Brahma rasayana: Benefits, Dose, Usage, Side Effects

There are many Ayurvedic herbal products explained for natural rejuvenation. Among them, Brahma rasayana stands as the choicest natural remedy for stress and tiredness chronic. It is an herbal jam preparation (similar to chyawanprash).

Brahma rasayana Benefits:
Brahmanaa vihitam dhanyamidam praashya rasaayanam ||
Tandraa shramaklama vali palitaamaya varjitaaha |
Medhaasmrutibalopetaa babdhoovuramitaayushaha ||
– Ashtanga Hrudaya Uttara sthana – 39/22-23.

This herbal recipe has been prescribed by Lord Brahma. It rejuvenates the body and fights against tiredness, fatigue, early grey hairs, wrinkling (Skin rejuvenation and hair rejuvenation). It is the best anti aging formula.  It also improves intelligence, memory and immune power.
– It is a good natural rejuvenating anti aging formula
– It helps to fight tiredness, fatigue, stress and aging.

Brahma rasayanam dosage: 10 grams in the morning with half glass of warm milk or warm water, half an hour before breakfast.

Key ingredients:
Shankhapushpi (Clitoria ternatea), Vacha (Acorus calamus) – Excellent memory enhancer, improves speaking capability

Amla (Indian gooseberry) – Excellent rejuvenator and anti oxidant.

Dashamoola, Pippali (Piper longum), Ela (Elttaria cardamomum)  Twak (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) – improves strength of respiratory system

Guduchi (Indian tinospora) – Powerful immunomodulator herb
Shatavari (Asperagus racemosus) – good for male and female reproductory systems and for gastric complaints.

Haridra  – highly recommended anti allergic agent. good for skin, lungs and fights against cancer.

Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Ikshu(Saccharum officinarum), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Usheera (Vetivaria zizanioides) – cleanses and rejuvenates kidneys and bladder.
Bala  – improves physical and mental strength,
Vidanga – Embeila ribes- fights against toxins and micro organisms bacteria
Along with these, Brahma rasayana also contains Bimbi (coccinea indica – fights against fever), Jivanti (Holostemma annulare – a rejuvenator), yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) etc add to the medicinal value of the product.

Total list of ingredients of Brahma Rasayan- 

  • Pathya – Chebulic Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia chebula – 1000 fruits
  • Amalaki – Indian gooseberry fruit – Emblica officinalis Gaertn.  – 3000 fruits
  • 480 g coarse powder of each of
  • Bilwa – Bael (root) – Aegle marmelos
  • Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
  • Gambhari – Coomb Teak (root) – Gmelina arboera
  • Patala – Trumpet (root) – Stereospermum suaveolens
  • Agnimantha – Premna corymbosa (Burm.f) Merr
  • Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
  • Prishniparni – Uraria picta
  • Brihati – Indian Nightshade (root) – Solanum indicum
  • Kantakari – Yellow berried nightshade (whole plant) – Solanum xanthcarpum
  • Bala – Country mallow (root) – Sida cordifolia
  • Punarnava – Spreading Hogweed – Boerhaavia diffusa
  • Eranda – Castor – Ricinus communis
  • Mashaparni – Teramnus labialis / Vigna radiata
  • Mudgaparni – Green gram – Phaseolus trilobus
  • Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus root
  • Meda – Litsea monopetala
  • Jivanti – Leptadenia reticulata
  • Jivaka –  Malaxis acuminata
  • Rishabhaka – Manilkara hexandra (Roxb.) Dubard / Mimusoops hexandra Roxb.
  • Shali – Rice – Oryza sativa
  • Kasha – Saccharum spontaneum
  • Shara – Serratophyllum submersom
  • Darbha – Saccharum spontaneum
  • Ikshu – Sugarcanne – Saccharum officinarum
  • Water for decoction – 120 liters, boiled and reduced to 12 liters, filtered.
  • 192 g of fine powder of each of –
  • Twak – Cinnamon – Cinnamomum zeylanicum
  • Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
  • Musta – Nut grass (root) – Cyperus rotundus
  • Rajani  – Turmeric (rhizome) – Curcuma longa
  • Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
  • Agaru – Aquilaria agallocha
  • Chandana – Sandalwood – Santalum album
  • Mandukaparni – Gotu Kola – Centella asiatica
  • Nagakeshara – Mesua ferrea
  • Shankhapushpi – Clitoria ternatea
  • Vacha – Acorus calamus
  • Plava – Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
  • Yashti – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • Vidanga – False black pepper – Embelia ribes
  • Sitopala – Sugar candy – 48 kg
  • Sarpi – Cow ghee – 9.219 kg
  • Taila – Sesame oil – Sesamum indicum – 6.144 kg
  • Kshaudra – Honey – 15.360 kg

