasnadi tablets twice a day (2 tablets).

    Does it cure?

  10. I also have a small doubt regarding my brother. His nadi said vata pitta prakriti. Has circulation problems, muscle aches, tingling, headaches, itching dry skin. He was advised tab pirant by maharshi ayurveda for bone ,joint muscle strength, Cervilon tab, kukkutandatwak bhasma tab. My friend who is ayurvedic praticioner advised to add gandha taila to this combo. is it good sir ?

  11. Dear Dr.Hebbar, i have been recommended maharasnadi tablets for my ezcema, morning before food 2 tablets daily.
    will the tablet has any action for my disease?


  12. Sir Iam facing dust allergy and sinusitis, bronchitis from last one year. When iam using antibiotic it was normal, but when i visit any plces again dust allergy and cough came. Some times i felt tingling in my body. After using many allopathy tabs igot neck, shoulder muscle weakness and pain. Iam using now triphala rasayana. Kindly Give me any medicine for all my problems.

  13. Hi, I have pain in my joints all the time. .I got my blood tests done, My doctor says l am deficit in Iron, and also told me about auto immune disorder. I don’t have it right now but l am on edge of it with which he can say l am prone to rhemutoid arthritis . Should I take this medicine ?


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