Chavikasavam – Benefits, Ingredients, Dosage, Side Effects

Chavikasavam is an Ayurvedic medicine used mainly in abdominal and urinary tract disorders. It is a liquid medicine having self generated alcohol. It contains 5 – 10 % of self generated alcohol.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.

Chavikasavam uses: It is used in conditions
Sarva Gulma Vikara – abdominal tumours and related diseases.
Prameha – urinary tract disorders
Pratishyaya – allergic rhinitis, Upper respiratory tract infection
Kshaya – tuberculosis, chronic respiratory diseases
Kasa – cough, cold
Vatashonita – gout
Udara, Antravruddhi – ascites, abdominal distension and hernia.

Useful in dyspepsia and anemia.

Chavikasavam side effects: Very high dose may cause burning sensation in stomach and diarrhea.
Children, Pregnant and lactating mothers should seek medical advice before taking this medicine.

Dose: 10 – 30  ml, once or twice a day, along with water, after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
Dose for children below 5 years of age – 2 – 5 ml, once or twice day, mixed with equal amount of water, after food.
Dose for children 5 – 12 years of age – 5 – 10 ml, once or twice a day, mixed with water.

Chavikasavam ingredients:
Chavya – Piper cubeba – 2.4 kg
Chitraka – Leadwort – Pumbago zeylanica – 1.2 kg
480 grams of
Vashpika – Kala Jeera – Black cumin seed – Nigella sativa
Pushkaramoola – Inula racemosa
Shadgrantha – Acorus calamus
Hapusha – Juniperus communis
Shati – Hedychium spicatum
Patolamoola – Pointed gourd – Trichosanthes cucumerina
Triphala – Amla, Haritaki, Vibhitaki
Yavani – Trachyspermum ammi
Kutajatvak – Connessi bark – Holarrhena antidysenterica
Vishala – Citrullus colocynthis
Dhanyaka – Coriander
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata
Danti – Baliospermum montanum
240 grams of
Krumighna – Embelia ribes
Musta – cyperus rotundus
Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
Devadaru – Cedrus deodara
Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and ginger
The above ingredients are added with 98.304 liters of water, boiled and reduced to 12.288 liters.
It is added with Jaggery – 14.4 kg
Dhataki – Woodfordia fruiticosa – 960 grams
Chaturjata – Cinnamon bark, leaves, Cardamom and Mesua ferrea – 384 grams
Lavanga – clove, Trikatu (pepper, long pepper and ginger) – 48 grams each.
The total ingredients are taken in a vessel smeared with ghee, and kept for fermenatation for one month.
The actual dose told in the verse is 192 ml per day, in the morning.

Reference: Yogaratnakara Ajeerna Rogadhikara.
Manufacturer: Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal.
Presentation: Bottle of 450 ml.

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  1. Bob Robertson says:

    Sir can this be taken with Balarista for general age related dibility and muscular degenaration and as a recuperating agent for post hernia sergery. Also with chawanprasha.

    Regards & many Thanks.

  2. Ashna R says:

    Is there any dietary changes that should be followed?

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