Varanadi Kashayam – All you want to know about. Ayurvedic reference, how to make, and health benefits.

Varanadi kashayam is an Ayurvedic liquid herbal medicine used in the treatment of headache, obesity and low digestion strength. It is also known as Varunadi Kwath.

Varunadi Kashayam Ingredients:
Varana Crataeva religiosa), Sairyaka (Strobilanthes ciliatus),
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus),
Dahana (Plumbago zeylanica),
Morata (Chenomorpha fragrans), Bilwa (Aegle marmelos),
Vishanika (Aristolochia bracteolate),
Brihati (Solanum melongena), Bhadra (Aerua lanata),
Karanja (Pongamia glabra),
Pootikaranja (Holoptelia integrifolia), Jaya (Premna corymbosa),
Pathya (Terminalia chebula), Bahalapallava (Moringa olifera / drum stick),
Darbha (Desmostachya bipinnata) and  Rujakara (Semicarpus anacardium).

Varuna sairyakayugma shataavaree dahana morata bilwa vishaanikaaha |
Dwibruhati dwikarnaja jayaadwayam  bahalapallava darbha rujaakaraaha ||
Varanadi kapham medo mandagnitwam niyacchati |
Aadhyavatam shirashoolam gulmam chaantaha savidhradim || – Ashtanga Hrudayam sutrasthana – 15/21-22

Preparation method: All the herbal ingredients are kept immersed in water overnight, next day morning, added with 16 times of water and reduced to 1/8th or 1/4th quantity by mild to moderate heat, filtered and it is to be consumed while it is warm.

Varanadi kashayam Health benefits: It is useful in obesity Ayurvedic treatment, cures indigestion, cures headaches, stomach gas bloating, headache,  abscess and wounds.

It is also used as natural herbal diuretic and natural edema cures.

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  1. Nimi Rajesh says:

    Hi Dr.
    Your blog is very interesting and good work.
    I am an ayurveda graduate. this site will be very usefull for me.
    Thank you.

  2. Please let me know if varanadi kashayam is good for liver .

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Varanadi Kashayam is good for liver. But there are other better Ayurvedic medicines for liver care.

  3. drdeepak says:

    Dear Doctor,Please guide that if we have to choose between varadi kashayam and varanadi kashayam to treat obesity what would bethe selection criteria as per ayurveda?. Dr Deepak Bhanot BAMS

  4. dr.prashant says:

    dear Dr.can ayurvedic treatment cure renal failure.

    • Dear Dr Prashanth,
      I personally am treating a couple of cases, who are undergoing dialysis.. the results have been encouraging.. the creatinine levels are gradually falling down and patient’s overall health parameters are on a good course now. So, I can not really assure that Ayurveda can cure renal failure. I suppose, it has to be decided on case to case basis.

  5. is this good for hyperthyroid?

  6. Rajesh Lakshmanan says:

    Varanadi can be taken for ulcer ??

  7. Hello Sir,
    One of the Doc prescribed “Prakruti’s Varunadi Kashaya” for kidney stone. This kashaya is over we got another bottol but not the same make. It’s Nagarjuna’s Varannadi Kashayam” This the same and how does this benifit.
    Thank You

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      You have bought Varanadi Kashayam from two different companies. The first one was Prakruti remedies, and the second one was from Nagarjuna. This is fine. No problem. The herb – Varuna – crataeva nurvala is a potent diuretic. Means, it helps to flush the kidney and the bladder, by producing more urine. This helps to easy breakdown and expulsion of small stones present in the kidney or bladder. The other ingredient – Aerua lanata is also helpful in breaking down stones into small pieces, so as to assist in easy expulsion through urine.
      The supportive ingredients such as Darbha, Pathya, Bilwa (Bael) – act as anti inflammatory.
      Hence, for all these reasons, Varunadi Kashaya is also used in the treatment of renal stones by some Ayurvedic doctors.

  8. This varanadi kashayam has helped me, this is a very very useful for many stomach related problems
    this is really good

  9. sir.. can we use dis for obesity? can u pls inform me watz d time duration 4 controlling the obesity n d maximum weight can b reduced… waiting 4 ur reply thank u

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      This can be used for the treatment of obesity, but for a complete analysis of cause and for a complete consultation, it is better to consult an Ayurvedic doctor directly.

