Asava & Arishta

Kalmeghasava: Best Ayurvedic Medicine for Liver & Spleen Enlargement

Kalmeghasava (also spelled as Kalmeghasav) is used for the treatment of hepatomegaly (liver enlargement), splenomegaly (spleen enlargement), chronic fever and constipation. It has Cholagogue action, so it promotes the discharge of bile from the liver and gall bladder. Therefore, it improves appetite and metabolism in the body.

Kalmeghasava Ingredients (Composition)

Ingredient Name Quantity
Kalmegh (Bhunimba or Nilavembu) – Andrographis Paniculata 12 Parts
Chirayata – Swertia Chirata 1 Part
Kutki – Picrorhiza Kurroa 1 Part
Neem – Azadirachta Indica inner bark 1 Part
Sonth (Ginger Rhizome) – Zingiber Officinale 1 Part
Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula 1 Part
Dhamasa (Duralabha) – Fagonia Cretica 1 Part
Patol (Pointed gourd leaves) – Trichosanthes Dioica 1 Part
Lal Chandan (Red Sandalwood) – Pterocarpus Santalinus 1 Part
Ushira (Khas) – Vetiveria Zizanioides 1 Part
Dhataki Flower- Woodfordia Fruticosa 1 Part
Warm Water 100 Parts
Gur – Jaggery 40 Parts

Preparation Method: Take warm water in Asava Vessel. Add Kalmegh powder and jaggery to it and mix well. Then add all other ingredients in powder form and mix them. Leave it in Asava place for a month. Then decant the liquid and preserve it in food-grade bottles. Now, Kalmeghasava is ready.

Pharmacological Actions

Kalmeghasava has following medicinal properties:

  • Hepatoprotective
  • Spleno-protective
  • Anti-hepatomegaly
  • Anti-splenomegaly
  • Cholagogue
  • Detoxifying
  • Febrifuge
  • Anti-inflammatory

Dosha Karma

The main action of Kalmeghasava is observed on Kapha Dosha and Pitta Dosha.

Therapeutic Indications

Kalmeghasava is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Hepatomegaly (liver enlargement)
  • Splenomegaly (spleen enlargement)
  • Chronic fever or low-grade fever occurring with fatigue
  • Fatigue after fever
  • Constipation
  • Bowel dysfunction

Kalmeghasava Dosage

The general dosage of Kalmeghasava is as follows.
Children (above the age of 5 years) 2.5 to 5 ml
Adults 10 to 15 ml
Maximum Possible Dosage 45 ml Per Day (in divided doses) **
Doses: Twice or thrice a day with equal amount of water
Best Time to Take: After Food

Safety Profile

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

Side Effects of Kalmeghasava

There are no side effects reported with Kalmeghasava.


Kalmeghasava has no absolute contraindications.

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety profile of Kalmeghasava is not well established for pregnant women. You should consult an ayurvedic physician before using Kalmeghasava during pregnancy.

Kalmeghasava is possibly safe to consume by lactating mothers. There are no adverse effects reported with the use of Kalmeghasava in lactating mothers and breastfeeding babies.

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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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