This is an ayurvedic classical medication which is in a liquid form. It is in the firm of an asava. These asavas have an indefinite shelf life and it is also said that older asava is better in its therapeutic effect. It contains 5-10% of the alcohol content as it has been fermented for a month or longer. Its main content is vasa which is the best herb known for its mucolytic action and treating respiratory disorders. It also has many other benefits and with vasaka it contains many other herbs due to which it increases potency of this formulation.
Ingredients Used in Vasasav
This formulation has been made by using the following ingredients:
|Sr. No.||Indian Name||Botanical Name||Parts Used||Quantity|
|1.||Vasa||Adhatoda vasica||Root||200 Parts|
|2.||Pippali||Piper longum||Fruit||1 Part|
|3.||Choti Elaichi||Elettaria cardamomum||Fruit||1 Part|
|4.||Sonth||Zingiber officinale||Rhizome||1 Part|
|5.||Shital Chini||Cubebae fructus||Fruit||1 Part|
|6.||Dalchini||Cinnamomum zeylanicum||Bark||1 Part|
|7.||Tejpatra||Cinnamomum tamala||Leaf||1 Part|
|8.||Sugandhbala||Valeriana wallichi||Rhizome||1 Part|
|9.||Nagkeshar||Mesua ferrea||Flower||1 Part|
|10.||Kali Maricha||Piper nigrum||Seed||1 Part|
|11.||Dhatki Pushpa||Woodfordia fruticosa||Flower||8 Parts|
|12.||Gur||Saccharam officinarum||100 Parts|
Ref. Ayurvedic Text – [ यो. र. ]
Description of The Ingredients
Each and every ingredient contribute to the effects and medicinal property of this formulation so we will be discussing about the medicinal properties of each ingredient:
Leaves of the vasa are used in this asava which has a bitter and astringent taste. It is light to digest, drying in nature and undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion. It has a cold potency and also helps in balancing the kapha and pitta dosha. Due to its cold potency it will also help in treating bleeding disorder and due to its astringent taste it will balance the kapha dosha and will treat all the respiratory disorders.
Fruits are used for making this formulation which has a pungent taste. It has a strong and piercing nature and light to digest. Taste conversion after digestion is sweet due to which it does not increase pitta dosha in excess as it has a hot potency. It helps in balancing the vata and kapha dosha from the body. It has rejuvenating properties and is very effective in treating the conditions such as cough and cold due to its hot potency.
3. Choti elaichi
It has been classified in the group of herbs such as shwasahara (Herbs used in treating asthma and dyspnoea), Shirovirechnopag (Herbs used in nasya treatment). It has a pungent and sweet taste, which is light to digest and has a drying effect. It undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion. Potency of ela is cold which balances the kapha and vata dosha. Due to its pungent taste and kapha balancing nature it will be good for treating respiratory disorders.
Dried form of ginger is known as sonth. Which has a pungent taste and is light to digest. It undergoes sweet taste conversion after digestion and has a hot potency. It is very helpful in balancing the kapha dosha. It acts as an appetizer, Helps in improving digestion and is aphrodisian in nature. It is helpful in balancing the vata dosha. It also treats constipation.
5. Shital chini
It has a similar appearance as of the maricha, with a pungent and bitter taste. It is light to digest and is drying in nature. It has a strong and piercing nature and also has a pungent taste after digestion. Potency of shital chini is hot and is very helpful in reducing the vitiated kapha and vata dosha. It acts as a cardiac tonic and also helps in improving digestion and relieves ama dosha from the body.
Dalchini is pungent, bitter and sweet in taste also it is light to digest, dry, strong and piercing in nature. Due to its pungent taste and theekshana nature it has a hot potency and pungent taste conversion after digestion. It increases pitta dosha from the body and helps in increasing vata and kapha dosha from the body. Acharya sushruta has kept this herb in the category of eladi gana which means it has similar qualities to ela herb.
Leaves of the plants are used in this formulation which has a pungent, bitter and sweet taste. It is light to digest with drying and strong nature. It undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion and has a hot potency. It is also responsible for reducing the vitiated kapha and vata dosha and also increases the pitta dosha. It cleanses the oral cavity and also cleanses the oral cavity. It can be indicated in disorders such as piles, nausea, anorexia, rhinitis etc.
8. Sugandha Bala
It has been classified in subgroups such as sheeta prashmana (Cold relieving herbs), tikta skandha (Bitter tasting herbs). It has a pungent, bitter and astringent taste. It is light for digestion and has a slimy nature. It undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion and also has a hot potency. It helps in balancing all the three doshas in the body. Root of this plant is used for making this formulation.
It has an astringent and bitter taste which has a piercing, drying and light nature. Taste conversion after digestion is pungent and has a hot potency. It is helpful in balancing the kapha and pitta dosha. It is helpful in treating conditions such as gout, urinary tract disorders, fever, vomiting and headache etc. It is also useful in treating female infertility.
10. Kali maricha
Maricha will act as a deepniya (Increases digestive fire), Shulaprashmana (Analgesic), krumi ghana (Anti parasitic). It has sharp properties and light to digest with the pungent taste. Marich is hot in potency. Maricha is the best herb to reverse the sluggishness of the pranavaha srotas (Respiratory channels) and also reduce the secretion of the mucus. It helps in opening the channels of the body so facilitates the action of all the ingredients of the chitrak haritaki i.e. it acts as a catalyst.
11. Dhatki pushpa
Flowers of this plant are used in this formulation which has an astringent taste, is light to digest and has a drying nature. Potency of dhatki is cold with the pungent taste conversion after digestion and it also helps in balancing the kapha and pitta dosha from the body. It is mainly used for the fermentation of this formulation.
This is the sweetened substance which is made from the juice of sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum). This is used for making asava and arishtas in ayurveda. It helps in increasing the volume of urine and feces and aged jaggery is very good for the heart and should be consumed regularly. This is also helpful in the fermentation of the asava and arishtas.
Method Of Preparation
Following method of preparation is used for making this formulation:
- First decoction of vasaka is made by grinding it and boiling it in water.
- All the other herbs are also grinded and added in this decoction.
- This is stored in a glass jar or a earthen pot for about 20-30 days till it gets fermented
- All the herbs are filtered out from this and liquid vasav is stored in an airtight container.
Following are the medicinal properties of this formulation:
- It has an expectorant property
- It acts as an mucolytic agent
- Acts as an anti inflammatory
- Provide strength to the bone
- Has a haemostatic property
It helps in balancing the kapha and pitta dosha from the body
It can be indicated in the dose of 15-25ml once or twice daily or as directed by the ayurvedic doctor
According to the classical text this medicine has been indicated in conditions such as:
- Kasa (Cough)
- Raktapitta (Bleeding disorders)
- Ksaya (Emaciation)
- Shotha (Inflammation)
This medication can be indicated in respiratory disorders such as cough, cold, inflammation of the bronchioles, Bleeding disorders such as epistaxis, haemoptysis, raktapitta etc. It is also very good for strengthening the bones and joints of a person. It is also an excellent anti-inflammatory so can be used to treat inflammation of the body such as inflammation of the bronchioles, inflammation of bones and joints etc. It is very useful in strengthening the bones and joints disorders such as ankle pain, slipped disc sprain, back ache, back injury, stiffness etc.
- Product form – syrup
- Package type – bottle
- Package quantity – 450 ml
This is a pure herbal medication so this medication will not have any side effects but still take this medication after the advice of an expert ayurvedic doctor.
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