  10. I have a box of capsules Varanaadi Kashayam 2006 never opened. There is no expiration date. Have expired?

  11. Dear Sir,

    Does this medicine has any side effects, if taken in the long term. Typically how long should you take this

  12. Hi Dr,
    Is Varandadi Kwatham and Varanadi Kashayam same?
    Varandadi Kwatham is for what treatment ?? Does it have any side effects.


  13. Can i take varanadi kashyam?Due to obesity i got fatty liver and menorrhagia.Can i take it?My age is 33

  14. Is this varanadi kashyam for sinusitis(without infection) and cough also?

  15. My stomach is blotted after taking the above mentioned tablets.. and i have a burning sensation. Please help. Thanx in advance

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Better to consult the doctor who prescribed it. Usually it does not have such side effect.

  16. hi doctor, your blog is highly informative. am veena from cochin. am 33 year old. i am under Hormone replacement Therapy for the past 8 years. am married. recently i have noticed that i am gainng weight. for the past 6 months i gained almost 8 kilos. someone told about varanadi kashayam and i bought it yesterday. but when i checked your blog i learnt about varadi kashayam. which should i have. according to the shop owner the dosage was 15ml kashayam in 30 ml boiled cool water with a teaspoon of honey. could you please suggest what to do.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Both Varadi and Varanadi kashayam are used for weight loss.
      You may go with the said dosage in the label. But it is always better to consult a doctor, rather than going for self medication

  17. shiva priya says:

    Is varnadi kashayam safe during pregnancy? Is it o.k. to consume this if we are trying to conceive?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It is safe to take, while trying to conceive. But once after confirmation of conception, it is best to stop this medicine.

  18. I am using Varanadi kashayam from past 3 months and reduce some weight.. After achieving my weight . If i stop using Varandi kashayam will i gain back weight again. Can we use varanadi kashayam life long so that we can maintain our weight.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      After using Varanadi for about 3 – 4 months, based on your doctor’s advice, it is better to stop it. I do NOT think it is a good idea to continue it further than that. If you stop Varanadi, you will not regain back the lost weight, provided you stick on to healthy eating habits, exercise and an active lifestyle.

  19. Hi, I heard that Varanadi Kashayam helpful in curing moderate hearing loss. Is this true?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It might help to certain extent. But there are better Ayurvedic products for hearing loss.

  20. My doctor prescribed varanadi kashayam and ayaskrithi arishtam for high cholesterol.
    But here I found it is for obesity. actually Iam not obese and have no stomach problems,My height is 162cm and my wt is 64kg. Iam 31year old male.
    Why they prescribed this? please help me do I want to consume that kashyam and arishtam.? please reply..

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      One product may be used for different purposes.
      When two Ayurvedic products are used in combination, the doctor, with his experience will be knowing the cumulative benefits of the coupled products.
      Based on this, I am here, trying to explain the logic of using Ayaskriti with Varanadi,for obeisty.
      Ayaskriti is directly indicated in obesity.
      Varanadi is an excellent diuretic, and hence it will fight against water retention in the body, which again might be the cause for excess weight.
      Varanadi is also very commonly used in the treatment of obesity,because it balances Kapha Dosha.

      This does not mean that anyone who is obese can take this combination.
      Both these two medicines should only be taken under strict medical supervision.

      Read more about Ayaskriti here –

  21. i have purchased this kashayam on October 2006 and have never used it .Can I use it now.

  22. says:

    Hi Doctor, This site is very informative. I am taking this varanadi kashayam for migraine prescribed by a doctor from Coimbatore. Presently I’m in US. I’ve just opened my First bottle. Is there any medication for the migraine attacks like Pain killers?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      as per my experience, there are no medicines which would drastically reduce the migraine pain. But Overall, migraine can very well be treated with Ayurvedic medicines. The treatment schedule can be upto 3- 4 months.

  23. Hello Doctor, is there a good ayurvedic medicine for anal fistula. Please advice.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      There are good Ayurvedic medicines to initiate healing of anal fistula. If oral medicines fail, then there is Ksharasutra procedure, which is highly effective. You really need to go to an Ayurvedic doctor for treatment.

