Asava & Arishta


Angoorasava is an ayurvedic tonic used for improving appetite and reducing fatigue. It improves strength and vigor in the body. In ayurveda, it is commonly used for a non-productive cough, breathing difficulties (especially when a person feels exhaustion along with breathing trouble), general debility, constipation, headache, vertigo, insomnia, and loss of appetite.

Ingredients (Composition)

There are two main formulae of Angoorasava, as given below:

First Formula

Ingredient NameQuantity
Angoor (Angur) – Fresh Grape Juice – Vitis Vinifera100 Kg
Sugar50 Kg
Dhataki Flowers – Woodfordia Fruticosa5 Kg
Chikni Supari (Betel Nuts) – Areca Catechu250 grams
Laung (Clove) – Syzygium Aromaticum200 grams
Javitri (Mace) – Myristica Fragrans200 grams
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum200 grams
Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala200 grams
Sonth (Dried ginger) – Zingiber Officinale200 grams
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum200 grams
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum200 grams
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea200 grams
Akarkara – Anacyclus Pyrethrum200 grams
Kamalkand (Lotus Stem) – Nelumbo Nucifera200 grams
Kuth or Kushta (Indian Costus Root) – Saussurea Lappa200 grams
Babul Bark –  Acacia Arabica200 grams

Preparation Method: Take all dried ingredients of Angoorasava except Grape Juice and sugar. Grind them to make a coarse powder. Now, mix all ingredients including Grape Juice and sugar in Asava Vessel and leave it for 15 days. After 15 days, decant the liquid and preserve it in food-grade bottles. Now, this preparation is called Angoorasava.

Second Formula

Ingredient NameQuantity
Laung (Clove) – Syzygium Aromaticum36 grams
Jaiphal (Nutmeg) – Myristica Fragrans36 grams
Javitri (Mace) – Myristica Fragrans36 grams
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum36 grams
Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala36 grams
Sonth (Dried ginger) – Zingiber Officinale36 grams
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum36 grams
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum36 grams
Piplamool – – Piper Longum Roots36 grams
Renuka (Nirgundi Seeds) – Vitex Negundo36 grams
Elaichi (Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum36 grams
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea36 grams
Kankol (Kababchini) – Piper Cubeba36 grams
Akarkara – Anacyclus Pyrethrum36 grams
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu)Glycyrrhiza Glabra36 grams
Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera36 grams
Shatavari – Asparagus Racemosus36 grams
Safed Musli – Chlorophytum Borivilianum36 grams
Utangan (Uttanjan) seeds – Blepharis Edulis36 grams
Babul Bark –  Acacia Arabica60 grams
Kanchnar Bark – Bauhinia Variegata60 grams
Chikni Supari (Betel Nuts) – Areca Catechu240 grams
Pishta (Pistachios) – Pistacia Vera240 grams
Chhuhara (Dates) – Phoenix Dactylifera480 grams
Chironji480 grams
Badam (Almonds)480 grams
Dhataki Flowers – Woodfordia Fruticosa480 grams
Angoor (Angur) – Fresh Grape – Vitis Vinifera4800 grams
Nashpati (Asian Pear) – Pyrus Pyrifolia1920 grams
Seb (Apples) – Malus Domestica1920 grams
Anar (Pomegranate) –  Punica Granatum1920 grams
Santra (Oranges) – Citrus Sinensis960 grams
Kesar (Saffron) – Crocus Sativus12 grams
Kastoori (Musk)3 grams
Honey1920 grams
Sugar3840 grams
Water24 Kg

Preparation Method: Take all dried ingredients of Angoorasava except Grapes, Kesar, Kastoori, honey, sugar, and water. Grind them to make a coarse powder. Now, crush grapes to make a paste. Now, mix all ingredients including Grapes, honey, sugar, and water except Kesar and Kastoori in Asava Vessel and leave it for 30 days. After 30 days, decant the liquid. Now, take a very small amount of rectified spirit to mix Kesar and Kastoori. Then add this in the decanted liquid and then preserve it in food-grade bottles. Now Angoorasava is ready to use.

Note: Kastoori (Musk) is not added nowadays.

Pharmacological Actions

Angoorasava has following medicinal properties.

  • Nutritive Tonic
  • Revitalizer
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Ergogenic – Enhancing physical performance
  • Anti-anxiety
  • Cardiac tonic
  • Cardioprotective
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Adaptogenic
  • Spermatogenic
  • Antioxidant
  • Antitussive
  • Carminative
  • Demulcent
  • Digestive Stimulant
  • Appetizer
  • Mild Laxative

Therapeutic Indications

Angoorasava is helpful in following health conditions.

  1. Physical Debility
  2. General Weakness
  3. Feeling of Unhappiness
  4. Non-productive cough
  5. Breathing Difficulties especially when patient feels more tiredness or excessive exhaustion
  6. Headache
  7. Giddiness
  8. Insomnia
  9. Oligospermia

Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Angoorasava is as follows.
Children2.5 to 10 ml
Adults10 to 30 ml
Maximum Possible Dosage60 Per Day (in divided doses) **
Doses: 2 Doses – After Breakfast and Dinner
Adjuvant: With equal amount of water
Best Time to Take: After Food

Safety Profile

Angoorasava is considerably safe when taken under the professional supervision and as per its recommended dosage.

Side Effects of Angoorasava

There are no side effects reported with the use of Angoorasava.

Brands & Manufacturers

  • Baidyanath Angoorasava
  • Zandu Angoorasava

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