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Vasaguluchyadi Kashayam Benefits, Dose, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference

Vasaguluchyadi Kashayam is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine in liquid form. It is also known as  Vasaguduchyadi kashaya, etc.  It has potent hepato-protective effect.


Vasaguluchyadi Kashayam benefits: 
It is widely used in the treatment of anemia, jaundice, fatty liver changes and such other liver complications. It is also used in the treatment of Pitta imbalance and bleeding disorders.


Doctors also prescribe this for the treatment of –
High cholesterol, high triglycerides, high lipid levels
Gout, Varicose veins.


Vasaguluchyadi 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 quarter a teaspoon of honey.

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.


Avoid onions, asafoetida, horse gram, yams and brinjal and body movements too.


Honey or Loha bhasma.

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. People with diabetes need special care as this product may alter blood sugar levels, temporarily.

Shloka Sanskrit Verse


Vasaguluchyadi Kashayam Ingredients: 
Vasa – Adhatoda vasica
Guduchi – Giloy – Tinospora cordifolia
Triphala – Haritaki – Terminalia chebula, Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica, Amalaki – Emblica officinalis
Katvi – Picrorrhiza kurroa
Bhunimba – Andrographis paniculata
Nimba – Neem – Azadirachta indica

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


Ashtangahrudayam Chikitsa Stha 16/13, Sahasrayogam.

Vasaguduchyadi Kashayam tablet is the same medicine in tablet form. Its dose is 2 tablets 2 times a day after food.
Vasaguluchyadi Kwatha churna is the herbal coarse powder of the above herbs.

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

33 thoughts on “Vasaguluchyadi Kashayam Benefits, Dose, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference”

  1. Sir

    im a
    n ayurvreda student..why diabetic patients need to be careful on using this?
    All ingradients in this kvatha are antidiabetic na? Pls explain..

  2. Dear Doctor,
    My Father is having Early cirrhosis, He is taking this Kashaya and Livokot from Kottakkal.his Bilrubin was 4.5 , after takign medicine for 2 weeks it has been lowered to 2.9. Again after 1 month medication it has com to 2.8.
    whether this can be completely cured using Ayurveda?

    • in Ayurveda every medicine and its dose is decided not only according to the disease but also according to nature of disease and condition of the body for which direct thorough examination is required. so, please consult an Ayurveda doctor for the same.

    • Onions in general promote heart health, reduce inflammation and decrease the risk of cancer. Onions are low in calories (45 per serving), very low in sodium, and contain no fat or cholesterol. Furthermore, onions contain fiber and folic acid, a B vitamin that helps the body make healthy new cells. The fiber in onions promotes good digestion and helps keep you regular.
      The health risks include:
      • It may interfere with blood thinning drugs because of the content of high Vitamin K
      • Too much intake causes nausea, vomiting and gastric discomfort.

  3. My Dad with albumin of 2.4 but bilubirin is good to 0.7. He is recomended this medicine for his cirohsis. Pls advice if it can be taken

  4. Hi Dr,

    I have chronic pancreatitis problem. One Ayurvedhic Doc prescribed this kashayam. What is the part to cure above mentioned problem. Please advise

    • Usual dose is 10 ml, mixed with 20 ml water 2 times a day 10 minutes before food for 1 month.
      For further personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

      For email advice (not a reliable option, we do not promise any cure), please write to our health expert Prof. Dr Prashanth MD (Ayu), PhD, here (paid service) –


  5. I have mild hepatitic promonance and my LFT was o.k I have been advised to take vasguloochyadi kashayam for month .i have excess problem of flutlence and dry mouth early in the morning any further advice to eradicate this problem

  6. in the case of alcoholic hepetitis
    doctor said to take it with half spoon punarnava

    and in addition he said goat’s milk with “piparimul churna”

    is it okay?

  7. Hallo Dr,

    I had fatty liver for 2 years and now there is no symptom of it, but recently when i did LFT, my SGPT,SGOT ,GGT are high, I don’t know the cause of it, with this i have hyper acidity as well. Will vasaguloochyadi kashyam help?

  8. Doctor, I am 43-Male. Had acidity issues for the past 10 years and diagnosed with mild chronic GERD before 2 years and was having PPIs regularly. Didn’t had much issues other than acidity blows up once in a while and was managing. Recently switched to Ayurveda medicine and continue having it for the last 2 months. But instead of relief from my acidity, I am experiencing life threatening symptoms like, severe pain in the esophagus sphincter & back throat radiating to ear, neck, back of the chest, shoulder blades. My sleeping pattern is severely affected. If I cough a little harder, I am spitting some blood in the morning. Please let me know if Ayurveda medicines first aggravate and then cure the disease. I was peaceful when I was having modern medicine despite a few issues of aggravation once in a while. Should I still wait for my symptoms to improve or to switch to modern medicine again? Now I have become a pure vegetarian and doing a moderate walking also. I have lost around 14 kgs from the last 4 months. In last month alone, I have lost 5.5 kgs of which I was concerned. But my Ayurvedic physician said all my blood reports are normal hence nothing to worry. But I am feeling very anemic and tired, short breadth. Esophageal spinster pain is there for the whole day. I am planning to practice “Art of Living” Yoga.

    I started with Amrithotharam & Vasaguluchayadi in the beginning for 2 weeks and now having Vaaaguluchayadi+ Guluchayadi kashayam+ Trivridh lehyam + Acidact tablets.

    Please let me know if Ayurveda will first aggrevate symptoms and then cure my disease. I am very much worried.

  9. I had taken this medicine only for 3 days but my sugar level seems to increase a lot… last 2 yrs my sugar level was well under control … now I feel it is elevated last 2-3 days. I hv stopped the medicine but don’t know how to control my sugar level. Will it become alright .

  10. Hi Dr,

    I have been prescribed this medicine for heavy clots during menstrual cycle for six months.

    It’s very bitter. Can this be consumed for six months duration?

  11. Namaste,
    I just wanted to point out that onion does not contain Vitamin K, as mentioned by Dr. Malini Bhat. It mostly contains water-soluble vitamins in traces with Vit-C being the highest (10-15%). So, the question by Ragahvendra H P, that…. why onion should be avoided with VAsa-guDucyAdi-kaShAya, still remains open.
    Could you please recheck?
    Thanks and regards,
    Dilip S


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