Aviltoladi Bhasma Ganji
Aviltoladi Bhasma Ganji or Aviltoladi Bhasmam is an ayurvedic medicine introduced in Sahasrayogam for the treatment of edema of several underlying causes. Aviltoladi Bhasma has diuretic action, so it increases urination and reduces accumulated fluids in the body.
The following herbs are taken in equal proportion for preparation of the Aviltoladi Bhasma.
- Millettia Pinnata (Pongamia Pinnata) – Indian Beech – Aviltola bark or seeds
- Achyranthes Aspera – Prickly Chaff Flower – Apamarga
- Baliospermum Montanum – Hastidanti
- Calotropis Procera – Aak
- Ricinus Communis – Castor Oil Plant – Erand
- Asteracantha Longifolia – Kokilaaksha
- Cassia fistula – Aragvadha
- Euphorbia Neriifolia – Indian Spurge Tree – Sehund (Snuhi)
- Musa Paradisiaca – Banana tree – Kela (Kadali)
Aviltoladi Bhasma has following healing properties.
- Mild anti-inflammatory
- Liver protective
- Mild Anodyne
- Digestive Stimulant
Edema or Ascites is main indication for the use of Aviltoladi Bhasmam.
Benefits & Medicinal Uses
The main benefits of Aviltoladi Bhasmam are based on its diuretic property. It induces urination, reduces fluid retention and improves digestion.
Edema or Ascites
Edema occurs due to excess fluid trapped in the body tissues. It occurs most common in the ankles, feet and legs. It may also occur in the hands or any other parts of the body. The most common causes of edema are:
- Heart Diseases
- Kidney Disease
- Liver Disorders
The general treatment includes the use of Aviltoladi Bhasmam in all types of edema with any underlying cause. However, patient also requires medication according to the underlying diseases.
Aviltoladi Bhasma alone can help in edema if it occurs due to sitting or standing in one position for a longer period. It can also help alone if edema occurs due to excess use of steroid drugs, estrogens, NSAIDs, etc.
Edema due to Heart Diseases
Generally, congestive heart failure is a main cause of edema in heart patients. In such case, heart’s lower chambers cannot effectively pump the blood. As a result, edema occurs in ankles, feet and legs. In mild cases, Aviltoladi Bhasma is given with thin buttermilk. In addition to this treatment, following medicines are also required.
|Remedies||Dosage (Twice Daily)|
|Arjuna Kshir Pak||Prepared with 100 ml milk, 100 ml water and 5 grams Terminalia Arjuna Bark Powder – simmered to reduce to 100 ml|
|Aviltoladi Bhasma||500 mg with thin buttermilk|
|Laxmi Vilas Ras (Nardiya) or Mahalaxmi Vilas Ras (Gold)||125 mg|
|Prabhakar Vati||500 mg|
Edema due to Kidney Diseases
The edema due to kidney diseases occurs in legs and around the eyes. The main cause of this type of edema is Nephrotic syndrome (due to loss of albumin in urine and decrease in albumin in the blood, which lead to fluid accumulation) and kidney failure (due to problem with excretion). In both cases, Aviltoladi Bhasma is natural substitute for water pills. However, it cannot alone treat the disease, so patient also requires other ayurvedic remedies according to his Dosha involvement.
Edema due to Liver Disorders
Liver cirrhosis or liver damage is a main cause of edema occurs in abdominal cavity. Aviltoladi Bhasma along with liver protective medicines (like Silymarin – milk thistle plant extract, Bhringraj powder, Punarnava Churna, Kutki, etc.) helps reducing fluid accumulation in the abdominal cavity. Arogyavardhini vati is helpful in such case, but it may take a longer time to show results. Therefore, Arogyavardhini vati in combination with Aviltoladi Bhasmam has better results in edema due to liver diseases.
Dosage & Administration
|Children||125 to 500 mg *|
|Adults||250 to 1000 mg *|
|Geriatric (Old age)||250 to 500 mg *|
|Maximum Possible Dosage (per day or in 24 hours)||3 grams (in divided doses)|
* Twice a day with thin buttermilk or lukewarm water
Aviltoladi Bhasmam is LIKELY SAFE & WELL TOLERATED when used under the supervision of an ayurvedic doctor.
Side Effects of Aviltoladi Bhasma
Aviltoladi Bhasma is Kshaar (Alkali) based medicines, which may result in excess fluid loss. However, this side effect is very rare and less reported.
As it is Kshaar, its long-term use can cause mineral loss in the bones, which may lead to low bone mineral density or weakening of the bones.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Aviltoladi Bhasma is Kshaar medicines, so it is absolutely contraindicated in pregnancy and breastfeeding. Its use may cause calcium-mineral loss in the pregnant women and lactating mothers. In lactating mothers, it may also reduce breast milk supply.
Aviltoladi Bhasma has following absolute contraindications:
- Low bone mineral density