Karpoorasava (also spelled as Karpurasava) is mainly used for the treatment of cholera. It reduces the frequency of watery stools and clears the infection. It also gives relief from vomiting, and muscle cramps occurring in cholera. In addition, it can also be used for the treatment of diarrhea of various origins, vomiting, and toothache.
|Rectified Spirit||400 Parts|
|Karpoor (Camphor)||32 Parts|
|Elaichi (Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum||4 Parts|
|Nagarmotha (Nut Grass) – Cyperus Rotundus||4 Parts|
|Sonth (Ginger Rhizome) – Zingiber Officinale||4 Parts|
|Ajwain (Carom Seeds) – Trachyspermum Ammi||4 Parts|
|Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum||4 Parts|
Preparation Method: Take Rectified Spirit and add Camphor in it. Mix it well and then add powders of other ingredients. Leave it in Asava place for a month. Then decant the liquid and preserve it in food-grade bottles. Now, Karpoorasava is ready.
Karpurasava has following medicinal properties:
- Cardiac stimulant
Karpurasava is helpful in following health conditions.
Karpoorasava Uses & Benefits
Karpurasava acts against cholera bacterium (vibrio cholerae). It is more effective in initial cases of cholera.
In a toothache, a cotton swab soaked in Karpurasava is placed on the affected tooth for pain relief.
|The general dosage of Karpurasava is as follows.|
|Children (above the age of 5 years)||1 to 3 drops|
|Adults||3 to 10 drops|
|Doses: Twice or thrice a day|
|Adjuvant: Misri (Sugar) or Batasa (Sugar Drop Candy)|
- In Cholera, the dosage is repeated after every 30 to 60 minutes until acute symptoms subside.
- In severe cases, dosage can be increased up to 20 drops initially. As soon as patient get relief from acute symptoms, dosage should be reduced.
Karpurasava should be used under the supervision of an ayurvedic physician. Its unsupervised use can be unsafe.
Side Effects of Karpurasava
It contains Camphor, the following side effects can occur with Karpurasava.
- Burning sensation
- Dysuria (with its high dosage)
- Abdominal pain (with its high dosage)
If these symptoms appear, Karpurasava should be immediately stopped and seek immediate medical attention.