Reference: Ashtanga Hrudayam Uttarasthana, 39/15-23

Experimental and clinical study reports on Brahma Rasayana –
1. Studies in mice has demonstrated Brahma rasayana enhances the proliferation of spleen and marrow cells, humoral immunity, tumor cell killing activities. (Kumar, Kuttan & Kuttan 1999 a & b)
2. Administration of BR (Brahma Rasayana) accelerated the recovery of the haemopoetic system as seen by a rapid rise in total leukocytes. Both lymphocytes and neutrophils were significantly increased by Rasayana treatment.

3. Brahma rasayana inhibited methylcholanthrene induced sarcoma development.

Shelf life: 3 years from the date of manufacture.
Side effects of Brahma Rasayanam
There are no known side effects with this medicine.
It is best avoided in diabetic patients.
Consult your doctor for its administration during pregnancy.
It can be given to lactating mother and to children in lower doses of 5 grams per day.
Store in a cool dry place, keep out of reach and sight of children.

Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal, AVN Ayurveda Formulations, Pvt. Ltd.

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  1. Where can I buy Brahma Rasyana? And how much does it cost?
    Thanks for your kind attention and reply.

  2. Pardeep M Bhatia says:

    A wonderful wonder drug from Ayurveda. My personal experience tells that it can repair even bone remodeling, useful in pain management, heart disease, could possibly be useful for a number of cancers such as osteosarcoma since my own TMJ seem to be cured.

    Ideally I would like to coming congressional congress but I myself have not reached there yet, so for now it is simply a a grateful and respectful thanks to the Indian Ayurveda and our great old Rishis. After all ” old is Gold several times” in human history.

    Pardeep M Bhatia, Farmington, CT, USA.

  3. Krishnamurthi says:

    Excellent ayurveda drug and people who are at their 82nd year like me are assured of total perfect health. It is my personal experience. This can be safely administered from children to the senior citizens. –Krishnamurthi

  4. shajukalarickal says:

    its a wonder rasayana…..thanks for our ancient physicians

  5. suryakrishnamurthi says:

    this has helped me to come over problems of memory and at my age 81 I feel very best health in day to day life.Krishnamurthi

  6. i feel more energetic and active. the results are really good

  7. I purchased Kottkal brand, but the composition is different which is mentioned over here. Please let me know why so.


  8. kamaljit singh says:

    Dear Dr. J V Hebbar,

    I read your book on herbs which can be used daily. It effected me positively. Also i am grateful for your blog and responses to queries.

    kamaljit singh

  9. mrs dana urban says:

    I live in the UK and would be grateful if you could kindly let me know where I can buy Brahmirasayana within UK please or is there a manufacturer in India whom you would recommend? Many grateful thanks in advance.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      I was not able to find out a store in UK which sells India made Brahma Rasayana.
      But we can send it directly to you, manufactured at – AVN Ayurveda Formulations Pvt. Ltd Madurai, India.

      Let me know if interested.

