Varadi Kashayam is a traditional Ayurvedic medicine. It has its roots in Kerala Ayurveda system of practice. This herbal decoction preparation is widely used in southern part of India in the treatment of obesity.
Warning: Do not take this product without the consent of your Ayurvedic doctor. The description here is only for the purpose of information and knowledge.
Varadi kashayam is also known as Varadi Kashay, Varadi kashayam, Varadi Kasayam etc.
The word meaning of ‘Vara’ is ‘great’. In Ayurvedic terminology, Vara is often used to suggest Triphala. – the group of three fruits.
Kashaya refers to water decoction or herbal tea
The reference for Varadi Kashaya is found in Kerala Ayurveda treatise – Sahasrayoga.
Varadi kashayam uses –
Varadi Kashayam is extensively used in the treatment of obesity.
Varadi Kashayam Dosage –
If you have brought the Kashaya from an Ayurvedic store, usually the Kashaya will be concentrated. Please check the dosage in the label.
Generally, if the Kashaya is concentrated, 5 ml of the kashaya is added with 5 ml of luke warm water, mixed well, and taken orally, two times a day.
Half a spoon of honey should also be taken along with this Kashaya. (As per the traditional textual reference).
This is usually on empty stomach, either in early morning and evening hours, or generally before food.
Your doctor will be the best judge on dosage and time of intake.
Varadi Kashaya possible side effects –
A few may experience stomach uneasiness, burning sensation in stomach or lose stools.
If you experience anything as such, start taking it after food or consult your doctor.
How long to take?
Up to one month.
Varadi Kashaya ingredients –
Amla – Emblica officinalis
Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica
Loha patra – Iron (Herbal processed Iron foils are kept dipped in the Kashaya for a few days. A few companies add Loha bhasma (medicated iron ash powder) to it, in place of iron foils)
Haridra (Curcuma longa)
Varadi Kashayam – actual reference –
वरासनाग्नय: पत्रनिशाक्वाथो मधुप्लुत: । द्विरदस्थूलदेहोऽपि पिबेत मासात् कृशोभवेत् ॥ - सहस्रयोग
varāsanāgnaya: patraniśākvātho madhupluta: | dviradasthūladeho'pi pibeta māsāt kṛśobhavet || - sahasrayoga