  24. Dear Dr, How does intake of varanadi kashayam effect on hypothyroid ? Does this medicine also stimulate thyroid harmone?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Pretty difficult question to answer. It helps to reduce the size of the cyst, in case of thyroid cyst. It in some ways, stimulates thyroid gland.

  25. Hi Doctor,
    Does Varanadhi Kwatham helps in treating uterine fibroids too? I am taking this along with Sukumaran kashayam. Please help to know

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes, in Ayurvedic practice, it is used in Uterine fibroid treatment. It helps to reduce the size of fibroids. Follow your doctor’s prescription.

  26. sir,
    i got varanadi ghrutham and started having for two is it good for obesity or i need to get kyshyam also for reducing weight plz sugest me……
    regards, priya

  27. Hello Dr.

    I was suggested by my doctor to take varadi kashayam raw without any dilution. Just want a second option.


    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, If you are preparing the kashaya at your home, by using raw materials, then it is fine to take it without dilution.
      If you are buying any branded Kashayam from a company (manufacturer), then it needs to be diluted.

  28. hello Doctor

    I want to know if this kashayam interferes with oral contraceptives in any way.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, as per my knowledge and experience, it does not intefere with oral contraceptives.
      However, it is best to maintain a gap of minimum half an hour between Ayurvedic and allopathic medicine intake.

  29. Hi Doctor,
    Your page and details provided here are really very helpful. Can I depend on a 10 kg weight loss just by using Varanadi kashayam ? Or is it to be packaged with some other ayurvedic medicines too? Please guide me.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Thanks. I guess it needs to be packaged with other medicines and also on diet control and exercise.

  30. Do you do online consultation ? I am based out of Bangalore ,how can I reach for a consultation ? Would you be able to help me ?

  31. hi doc, does it work for ulcerative colitis?

  32. You had provided me details of online email consultation. I plan to go ahead with it. I am generally looking for a weight loss guidance through Ayurveda (10-12 kGS) .Before making the payment I wanted to know if you would be able to help me with this regard.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Since weight loss is not merely achieved by medicines, since diet and lifestyle restrictions are also required, I can not promise entirely.
      But I can try my best. There are many who have shed a few kilograms with my treatment.

  33. what is the difference between varanadi kwatham and varanadi kashayam..?how long we take varanadi kwatham for weight lose

  34. what is the difference between varanadi -kwatham and varanadi kashayam.?my doctor prescribed varanadi kwatham for weigh long to take varanadi kwatham for weight reduction?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      They are both one and the same.
      It can be continued for a few months, based on your doctor’s advice.

  35. Rajesh Kumar.V says:

    Dosage of varanadi kwatham

  36. sir,
    My ayurvedic doctor has prescribed me kalyana goolam,varanadi kashayam,slimit tablets for obesity.I wanted to know what are the uses of each of these medicines.?How much weight will i lose using this?

  37. My ayurvedic doctor advised me to avoid protien rich food for weight loss.Can you please mention the food i have to avoid?I am a vegetarian.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      You should not avoid protein foods altogether. Taking them in moderate quantities is needed for weight loss. In stead, avoid high carbohydrates present in rice and sugar.

  38. Dr. my name is Adarsh ! i want to know whether varadi is good for hyperthyroidism .i know its a good medicine for obesity .

  39. is there any side effect behind varadi’s usage . i mean gas problem ,constipation …

  40. can you please tell me the correct usage of varadi .and diet methods

  41. sir my brother has fistula problem and he has been advised to take this varnadi kashayam for its treatment..sir does this work for the same…

  42. namaste ji….!!!
    M Aruna from delhi. Having PCOS/PCOD problem & overwieght. M tryin to concieve. My doc has precribed me to take varunadhi kashaya & with that m taking sustean 100mg. how it helps me….?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It helps to reduce weight and to relieve water retention. It also helps in reducing the cyst size to some extent.

  43. M handicap not able to do excise,walk n al but wanna reduce my weight plz tl me wt to do ….? is ter any medcn for tis…?

