Asava & Arishta

Dhatryasava (Dhatri asava)

Dhatryasava (Dhatri asava) is used for the treatment of anemia, jaundice, heart diseases, gout, malaria, cough, persistent hiccup, anorexia and breathing difficulties in ayurvedic medicine. It is also beneficial for the heartburn, acidity, gastritis, excessive thirst, indigestion, obesity, cracked heels (feet) and chronic fever. The main action of Dhatryasava is observed on the digestive system. It also improves the absorption of iron, so it is highly helpful to treat anemia. It exerts potent antioxidant actions and scavenges free radicals and delays aging.

Ingredients (Composition)

Fresh Amla Fruits2000 fruits
Honey8 Part of Amla Juice Extracted from 2000 fruits
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum120 grams
Sharkara (Sugar)3000 grams

Preparation Method

  1. Extract the juice from 2000 fresh Amla fruits.
  2. Take honey 8 part of Amla Juice Extracted from 2000 fruits.
  3. Now, mix Amla juice, honey, Pippali Churna and Sugar in Asava Vessel.
  4. Leave it for 15 days in Asava place.
  5. Then decant the liquid (Dhatryasava) and preserve it in food-grade bottles.

Pharmacological Actions

Dhatryasava has following medicinal properties:

  • Antioxidant
  • Cardiac tonic
  • Antacid
  • Anti-gout
  • Antiulcerogenic
  • Cardioprotective
  • Cardioprotective
  • Anti-obesity
  • Haematinic (increases hemoglobin levels)
  • Hematogenic (helps in formation of red blood cells)

Dosha Karma

However, it pacifies Tridosha, but the main action of Dhatryasava is observed on Pitta Dosha.

Therapeutic Indications

Dhatryasava is helpful in following health conditions.

  • General debility
  • Anemia
  • Jaundice
  • Anorexia
  • Heartburn and Indigestion (along with Yashtimadhu (Mulethi))
  • Gastritis
  • Excessive thirst
  • Gout
  • Heart diseases
  • Cough
  • Persistent hiccup
  • Cracked heels
  • Chronic low-grade fever accompanying with extreme fatigue

Dhatryasava Benefits & Medicinal Uses

The main medicinal uses of Dhatryasava are given below:

Weight Loss

Dhatryasava exhibits anti-obesity, antihyperlipidemic and potent antioxidant activities. These activities are attributed to Amla and Pippali in this medicine. It promotes weight loss by inducing fat burning. It is the best medicine for obese people with Pitta Body Type.

Read More: Ayurvedic Medicine for Weight Loss

Dhatryasava Dosage

The general dosage of Dhatryasava is as follows.
Children (above the age of 5 years)2.5 to 5 ml
Adults5 to 10 ml
Maximum Possible Dosage30 ml Per Day (in divided doses)
Doses: Twice a day with equal amount of water
Best Time to Take: After Food

Safety Profile

Dhatryasava is considerably safe for most individuals.

Side Effects of Dhatryasava

There are no side effects observed with Dhatryasava.


There are no absolute contraindications for Dhatryasava.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Dhatryasava is possibly safe for pregnant women and lactating mothers.

Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.

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