Asava & Arishta

Lodhrasavam (Lodhrasava)

Lodhrasavam (Lodhrasava) is used for urinary disorders. It helps to treat chyluria, polyuria, alkanuria, indicanuria, biluria, urobilinuria, chronic nephritis, diabetes insipidus, phosphaturia, albuminuria, metrorrhagia, anemia, piles, malabsorption syndrome and skin diseases. It is also a hepatoprotective and improves the liver functions.

Nowadays, it is a famous ayurvedic medicine for abnormal uterine bleeding or metrorrhagia. In this case, it is generally given along with Ashokarishta or Ashoka Bark Churna or in combination with Ashokarishta and Ushirasava or Arvindasava and Saraswatarishta.

Ingredients (Composition)

Lodhra – Symplocos Racemosa1 Part
Kachur (Zedoary) – Curcuma Zedoaria1 Part
Pushkarmool (Elecampane) – Inula Racemosa1 Part
Elachi (Green cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum1 Part
Murva – Marsdenia Tenacissima1 Part
Vaividang (False Black Pepper) – Embelia Ribes1 Part
Haritaki or Harar (Chebulic Myrobalan) – Terminalia Chebula1 Part
Bibhitaki – Terminalia Bellirica1 Part
Amalaki (Amla or Indian Gooseberry) – Phyllanthus Emblica1 Part
Ajwain (Carom Seeds) – Trachyspermum Ammi1 Part
Chavya (Java Long Pepper) – Piper Chaba1 Part
Priyangu – Callicarpa Macrophylla1 Part
Supari (Betel Nut) – Areca Catechu1 Part
Indravaruni (Indrayana) – Citrullus Colocynthis roots1 Part
Chirayata (Kiratatikta) – Swertia Chirata1 Part
Kutki – Picrorhiza Kurroa1 Part
Bharangi – Clerodendrum Serratum1 Part
Tagara – Valeriana Wallichii1 Part
Chitrak – Plumbago Zeylanica1 Part
Piplamool (Long pepper) – Piper Longum1 Part
Kuth or Kushta (Indian Costus Root) – Saussurea Lappa1 Part
Ativisha – Aconitum Heterophyllum1 Part
Patha – Cissampelos Pareira1 Part
Indrayava – Holarrhena Antidysenterica Seeds1 Part
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea1 Part
Kutaj (Kurchi) – Holarrhena Antidysenterica bark1 Part
Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala1 Part
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum1 Part
Mustak (Nagarmotha or nut grass) – Cyperus Rotundus1 Part
Water1024 Parts
Shahad – Honey125 Parts
  1. Take all herbs and water. Boil and simmer the mixture to reduce the liquid content to ¼ i.e. 256 Parts.
  2. Now allow to cool it.
  3. Then, add honey.
  4. Seal the Asava vessel with a clay smeared cloth.
  5. Now, leave it for 30 days in Asava place.
  6. After 30 days, filter the liquid (Lodhrasava) and preserve it in food-grade bottles.

Pharmacological Actions

Lodhrasavam has following medicinal properties:

  • Antihemorrhagic
  • Hemostatic (styptic)
  • Nephroprotective
  • Astringent
  • Carminative
  • Uterine detoxifying
  • Anti-inflammatory

Dosha Karma

Lodhrasavam mainly acts on Kapha Dosha. It also pacifies Vata Dosha.

Therapeutic Indications

Lodhrasavam is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Albuminuria
  • Alkanuria
  • Biluria
  • Chyluria
  • Indicanuria
  • Phosphaturia
  • Polyuria
  • Urobilinuria
  • Chronic nephritis
  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Metrorrhagia
  • Anemia
  • Piles
  • Malabsorption syndrome
  • Skin diseases

Lodhrasavam Dosage

The general dosage of Lodhrasava 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

Lodhrasavam is considerably safe for most individuals.

Side Effects of Lodhrasavam

There are no side effects reported with Lodhrasavam.


There are no absolute contraindications for Lodhrasava.

Pregnancy & Lactation

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

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