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Pippalyasavam (Pippalyasava)


Pippalyasavam (Pippalyasava) is used for the treatment of bowel diseases, anemia, piles, cough, intestinal gas, and abdominal distension, loss of appetite, anorexia, and fevers. It acts on the stomach and increases the secretion of gastric juices. It also acts on the liver and stimulates bile secretion into the intestine. Thus, it improves appetite and digestion. It is also detoxifying in its action, which reduces the formation and accumulation of Aam (toxins) in the body. It is best for people having Kapha and Vata Dominance in their symptoms.

Ingredients (Composition)

Ingredient Quantity
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum 1 Part
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum 1 Part
Chavya (Java Long Pepper) – Piper Chaba 1 Part
Turmeric (Haldi) – Curcuma Longa 1 Part
Chitrak – Plumbago Zeylanica 1 Part
Nagarmotha (Nut Grass) – Cyperus Rotundus 1 Part
Vaividang (False Black Pepper) – Embelia Ribes 1 Part
Supari (Betel Nut) – Areca Catechu 1 Part
Lodhra – Symplocos Racemosa 1 Part
Patha – Cissampelos Pareira 1 Part
Amla (Indian Gooseberry) – Phyllanthus Emblica 1 Part
Ushira (Vetiver) – Vetiveria Zizanioides 1 Part
Safed Chandan (White Sandalwood) – Santalum Album 1 Part
Kuth or Kushta (Indian Costus Root) – Saussurea Lappa 1 Part
Laung (Clove) – Syzygium Aromaticum 1 Part
Tagara – Valeriana Wallichii 1 Part
Jatamansi – Nardostachys Jatamansi 1 Part
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum 1 Part
Elaichi (Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum 1 Part
Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala 1 Part
Priyangu – Callicarpa Macrophylla 1 Part
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea 1 Part
Water 1024 Parts
Jaggery (Gur) 600 Parts
Dhataki Flowers – Woodfordia Fruticosa 20 Parts
Munakka – Vitis Vinifera Variety 120 Parts

Preparation Method

  1. Take Water in Asava Vessel and add all ingredients and mix them well.
  2. Leave the mixture for 30 days in Asava place.
  3. Then filter the liquid (Pippalyasavam) and preserve it in food-grade bottles.

Pharmacological Actions

Pippalyasavam has following medicinal properties:

  • Antihyperlipidemic
  • Detoxifying
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Carminative
  • Cholagogue (promotes the discharge of bile)
  • Haematinic (increases hemoglobin levels)
  • Immunomodulatory
  • Metabolism Stimulant
  • Mucolytic
  • Antitussive
  • Digestive stimulant
  • Appetizer

Dosha Karma

The main action of Pippalyasavam is observed on Kapha Dosha and Vata Dosha. It can increase Pitta Dosha, so it is contraindicated in Pitta Diseases.

Therapeutic Indications

Pippalyasavam is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Bronchitis
  • Cough
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Anemia
  • Malabsorption syndrome
  • Piles (hemorrhoids)
  • Intestinal gas
  • Abdominal distension
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Fever
  • Phthisis
  • Fatty Liver Disease (Hepatic steatosis)
  • Hepatomegaly – liver enlargement

Pippalyasavam Dosage

The general dosage of Pippalyasavam 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

Pippalyasavam is considerably safe for most individuals when taken as per its indications in appropriate dosage under professional supervision.

Side Effects of Pippalyasavam

Some people can experience the following side effects with Pippalyasavam:

  1. Heartburn
  2. Hyperacidity
  3. Burning sensation in the abdomen


Pippalyasavam should not be taken in following cases:

  1. Pitta disorders
  2. Hyperacidity
  3. Heartburn
  4. Burning or heating sensation
  5. Gastritis
  6. Ulcers
  7. Inflammatory bowel diseases – ulcerative colitis

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety profile of Pippalyasavam is not well established for pregnant women and lactating mothers.

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