About Vasant Kusumakar Ras
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Vasant Kusumakar Ras is an ayurvedic herbal mineral medicine used as anti-hyperglycaemic ( helps in reducing sugar), aphrodisiac( enhances libido ) and cardioprotective (protects the heart )agent. It is famous for diabetes mellitus in which it is effective for normalizing and stabilizing the blood glucose level. In addition to diabetes, Vasant Kusumakar Ras is recommendable for men’s problems, urinary disorders, nervous disorders, and in geriatric diseases.
Ingredients (Composition) of Vasant Kusumakar Ras
- Praval Pishti
- Ras Sindoor
- Mukta Pishti
- Swarna Bhasma
- Raupya (Rajat) Bhasma
- Loha Bhasma
- Naga Bhasma
- Vanga (Bang) Bhasma
- Vasa (Adhatoda Vasica)
- Haldi (Turmeric – Curcuma Longa)
- Ikshu (Ganna – Sugarcane) – Saccharum Officinarum
- Banana Tree Leaves – Musa Paradisiaca
- Kamal (Lotus) – Nelumbium Speciosum
- Chameli (Malati or Royal Jasmine) – Jasminum Grandiflorum
- Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosa)
Medicinal Properties of Vasant Kusumakar Ras
Vasant Kusumakar Ras has following healing properties.
- Anti-hyperglycemic & Anti-diabetic
- Rejuvenative agent
- Cardioprotective and cardiac tonic
- Haematinic (increases hemoglobin levels)
- Immuno-modulator (Due to Swarna Bhasma)
- Muscle relaxant
- Libido Stimulant
Therapeutic Indications of Vasant Kusumakar Ras
Vasant Kusumakar Ras is helpful in following health conditions.
2. Diabetic complications
- Diseases of Heart and blood vessels – Coronary Artery Disease & Atherosclerosis
- Neuropathy (Nerve Damage) – Tingling, Numbness, or Loss of sense
- Erectile Dysfunction (commonly used)
- Diabetic Carbuncles
- Alzheimer’s disease (rarely used)
3. Memory Loss
6. Geriatric Disorders
- Breathing Troubles
- Heart diseases
- Liver disorders (rarely used)
- Dry cough (rarely used)
7. Women’s Health
- Leucorrhoea (rarely used)
- Debility after excessive uterine bleeding (rarely used)
Benefits & Medicinal Uses of Vasant Kusumakar Ras
Vasant Kusumakar Ras provides nourishment and strength to organs like pancreas, heart, testes, ovaries, brain, reproductive organs, and lungs. Generally, it is ayurvedic supplement for these organs. However, nowadays, it becomes famous for diabetes due to its potent anti-hyperglycemic effect. It lowers blood glucose level without causing hypoglycaemia.
Studies have shown that Vasant Kusumakar Ras has significant anti-diabetic and anti- hyperglycemic properties, so it is beneficial for diabetes mellitus type 1 and diabetes mellitus type 2. However, it does not lead to low blood glucose level (hypoglycemia) like modern anti-diabetic drugs.
In diabetes, the best adjuvant for Vasant Kusumakar Ras is Haldi (Turmeric) decoction. It can also be taken with Amalaki and Haldi mixture, known as Nishamalaki churna or Nishamalaki tablets.
Vasant Kusumakar Ras due to Raupya (Rajat) Bhasma and other ingredients is beneficial in preventing and treating diabetic neuropathy. However, diabetic neuropathy requires long-term administration of medicines, so Vasant Kusumakar Ras cannot be used more than 4 weeks due to metallic formulation.
A short course with Vasant Kusumakar Ras can be given for 4 weeks. In such cases, it should be given with Ashtavargam Kashayam, or Asanadi Kashayam. After 4 weeks, Kashayam and other anti-diabetic medicines should be continued.
If patient has burning sensation in his feet, then Vasant Kusumakar Ras should be given with Guluchyadi Kashayam, or Balaguluchyadi Kashayam and Nimbadi Kashayam. Giloy Satva, Kaishore Guggulu, Amritadi Guggulu are also beneficial.
Vasant Kusumakar Ras is also helpful in diabetic carbuncles. In this case, it is used for restoring weakness and controlling high blood glucose levels. Raupya (Rajat) Bhasma in it also speeds up the recovery process and reduces inflammation, redness, and prevents infections. However, Tapyadi Loh is a drug of choice for diabetic carbuncles, but Vasant Kusumakar Ras indirectly helps curing the condition. Other beneficial remedies are Daruhaldi (Berberis Aristata), Mahatiktam Kashayam, and Nimbadi Kashayam.
Weight Gain & Physical Strength
In general, Vasant Kusumakar Ras is not used for gaining weight. It is only recommendable when weight loss occurs unintentionally due to diabetes. It provides strength to the body and muscles and it does not increase fatness in the body. For increasing physical strength, it should be used along with Ashwagandha powder in VATA cases and with Shatavari and Yashtimadhu (Mulethi) in PITTA cases. The best adjuvant for gaining weight and strength is cow’s milk.
- Children-NOT RECOMMENDED
- Adults-125 mg or 1 Tablet
- Geriatric(Old age)-125 mg or 1 Tablet
- Maximum Possible Dosage-500 mg per day (in divided doses)
- Twice Daily with appropriate adjuvant as per health conditions
- When to Take-After Food or as recommended
Generally, the short-term use of Vasant Kusumakar Ras does not cause any side effects and no abnormal symptoms appear after its consumption. However, it is a heavy metal formulation, which should be used under supervision of ayurvedic physician. Heavy metal toxicity may occur due to Vasant Kusumakar Ras if used in dosage higher than 500 mg per day and on long-term basis.