Aravindasavam – uses, dosage, side effects and ingredients

Aravindasavam is a liquid Ayurvedic medicine used in children to improve digestion, body weight and strength. It is also used as a general tonic for all childhood complaints. 
Reference: Bhaishajya ratnavali, Balaroga context 185 – 189

Aravindasavam uses: 
Aravindasavam is used children’s problems like child does not eat well, lack of proper body weight, lack of strength.
It is also used in treating Grahadosha – psychological problems of children like – crying without reason, throwing tantrums etc.

Arvindasav Ayurveda dose: 3 – 12 ml once or twice a day, after food with equal quantity of water or as directed by Ayurvedic expert.
Arvindasava side effects: High dose may cause gastric irritation. It is better to avoid giving this before food.
How long to use?
Based on doctor’s prescription, this medicine can be used for several months.

Arvindasav medicine composition: 
Aravinda (lotus – Nelumbo nucifera) – Flower – 48 g
Usheera (Vetivera zizanioides) – Root – 48 g
Kashmari (Gmelina arborea) – Fruit – 48 g
Utpala (Nymphaea stellata) – Flower – 48 g
Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia) – Root – 48 g
Bala (Sida cordifolia) – Root – 48 g
Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi) – Rhizome – 48 g
Ela – Cardamom – Seed – 48 g
Ambuda – Musta (Cyperus rotundus) – Rhizome – 48 g
Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus) – Root – 48 g
Shiva – Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) – Fruit – 48 g
Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) – Fruit rind – 48 g
Vacha (Acorus calamus) – Rhizome – 48 g
Amalaki – Amla – Fruit – 48 g
Shati (Hedychium spicatum) – Rhizome – 48 g
Shyama – Trivrit (Ipomoea turpethum) – Root – 48 g
Neelini – Indigofera tinctoria – Root – 48 g
Patola (Trichosanthes dioica) – Leaf / Plant – 48 g
Parpata (Fumaria parviflora) – Whole plant – 48 g
Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) – Stem Bark – 48 g
Madhuka (Madhuca indica) – Flower – 48 g
Yashti madhu (Licorice) – Root – 48 g
Mura (Selinium tenuifolium) – Root – 48 g
Draksha – Dry grapes – Fruit – 960 g 
Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) – Flower – 768 g
water – 24.576 liters
Sugar – 4.8 kg
Honey – 2.4 kg

Method of manufacturing – sugar is dissolved in water, filtered. to it, coarse powder of rest of the ingredients and honey are added and mixed well. Kept sealed in a mud pot for 1 month for fermentation. It is then filtered and stored in air tight container.

Traditional reference of product description:

Expiry date of Aravindasavam: 10 years from the date of manufacture.
Storage: Store in a cool place in tightly closed amber coloured bottle, protect from light and moisture.

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  1. Hi Doctor

    Our doctor has presribed Aravindasavam for my son. She has prescribed 5 ml before food. But in your website it is suggested that it is better to avoid giving this before food.
    It is given to my son for he used to not to eat well and was running away from eating.

    But I am giving him before food, 5ml twice or thrice a day. He is eating well though after that. The course is going on for around 5 weeks now.
    Pls suggest


  2. Thanks Dr.Hebbar.

  3. Mrs Shalu says:

    Dear Doctor is it compulsory to give it with water. I usually give my child 3-5 ml without water after food

    • Not very necessary. Some kids may find it a bit ‘strong’ or ‘hot’. That is why it is generally advised to mix water with it before giving. if your child is comfortable, then no need of adding water.

  4. dharamjot says:

    I have been giving my 2 year old this 5ml daily for about 4 months. Whenever i stop giving it to her i notice her appetite really drops.
    Is it ok to give on a long term basis?

  5. Bhanwar singh says:

    Which reputed company prepares Arvindasavam.

  6. Dear Doctor,
    What is the dosage for 22 month old kid? Thanks in advance.

  7. Is this useful for weight gain or increase in appetite

  8. doctor my child 5 years is gluten intolerant. even on gluten free diet his digestive system is very delicate and reacts to most preservatives etc.he is currently taking aravindasavam (10 ml) two times a day. and 1/4th tspn haridrakhand once in the morning. both after food. will help his overall digestion

  9. seethalakshmi says:

    Doctor, my daughter is 21 month old and our physician has prescribed aravindasav to be given till she is 5 yrs old. Is it okay to give this medicine for a longer period.
    Will this medicine help in building immunity also?

  10. Harsh Bammi says:

    Doctor please suggest that , Arvindasav syrup 10 ml twice a day with equal amount of water is right dose for 9 year old male child

  11. My daughter is 8 months old and what is the dosage of aravindasava.and frequently she is suffering from nose block and congestion.plz advice some medicine

  12. Dr, my daughter eats food, not fussy at all. but, she has digestion problem, and continously gets cold , can i give this tonic to her she is 5 yrs old

  13. My son is 20 months old he is allergic to buffalo milk ,so we give him cows milk, and he has digestionproblem, 4_5 times hegoes to stool, pls tell dosage of the aravindaaswa to give

  14. Navadha says:

    I am giving aravindasav by baidyanath to my 2 ye old son since more than a year regularly two times with water daily. Since 7-8 days he is smelling like acetone in his breath particularly from nose. Can aravindasav can be a cause? I m really worried please help….

