Lohasava is an Ayurvedic medicine for Anemia. It is a liquid Ayurvedic medicine.It contains naturally processed Iron.
Lohasava contains 4 – 10 % of self generated alcohol in it. This self generated alcohol and the water present in the product acts as a media to deliver water and alcohol soluble the active herbal components to the body.
Reference: Sharangdhara Samhita ma. 10/34-38
Lohasav dose: 12 – 24 ml. one or two times a day, usually advised after food.
If needed, it can be mixed with equal quantity of water.
Lightcpathya rules are to be followed.
Lohasavam uses – Lohasava is used as Ayurvedic medicine for Anemia. Apart from anemia, lohasava is also used in the treatment of swelling, inflammation, liver and spleen conditions, itching, diabetes, gulma, ascites, piles, asthma, anorexia,cough, fistula, grahani and certain digestive diseases. Increase digestion quickly. Gradually improves pallor.
Vahnikaram param – very useful to improve digestion strength and metabolism.
Pandu – useful medicine for anemia.
Shvayathu – useful in many inflammatory conditions
Gulma – useful in abdominal tumors, distension
Jatara Ruja – useful to relieve abdominal colic.
Arshas Ruja – relieves pain and inflammation of piles
Kushta – used extensively in treatment of many skin disorders
Pleeha – useful in splenomegaly
Kandu – useful in pruritis, itching
Kasa – useful in cough, cold
Shvasa – useful in wheezing, asthma
Bhagandhara – useful in fistula in ano.
Arochaka – useful in anorexia
Grahani – malabsorption syndrome, IBS
Hrudroga – cardiac disorder, arrhythmia.
Lohasav side effects: Lohasava contains Iron. Accidental overdose in children below 6 may cause fatal poisoning symptoms. Lohasava should always be taken under medical supervision and preferably after food. High dose in adults may cause gastritis and vomitting.
Shodhita Loha (Purified, herbal processed Iron) – 192 g
Shunti – Ginger – Rhizome – 192 g
Black pepper – Piper nigrum – Fruit – 192 g
Long pepper – Piper longum – Fruit – 192 g
Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) – Fruit rind – 192 g
Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellierica) – Fruit rind – 192 g
Amla – Indian Gooseberry – Emblica officinalis – Fruit – 192 g
Yavani (Trachyspermum ammi) – Fruit – 192 g
Vidanga (Embelia ribes) – Fruit – 192 g
Mustaka (Cyperus rotundus) – Rhizome – 192 g
Chitra – Eranda (Ricinus communis) – Root – 192 g
Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) – Flower – 960 g
Honey – 3.072 kg
Jaggery – 4.8 kg
Water – 24.576 liters.
Method of manufacturing:
All the herbs are taken in coarse powder form. First, jaggery is mixed with water, dissolved and filtered for waste particles. It is added with rest of the ingredients, and kept for fermentation, in a clean air tight vessel. After fermentation completion, the contents are filtered and the obtained liquid is Lohasava.
Safe for kids?
It is safe to use this medicine in lower dose, in children above 5 years of age.
Accidental over-dosage in children may lead to sever side effects. Hence, must be avoided.
Pregnancy and lactation –
During pregnancy it is best to take only under medical supervision. Self medication during pregnancy should be avoided.
It can be taken during lactation period, under doctor’s advice, for a short period of time.
Manufacturers: Zandu, Sandu, Dabur, Baidyanath, Arya Vaidya Sala, AVP.
Expiry date: 10 years from the date of manufacture.
Storage: Store in a cool place in tightly closed amber coloured bottle, protect from light and moisture.