Varishoshana Rasa – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effect

Varishoshana Rasa is an Ayurvedic medicine in tablet or powder form. It is used in the treatment of splenomegaly, anemia, abdominal colic etc. This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision.


  • In case of  splenomegaly, anemia,  it is given along with decoction of Trikatu or Triphala.
  • In case of abdominal colic, ascites and skin disorders, it is given along with decoction of an herb called Kakodumbara.
  • It improves digestion power, strength and immunity.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Pitta.


62.5 – 125 mg once or twice a day, before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. It is traditionally administered along with black pepper powder.

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

There are no recorded side effects with this medicine.
It should be taken under strict medical supervision. Take this medicine only if your Ayurveda doctor has prescribed it to you.
Store in a cool dry place, in an air tight container, away from direct sunlight.
Use this medicine only till the prescribed time and in the prescribed dose only.
Seek your doctor’s advice for its usage during pregnancy, lactation and in children.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.

Contents and Reference

Vari Shoshan Ras ingredients, how to make:
Shuddha Gandhaka – Herbal purified Sulphur – 240 g
Vanga Bhasma – Tin Calx – 120 g
Shuddha Parada – Herbal purified Mercury – 60 g
Abhraka Bhasma – Purified and processed Mica – 140 g
Loha Bhasma – Bhasma prepared from Iron – 80 g
Tamra Bhasma – Bhasma prepared from Copper – 90 g
Swarna Bhasma – Bhasma of Gold – 20 g
Rajata Bhasma – Bhasma of Silver – 70 g
Hiraka Bhasma – Bhasma (Calx) prepared from Diamond – 130 g
Makshika Bhasma – Bhasma of Copper-Iron Pyrite – 160 g
Kasisa Bhasma – Bhasma (calx) prepared from green vitriole – 180 g
Tuttha Bhasma – 60 g
Shuddha Haratala – Purified and processed Orpiment (Arsenic tri sulphide) – 40 g
Manashila – Purified and processed Realgar (Arsenic di sulphide) – 30 g
Shilajatu – Asphaltum – 50 g
Mukta Bhasma – Bhasma (Calx) of Pearl – 10 g
Tankana Bhasma – Borax – 20 g
Quantity sufficient of water decoction or juice extracts of following liquids for grinding
Nimbu Swarasa – Lemon fruit juice extract
Seeds of Bakula – Mimusops elengi
Kantakari – Yellow berried nightshade (whole plant) – Solanum xanthcarpum
Brihati – Indian Nightshade (root) – Solanum indicum
Guduchi – Indian Tinospora (stem) – Tinospora cordifolia
Haritaki – Chebulic Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia chebula
Vibhitaki – Belliric Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia bellirica
Amalaki – Indian gooseberry fruit – Emblica officinalis Gaertn.
Vriddhadaru – Argyrea speciosa
Girikanya – Aparajita – Clitorea ternatea
Rohita Matsya Pitta – Bile of Rohita type of fish.

First Purified Mercury and Sulphur are triturated and made into paste, rest of the ingredients are added, ground with each of the liquids and the whole mass is burnt in closed container, fin 400 – 500 degree Celsius for 4 – 5 hours. The product is allowed to self cooling, powdered and collected.

 Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali Udara Rogadhikara 129 – 144

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