Varanadi Kashayam and its health benefits.
Varanadi kashayam is one of the wonder –herbal formulations of Ayurveda explained in Ashtanga Hurdayam.
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
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.