  44. sir,is this medicine varanaadi kashyam used to treat pcod??poly cystic ovarian disease??actually iam using kumarayasvam and rajahpravarathanivati for pcod…is it helpful

  45. Sir, can Varanadi kashayam tablets cure for Fibroids problem or is there any treatment to be ?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It may not cure fibroids as a standalone medicine. There are many treatment options available, but results vary. Please consult an Ayurveda doctor in person.

  46. Sir,

    I have tummy and fat in thighs and in back also.. Whether this Varanadi kashayam is helpful to reduce this fat?

  47. can varanadi be used in migraine condition ,

  48. Dr. Anjana says:

    when kashayam and aristham is combined together, what would be the ideal dose of the mixture and water to be added?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Kashayam and arishtam should not be mixed together.
      If they are administered separately, standard dose of Kashayam and arishtam should be considered.

  49. Dear Doctor, your work through this page is commendable. Kindly continue with this. My doctor has prescribed me this kashayam along with Ajaaswagandhadi Leham for improving my health (not due to obesity) At the moment, I am taking the kashayam in an empty stomach (15 ml diluted with 60 ml water). Is it better to take once a day or twice a day?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      The dose depends on your weight, intensity of your disease etc. It has to be decided by your consulting doctor.

  50. DR Kalpana Devendra Gangawane says:

    hello sir, thanks for your work .
    can varanadi kashaya useful in ovarian cyst?

  51. Sir, Is there any pathyam that should be followed while taking this kashaya?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, all the diet restrictions for obesity – like avoiding heavy non veg foods, fried foods, excess spicy food, junk foods etc. also hold good for this Kashayam as well.

  52. Madhav mishra says:

    Tell me ayurvedic medicine for inguinal hernia. From last 10 years.varunadi kshyam is help full in this problem

  53. seema seth says:

    Dr. Hebbar, i have pcos since the last 15 years and hypothyroid since 2 years, can i take varadi kashayam for weight loss since losing weight is the primary treatment for pcos? also if it has chitrak in it? since i read it causes anovulation which is contradictory for people with pcos… please advise. thank you.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      You can take Varadi Kashayam for weight loss. The quantity of Chitraka in it is too less to cause anovulation. You may also need other medications. Please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.

      • seema seth says:

        Dr Hebbar, thank you for replying. would you recommend a particular brand for varadi kashayam/ varanadi kashayam? i have seen varanadi kashayam by Ayurveda Rasashala, Pune; called varanadi kwath, is that good/same? or any other readily available in ayurvedic stores in mumbai.

        also what are your thoughts on the popular weight loss remedies such as medohar guggulu by baidyanath and medohar vati by divya pharmacy? thanks once again, truly appreciate it!

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          Hi, Varanadi kwath and Varanadi kashaya are both one and the same. Ayurveda Rasashala, Pune is a good compnay. Please go ahead with it.
          Medohar guggulu, vati etc are also very effective. Please consult a doctor directly.

  54. Hello doctor,

    Is Varanadi Kashayam suitable for treating Thyroglyssal duct cyst? My thyroid function is fine and the cyst is benign, but I have feeling of tightness in throat.

  55. Hi Doctor
    Is there any problem using non vegetarian foods with varanadi kashayam?

  56. Hi doctor,

    I am diagnosed with PCOS. I did not get my periods since March this year. I started taking VARNADI + SUKUMARAM Kashayam every morning since last month. I got my periods 9 days back, but it does not seem to stop. I am continuing to take the 2 kashayams in the morning. Can you please tell me how I can stop my periods now. Please help.

  57. Does it reduces Serum Uric acid?

  58. Vinod sharma says:

    Hello doctor,
    Diagonsed enlarged prostate with sever urine infection doctor prescribed ural bph, effect & varanadi which I am taking since last four month please let me know how long can I take these medicine it is almost 4 months I am continuing the same
    Thanks & regards

  59. Hello Doctor,
    I am being suffering from Urthera Stricture, from age of 17 years, Is there any cure in Ayurveda?
    I have narrowed stream of urine flow, sometimes burning sensation, I find difficulty while passing urine. Please suggest me your inputs. As per allopathic doctors input am going through self dailation process.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Please continue with self dilatation process. Along with that Gokshuradi guggulu tablet – 1 tablet 2 times a day after food for 1 month can be useful.

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