Ahiphenasava is used for the treatment of severe diarrhea. It helps to reduce the frequency of loose stools in cholera. It has potent antidiarrheal, analgesic and antispasmodic actions. Due to these properties, Ahiphenasava benefits in severe diarrhea, acute diarrhea, gastroenteritis, cholera, abdominal pain and cramps and dysentery.
The main ingredients of Ahiphenasava is Ahiphena.
|Rectified Spirit||400 Parts|
|Shuddha Ahiphena – Papaver Somniferum||16 Parts|
|Nagarmotha (Nut Grass) – Cyperus Rotundus||4 Parts|
|Indrayava – Holarrhena Antidysenterica Seeds||4 Parts|
|Elaichi (Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum||4 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.
Ahiphenasava has following medicinal properties:
Ahiphenasava is helpful in the following health conditions.
- Severe Diarrhea or watery stools.
- Cholera (to reduce the frequency of loose stools).
- Abdominal Pain and cramps.
Ahiphenasava Benefits & Uses
Ahiphenasava benefits in severe diarrhea. In ayurvedic medicine, it is used for hundreds of years as a potent antidiarrheal agent.
Ahiphenasava decreases the 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 the number and frequency of loose stools and gives relief from severe muscle cramps.
The classical ayurvedic dosage of Ahiphenasava is as follows:
|Children (above the age of 5 years)||1 to 2 drops|
|Adults||5 to 10 drops|
|Geriatric Dosage||1 to 2 drops.|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||20 drops per day|
How to Take Ahiphenasava
|Anupan (Adjuvant)||30 to 60 ml water.|
|Dosage Frequency||Twice or thrice daily|
|Medication Time||After a meal or whenever required.|
It is consumed in the dosage of 1 to 2 drops for children and 5 to 10 drops for adults twice or thrice a day.
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 some side effects if unwisely used. These side effects include:
- Constipation (common).
- Difficulty having a bowel movement (common).
- Nausea (rare).
- Vomiting (very rare).
Note: The overdose can cause severe constipation.
Ahiphenasava should not be taken in following cases:
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
Ahiphenasava should not be taken if you are pregnant women and lactating mothers. It should not be used as Ahiphena abuse. It can cause constipation, so if you have abdominal pain and suffer from constipation, it is not right medicine in such cases.