Reference: Sahasrayogam – Leha prakarana – 1.

Introduction

Bilwadi Lehyam is an Ayurvedic medicine also known by other names like Bilwadi Leha, Bilwadi Lehyam, Bilvadi Leham, Vilvadi leham etc. It is used to treat the variety of stomach related complaints like vomiting, nausea, low digestion power etc.

Ingredients and How to Prepare?

Bilwa – Aegle marmelos – 1.536 kg is added with 12.288 liters of water, boiled and reduced to 3.072 liters, filtered. To this Kashayam (decoction) 768 grams of one year old jaggery is added and heated to semi solid consistency.

It is added with 12 g of each of the following:-

Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Coriander, Cumin, Caraway, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Nagakeshar (Mesua ferrea), Trikatu – Pepper, Long Pepper and Ginger.

Dosage

Take 5 – 10 g two times in a day.

This medicine is prescribed to be taken in small quantities or in repeated dosage of around 2 gms, multiple times a day.

Dosage for children below 5 years of age – 1 – 2 grams, once or twice a day, along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.

Dosage for children between 5 – 12 years of age – 5 grams once or twice a day along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.

Indications

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Low digestion power
  • Anorexia
  • Asthma

Contraindications

To be taken under medical supervision.

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