Asava & Arishta

Arvindasava (Aravindasavam) Benefits, Dosage & Side Effects

Arvindasava (Aravindasavam) is a classical ayurvedic medicine categorized under Arishta Category used as digestive tonic in infants and children. It improves appetite and increases physical and mental strength. It promotes optimum growth and development of the child. In ayurveda, it is also recommended in the treatment of all types of health conditions or diseases related to the children.

Mainly, it helps to treat recurrent cough/bronchitis, indigestion, poor appetite, anorexia, intestinal gas, abdominal distension, frequent loose stools, delayed milestones and weakness of the bones or rickets. It is also beneficial in GRAHADOSHA, which is related to psychological problems.

Ingredients (Composition)

Arvindasava (Aravindasavam) is prepared using following ingredients.

Nelumbo Nucifera – Kamal (Lotus) flowers40 grams
Vetiveria Zizanioides – Vetiver (Ushira or Khas)40 grams
Gmelina Arborea – Gambhari (Beech wood/Kasmari)40 grams
Nymphaea Stellata – Neel Kamal (Blue water lily) flowers40 grams
Rubia Cordifolia – Manjistha roots40 grams
Elettaria Cardamomum – Elaichi (Cardamom) seeds40 grams
Sida Cordifolia – Bala roots40 grams
Nardostachys Jatamansi – Jatamansi roots40 grams
Cyperus Rotundus – Mustak40 grams
Hemidesmus Indicus – Sariva roots40 grams
Terminalia Chebula – Haritaki fruit rind40 grams
Terminalia Bellerica – Bibhitaki fruit rind40 grams
Acorus Calamus – Vacha roots40 grams
Emblica OfficinalisAmalaki (Amla or Indian gooseberry)40 grams
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza Glabra40 grams
Hedychium Spicatum – Shati (Kapoor Kachri or Spiked Ginger Lily) rhizome40 grams
Indigofera Tinctoria – Neeli (True Indigo) roots40 grams
Trichosanthes Dioica – Patola40 grams
Fumaria Indica – Pitpapra (Shahtra)40 grams
Terminalia Arjuna –  Arjuna stem bark40 grams
Madhuca Indica – Mahua/Madhuka flowers40 grams
Selinum Tenuifolium (Selinum Wallichianum) – Mura40 grams
Vitis Vinifera – Munakka (Raisins)800 grams
Woodfordia Fruticosa – Dhataki flowers640 grams
Water20 liters
Sharkara (Brown Sugar – Sucrose Sugar)4 Kg
Honey2 Kg


The maximum of ingredients in Arvindasava provide nourishment and act on digestion. Aravindasavam improves strength, enhances growth and improves milestones in children.

Medicinal Properties of Arvindasava

  1. Digestive tonic
  2. Carminative
  3. Immunomodulator
  4. Natural Anabolic
  5. Appetite stimulant

Ayurvedic Properties

According to ayurveda, Arvindasava is a balanced preparation, which can be given as supplement in any type of disease in children regardless the dominance of the Dosha (humor). It mainly pacifies Vata and also works to balance Pitta and Kapha.

Arvindasava Indications

Arvindasava (Aravindasavam) is famous pediatric medicine in ayurveda. However, it can also be given to adults for similar benefits.

  1. Delayed Milestones
  2. Weakness
  3. Cough or bronchitis
  4. Loss of appetite
  5. Indigestion
  6. Loose stools
  7. Intestinal Gas
  8. Abdominal distension or Bloating
  9. Low bone mineral density
  10. Rickets
  11. GRAHADOSHA (psychological problems)

Arvindasava Benefits & Uses

Arvindasava increases the digestive fire and rectifies the digestive juices, which helps to prevent acid dyspepsia and promotes optimum digestion and absorption of nutrients. Overall actions of Arvindasava are observed on digestive system. A good digestion is required for a proper nourishment and growth of the child. Additionally, it also contains some ingredients like raisins, lotus flowers etc., which are highly nutritious.

Delayed Milestone

Arvindasava helps for improving growth and development in children. It improves cognitive functions and thinking skills. It enhances understanding, learning, remembering, problem-solving and reasoning skills. These benefits of Arvindasava are attributed to its ingredients like Vacha roots and Yashtimadhu. Vacha also helps to improve language milestones.

In addition to cognition and language, it also helps to improve gross motor and fine motor milestones. It provides strength to the muscles and bones, which help to sit, stand, walk and run and keeping balance.


Most of ingredients are nutritive for bones and prevents the weakening and softening of the bones. Along with other medicines and vitamin D, it also helps to treat the rickets. In ayurveda, the following treatment is suggested for rickets along with Arvindasava (2.5 to 5 ml):

Praval Pishti125 mg
Mukta Pishti125 mg
Godanti Bhasma125 mg
Mukta Shukti Bhasma125 mg
Abhrak Bhasma25 mg
Yashad Bhasma25 mg
These ingredients contain natural highly absorbable calcium, magnesium, zinc and other several essential minerals for the growth of the bones.

This formulation is an ayurvedic mineral supplement and safe to use for 6 months even more if required depending on improvement in the bone strength. It is likely to be safe to use it for long-term.

Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Arvindasava is as follows.
Children3 to 6 ml
Adults15 to 30 ml
Maximum Possible Dosage60 ml Per Day (in divided doses)
Doses: Twice a day with the equal amount of water
Best Time to Take: After Food

How long can we use Arvindasava in kids?

Arvindasava can be given for long term and for years without any issue.

Safety Profile

Arvindasava is considerably safe for most infants, children and adults in recommended dosage of Arvindasava when taken under professional supervision.

Side Effects

There is no side effect reported with Arvindasava.

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  1. What is the dosage for 14 months baby boy? Only 7.9 kg Weight I am seriously concerned about his growth height also short 72 cm only pls reply soon.

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