Asanadi Kashayam – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Asanadi kashayam  is an Ayurvedic medicine in water decoction form. It is used in the treatment of diabetes, skin diseases and obesity etc. 


  • It is one of the best kashayam for weight loss.
  • It is used in the treatment of diabetes, anemia.
  • It mitigates Kapha Dosha.
  • It is also used in treating many skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, leukoderma.
  • It relieves intestinal worms (helminthiasis)

Effect on Tridosha – Balances kapha.


5 – 10 ml of Kashaya, once or twice a day, before food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor/
if the Kashayam is concentrated, then it needs to be mixed with equal quantity of water before drinking.

How long to use: It can be used upto 1 – 2 months based on doctor’s prescription.

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

People with diabetes should take this medicine only under medical supervision. Over-dosage may cause hypo-glycemia (lowering of blood sugar level).


Asanadi Gana kashayam ingredients, how to make:

Sl noSanskrit nameBotanical nameParts usedQuantity
1AsanaPterocarpus marsupiumBark10 g
2TinishaAnogeissus latifoliaFruit10 g
3BhurjaBetula utilisLeaf10 g
4ShwetavahaCalotropis proceraLeaf10 g
5PrakeeryaSapindus trifoliatus Linn.Root10 g
6KhadiraAcacia catechuExtract10 g
7KadaraAcacia polyanthaStem10 g
8BhandiRubia cordifoliaRoot10 g
9ShimshapaDalbergia sissooRoot10 g
10MeshashrungiProsopis specigeraRoot10 g
11ShwetachandanaSantalum albumStem10 g
12RaktachandanaPterocarpus santalinusStem10 g
13DaruharidraBerberis aristataStem10 g
14TalaBorassus flabelliferLeaf10 g
15PalashaButea monospermaFlower10 g
16JonkakaAquilaria agallochaStem10 g
17ShakhaGrewia populifoliaLeaf10 g
18ShalaShorea robustaStem10 g
19KramukaPhyllanthus reticulatusSeed10 g
20DhavaAnogeissus latifoliaRoot10 g
21KalingaHolarrhena antidysentericaStem bark10 g
22AshwakarnaCassia fistulaBark10 g
23AjakarnaAcacia leucophloeaRoot10 g

The herbs are taken in coarse powder form, added with 8 parts of water, boiled and reduced to a quarter part, filtered. If you have bought this kashayam readily from the market, it will be containing Sodium benzoate as preservative.

Reference and Shelf Life

 Ashtanga Hrudayam Sutrasthana 15 (shodhanadi Gana) – 19 – 20

Shelf life: 3 years from the date of manufacture.

Shloka (Sanskrit Verse)

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

5 thoughts on “Asanadi Kashayam – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. Sir, I am using asanadi kashaya since from 5 months. Shall I continue or to be stopped. Now my FBS is 93. Please advice any side effect in using long term.


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