      Or else, this Indian web store also sells Brahma Rasayana and they claim to ship even to UK –

      • subodh dhond says
        Dear Dr J v hebbar ,

        I am taking Dabur chavanprash in canada , but I dont see any other products or ayurvedic store in canada but i see natural products which are too expensive, Is there is restriction for importin ayurvedic products do you whre i can check policies in canda about importin ayurvedic medicine


  10. I’m pregnant and i wonder if it is ok to take this???

  11. does it helps in overcuming anxiety tics

  12. Jit Senapati says:

    Can it be used for tiredness due to cancer???
    Reply soon

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Ye surely. But if patient is diabetic, then care needs to be taken.
      It is also one of the co-prescribed medicines in patients undergoing chemotherapy.

  13. harshit kankariya says:

    on being having higher cholestrol can brahmarasyana bring it to normal level

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Brahma Rasayana would not do harm, if a person with high cholesterol level takes it. But there are better targeted Ayurvedic medicines to fight cholesterol. Consult your Ayurvedic doctor for right medicine and dose.

  14. Siddharth says:

    what rasayanas or ayurvedic medicines are god for adrenal weakness. I was on prednisone for 6 months a long time ago and feel that my adrenals never recovered completely.

  15. what is the diffrence between Brahma rasyan and Chywan prasa? why do we need to brahma rasyan or chywan prasa if both are giving same benefits?Brahma rasyan is not suitable for youth ?so can we have brahma rasyan and chywan prasa take dose as morning and evng(C.P) will you suggest both?As you know that Brhama rasayan is less avialbility in market

  16. Is a prescription needed to take brahma rasayana, or can i take it without prescription?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      If you go to any Ayurvedic shop and ask for it, you will get it without prescription.
      But if you ask me, be it any small or big Ayurvedic medicine, it is always better to consult an Ayurvedic doctor for right dose, timing of medicine intake and right co-drink.

  17. please let me know the side effects if any from this medicine, as my grand father is using it for stage-4 papillary thyroid carsinoma with mets near lumbar l4 and l5 region and also near chest and also lymphonodes are affected.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      I hope your grand father is using this medicine under medical supervision. There are no known side effects with this medicine.
      But it may increase blood sugar levels, since it contains sugar.

  18. March 2010, manufactured Brahmarasayanam of kottakal is still left,more than 1/2.Can I use it? With plain warm milk or can I add bounvita.Please let me know, mine is vatha.Can it be taken regularly like chavanprash for life time?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It can be taken like Chyawanprash for a long period of time. But consult your doctor once, to check how long you actually need it. Since the one you have at your hand is already opened, and it is 2.5 year old, I would suggest you to discard it and buy a new one. You can take it along with bournvita, if you feel comfortable. 🙂

  19. Khalid Hamza says:

    Can a patient suffering from ulcerative colitis use Brahmirasayana. Will it aggravate the symptoms?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Compared to Chyawanprash, it is a lot less spicy and less likely to upset mucosal lining. Hence, it can be generally assumed to be safe in Ulcerative colitis. But can not guarantee to the full.

  20. Prajakt Rawte says:

    Good morning doctor!!
    I have been having Bramha Rasayan since past 2 months. Everytime I go to buy new bottle, I get a different brand. First I got was from Vaidyaraj Oushadhsala, Thrissur, Kerala, then all of them were from Nagarjuna, Ahmadabad. Which is the best brand? The one from Nagarjuna contains more gooseberry than the other one, I think. Kindly advise.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It is better to buy one particular medicine from one particular brand, when aiming for long term use. Try to buy online.
      Brahma rasayan formula is universal and the same. Hence, it can not be said that Nagarjuna contains more gooseberry.
      Both Vaidyarathnam and Nagarjuna are quite good and reputed brands.

  21. Sir the list of ingredients that u have listed for Brahma Rasayana is from Ashtang Hridayam or from any other source.

