Kayasthadi Varti – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Kayasthadi Varti is an Ayurvedic collyrium medicine, used to treat epilepsy, psychosis, Snake bite etc. This medicine should be used strictly under medical supervision. This medicine is formulated thousands of years ago by Master Charaka. 


It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of epilepsy, psychosis, mania, delusions, and such other neuro-psychiatric conditions.
It is also used to treat early stages of snake bite.
It is also used to treat patient who had drowned in water.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha.


It is applied as a paste or collyrium on the inner side of the eyelids.

How long to use? 
It can be used for a period of  1 – 2 months, based on doctor’s advice.

Side Effects

Its usage in higher dose, or without medical superivsion may cause eye irritation. In such case, wash your eyes thoroughly with sufficient quantity of water and call your doctor.

Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in cool dry place.


Kayasthadi Varti ingredients, how to make:
10 g of each of
Kayastha – Haritaki – Chebulic Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia chebula
Mudga – green gram – Averrhoa carambola
Musta – Nut grass (root) – Cyperus rotundus
Usheera – Khus Khus – Vetiveria zizanioides
Yava – Barley – Hordeum vulgare
Shunti – Ginger Rhizome – Zingiber officinalis
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum
Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
Bastamutra – goat urine – Quantity Sufficient.
The fine powder of above ingredients is triturated with goat urine and a paste is prepared. This is applied as collyrium.

Reference and Expiry Date

Charaka Samhita Chikitsa Sthana 10/46, AFI Vol. 1

Expiry date: Three years from the date of manufacture. Once after opening the container, it is better to empty it within a month.

Shloka- Sanskrit Verse

कायस्थां शारदान्मुद्गान्मुस्तौशीरयवास्तथा ।
सव्योषबस्तमूत्रेण पिष्ट्वा वर्ति: प्रकल्पयेत् ॥

kāyasthāṃ śāradānmudgānmustauśīrayavāstathā |
savyoṣabastamūtreṇa piṣṭvā varti: prakalpayet ||

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