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.
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Arvindasava (Aravindasavam) is prepared using following ingredients.
|Nelumbo Nucifera – Kamal (Lotus) flowers||40 grams|
|Vetiveria Zizanioides – Vetiver (Ushira or Khas)||40 grams|
|Gmelina Arborea – Gambhari (Beech wood/Kasmari)||40 grams|
|Nymphaea Stellata – Neel Kamal (Blue water lily) flowers||40 grams|
|Rubia Cordifolia – Manjistha roots||40 grams|
|Elettaria Cardamomum – Elaichi (Cardamom) seeds||40 grams|
|Sida Cordifolia – Bala roots||40 grams|
|Nardostachys Jatamansi – Jatamansi roots||40 grams|
|Cyperus Rotundus – Mustak||40 grams|
|Hemidesmus Indicus – Sariva roots||40 grams|
|Terminalia Chebula – Haritaki fruit rind||40 grams|
|Terminalia Bellerica – Bibhitaki fruit rind||40 grams|
|Acorus Calamus – Vacha roots||40 grams|
|Emblica Officinalis – Amalaki (Amla or Indian gooseberry)||40 grams|
|Glycyrrhiza Glabra – Mulethi (Yashtimadhu)||40 grams|
|Hedychium Spicatum – Shati (Kapoor Kachri or Spiked Ginger Lily) rhizome||40 grams|
|Indigofera Tinctoria – Neeli (True Indigo) roots||40 grams|
|Trichosanthes Dioica – Patola||40 grams|
|Fumaria Indica – Pitpapra (Shahtra)||40 grams|
|Terminalia Arjuna – Arjuna stem bark||40 grams|
|Madhuca Indica – Mahua/Madhuka flowers||40 grams|
|Selinum Tenuifolium (Selinum Wallichianum) – Mura||40 grams|
|Vitis Vinifera – Munakka (Raisins)||800 grams|
|Woodfordia Fruticosa – Dhataki flowers||640 grams|
|Sharkara (Brown Sugar – Sucrose Sugar)||4 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
- Digestive tonic
- Natural Anabolic
- Appetite stimulant
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 (Aravindasavam) is famous pediatric medicine in ayurveda. However, it can also be given to adults for similar benefits.
- Delayed Milestones
- Cough or bronchitis
- Loss of appetite
- Loose stools
- Intestinal Gas
- Abdominal distension or Bloating
- Low bone mineral density
- 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.
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 Pishti||125 mg|
|Mukta Pishti||125 mg|
|Godanti Bhasma||125 mg|
|Mukta Shukti Bhasma||125 mg|
|Abhrak Bhasma||25 mg|
|Yashad Bhasma||25 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.|
|Infants & Children||2.5 to 5 ml|
|Adults||10 to 20 ml|
|* Twice a day with 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.
Arvindasava is considerably safe for most infants, children and adults in recommended dosage of Arvindasava when taken under professional supervision.
There is no side effect reported with Arvindasava.