  22. Is Brahma Rasayana good medicine for anxiety and panic attacks? I suddenly started getting feelings of severe anxiousness, stress, panic and depression a few months back. I went to the local doctor, no physical problems were found. I don’t want to take anti-depressants. We have some Brahma rasayana at home and I have been taking it every now and again. Please advise.


    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes, it helps to relieve anxiety. Take it for a week if the symptoms do not improve, consult your doctor.

  23. Is it beneficial in cerebral palsy? My 2 yr old child has it.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes, it is useful to some extent. But consult an Ayurveda doctor directly. There are better medicines and treatments.

  24. Great article doctor.Thanks for a very good explanation

  25. Nicely written Sir. I visited a Kottakal Arya Vaidya Sala recently for my hairloss problem and the Doctor prescribed 1 Tbsp Brahmarasayanam & 1 Pravala Bhasmam capsule before bed. Should I take Brahmarasayanam before sleep or 1st thing in the morning?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, you need to take Brahma Rasayanam and Pravala Bhasmam capsule together at night, after food.

      • Thank You Sir for your reply. 1 more question SIr – Can I use Malayatidi tailam along with Neelibhringadi coz 1 of my friend was advised to use both by the same doctor?

  26. subodh mathur says:

    I am a piles patient can i take bramha rasayan

  27. anita rai says:

    Sir,can I use it with other ayurvedic medicine

  28. Namaste Sir !

    Which is the best rasayana to be used daily for common cold, cough problems, hyperactivity, greying and falling hair and wrinkless, spending a lot of energy and too much thinking…

    I made panchakarma 3x times in India and doctors recommend me first time narasimha rasayana, second time brahma rasayana and now bhargava prokta rasayana. Now I had problems with vata/kapha and rasa dhatus…

    I like all of them I just want to take one for longer time, which one could be or is it possible to combine them too?

    Thanks for help

    With regards Jan

  29. ambuj kumar says:

    is brahma rasyan can take in summer season ?

  30. Hello sir,
    I am very slim. Can this brahma rasayana help to gain some weight? Otherwise suggest a medicine.

    Thanks and regards

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      In a slightly higher dose of 1 tablespoon per day, with milk, it can improve weight.

  31. Hello Sir, and are mental illnesses or hysteria contreindications for brahma rasayana? and what is the best medicine in ayurveda in case of psycological trauma or physical and mental exhaustion?

  32. I am a 35 yr old female.. I have extreme hair loss, and moreover my har became so thin and it started curling also..I have dry skin problems, frequent mouth ulcers etc. can I take this medicine? or should I go for some other medicines or oils?

  33. Dear, Sir,
    Could you plz suggest me the best brands of Braham Rasayan Available in Delhi.

  34. Dear Sir,
    1. Could you plz suggest me some best brands of
    Braham Rasayan Available in Delhi.

    2. I’m 28 yrs Can I take it for Daily as Health Tonic.
    Thanks for Reply

  35. Koshy mathew says:

    I have some gastro problems, like loss of appitite, some weight pressing effect in my chest,Not clear motion , that is tight,physically other test are clear Sir which ayurvedic medicines are suitable?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Sir, Do take Triphala churna 1/2 tsp regularly to remove the constipation. It should be taken with lukewarm water before going to bed. All of your symptoms will reduce.

  36. Hello Doctor,
    Nice articles on health i do get your emails lots of good info. By the way Im from Moodbidri.
    Im 50 years old and time of Menopause, I have these health issues what Rasayana can i take.
    No proper sleep after my night shift its been 10 years i have not switched but some seasons i sleep well. Due to this i have lost hair and dry skin, indigestion, severe gastric, weekness. Can you suggest any Rasayana to take as a supplement. I read the information on all Rasayana but can not understand which one or two to take.


