The modern age requires an individual to have lots of energy and at the same time, be successful in their professions. Herbal tonics such as the Varanadi Kashayam are the foremost methods to help you become active while losing weight. There are several reasons why herbal preparations such as the Varanadi Kashayam are considered supreme these days including the fact that they do not have as many side effects as Western medicines.
About Varanadi Kashayam
Varanadi Kashayam is one of the Ayurvedic herbal decoctions that have been originally prepared using references from the Ashtanga Hridaya. It is prescribed for treating conditions such as chronic headaches, Kapha-Meda diseases, obesity, etc. You can take it both in the form of tablets as well as tonic. Not only do the active herbs in this preparation help you lose flab but also some weight. In fact, it is one of the wonders of Ayurveda that will help you stay fit.
Varanadi Kashayam is said to contain the following ingredients:
Varana (Crataeva religiosa), Morata (Chonemorpha fragrans), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Sairyaka (Strobilanthes ciliatus), Dahana (Plumbago zeylanica), Karanja (Pongamia glabra), Vishanika (Aristolochia bracteolate), Bilwa (Aegle marmelos), Brihati (Solanum melongena), Bhadra (Aerua lanata), Darbha (Desmostachya bipinnata), Jaya (Premna corymbosa), Pathya (Terminalia chebula), Pootikaranja (Holoptelia integrifolia), and Rujakara (Semicarpus anacardium).
Medicinal Properties of Varanadi Kashayam
Each of the ingredients contained in the Varanadi Kashayam has one medicinal property or another. For instance, Varana is a lithotriptic and diuretic. In fact, it can help remove kidney stones and treat other such disorders. Bhadra is used to reduce headaches and treat kidney disorders. It is also given as a tonic to pregnant women. Moreover, it can be used to treat diabetes mellitus and other such conditions. Darbha is known for its cooling as well as diuretic properties. Not only is Morata used to treat cancer but it is also stomach problems and bronchitis. Dahana is used to treat digestive weakness and improve the strength of your digestive system. Rujakara is helpful in balancing the Kapha Dosha in the body and curing digestive problems. Similarly, the other herbs and ingredients present in the Varanadi Kashayam have their own medicinal properties that together help combat obesity and the other problems that a person faces.
Benefits and Medicinal uses of Varanadi Kashayam
The benefits of consuming Varanadi Kashayam are as follows:
- Treats obesity
- Reduces cholesterol in those suffering from high cholesterol levels.
- Clears the lungs and the other airways.
- Treats hepatitis, indigestion, bloating, gas, loss of appetite, etc.
- Helps cure the fatty liver syndrome.
- Helps treat rheumatoid arthritis.
- Eczema, wounds, and itching are easily cured
Varanadi Kashayam has the following curative properties:
- Uricostatic (stops the production of uric acid)
Varanadi Kashayam helps treat the Vata and Kapha doshas. It also increases the Pitta in the body, which implies that heat is produced in the body when you consume it. In fact, the digestive fire is increased, resulting in the burning of fat cells in the body. Moreover, the cellular energy gets corrected and the metabolic activities of the body are improved.
If you are planning to consume Varanadi Kashayam in its original form (which is the syrup), you should not consume more than 10 to 20 millilitres added in some lukewarm water just half an hour before your meals. In case you intend to take the tablet form of Varanadi Kashayam, you should never take more than 2 tablets with warm water just an hour before your meals. If you are planning to take the Varanadi Kwath, you should not consume more than 20 to 40 millilitres just before your meals.
Caution and Side effects
Varanadi Kashayam is not only well tolerated in most people but also extremely safe. However, if you take the Kashayam without proper supervision, it can result in the following side effects:
- Dry mouth (quite common)
- Mouth ulcer (extremely common)
- Heartburns (occur when you take more than the recommended dosage of the Kashayam and are quite common)
- Excessive thirst (quite common)
- Loss of appetite (Usually Varanadi Kashayam tries to increase the appetite. However, in case you have heat or some other disorders, it will automatically reduce your appetite).
You should not use Varanadi Kashayam in case you are already suffering from heartburns, heat disorders, gastritis or ulcer. You should also avoid using it in case you have Pitta Prakriti. Preferably take the Varanadi Kashayam under the supervision of an Ayurveda practitioner or doctor if you would like to avoid the side effects.