Asava & Arishta

Bhringrajasava Ingredients, Benefits, Uses & Dosage

Bhringrajasava improves appetite acting on the stomach and liver. It improves liver functions and increases metabolic rate.  It provides nourishment and strength to the body. It is useful in cases of emaciation, loss of appetite and cough (five types of a cough as per ayurveda). It prevents recurrence of the common cold and persistent cough. It improves libido and increases stamina and overall strength. It also improves the glow of the skin. Its regular and long-term use can help in premature whitening of hair. It can help to restore the black color of hair.

Ingredients (Composition)

Bhringraj – Eclipta Alba Juice2460 Parts
Gur – Jaggery1000 Parts
Haritaki or Harar (Chebulic Myrobalan) – Terminalia Chebula40 Parts
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum10 Parts
Jaiphal (Nutmeg) – Myristica Fragrans10 Parts
Laung (Clove) – Syzygium Aromaticum10 Parts
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum10 Parts
Elachi (Green cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum10 Parts
Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala10 Parts
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea10 Parts

Preparation Method

  1. Take Bhringraj Juice in Ghee coated Asava Vessel. Dissolve Jaggery in it and add Haritaki powder.
  2. Now, leave the mixture for 15 days in Asava place for fermentation.
  3. After 15 days, re-open the Asava Vessel and add other ingredients. Mix them well.
  4. Again, leave the mixture for another 15 days.
  5. Now, filter the liquid (Bhringrajasava) and preserve it in food-grade bottles.

Pharmacological Actions

Bhringrajasava has following medicinal properties:

  • Antitussive
  • Mucolytic
  • Aam Pachak (Detoxifier)
  • Digestive stimulant
  • Appetizer
  • Antioxidant
  • Hepatoprotective
  • Cholagogue (promotes the discharge of bile)
  • Depurative (purifies blood)
  • Cardioprotective
  • Antihyperlipidemic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Hair growth stimulant
  • Antipruritic
  • Antimicrobial
  • Nourishing
  • Uterine detoxifier
  • Ovarian stimulant – stimulate ovulation
  • Emmenagogue – induces menstruation
  • Anti-infertility
  • Libido booster

Dosha Karma

The main action of Bhringrajasava is observed on Vata Dosha and Kapha Dosha. It also detoxifies the Pitta Dosha. It also improves bile flow from the liver and gallbladder. If a person requires Pitta detoxification or Pitta Dosha is associated with Ama Dosha, then it is the best medicine. It helps to excrete excess Pitta and heat from the body by stimulating gallbladder and liver functions, which leads to bile flow into the intestine. Thus, it improves digestive functions, reduces Ama Dosha production and excretes excess bile in the feces.

Therapeutic Indications

Bhringrajasava is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Cough – Five types of a cough as per ayurveda
  • Emaciation
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of libido
  • Female infertility
  • Recurrent common cold or flu
  • Loss of strength
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Asthma
  • Eye diseases
  • Impotence (long-term use is beneficial)
  • Hair loss
  • Hair fall
  • Premature whitening of hair

Bhringrajasava Dosage

The classical ayurvedic dosage of Bhringrajasava is as follows:

Children (above the age of 5 years)2.5 to 10 ml
Adults10 to 30 ml
Maximum Possible Dosage60 ml Per Day (in divided doses)

How to Take

Anupan (Adjuvant)An equal amount of water
Dosage Frequency Twice daily
Medication TimeImmediately after a meal

Safety Profile

Bhringrajasava is considerably safe for most individuals when taken as per its indications in appropriate dosage under professional supervision.

Side Effects of Bhringrajasava

There are no side effects reported with Bhringrajasava.


There are no absolute contraindications for Bhringrajasava.

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety profile of Bhringrajasava is not well established for pregnant women and lactating mothers. Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Bhringrajasava during pregnancy and lactation.

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