Arvindasava (Aravindasavam) - Benefits, Uses, Indications and Dosage
Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Rogadhikaar - Balarogadhikara
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.
|S. No.||Name||Latin Name||Part Used||Quantity|
|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|
Method of Preparation
- Take all the ingredients in exact quantity.
- 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.
- Wash and dry dhataki and draksha.
- Now pour the water to ingredients, add sharkara, mix, dissolve and refine through muslin cloth.
- Shift the filtrate into another container and add powdered form herbs, dhataki, draksha and madhu. Now seal the container.
- Keep sealed and place it in a fermentation room for about one month.
- On completion of fermentation, filtrate the fermented material and pack in air tight containers.
- Infants - 10-20 drops, 2-3 times.
- Adults - 3 to 12 ml with equal amount of water, two times after the meal.
Almost all health issues of children, one of them is Delayed milestone.
- Loss of appetite
- Low immunity
Abdominal irritation with high doses.
Avoid its use before food.