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Vasarishtam- Herbal Cure for Cough

Author : Dr. Gurnam Saini  

Posted On : 22 December, 2013

 Vasarishtam Ayurvedic Medicine for Productive cough and Chest Congestion In Melbourne, Australia


Vasarishtam is herbal preparation used for respiratory diseases. It is prepared by the specific technique of fermentation. Vasarishtam is advantageous in productive cough, chest congestion, asthma and hoarseness of voice.



Main Ingredients of Vasarishtam



Adhatoda beddomei, cinnamomum verum and elettaria cardamomum are main ingredients of Vasarishtam. Other ingredients are Myiristca fragrans, Mesua ferrea, Illicium verum, Piper longum, Zingiber officinale, Piper nigrum, Cinnamomum camphora, etc.



Pharmacological action of Vasarishtam



Vasarishtam is pitta and kapha pacifier according to ayurveda. It dilates the bronchi and eases expulsion of mucous by liquefying it. Due to these medicinal properties, it is very useful in productive cough, asthma and chest congestion.



Vasarishtam also has property of coagulation. Therefore, it is used in various bleeding disorders. However, it is more effective in nosebleed or epistaxis.



Vasarishtam has antibacterial properties and prevents infections of respiratory tract or lungs. However, it is more effective in upper respiratory tract infections. If sputum is yellow or greenish in color or there is smelly sputum, Vasarishtam is more effective in these cases of cough that associated with fever.



Uses and indications of Vasarishtam


  1. Productive cough
  2. Chest congestion
  3. Cough caused by irritation in throat or allergic cough
  4. Asthma
  5. Hoarseness of voice
  6. Throat infections
  7. Bleeding disorders or nose bleed




Side effects and precautions of Vasarishtam



There are no known side effects of Vasarishtam.





  1. Bhaishajya Ratnavali
  2. Ayurveda saar sangreh



To find more about ayurvedic medicine contact today Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic in Melbourne, Australia.











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 


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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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