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Kumaryasava - Kumari asav Benefits, Uses, Indications and Dosage

Reference: Yoga Ratnakara, Ayurvedic Formulary of India.


Kumaryasava ( Kumari Asav or Kumaryasavam) is a poly-herbal liquid preparation, also known by other names like Kumaryasava no. 1 or Kumari Asava no. 3. This Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of gastritis, cough, cold, breathlessness, piles & urinary tract disorders etc.

Kumaryasava consists of 5 - 10 % of self-generated alcohol in it. The self-generated alcohol and water present in the product, act a way to distribute water and alcohol with dissolved active herbal components to the body. Kumari means Aloe Vera which is its main ingredient along with other herbs.

Kumaryasava Ingredients

S. No. Name Latin Name Part Used Quantity
1. Kumari Rasa (Aloe Vera) juice extract 12.288 liters
2. Jaggery 4.8 kg
3. Makshika (Honey) 2.4 kg
4. Pakva Loha (Loha Bhasma) (Iron calx) 24 g
5. Shunti (Ginger) Zingiber officinale Rhizome 24 g
6. Maricha (Pepper) Piper nigrum Fruit 24 g
7. Pippali (long pepper) Piper longum Fruit 24 g
8. Lavanga (clove) Syzygium aromaticum Flower bud 24 g
9. Twak (Cinnamon) Cinnamomum zeylanicum Bark 24 g
10. Ela (Cardamom) Elettaria cardamomum Fruit 24 g
11. Patra Cinnamomum tamala Leaf 24 g
12. Nagakeshara Mesua ferrea Stamen 24 g
13. Vidanga (False black pepper) Embelia ribes Fruit 24 g
14. Gajapippali (Long pepper) Piper longum Fruit 24 g
15. Chavya Piper chaba Fruit 24 g
16. Amalaki Emblica officinalis Fruit 24 g
17. Hapusha Juniperus communis Fruit 24 g
18. Chitraka Plumbago zeylancia Root 24 g
19. Pippali moola (long pepper) Piper longum Root 24 g
20. Dhanyaka (Coriander) Coriandrum sativum Seed 24 g
21. Musta Cyperus rotundus Root 24 g
22. Haritaki Terminalia chebula Fruit rind 24 g
23. Kramuka (Betel nut) Areca catechu 24 g
24. Kutki Picrorhiza kurrooa 24 g
25. Rasna Pluchea lanceolata Root/leaf 24 g
26. Devadaru Cedrus deodara Bark 24 g
27. Haridra (Turmeric) Curcuma longa Rhizome 24 g
28. Vibhitaki Terminalia bellerica Fruit rind 4.8 kg
29. Bala Sida cordifolia Root 24 g
30. Daruharidra Berberis aristata Stem 24 g
31. Murva Marsdenia tenacissima Root 24 g
32. Shatahva (Shatapushpa) Anethum sowa Fruit 24 g
33. Lodhra Symplocos racemosa Stem bark 24 g
34. Utanjana Blepharis edulis Seed 24 g
35. Gokshura Tribulus terrestris Whole plant 24 g
36. Yashtimadhu (Licorice) Root 24 g
37. Danti Baliospermum montanum Root 24 g
38. Pushkaramoola Inula racemosa Root 24 g
39. Atibala Abutilon indicum Root 24 g
40. Kapikacchu Mucuna pruriens Seed 24 g
41. Makshika Bhasma 24 g
42. Hingupatri Ferula nathex Leaf 24 g
43. Akallaka (Akarakarabha) Anacyclus pyrethrum Root 24 g
44. Shweta and Rakta Punarnava Boerhavia diffusa Root 24 g
45. Dhataki Woodfordia fruticosa Flower 384 g

Methods of Preparation Kumaryasava

Extracted juice of Aloe Vera from the leaves is added with rest of the ingredients. All herbs used in this medicine are taken in coarse powder form. Then this mixture is enclosed in air tight container for further process of fermentation. After it get fermented, the contents are filtered and preserved.

