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)

Ingredient Quantity
Mrit Sanjeevani Sura or Rectified Spirit 50 Parts
Kasturi (Mrigamad) – Musk 4 Parts
Shahad – Honey 25 Parts
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum 2 Parts
Laung (Clove) – Syzygium Aromaticum 2 Parts
Jaiphal (Nutmeg) – Myristica Fragrans 2 Parts
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum 2 Parts
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum 2 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.
Children 1 to 5 drops
Adults 3 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 (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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