Reference: Sharangdhara Samhita, Madhyamakhanda 10/28-33.

Pippalyasavam is a polyherbal ayurvedic medicine which is used for the treatment of digestive problems. It is a liquid fermented preparation. Long pepper (pippali) is considered as the major ingredients of Pippalyasavam. Many other herbs like Marich, Chavya, Haridra, Chitraka, Musta, Vidanga, Puga, Lodhra, Patha, Amla, Cardamom, Ushira and Tagara etc. are used in the preparation of this medicine. These herbs help to pacify the vitiated tridoshas - vata, pitta and kapha. On the other hand this medicine is also used for the treatment of piles and anemia etc.

Ingredients

S. No. Name Latin Name Quantity
1. Long pepper Piper longum 24 g
2. Black pepper Piper nigrum 24 g
3. Turmeric Curcuma longa 24 g
4. Chavya Piper cubeba 24 g
5. Chitraka Plumbago zeylanica 24 g
6. Lodhra Symplocos racemosa 24 g
7. Patha Cyclea peltata 24 g
8. Musta cyperus rotundus 24 g
9. Vidanga Embelia ribes 24 g
10. Puga Betel nut 24 g
11. Amla Emblica officinalis 24 g
12. Cardamom Elettaria cardamomum 24 g
13. Ushira Vetiveria zizanioides 24 g
14. Sandalwood Santalum album 24 g
15. Kushta Saussurea lappa 24 g
16. Clove Syzygium aromaticum 24 g
17. Tagara Valeriana wallichii 24 g
18. Cinnamon Cinnamomum verum 24 g
19. Nagakeshara Mesua ferrea 24 g
20. Priyangu Callicarpa macrophylla 24 g

Methods of preparation

  • Coarse powder of all the above mentioned herbs is made.
  • This powder is added in water, jaggery,dry grapes and Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) in a container.
  • The container is kept closed.
  • The sugar in jaggery and dry grapes undergo the natural fermentation and the medicine gets prepared by about a month time.
  • Ingredients are filtered and stored in hygienic conditions.

Dosage

  • Adults: 15 - 25 ml once or two times daily, after food. Or as suggested by physician.
  • For kids: Use of this medicine is safe for kids in lower dose. 1 - 2 ml is suggested to the children above 2 years of age. It acts as a good appetizer in children, and also useful in intestinal worm infestation.
  • Pregnancy and lactation: During pregnancy use of this medicine should be avoided or can be taken under the medical supervision. During lactation period it can be taken.

Indications

  • Anemia
  • Piles
  • digestive complaints
  • Liver complaints
  • Tuberculosis.
  • Loss of muscle mass and body strength
  • Abdominal tumor
  • Gain weight
  • Malabsorption syndrome
  • IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Hemorrhoids

Contradictions

Overdose of this medicine may lead to the gastric problems like gastritis. People with sensitive stomach cannot tolerate this medicine.

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