Its shelf life is of 10 years. After opening the bottle once, it is better to use it within 2 months.

Properties of Kumaryasava

Kumari asav is used to manage the various health issues like liver disorders, digestive problems etc. It supports the good health of liver and maintains the healthy liver functions. Manage proper secretion of bile. Kumaryasava helps in the cleansing of liver and eliminates the toxins from liver. Hence use of this medicine is quite effective in the jaundice, spleen disorders, splenomegaly etc. To resolve the digestive complications, use of Kumaryasava is quite useful. It supports the healthy digestion and helps to manage the various problems like gas formation, loss of appetite, heart burn, nausea, flatulence, abdominal pain, bloating etc. For constipation, this medicine helps in the loosening of stools. Use of this medicine is good in piles. In the case of urinary tract disorders, Kumaryasava is known to be an effective medicine. It also helps to manage the problems associated with the urinary tract disorders like frequent urination, painful urination, inflammation of bladder, urinary incontinence etc. Kumaryasava is a beneficial Ayurvedic formulation to manage the various female health issues like anemia, menstrual complications, ovarian dysfunctions, infertility etc.

Indications - Kumaryasava Uses

  • Kumaryasava is used in treatment of diseases like that of liver and spleen, cough, respiratory ailments, hyperacidity, female infertility, anemia, jaundice and impaired digestion etc.
  • This medicine is helpful in appropriate secretion of bile.
  • It gives strength to the liver.
  • Kumaryasava is beneficial in case of (Amenorrhea) in females which has developed due to ovarian dysfunction.
  • Provides effective result in splenomegaly & hepatomegaly.
  • It is a useful remedy for Anemic & infertility in females.
  • Helpful in many diseases of heart.
  • This Asava provides positive effect in urinary diseases.
  • It relieves you from the condition of strained micturition
  • Kumaryasava can reduce swelling and provide relief from the problem of constipation.
  • It is a useful remedy in case of Piles and lessens the anorexia.
  • Good for calculus & seminal disorders.
  • Effectively improves the appetite.
  • Kumaryasava shows tonic and nourishing properties.
  • Increases hemoglobin in female & male.
  • Also effective as an Aphrodisiac.


  • Take about 15 - 30 ml. once or twice a day, usually advised after food.
  • If there is a need it can be mixed with equal quantity of water.


  • This medicine must be taken under strict medical supervision.
  • It can be considered safe to use this medicine in lower dose, in children above 5 years of age.
  • A very high dose may result in gastric irritation symptoms.
  • It is best to avoid this medicine during pregnancy and lactation period.
Note:- This is pure classical Ayurvedic medicine and should be strictly consumed only after prescription of an Ayurvedic doctor and to be taken under medical supervision only.


What are the indications of Kumaryasava?

  • Loss of appetite
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Chronic Abdominal pain
  • Mild and dull abdominal pain (accompanied with heaviness in the abdomen)
  • Phthisis
  • Non-bleeding Piles (Hemorrhoids)
  • Epilepsy
  • Poor digestive capacity
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Liver enlargement
  • Fatty liver syndrome
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Biliary colic (pain due to gallbladder stones)
  • Cirrhosis
  • Spleen enlargement (Splenomegaly)
  • Chronic backache
  • Rheumatic Arthritis
  • Amenorrhea
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Poly cystic ovarian disease

Is it safe to take Kumaryasava?

Yes, it is safe because it has no major side effects.

What happens in case of an overdose of Kumaryasava?

If taken in excess quantities it may cause mild irritation and burning sensation in the abdomen. It can be avoided by taking the doses after meals.

When to consume Kumaryasava, empty stomach, before food or after food?

It is recommended to take after food.

Does Kumaryasava contain non-herbal ingredients?

No, all the ingredients used in the formulation are herbal.

What is the Best time to take Kumaryasava?

The best time to take and is recommended twice a day after the meals

What is the effect on Vata, Pitta or Kapha of Kumaryasava?

It pacifies all the three doshas but most used to balance the Vata vyadhi diseases.

What are the medicinal properties of Kumaryasava?

