Lodhrasavam – Uses, Dose, Ingredients And Side Effects

Lodhrasavam is a liquid Ayurvedic medicine used in leucoderma, anemia, obesity etc. Lodhrasavam contains 5 – 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 active herbal components to the body.  Lodhrasavam is also known as Lodhrasav, Lodhrasava and Rodhrasava.

Lodhrasavam 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.

 

Lodhrasavam  uses – 
Lodhrasvam is used as natural remedy for heavy period.
It is also used in other bleeding conditions like piles. Apart from these indications, Lodhrasava is used in the treatment of anemia, digestive diseases, skin diseases and intestinal worms.
It is useful for the treatment of obesity.

Traditional uses of Rodhrasava –
Meha – urinary disorders, diabetes
Arsha – haemorrhoids
Shvitra – leucoderma
Kushta – skin diseases
Aruchi – anorexia, lack of interest in food
Krumi – intestinal worm infestation
Pandu – anemia
Grahani – Malabsorption syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Sthulata – Obesity

Doctors also use this for the treatment of –
Polyurea – frequent urination problem.

Lodhrasavam side effects: In prescribed dosage, it  is not having any side effects.

Lodhrasavam ingredients:
Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa) – Stem Bark – 12 g
Murva – marsdenia tenacissima – Root – 12 g
Shati – Hedychium spicatum – Rhizome – 12 g
Vella – Vidanga – False Black Pepper – Embelia ribes – Fruit -12 g
Bharngi – Clerodendron serratum – Root – 12 g
Nata – Tagara – Valerian Root – Rhizome – 12 g
Nakha – capparis sepiaria – Fruit – 12 g
Plava – Musta – Cyperus rotundus – root – 12 g
Kalinga – Holarrhena antidysenterica – seeds – 12 g
Kushta – Saussurea lappa – root – 12 g
Kramuka – Betel nut – 12 g
Priyangu – Callicarpa macrophylla – Flower – 12 g
Ativisha – Aconitum heterophyllum –  Root – 12 g
Agni – Chitraka – Lead wort – Plumbago zeylanica – 12 g
Vishala – Indravaruni – Citrullus colocynthis – Fruit – 12 g
Twak – Cinnamon – root bark – 12 g
Ela – Cardamom – 12 g
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala – Leaf – 12 g
Nagakeshara – Mesua ferrea – Stamen – 12 g
Bhunimba – Andrographis paniculata – Whole plant – 12 g
Katuki – Picrorhiza kurroa – Root – 12 g
Yavani – Bishop’s weed – Trachyspermum ammi – Fruit – 12 g
Pushkaramoola – Inula racemosa – Root – 12 g
Patha – Cyclea peltata – Root – 12 g
Granthi – Piper longum – Root – 12 g
Chavya – Piper chaba – Root – 12 g
Triphala – Haritaki, Vibhitaki, Amla – each fruit – 12 g
Water for decoction – 12.288 liters, boiled and reduced to 3.072 liters
Makshika – Madhu – 1.536 kg

Method of preparation:
The first set of ingredients are added with specified amount of water, boiled and Kashayam is prepared. to it, honey is added, and kept closed in an air tight container for fermentation for 15 days. After that, contents are filtered and preserved.

Reference: Ashtanga Hrudaya, Chikitsa sthana 12/24-27, Ayurvedic Formulary of India
lodhrasava

Safe for kids? 
It is safe to use this medicine in lower dose, in children above 5 years of age.
Pregnancy and lactation –
During pregnancy it is best avoided.
It can be taken during lactation period, under doctor’s advice, for a short period of time.
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.


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Comments

  1. Is it similar to madhvasav, which is mentioned in Charak Samhita Chikitsa Sthan for Prameha?

  2. Rajesh Aggarwal says:

    Where to get this medicine?

  3. SWARUP CHATTERJEE says:

    Does anyone knows how does it works in our body ?

  4. pradeep christian says:

    IS IT RECOMMENDED FOR MORE URINATION IN DIABETES ?

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