Asava & Arishta


Mrigamadasava (Mrigamadasavam) is used to treat cholera, gastroenteritis, persistent hiccup and fever with febrile seizures. It is also beneficial for sprain and breathing problems. It improves blood circulation, lowers fever, prevents shivering and delirium in fever, and restores strength.

Ingredients (Composition)

Mrit Sanjeevani Sura or Rectified Spirit50 Parts
Kasturi (Mrigamad) – Musk4 Parts
Shahad – Honey25 Parts
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum2 Parts
Laung (Clove) – Syzygium Aromaticum2 Parts
Jaiphal (Nutmeg) – Myristica Fragrans2 Parts
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum2 Parts
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum2 Parts

Preparation Method

  1. Take Mrit Sanjeevani Sura or Rectified Spirit in Asava Vessel or earthen pot, add Kasturi and dissolve it.
  2. No, add honey and other ingredients and mix them well.
  3. Seal the vessel with a clay smeared cloth.
  4. Now, leave it for 30 days in Asava place.
  5. After 30 days, filter the liquid (Mrigamadasava) and preserve it in food-grade bottles.

Pharmacological Actions

Mrigamadasava has following medicinal properties:

  1. Anti-cholera
  2. Antidiarrheal
  3. Febrifuge
  4. Anticonvulsant
  5. Antiemetic
  6. Antispasmodic
  7. Anodyne
  8. Cardiac stimulant
  9. Digestive
  10. Vitalizing (improves vigor)
  11. Cardiac stimulant
  12. Nervine stimulant

Dosha Karma

Mrigamadasava mainly pacifies Kapha Dosha and also assuages Vata Dosha.

Therapeutic Indications

Mrigamadasava is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Cholera
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Persistent hiccup
  • Fever with febrile seizures
  • Fever with deliriums
  • Sprain
  • Deliriums
  • Unconsciousness or syncope
  • Breathing problems
  • Asthma
  • Colic
  • Chronic cough
  • Acute attack of Paralysis
  • Epilepsy

Mrigamadasava Dosage

The general dosage of Mrigamadasava is as follows.
Children1 to 5 drops
Adults3 to 10 drops
Doses: Twice or thrice a day
Adjuvant: In water

Safety Profile

Mrigamadasava should be used under the supervision of an ayurvedic physician. The unsupervised use of Mrigamadasava can be unsafe, especially for children.

Side Effects of Mrigamadasava

There are no side effects reported with Mrigamadasava when used in appropriate dosage under the supervision of an ayurvedic doctor. A high dose can be unsuitable and lead to side effects.

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety profile of Mrigamadasava is not well established for pregnant women and lactating mothers. Therefore, Mrigamadasava should not be used by pregnant women and lactating mothers.

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh is a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist with B.A.M.S. and M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants. He has a wealth of experience in using Ayurveda to treat patients, including the use of herbal medicine and personalized Ayurvedic diets. His passion for spreading accurate and scientific information about Ayurveda and Medicinal Plants led him to create Ayur Times, a trusted resource for those seeking reliable information on the topic. Through his dedicated work, Dr. Singh has helped thousands of patients find relief and improve their health with Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine.

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