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)

Ingredient Quantity
Lodhra – Symplocos Racemosa 1 Part
Kachur (Zedoary) – Curcuma Zedoaria 1 Part
Pushkarmool (Elecampane) – Inula Racemosa 1 Part
Elachi (Green cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum 1 Part
Murva – Marsdenia Tenacissima 1 Part
Vaividang (False Black Pepper) – Embelia Ribes 1 Part
Haritaki or Harar (Chebulic Myrobalan) – Terminalia Chebula 1 Part
Bibhitaki – Terminalia Bellirica 1 Part
Amalaki (Amla or Indian Gooseberry) – Phyllanthus Emblica 1 Part
Ajwain (Carom Seeds) – Trachyspermum Ammi 1 Part
Chavya (Java Long Pepper) – Piper Chaba 1 Part
Priyangu – Callicarpa Macrophylla 1 Part
Supari (Betel Nut) – Areca Catechu 1 Part
Indravaruni (Indrayana) – Citrullus Colocynthis roots 1 Part
Chirayata (Kiratatikta) – Swertia Chirata 1 Part
Kutki – Picrorhiza Kurroa 1 Part
Bharangi – Clerodendrum Serratum 1 Part
Tagara – Valeriana Wallichii 1 Part
Chitrak – Plumbago Zeylanica 1 Part
Piplamool (Long pepper) – Piper Longum 1 Part
Kuth or Kushta (Indian Costus Root) – Saussurea Lappa 1 Part
Ativisha – Aconitum Heterophyllum 1 Part
Patha – Cissampelos Pareira 1 Part
Indrayava – Holarrhena Antidysenterica Seeds 1 Part
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea 1 Part
Kutaj (Kurchi) – Holarrhena Antidysenterica bark 1 Part
Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala 1 Part
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum 1 Part
Mustak (Nagarmotha or nut grass) – Cyperus Rotundus 1 Part
Water 1024 Parts
Shahad – Honey 125 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
Adults 10 to 30 ml
Maximum Possible Dosage 60 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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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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