  • Detoxifier & Anti-toxin (Aam Pachak)
  • Antiepileptic
  • Antihyperlipidemic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Antirheumatic
  • Cardioprotective
  • Carminative
  • Cholagogue (promotes the discharge of bile)
  • Digestive Stimulant
  • Emmenagogue
  • Fat Burner
  • Haematinic (increases hemoglobin levels)
  • Mild laxative
  • Mild Diuretic

Can I take Kumaryasava during periods?

Yes, it is safe and recommended to be taken in periods because it improves the menstrual flow and regulates the periods. It is very beneficial when one has less bleeding and scanty menstruation.

Can I take Kumaryasava during pregnancy?

No, Kumaryasava has emmenagogue action which can promote bleeding and may lead to miscarriage. Therefore it is not safe to be taken in pregnancy.

Can a diabetic person take Kumaryasava?

Yes, it can be taken but the blood sugar level should always be checked and monitored.

Can I give Kumaryasava to children?

Yes,it is safe to be taken under the recommendation of your ayurvedic experts.

How is Kumaryasava beneficial in Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis is AMAVATA. One suffers from it due to the accumulation of Ama (toxins) in the body. As Kumaryasava has the properties like- anti-toxin, detoxifier and Ama Pachaka, it reduces Ama and aids in relieving symptoms such as joint inflammation, swelling, and stiffness. Stiffness with swelling and poor appetite is a main indicating condition to use Kumari Asav.

How does Kumaryasava help in stimulating digestion?

Kumaryasava encourages and promotes the secretion of bile from the liver with the help of ingredients like Haritaki, Amalaki, Dhanyaka, Pippali, and Vibhitaki. Therefore, it improves digestion.

Which are the main ingredients of Kumaryasava?

Kumari Rasa (Aloe Vera) pulp is the main ingredient because its quantity used in the formulation is much more in comparison to other herbs. Click here for more information about Aloe Vera.

How does Kumaryasava treat bronchitis and cough?

Kumaryasava is the herbal tonic which reduces the production of mucus and liquifies it. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. It has strong anti-bacterial properties which makes it useful in chronic bronchitis and blood in sputum. It strengthens the lung tissues and prevents infection.

How does Kumaryasava help to cure loss of appetite and anorexia?

Kumaryasava increases the secretion of digestive juices and promotes digestion of all nutrients. It also improves the appetite. It also has the property to reduce excessive saliva production, heaviness in abdomen, burps and chronic constipation.

How does Kumaryasava treat fatty liver syndrome (Hepatic Steatosis)?

The ingredients used in Kumaryasava promotes the metabolism of fats and prevents the accumulation of fat in the liver.

Is Kumaryasava helpful in Men’s Health Problems?

Kumaryasavam performs as an aphrodisiac which increases the libido. It also improves the quality of semen. Its properties make it useful for men's health due to which it is recommended for the treatment of male impotence.

How is Kumaryasava helpful in Urinary disorder?

Kumaryasava is considered one of the best herbal formulations for curing urinary tract disorders such as urinary tract infections (UTI), renal stone, increased frequency of urination, and difficulty in urination.

How does Kumaryasava treat menstrual irregularities?

Kumaryasava regulates and improves menstrual flow when one has scanty menstrual flow. It also eases the pain in painful periods. It is also beneficial for PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

Is Kumaryasava Safe for kids?

Yes, it is safe to use this medicine in a lower dose, for children above 5 years of age.

How is Kumaryasava helpful in Hepatomegaly (Liver Enlargement)?

Kumaryasava is beneficial in reducing the size of the liver and also helps in fatty liver.

Can we use Kumaryasava in old age for fatty liver?

Kumariasav is very helpful for fatty liver and can also be consumed by elderly people and is equally beneficial. When used along Arogyavardhini Vati it gives best results.

Is Kumaryasava a habit-forming medicine?

There are very few medicines which are addictive. As per the resolution passed by the Government of India such drugs are prohibited. Such drugs can only be sold or taken under the recommendation of a registered practitioner.

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