  37. Any idea if Kotakal uses chemical preservatives like Sodium Benzoate in Brahmarasayan?

  38. Are the roots of the above mentioned herbs to be used?

  39. If we are taking Brahma Rasayana – how long approximately.

  40. Hi Doctor,
    Great article. I’m 29 and have a doubt. Does taking Brahmarasayana and green tea in the morning will have any interference with each other? Will they cancel the benefits. I’m having green tea first thing in the morning and Rasayana before breakfast. What do you think is appropriate time to have it?
    Thanks 🙂

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Brahma rasayan and green tea would not interfere.
      They will not cancel benefits.
      You can take green tea before food and B. Rasayan after food.

  41. Shivakumar A V says:

    Hi Doctor,

    Appreciating you for maintaining this website with valuable information.

    Is there any problem if I take Brahma Rasayan (1 tsp before breakfast) and Ajaswagandhadi Lehyam (1 tsp after breakfast) same time for benefits of both medicines.


    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      NO problem if both are taken together. COnsider having a cup of cow milk after that.

  42. I have hyperacidity problem so can I take Brahma rasayan and Ashwanganda leyham veg?

  43. Where do I find Brahma Rasayanna in the U.S.A?

  44. Most of my hairs turn white. can Brahma Rasayana (Dabur) helps me?

  45. Can i take both Narasimha rasayanam and brahma rasayanam?

  46. Doctor, do you think that narasimha and brahma rasayana from A.V.S Kottakal contain too much sugar?

  47. Im having ecoli infection in sperm along with pain in my lowerabdomend and penis will brahma rasaya help this as i feel antibiotics is not helping

  48. Dabur has come out with Chyawanprakash for diabetics. Himalaya sells Chyawanprash in dry granular form for those who don’t like it as a sweet jam (get vomiting sensation).
    Do you know of a Co. selling Brahma Rasayana in dry granular form? And can Brahma Rasayana be taken by people over 80 yrs. for improving memory and insomnia?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Brahma Rasayana can be given for people over 80 years for memory and insomnia. But I do not know of any company manufacturing sugarless version of it.

  49. Dear Dr.,

    I am quite slim, vatta-pitta type and having bronchitis(productive cough), acid re flux with low appetite. I am looking for weight gain.Out of Brahma Rasayana ,Vidaryadi Leham and Chyawanprash which one is easily digestible(rather appetite increasing) , non mucus producer and yet better for Weight Gain? Or do you recommend any other leham or medicine? Please suggest.

    Thank you.

  50. Snehal kulkarni says:

    Is bramha rasayan effective for pimples ?

  51. singh parth says:

    I have tinnitus problem can I take brahma rasayana??

  52. Singh Parth says:

    Sir I am suffering from tinnitus.can i take brahma rasayana ? It will help me to treat tinnitus?

  53. I have a kidney disease creatinine is 5, Brahma rasa will help?

  54. Sir,
    Now I am 47.
    Taking brahma rasayana of patanjali since one week.
    Can I take brahma rasayana for whole life.

  55. Vipul Tyagi says:

    Can it be taken by a moderate sugar patient of 66 years of age?
    She already takes patanjali madhunashini and gets the blood sugar checked every month.. Reports are ok..

  56. daibetis and hi bp person can take it?

  57. Sandeep Bhatia says:

    Is Brahma Rasayan helpful in amunity improvement.My son is 24 he often gets sinus sore thort and bulgum doesn’t come out and put pressure on ears.Please advice.Thanks

  58. hi sir my all hair and beared color is turning white fastly in mid 30s can bhram rasayan stop grey hair or beared

  59. P.V pdessai says:

    Sir, my prakruti is kaphapradhana pittanubandhi. Which rasayana is best to promote health?

  60. Will it work in cases of auto immunity like ra and multiple sclerosis

  61. I have been giving Brahmi Rasayan to my kid, Boy 3yrs, for past one year regularly. 1tsp in milk, first thing in the morning. He has ADHD symptoms. Is it safe to continue giving.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Better to stop it now and switch to Brahmi ghrita – 2 grams in the morning, before food for 3 more months.

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