  15. Can this be given to infants around 4 months old?

  16. sonal belchada says:

    hi my Kid is 3 yrs old and i have recently started giving Aravindasava by Sawdeshi Ayurved Bhandar without water 5ml twice a day, as he is very fussy about food, and skip meals too i force him to eat but he will not eat. Hope this medicine will help him to increase his appetite.

  17. Vikas kumar says:

    can arvindasav be used for treatment of nosebleed.

  18. Hi Doctor, My son is 7 yrs old and is underweight by 4 kgs, doc has prescribed Aravindasavam+ balamritam 10 ml twice a day and acidact tab half twice a day ,all after food for 15 days. Doctor pls advice if this help. Why is acidact tab taken with this??

  19. Doctor, my son is 7 yrs and is underweight by 4 kgs, doctor has prescribed him Aravindasavam+balamritam 10 ml twice a day along with Acidact tab(half) a day all after meals for 15 days. Please advise if this dosage will help him gain weight and strength. And ppls also let know the use of intake of Acidact tab.

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello madam, Acidact might be prescribed to relieve any stomach irritation that your son may have or that might be caused due to taking the above combination.

  20. Sir,
    I have started giving arvindasav to my son of 34 months today, of 5 ml with 5 ml of water, but suddenly there are rashes over his body with itching , is this a side effect? What should I do ? Can you please suggest Doctorow

  21. davinder says:

    hi Dr. is there any treatment for cerebral palsy in ayurveda. my son is 8 yrs old

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello sir, Ayurveda has presented very good effects in patients of Cerebral palsy. Although cerebral palsy may not be entirely cured, Ayurvedic treatment can certainly aid to lessen disability and increase the functioning of the affected individual to a great extent.
      Panchkarma treatments which are beneficial in this condition are:
      Abhyangam: Massage of the whole body with medicated oils
      Pinda sweda

  22. manjeet parashar says:

    What dose(in ml) should be given to my 8 months baby who have a history of vomiting milk regularly.Is there any other useful medicine for a baby like this?

  23. Hello Doctor,
    My Daughter is 3 years old, she has been into very frequent fevers and cold for the past 4 months especially after starting her playschool. we have taken all the test and had confirmed that it only viral infections. I am very much worried that she being taking lot of Antibiotics and her food intake is very less and her weight is coming is not up to to her age. Please advise if Aravindasava can he used for my daughter.

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Yes madam, You can give. But please do take a advice from Ayurvedic Physician as she is 3 years old.

  24. Yaksh_mom says:

    Hi, My son do not like the taste of Arvindasava. Please let me know can I add it to his glass of milk. Doctor has suggested me as my son is underweight.

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      No madam you cannot give. It will cause gastric irritation

      Here are some more remedies you can try to increase his weight:
      1. Banana — is rich in dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin C and very good source of Vitamin B6, and is a energy dense nutritious food.
      2. Ghee — Ghee can be added in almost all the food that the baby takes after 7 months. Every day around 1 teaspoon of ghee can be added in the baby’s food. Start with few drops of ghee at first and slowly increase the quantity
      3. Dry Fruits — include almond, pistachio, fig, cashew are energy dense

  25. says:

    Dear Sir,
    Can you pls suggest us if this will help in increase of the height of the child.

  26. says:

    Pls let us know do we have any medicine in ayurveda for height growth.

  27. Anjana ajith says:

    Docter What is dosage for 12 month old kid

  28. josephine says:

    My daughter is suffering from pus cells 2/3 in urine and stool she gets irritation in the urine tract and when stool pass she get pain age 3 years 11 month please suguest any ayurvedic medicine

  29. Nice article

  30. Can I use this for autistic kid?

  31. is this medicine helpful for atopic dermatitis

  32. Hello Doctor, my son is 3.5 years old and complaining about itchy bumps, we are worried it might be worms, checked on baba ramdev’s video that giving arvindasavam also helps in deworming. is it true, if yes how much amount of this medicine should we give it to him? Thanks in advance

    • Hi, the itchy bumps sound more like allergic hives. Consulting an Ayurveda doctor directly makes more sense.
      In either case, Aravindasava – 5 ml, mixed with 5 ml of water, 2 times a day after food for 2 – 3 weeks is useful.
      For further advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      For email advice, please write to our health experts here (paid service) –

  33. Helo dr. My son is 4yr old n he has very weak digetion n dr give him musthaaarishtsm is it safe to give him or not n after give him musthaaarishtsm he passing gas to much im worried please help


    • Hi, it is apparently safe in a dose of 3 ml, mixed with 5 ml of water, 2 times a day for 1 month time. Please continue it for 2 weeks time. If gas persists, then consult an Ayurveda doctor and stop using it.

  34. Helo

    dr my son is 4yr old n with very weak digetion dr give him musthaaarishtsm
    Is ut safe to give him? N aftr give him musthaaarishtsm passing gas to much im worried pls help

  35. Shalu chandel says:

    is Arvindasava is useful in cerebral palsy………my son is not able to sit and walk…he’s 1 year old

  36. What is the arvindasava dose to be given to the 3 year old child ?

  37. MY child doesn’t go potty 2 and three days but when goes after it so cries to pass stool so recommend any medicine in herb as already stared to give Arvindasava patanjali syrupy

    • Please give Arvindansav as per your doctor’s advice.
      Include half a banana with his foods.
      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

      For email advice (not a reliable option, we do not promise any cure), please write to our health experts here (paid service) –

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