Asava & Arishta

Angoorasava

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 Name Quantity
Angoor (Angur) – Fresh Grape Juice – Vitis Vinifera 100 Kg
Sugar 50 Kg
Dhataki Flowers – Woodfordia Fruticosa 5 Kg
Chikni Supari (Betel Nuts) – Areca Catechu 250 grams
Laung (Clove) – Syzygium Aromaticum 200 grams
Javitri (Mace) – Myristica Fragrans 200 grams
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum 200 grams
Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala 200 grams
Sonth (Dried ginger) – Zingiber Officinale 200 grams
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum 200 grams
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum 200 grams
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea 200 grams
Akarkara – Anacyclus Pyrethrum 200 grams
Kamalkand (Lotus Stem) – Nelumbo Nucifera 200 grams
Kuth or Kushta (Indian Costus Root) – Saussurea Lappa 200 grams
Babul Bark –  Acacia Arabica 200 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 Name Quantity
Laung (Clove) – Syzygium Aromaticum 36 grams
Jaiphal (Nutmeg) – Myristica Fragrans 36 grams
Javitri (Mace) – Myristica Fragrans 36 grams
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum 36 grams
Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala 36 grams
Sonth (Dried ginger) – Zingiber Officinale 36 grams
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum 36 grams
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum 36 grams
Piplamool – – Piper Longum Roots 36 grams
Renuka (Nirgundi Seeds) – Vitex Negundo 36 grams
Elaichi (Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum 36 grams
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea 36 grams
Kankol (Kababchini) – Piper Cubeba 36 grams
Akarkara – Anacyclus Pyrethrum 36 grams
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu)Glycyrrhiza Glabra 36 grams
Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera 36 grams
Shatavari – Asparagus Racemosus 36 grams
Safed Musli – Chlorophytum Borivilianum 36 grams
Utangan (Uttanjan) seeds – Blepharis Edulis 36 grams
Babul Bark –  Acacia Arabica 60 grams
Kanchnar Bark – Bauhinia Variegata 60 grams
Chikni Supari (Betel Nuts) – Areca Catechu 240 grams
Pishta (Pistachios) – Pistacia Vera 240 grams
Chhuhara (Dates) – Phoenix Dactylifera 480 grams
Chironji 480 grams
Badam (Almonds) 480 grams
Dhataki Flowers – Woodfordia Fruticosa 480 grams
Angoor (Angur) – Fresh Grape – Vitis Vinifera 4800 grams
Nashpati (Asian Pear) – Pyrus Pyrifolia 1920 grams
Seb (Apples) – Malus Domestica 1920 grams
Anar (Pomegranate) –  Punica Granatum 1920 grams
Santra (Oranges) – Citrus Sinensis 960 grams
Kesar (Saffron) – Crocus Sativus 12 grams
Kastoori (Musk) 3 grams
Honey 1920 grams
Sugar 3840 grams
Water 24 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.
Children 2.5 to 10 ml
Adults 10 to 30 ml
Maximum Possible Dosage 60 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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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.

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