Asava & Arishta

Bilvasava Ingredients, Benefits, Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

Bilvasava has antidiarrheal and astringent actions. It gives strength to the intestines and improves digestion. So, it is used to treat chronic diarrhea, weak intestines, malabsorption syndrome, irritable bowel disease, dysentery indigestion occurring due to Ama (toxins) accumulation.

Ingredients (Composition)

Bilva (Indian Bael) – Aegle Marmelos fruit pulp1000 Parts
Water8000 Parts
Gur – Jaggery750 Parts
Dhataki Flowers – Woodfordia Fruticosa100 Parts
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea40 Parts
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum20 Parts
Laung (Clove) – Syzygium Aromaticum20 Parts
Karpoor (Camphor)5 Parts

Preparation Method

  1. Take 8000 Parts water and Bilva fruit pulp. Boil and simmer it to reduce it to ¼ i.e. 2000 Parts liquid.
  2. Then filter the Bilva decoction. Allow to cool it.
  3. Mix other ingredients in Bilva decoction. Seal the mixture in Asava Vessel with special KAPADAMITTEE Method. Leave it in Asava place for 30 days.
  4. Filter the liquid (Bilvasava) and preserve it in food-grade bottles.

Pharmacological Actions

Bilvasava has following medicinal properties:

  • Provides nourishment and strength to the intestines
  • Antidiarrheal
  • Astringent
  • Detoxifying (reduces Aam formation)
  • Digestive

Dosha Karma

Bilvasava pacifies Vata Dosha and Kapha Dosha.

Therapeutic Indications

Bilvasava is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Weak intestines
  • Malabsorption syndrome
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Dysentery
  • Indigestion occurring due to accumulation of Ama Dosha

Bilvasava Dosage

The general dosage of Bilvasva 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)
Doses: Twice a day with equal amount of water
Best Time to Take: After Food

Safety Profile

Bilvasava is considerably safe for most individuals.

Side Effects of Bilvasava

There are no side effects reported with Bilvasava.


There are no absolute contraindications for Bilvasava.

Pregnancy & Lactation

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


  1. Harswaroop Sharma, Bhaishajya Sar Sangrah, Chapter 11, Asava Arishta, Asava Prakarana, Bilvasva, Unjha Ayurvedic Pharmacy.

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