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Virataradi Kashayam- Usage, Ingredients, Dosage & Side effects | AVCRI | Since 1957

Virataradi Kashayam

Urinary   calculi   is   one   of   the commonest   diseases   in   our   country.   In India with an expectancy of 12% in a total population    reported    to    be prone    to urinary stones,    of    this    12%    of    the population are severely affected by renal damage,  which  even  leads  to  a loss of kidneys.

Males  are  more  frequently  affected  than the   female   and   their   ratio   is   4:3.   The incidence  is  still  higher  in  the  age  group between    30-45    years    and    Incidence declines after age of 50.The therapies available in different systems of medicine are  not  able  to    prevent    its    pathogenesis,    even    the  surgical    methods    available    for    the management  of  calculi  like  extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy,cystolithotomy etc. also  fail  to  prevent  the  recurrences and have  even  got  many  side  effects  such  as sepsisrenal haematoma,   etc.


Virataradi kashayam is a herbal decoction formulation, used in the treatment of urinary calculi, gravels, and associated abdominal pain. 

Ingredients of viratharadi kashyam


Vellantara(Vetiveria zizanioides (Sub.)Aranika(Premna corymbosa)Buka (Sesbania grandiflora)Vrisha (Adathoda vasica)Ashmabheda (Berginia ligulata)Gokantaka (Tribulus terrestris)Ilkata(Commiphora caudate)Sahachara (Strobilanthes ciliatus)Bana(Tephrosia purpurea)Kasa(Saccharum spontaneum)Vrikshadani (Lorantuus falcatus)Nala ( Lobelia nicotianifolia)Kusadvaya(Desmostachya bipinnata)Gunda (Cordia dichotoma)Gundra (Cyperus rotendus)Bhalluka (Oroxylum indicum)Morata (Chonemorpha fragrans)Kurutaka (Pergularia daemia)Rambha (Pandanus latifolia)Partha (Terminalia arjuna)

Method of preparation of Kashayam: 

Herbal ingredients (coarse powder) 1 part boiled in 16 parts of water and reduced to 4 part.

Method  of Storage: Stored in airtight container in dry place.

Reference –Ashtanga hridhayam / Sutrasthana 15/24-25.

Ayurvedic energetic – Tridosha hara .Mootrala

·       Indications of  Virataradi Kashayam:Urinary  calculus,

·       Gravels,

·       Urinary strain and pain and

·       All ailments due to vata disorders.

·       Obstructive uropathy

Ayurvedic indications

·       Vatavikara,

·       Ashmari,

·       Sharkara,

·       Mutrakricchra and

·       Mutraghata.


Dosage of Virataradi Kashayam:5-15 ml mixed with 4 times of boiled and cooled water,

Anupana – 

Honey, sugar, Vayu gulika,Chandraprabha vati  , Gorochanadi gulika, Pravala bhasma or Shilijithu.

Side effects:


Over dose may induce gastric irritation.

Q: What is Virataradi Kashayam?

A: Virataradi Kashayam is an ayurvedic medicine offered by Arya Vaidya Sala Kottakkal, known for its properties to manage certain health issues. It is commonly used in Ayurveda for specific purposes.

Q: What are the key ingredients in Virataradi Kashayam?

A: The key ingredients in Virataradi Kashayam include Jivanti, Brihati, Shatavari, and Vidarikand, all known for their medicinal properties in Ayurveda.

Q: How should I take Virataradi Kashayam?

A: The dosage and usage of Virataradi Kashayam should be directed by a physician. It is important to consult a healthcare professional for the appropriate dose based on individual health conditions.

Q: Are there any side effects associated with Virataradi Kashayam?

A: Virataradi Kashayam is generally considered safe when taken as directed by the physician. However, some individuals may experience side effects, especially if not taken in the recommended dosage.

Q: Can I purchase Virataradi Kashayam online?

A: Yes, Virataradi Kashayam is available for purchase online through various platforms.




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