PIPPALYASAVAM - INGREDIENTS, INDICATIONS, BENEFITS AND USES
Pippalyasavam is an Ayurvedic medicine which is used in the treatment of piles, anaemia, digestive disorders and consumption. It improves digestion and strengthens the overall health of the liver. The main ingredient of Pippalyasavam is pippali (Long pepper) which is a potent herb to treat digestive ailments.
- Pippali (Piper Longum) - 1/2 Pal
- Kali Mirch (Piper Nigrum) - 1/2 Pal
- Chavya (Piper Retrofractum) - 1/2 Pal
- Haldi (Curcuma Longa) - 1/2 Pal
- Chitrak (Plumbago Zeylanica) - 1/2 Pal
- Nagarmotha (Cyperus Rotundus) - 1/2 Pal
- Vayavidang (Embelia Ribes) - 1/2 Pal
- Patti Lodhra (Symplocos Racemosa) - 1/2 Pal
- Patha (Cissampelos Pareira) - 1/2 Pal
- Amla (Emblica Officinale) - 1/2 Pal
- Elvalukam (Prunus Avium) - 1/2 Pal
- Khas (Vetivaria Zizanioides) - 1/2 Pal
- Shawet Chandan (Santalum Album) - 1/2 Pal
- Koot (Saussurea Lappa) - 1/2 Pal
- Laung (Syzygium Aromaticum) - 1/2 Pal
- Jatamansi (Nardostachys Jatamansi) - 1/2 Pal
- Dalcheeni (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum) - 1/2 Pal
- Elaichi (Elettaria Cardamomum) - 1/2 Pal
- Tejpatta (Cinnamomum Tamala) - 1/2 Pal
- Priyangu (Callicarpa Macrophylla) - 1/2 Pal
- Nagkesar (Mesua Ferrea) - 1/2 Pal
- Dahtaki Flowers (Woodfordia Fruticosa) – 10 Pal
- Guda (Jaggery) - 3 Tula
- Munnakka (Vitis Vinifera) – 60 Pal
- Water – 2 Drona
BENEFITS OF INGREDIENTS
- Pippali (Piper longum) - Pippali is a herb that suits all body types. Pippali is one of the only heating and penetrating herbs that can kindle and stimulate digestive fire and relieve abdominal discomfort. As an herbal remedy, pippali's rejuvenating qualities can strengthen and nourish many systems of the body. It improves metabolism, promotes healthy circulation, strengthens reproductive functions, and supports a healthy liver. In addition to all of that, pippali has the ability to enhance proper assimilation and potency of other herbs that makes it a very common ingredient in Ayurvedic formulations. Pippali is considered as good expectorant hence useful in treating respiratory ailments.
- Kali Mirch (Piper nigrum) - It helps in digestion and helps the body to use nutrients more efficiently. It is the best expectorant as it clears up mucous hence beneficial in stuffy nose and relieves cough.
- Chavya (Piper retrofractum) – It relieves constipation, improves digestion and even it has properties which can provide relief from diarrhoea.
- Haldi (Curcuma longa) - It is well known for its antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. When consumed raw while suffering from a digestive problem, turmeric can help to manage the condition. The major components of the spice stimulate the gallbladder to produce bile and instantly it makes the digestive system more efficient. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties beneficial in respiratory diseases.
- Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica) - This herb supports our digestive system by improving our digestive power.
- Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus) - Ayurveda physicians use this herb for treating fevers, digestive disorders and dysmenorrhoea.
- Vayavidang (Embelia ribes) - This is one of the most powerful and efficient anti-parasitic herbs in Ayurveda. The powder of this herb is used to treat worm infestations. This herb also acts as a good blood purifier which helps to remove toxins from the blood. It is used to pacify vata and kapha dosha in the body.
- Patti Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa) – Due to its astringent property, it helps to stop bleeding thus, widely used in bleeding disorders like piles, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, etc.
- Patha (Cissampelos parieira) – Patha herb is used in fever, colic, diarrhoea and ulcers. It has anti-inflammatory properties hence useful in treating piles.
- Amla (Emblica officinale) – Amla is one of the components of triphala. It aids digestion and helps to remove toxins from liver. Best used to improve digestion and maintain a healthy digestive system.
- Elvalukam (Prunus avium) – It has astringent and coolant properties. It stimulates our appetite and helps in treating anorexia. It also helps to boost the immune power of a person.
- Khas (Vetivaria zizanioides) – This herb is digestive and cool in potency. Due to its cool potency quite useful in bleeding disorders.
- Shawet Chandan (Santalum album) – The powder of white sandalwood is used to treat hiccups. Sandalwood also relieves symptoms of nausea and vomiting.
- Koot (Saussurea lappa) – Kushta is a good appetizer, digestive and carminative in nature hence boosts digestive power and relieves flatulence.
- Laung (Syzygium aromaticum) – Due to its digestive property, it is helpful in acidity and also relieves nausea.
- Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi) – In Ayurveda, it is considered as a bitter tonic that acts as a blood purifier and helps to remove toxins from blood and strengthens immunity of the body.
- Dalcheeni (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) – It is a mild carminative in nature that relieves flatulence and bloating.
- Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum) - Elaichi is best known as a mouth freshener and aid digestion.
- Tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala) - Cinnamomum tamala leaves and bark has aromatic, astringent, stimulant and carminative qualities and used in rheumatism, colic, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting.
- Priyangu Flowers (Callicarpa macrophylla) – Priyangu herb is an Ayurveda coolant used for treatment of ulcerative colitis, general debility and fever.
- Nagkesar (Mesua ferrea) – This herb is popularly used to treat digestive system related issues like constipation, gastritis and piles.
- Dahtaki (Woodfordia fruticosa) - The flowers of this plant are used in fermentation of Ayurvedic formulation, in all Asava and Arishta's .
- Guda (Jaggery) - Jaggery is a healthy alternative to sugar. It is prepared from sugarcane and rich in anti-oxidants. It aids digestions hence increase the palatability of this asvam.
- Munnakka (Vitis vinifera) – Munnakka is loaded with nutrients and natural sugar. It boosts energy and provides strength to our body.
METHOD OF PREPARATION
The coarse powder of all herbs is taken with 2 drona of water and mixed well with guda (Jaggery) and dhataki flowers. This mixture is taken in a mud pot, then this mud pot is sealed with a cloth to avoid any air contact. The pot is kept in a room. The sugar content in jaggery and munnakka undergoes fermentation and the herbal formulation is ready after one month. The mixture is filtered and preserved for further use.
Pippalyasavam is an Ayurvedic liquid formulation used to treat consumption (Common term used for Tuberculosis). This asvam is widely used to treat abdominal lump, abdominal disorders, wasting, sprue, anaemia and piles.
- Anaemia - Pippalyasavam promotes red blood cell production to treat the anaemic condition.
- Tuberculosis - This herbal formulation has anti-bacterial properties thus useful in treating tuberculosis.
- Liver function - It stimulates the liver functions and strengthens the liver.
- Anorexia - According to Ayurveda low digestive power is responsible for digestive and other problems, hence beneficial in all the related conditions.
- Immunity booster - It boosts immunity and provides strength.
Reference – Sharngdhar Samhita Madhyam Khand 28 to 33
Doses – 12 to 25 ml once or twice daily as suggested by physician.
Better to avoid in pregnant women, but can be used under strict medical supervision. It can be advised in lactating mothers.