Rasa Panchaka of Vasa

Malabar nut – Vasaka – Medicinal qualities: Rasa (taste) – Tikta (bitter), Kashaya (astringent) Guna (qualities) – Laghu (light), Rooksha (dryness) Vipaka – Katu – undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion Veerya – Sheeta – cold potency Karma- Balances Kapha and Pitta Part used, dosage Part Used- Leaf,  Root, Flower, Whole plant Vasaka Dose –  Leaf Juice – 10-20 ml; Root decoction 40-80 ml; flower juice- 10-20 ml Leaf dry powder – 1 – 3 grams, once or twice a day Vasa Putapaka Swarasa – Juice extract by Putapaka method – 24 – 48 ml, once or twice a day Vasa Ghrita – herbal ghee – 5 – 10 grams

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