Vasavaleha

Vasavaleha is polyherbal Ayurvedic preparation which is used to treat productive cough, cold, asthma and many other bleeding disorders.

The Shloka —

वासकस्वरसप्रस्थे माणिका सितशर्करा |
पिप्पलीद्विपलं दत्त्वा सर्पिषश्च पचेच्छनैः|| १७९ ||
लेहिभूते ततः पश्चाच्छीते क्षौद्रपलाष्टकम् |
दत्त्वाऽवतारयेद्वेद्यो मात्रया लेहमुत्तमम् || १८० ||
निहन्ति राजयक्ष्माणं कासंश्वासंसुदारुणम् |
पार्श्वशूलञ्च हृच्छूलं रक्तपित्तं ज्वरं तथा || १८१ || (भ. र १५ / १७९ – १८१)

vāsakasvarasaprasthe māṇikā sitaśarkarā |
pippalīdvipalaṁ dattvā sarpiṣaśca pacecchanaiḥ|| 179 ||
lehibhūte tataḥ paścācchīte kṣaudrapalāṣṭakam |
dattvā’vatārayedvedyo mātrayā lehamuttamam || 180 ||
nihanti rājayakṣmāṇaṁ kāsaṁśvāsaṁsudāruṇam |
pārśvaśūlañca hr̥cchūlaṁ raktapittaṁ jvaraṁ tathā || 181 || (bha. ra 15 / 179 – 181)

Actions of the drugs —

  1. Vasa (Adhathoda vasica) has expectorant and bronchodilator action. Vasa leaves contains chief quinazoline alkaloid vasicine which is a bitter bronchodilator, respiratory stimulant, hypotensive, cardiac depressant, uterotonic and abortifacient. 
  2. Pippali or long pepper fruits contain alkaloid Piperine. Piperine has antiseptic and expectorant properties.
  3. Honey has antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral properties. 

Ingredients of Vasavaleha —

  1. Vasa — Adhathoda vasica
  2. Sita — Sugar
  3. Ghrta
  4. Pippali — Piper longum
  5. Honey

Dosage of Vasavaleha —

The recommended dose of Vasavaleha is 6-12 grams. Take this medicine with Honey, Warm milk or water.

Side effects and Contraindications —

No known side effects have been reported. But taken in higher doses might cause stomach irritation.

Reference —

Bhaishajya Ratnavali Kasa Rogadhikara 15/ 179-181

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