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Arvindasava (Aravindasavam) - Benefits, Uses, Indications and Dosage

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.NameLatin Name Part UsedQuantity
1.Water--24.576 litres
2.AravindaNelumbo nuciferaFlower48 g
3.MansiNardostachys jatamansiRhizome48 g
4.ElaElettaria cardamomumSeed48 g
5.HaritakiTerminalia chebulaPericarp48 g
6.MulethiGlycyrrhiza glabraRoot48 g
7.UshiraVetiveria zizanioidesRoot48 g
8.NeelkamalNymphaea stellateFlower48 g
9.MustaCyperus rotundusRhizome48 g
10.ArjunaTerminalia arjunaStem Bark48 g
11.BalaSida cordifoliaRoot48 g
12.GambhariGmelina arboreaFruit48 g
13.NiliniIndigofera tinctoriaRoot48 g
14.AnantmoolHemidesmus indicusRoot48 g
15.ManjishthaRubia cordifoliaRoot48 g
16.VachaAcorus calamusRhizome48 g
17.Pit PaparaFumaria parvifloraPlant48 g
18.AmalakiEmblica officinalisPericarp48 g
19.PatolaTrichosanthes dioicaLeaf48 g
20.Mura mansiSelinium tenuifoliumRoot48 g
21.ShyamaIpomoea turpethumRoot48 g
22.ShathiHedychium spicatumRhizome48 g
23.MadhukaMadhuca indicaFlower48 g
24.BibhitakiTerminalia belliricaPericarp48 g
25.DhatakiWoodfordia fruticosaFlower768 g
26.DrakshaVitis viniferaDried Fruit960 g
27.MadhuHoney-2.400 kg
28.SharkaraSugar-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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