Vidaryadi Leham – Ingredients, Uses and, Dosage

Vidaryadi Leham or Vidaryadi Lehya is an ayurvedic medicinal preparation in the form of jam. It is prepared by using vidaryadi gana drugs. It has almost all the properties of the vidaryadi gana and used in treating phthisis, chronic bronchitis, emaciation, spasmodic dyspepsia and all diseases caused by vata and pitta. It can also increase body weight and thus helps in weight gain. Other indications are its an excellent cardiac tonic, nourishes the tissues, cures wasting disease, tumors of the abdomen, body aches, breathing difficulty, cough, etc.

Ingredients of Vidaryadi Leham

Madhura Dravya (sweeteening substances) :

  1. Guda (Jaggery)
  2. Madhu (Honey)

Drava Dravya (Liquid materail)

  1. Ghruta (Cows ghee/Clarified butter)

Kwatha Dravya (Material for preparing decoction)

  1. Vidari (Pueraria tuberosa)
  2. Eranda moola (root of Ricinus communis)
  3. Vruchikali (Heliotropium indicum)
  4. Vruschiva/Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa)
  5. Devahwaya/Devadaru (Cedrus deodara)
  6. Masha parni (Vigna radiata)
  7. Mudga Parni (Dysolobium pilosum)
  8. Kandukari/Kapikacchu (Mucuna pruriens)
  9. Jeevana Panchamoola
    1. Abhiru/Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)
    2. Veera/Kakoli (Roscoea purpurea)
    3. Jeevanti (Leptadenia Reticulata)
    4. Jeevaka (Microstylis muscifera)
    5. Rushabhaka (Microstylis wallichii)
  10. Laghu Panchamoola
    1. Brahati (Solanum indicum)
    2. Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum)
    3. Shalaparni (Desmodium gangeticum)
    4. Prishnaparni (Uraria picta)
    5. Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris)
  11. Gopasuta/Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus)
  12. Tripadi/Hamsaraja (Desmodium triflorum)

Prakshepaka Choorna (powders to be added at last)

  1. Vidari (Pueraria tuberosa)
  2. Eranda moola (root of Ricinus communis)
  3. Vruchikali (Heliotropium indicum)
  4. Vruschiva/Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa)
  5. Devahwaya/Devadaru (Cedrus deodara)
  6. Masha parni (Vigna radiata)
  7. Mudga Parni (Dysolobium pilosum)
  8. Kandukari/Kapikacchu (Mucuna pruriens)
  9. Jeevana Panchamoola
    1. Abhiru/Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)
    2. Veera/Kakoli (Roscoea purpurea)
    3. Jeevanti (Leptadenia Reticulata)
    4. Jeevaka (Microstylis muscifera)
    5. Rushabhaka (Microstylis wallichii)
  10. Laghu Panchamoola
    1. Brahati (Solanum indicum)
    2. Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum)
    3. Shalaparni (Desmodium gangeticum)
    4. Prishnaparni (Uraria picta)
    5. Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris)
  11. Gopasuta/Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus)
  12. Tripadi/Hamsaraja (Desmodium triflorum)

Preparation of Vidaryadi Leham

All the above-specified ingredients for preparing the decoction are taken in prescribed quantity in a vessel. Water is added eight times to the whole ingredients and boiled. When the decoction is reduced to one-fourth quantity of the water, it is filtered and kept.

Then to the decoction, the crushed jaggery and other powdered ingredients are added and boiled till it attains a semisolid in appearance. During the procedure, one must stir it continuously. Then it is allowed to cool down by taking out from the fire. When it cools, honey is added and remixed and stored for use.

Indications of Vidaryadi Leham

  1. Hrudya (good for the heart)
  2. Bhrumhana (nourishes the tissues)
  3. Vata Pitta hara (useful in the vata and pitta predominant conditions)
  4. Shosha (wasting diseases)
  5. Gulma (abdominal tumors)
  6. Angamarda (body aches)
  7. Urdhwa Shwasa (variety of breathing difficulty)
  8. Kasa hara (cures cough)

Dosage and Adjuvant:

In general 5 to 20 gms once or twice daily with suitable adjuvant or as directed by the physician.

Reference :

  1. Ashtanga Hrudaya Sutra Stana 15/9-10

Also Check, Vidaryadi KashayamVidaryadi GhritamVidaryadi Yamakam

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