Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Rogadhikaar - Balarogadhikara

Introduction

Arvindasava is an herbal formulation of brown color with bitter taste. It is a magical tonic for the problems of adolescence. Arvindasava is a liquid preparation done by fermentation, which consists alcohol that is self-generated during the preparation process. The main ingredient in Arvindasava is arvind. Arvind is commonly known as kamal in Hindi and lotus in English. Arvind is sacred to goddess of prosperity, Devi Lakshmi. All parts of arvind has some therapeutic value.

It contains alkaloids and flavonoids etc. which have properties like anti-viral, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, anti-pyretic, anti-cancerous, immunomodulatory, aphrodisiac, hepatoprotective, lipolytic, hypoglycemic, and antidiarrheal.

One another ingredient mansi is known to have sedative, neuroprtotective, carminative, antispasmodic and antioxidant properties.

Ingredients

S. No. Name Latin Name Part Used Quantity
1. Water - - 24.576 litres
2. Aravinda Nelumbo nucifera Flower 48 g
3. Mansi Nardostachys jatamansi Rhizome 48 g
4. Ela Elettaria cardamomum Seed 48 g
5. Haritaki Terminalia chebula Pericarp 48 g
6. Mulethi Glycyrrhiza glabra Root 48 g
7. Ushira Vetiveria zizanioides Root 48 g
8. Neelkamal Nymphaea stellate Flower 48 g
9. Musta Cyperus rotundus Rhizome 48 g
10. Arjuna Terminalia arjuna Stem Bark 48 g
11. Bala Sida cordifolia Root 48 g
12. Gambhari Gmelina arborea Fruit 48 g
13. Nilini Indigofera tinctoria Root 48 g
14. Anantmool Hemidesmus indicus Root 48 g
15. Manjishtha Rubia cordifolia Root 48 g
16. Vacha Acorus calamus Rhizome 48 g
17. Pit Papara Fumaria parviflora Plant 48 g
18. Amalaki Emblica officinalis Pericarp 48 g
19. Patola Trichosanthes dioica Leaf 48 g
20. Mura mansi Selinium tenuifolium Root 48 g
21. Shyama Ipomoea turpethum Root 48 g
22. Shathi Hedychium spicatum Rhizome 48 g
23. Madhuka Madhuca indica Flower 48 g
24. Bibhitaki Terminalia bellirica Pericarp 48 g
25. Dhataki Woodfordia fruticosa Flower 768 g
26. Draksha Vitis vinifera Dried Fruit 960 g
27. Madhu Honey - 2.400 kg
28. Sharkara Sugar - 4.800 kg

Method of Preparation

  1. Take all the ingredients in exact quantity.
  2. Now take herbs from number 2-24, Aravinda, Ushira, Kashmari, nilotpala, Manjishtha, ela, Bala, mansi, musta, shvetasariva, haritaki, bibhitaka, vacha Amalaki, Shathi, shyama, Nilini, Patola, arjuna, Madhuka and mura etc. Pass these through 44 number sieve to get powder.
  3. Wash and dry dhataki and draksha.
  4. Now pour the water to ingredients, add sharkara, mix, dissolve and refine through muslin cloth.
  5. Shift the filtrate into another container and add powdered form herbs, dhataki, draksha and madhu. Now seal the container.
  6. Keep sealed and place it in a fermentation room for about one month.
  7. On completion of fermentation, filtrate the fermented material and pack in air tight containers.

Dosage

  • Infants - 10-20 drops, 2-3 times.
  • Adults - 3 to 12 ml with equal amount of water, two times after the meal.

Indications

Almost all health issues of children, one of them is Delayed milestone.

  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low immunity
  • Weakness
  • Anorexia
  • Psychosis
  • Cough
  • Rickets
  • Diarrhea
  • Laziness

Contraindications

Abdominal irritation with high doses.

Avoid its use before food.

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