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Varanadi Kashayam: Ayurvedic Liver Detox

Author : Dr. Gurnam Saini  

Posted On : 21 June, 2014


Varanadi Kashayam is an ayurvedic herbal remedy used in obesity. It is highly efficient to reduce body weight by rectifying metabolism of the body and liver. In addition, it is also used in liver diseases such as fatty liver, hepatitis, jaundice, and other diseases such as internal abscess, rheumatoid arthritis and indigestion.



Main Ingredients of Varanadi Kashayam



Varanadi Kashayam contains Crataeva magna, Solanum melongena, Strobilanthes heynianus, Pongamia pinnata, Justicia betonica, Holoptelea integrifolia, Aspsragus recemosus, Premna integrifolia, Plumbago zeylanica, Terminalia chebula, Chonemorpha macrophylla, Agele marmelos, Desmostachya bipinnata, Ormocarpum sennoides,  Aristolochia bracteolate, Solanum indicum.



Pharmacological action of Varanadi Kashayam



Varanadi Kashayam acts on vata and kapha humours. It decreases kapha and pacifies vata humour. It has action of anti-obesity agent. It increases metabolic rate of the body that aids to burn accumulated fats. It is digestive stimulant so beneficial in indigestion or loss of appetite.



Varanadi Kashayam reduces blood cholesterol levels and triglycerides levels. Moreover, it prevents coronary artery disease by blocking deposition of cholesterol plaque and platelets aggregation.



As ayurveda described its property of pacifying vata humour, throbbing pain is major symptom of vata aggravation so Varanadi Kashayam is used in headache in which person suffers from throbbing pain and severe acute pain.



It also reduces kapha and mucus formation in lungs. Therefore, it is beneficial in productive cough as well as in asthma. In addition, it is also effective herbal decoction in breathlessness due to obesity.



It acts on accumulated fats and provides strength to muscles used in breathing whereas when obese person feels difficulty in breathing, it is due to excess fat accumulated over the body and also decreases strength of muscles which are used in process of inhalation and exhalation.



Varanadi Kashayam provides strength to these muscles. Fatty liver is also a big problem in obese person. Varanadi Kashayam increases liver functions and rectify its mechanism of metabolism.



It also reduces fat deposited over the liver so beneficial in fatty liver. Furthermore, it reduces inflammation of liver and fights of viruses that cause liver diseases. Therefore, it is very helpful in hepatitis A, B, C and alcoholic hepatitis.




Uses and indications of Varanadi Kashayam




  1. It is used in obese or overweight individuals.
  2. Liver diseases – Fatty liver, jaundice, viral hepatitis, hepatitis B, C and Alcoholic hepatitis
  3. Abscess – internal and external both
  4. Loss of appetite and indigestion
  5. Prostate hypertrophy
  6. Joint disorders especially in rheumatoid arthritis
  7. Headache in which person experience throbbing type of pain
  8. Breathlessness or difficulty in breathing due to obesity or Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (also termed as Pickwickian syndrome)
  9. Asthma
  10. Anaemia
  11. Excessive daytime sleepiness or Lassitude
  12. Hypercholesteremia – High cholesterol levels
  13. Atherosclerosis




Side effects and precautions of Varanadi Kashayam



No side effects are observed with use of Varanadi Kashayam in therapeutic doses.



References of Varanadi Kashayam:

  1. Sahasrayoga
  2. Astanga hridaya






Dr Gurnam Singh Saini

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery

MD Alternative Medicine

Panchkarma Detox Expert

Member of AAA(Australian Association of Ayurveda)

PH- 0061 430 799 515 







Author Bio:

Dr. Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. In Australia he pursued post graduate degree in mental health from La Trobe University, Melbourne (Australia). He has worked as associated Nurse Unit Management in Eastern Healths, Melbourne for 9 years. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More

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