Poothikasavam is a liquid Ayurvedic medicine, used mainly in the treatment of hemorrhoids, stomach and spleen disorders. It 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 the active herbal components to the body.
Reference: Ashtanga Hrudayam
12 – 24 ml. one or two times a day, usually advised after food.
If needed, it can be mixed with equal quantity of water.
It can be administered for a period of 4 – 6 weeks.
Hemorrhoids, splenomegaly, anemia, sprue, rheumatoid arthritis, dysuria.
Poothikasavam side effects and precautions:
Over-dosage is best avoided.
Store in a cool dry place.
Pregnant, lactating mothers and children should seek medical advice before taking this medicine.
Poothika – Chiruvilwa – Bark of Holoptelea integrifolia
Shunti – ginger
Maricha – Black pepper
Pippali – Long pepper
Shelf life – 10 years from the date of manufacture.
Manufacturers: Kerala Ayurveda, Sitaram Ayurveda Pharmacy, Kakkanat Ayurveda Asramam