Ahiphenasava Ingredients, Benefits, Dosage & Side Effects

Ahiphenasava Ingredients, Benefits, Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

Ahiphenasava is used for the treatment of severe diarrhea. It helps to reduce the frequency of loose stools in cholera.

Ingredients (Composition)

Rectified Spirit400 Parts
Shuddha Ahiphena – Papaver Somniferum16 Parts
Nagarmotha (Nut Grass) – Cyperus Rotundus4 Parts
Indrayava – Holarrhena Antidysenterica Seeds4 Parts
Elaichi (Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum4 Parts

Preparation Method: Take Rectified Spirit and add Shuddha Ahiphena in it. Mix it well and then add powders of other ingredients. Leave it in Asava place for a month. Then decant the Ahiphenasava liquid and preserve it in food-grade bottles.

Pharmacological Actions

Ahiphenasava has following medicinal properties:

  • Antidiarrheal
  • Analgesic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Sedative

Dosha Karma

The main action of Ahiphenasava is observed on Kapha Dosha. It can increase Vata Dosha and Pitta Dosha. Therefore, people with aggravated Vata and Pitta should not use it.

Therapeutic Indications

Ahiphenasava is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Severe Diarrhea or watery stools
  • Cholera (to reduce frequency of loose stools)
  • Abdominal Pain and cramps
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Dysentery

Ahiphenasava Benefits & Uses

Ahiphenasava benefits in severe diarrhea. In ayurvedic medicine, it is used for hundreds of years as potent antidiarrheal agent.


Ahiphenasava decreases frequency of bowel movement. It works by slowing the intestinal movement. Therefore, it is indicated in severe diarrhea. Furthermore, it also reduces abdominal pain associated with diarrhea.


Cholera causes severe watery diarrhea, which can also lead to severe dehydration. Ahiphenasava is beneficial to reduce number and frequency of loose stools and gives relief from severe muscle cramps.

Ahiphenasava Dosage

The general dosage of Ahiphenasava is as follows.
Children (above the age of 5 years)1 to 3 drops
Adults3 to 10 drops
Doses: Twice or thrice a day
Adjuvant: In water

Safety Profile

Ahiphenasava should be used under the supervision of an ayurvedic physician. The unsupervised use can be unsafe, especially for children.

Side Effects of Ahiphenasava

Ahiphenasava can cause following side effects:

  1. Constipation (common)
  2. Difficulty having a bowel movement (common)
  3. Nausea (rare)
  4. Vomiting (very rare)

Note: The overdose can cause severe constipation.


Ahiphenasava should not be taken in following cases:

  1. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
  2. Constipation

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  1. man mohan says

    I want to need ahiphena asava. Please refer from where can I buy it.

  2. Dr. Anu says

    Ahiphenasava is very good medicine. Unfortunately, it is not available in the market.

  3. Toby says

    It sounds very similar to a traditional native American preparation that included the heart (bud) of the sawgrass plant.
    And I agree that it should only be used under the supervision of an Ayurvedic physician, other than in utmost necessity.

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