Ayurveda is the study of maintaining health in healthy body and bringing back the same in the debilitated body. These 6000 years old science is still very much relevant among us. Its benefits and uses cannot be ignored. Vasant Kusumakar Ras is one such gift of Ayurveda.
What is Vasant Kusumakar Ras?
Vasant Kusumakar ras is a herbo-mineral Ayurvedic medicine. It is a tonic. Although it can be found in tablet or powdered form. The name Vasant denotes spring during which flowers or kusum bloom. Likewise taking this ayurvedic formulation brings back the vigor of your body and strengthen it. Vasant Kusumakar Ras is popular with diabetic patients as it stabilizes your glucose level. This medicine is cardio protective, aphrodisiac and anti-hyperglycaemic. Apart from that, this formulation acts as an anti-aging rejuvenating agent. It also works as analgesic and androgenic. Vasant Kusumakar Ras is an anti-stress and muscle relaxant. Since it increases the hemoglobin level of the body, it can be termed as Haematinic. It is prepared by taking rajat, Swarna, Naga, Lauha, Pravala, Mukta and Abhraka bhasma along with other herbal ingredients. Thus, we can see how Vasant Kusumakar Ras becomes beneficent for a great number of diseases mainly because of the plethora of ingredients it has.
What are benefits & uses of Vasant Kusumakar Ras?
Ayurveda describes Vasant Kusumakar Ras as a Rasayan having the power to cure almost all diseases. Its benefits are as follows
WEIGHT GAIN AND PHYSICAL HEALTH
Vasant Kusumakar Ras works effectively in gaining weight. In diabetes, weight loss might happen. In that case, ayurvedic experts advise and prescribe this medicine as it has the power to increase muscle strength and stamina. To bring back the lost vigor, Vasant Kusumakar Ras is the ultimate ayurvedic solution. In the case of Vata dosha, this medicine can be accompanied by Ashwagandha powder. Mulethi and Shatavari should accompany it in case of Pitta dosha. The best adjuvant of this medicine in weight gaining is cow’s milk.
Vasant Kusumakar Ras is anti-diabetic as well as antihyperglycemic. It is effective in both type 1 and type 2 of diabetes mellitus. In this type of diabetes, the best adjuvant for this ayurvedic formulation is the mixture of Haldi and Amalaki, popularly known as Nishamalaki churna.
Vasant Kusumakar Ras contains Chandi bhasma. Chandi bhasma mixed with other ingredients helps to prevent diabetic neuropathy. This disease needs long time administration of medicine but that cannot be done because Vasant Kusumakar Ras contains metallic ingredients and should not be consumed more than four weeks at a stretch. Vasant Kusumakar Ras can be consumed if not more than 4 weeks along with Asanadi Kashayam or Ashtavargam Kashayam.
Vasant Kusumakar Ras effectively treats Diabetic carbuncles. It helps to restore the weakness of the patient. It also controls the high blood glucose often found as the symptom of this disease. It enhances the speed of recovery while reducing inflammation and redness. It also helps in preventing the infection that follows. This is how Vasant Kusumakar Ras helps to reduce the symptoms of Diabetic carbuncles.
In the case of amlapitta, Vasant Kusumakar Ras is used. In Gastritis and hyperacidity, this medicine can be used with other herbal ingredients.
Apart from the above-mentioned benefits, this Vasant Kusumakar Ras ayurvedic medicine is commonly used in the treatment of various other common diseases. This medicine is used in rejuvenation due to its anti-aging properties. Vasant Kusumakar Ras is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and memory loss. Nocturia and Insomnia are treated with this. It is also effective in Geriatric disorders and Haemophilia.
What are Side effects of Vasant Kusumakar Ras?
Self-medication of Vasant Kusumakar Ras might prove to be fatal. Only with an expert suggestion, this medicine should be composed. It is not suitable to take this medicine for a long period of time. If taken without any expert consultation, it can be very dangerous to the internal organs. Vasant Kusumakar Ras should never be consumed more than 2 months at a stretch. Children are not allowed to take this medicine. It should be avoided in times of pregnancy and lactation. You must avoid Vasant Kusumakar Ras if you are suffering from kidney diseases. Remember, this medicine does not cure diabetes. Instead, it controls the blood sugar and ineffective in Type 1 diabetes.
Compositions & Nature of Vasant Kusumakar Ras?
Vasant Kusumakar Ras contains a lot of metals in powdered form. To prepare this medicine, Swarna Bhasma and Rajata Bhasma are taken 20gm each. With it, Vanga Bhasma, Naga and Loha Bhasma are mixed 30gm each. In addition to that Abhraka Bhasma, Pravala Bhasma and Mukta Bhasma of 40 gm each are mixed. Now, cow milk, sugarcane juice, Vasa, Laksha, Udeechya, Kadali, Shatapatra, Malati, Mrigamada are taken in sufficient quantity for grinding. Vasant Kusumakar Ras is always collected well stoppered dry container.
Howto use Vasant Kusumakar Ras?
Vasant Kusumakar Ras is meant to be taken orally. The dosage is prescribed with factors like age, height, and weight taken into consideration. 2mg of this medicine is required for every 1 kg of the body weight. The Vasant Kusumakar Ras dosage may vary from 125 mg to 250 mg every day once or twice as prescribed by the doctor. At the same time, caution should be taken not to consume this more than 4 weeks at a stretch. Traditionally this medicine is taken with ghee, sugar, and honey. This medicine is best to be taken in the morning before or after food. Taking 500mg or more in a single day can be fatal for the patient.
Nutritional Value of Vasant Kusumakar Ras:
Vasant Kusumakar Ras is not meant for nutrition. It contains metallic compositions. This medicine pacifies tridosha and helps to balance Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. In a healthy person, this formulation is beneficial for the nerves and reproductive organs. It also takes care of the bladder and pancreas. Strength and nourishment are provided to the respective organs. Vasant Kusumakar Ras can be used as an ayurvedic supplement for the above-mentioned organs. These therapeutic benefits almost overshadow the nutritional value of this medicine.
So, if you are suffering from diabetes and need to stabilize the blood sugar, visit your ayurvedic expert and take consultation regarding Vasant Kusumakar Ras.