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Lohasava

Lohasava is an Ayurvedic tonic which comes under the category of Aasava. It is used in the management of Pandu (Anemia), Swayadhu (Inflammation), Gulma (tumors), Agni Vikara (Low digestive power and poor appetite), Arshas (Piles), Kushta (Skin diseases), Pleeha (Splenomegaly), Kandu (Itching), Swasa (Breathing troubles due to anemia or low iron level), Kasa ( Productive cough), Bhagandhara (Fistula), Arochaka (poor appetite) , Grahani (Irritable bowel syndrome), Hridroga (heart diseases).

The Reference Shloka —

लोहचूर्ण त्रिकटुकं त्रिफलां च यवानिकां |
विडंगं मुस्तकं चित्रं चतुस्संख्या पलं पृथक् ||
धातकी कुसुमानां तु प्रक्षिपेत्पलविंशतिं |
चूर्णीकृत्य ततः क्षौद्रं चतुष्षष्टिपलं क्षिपेत् ||
दद्याद्गुड तुलां तत्र जलद्रोणद्वयं तथा |
घृत भांडे विनिक्षिप्य निदद्यान्मासमात्रकं ||
लोहासवममुं मर्त्यः पिबेदग्निकरं परं |
पांडु श्वयथु गुल्मानि जठरान्यार्शसां रुजं ||
कुष्टं प्लीहामयं कंडु श्वासं कासं भगंदरं |
अरोचकं च ग्रहणीं हृद्रोगं च विनाशयेत् ||

lohacūrṇa trikaṭukaṁ triphalāṁ ca yavānikāṁ |
viḍaṁgaṁ mustakaṁ citraṁ catussaṁkhyā palaṁ pr̥thak ||
dhātakī kusumānāṁ tu prakṣipetpalaviṁśatiṁ |
cūrṇīkr̥tya tataḥ kṣaudraṁ catuṣṣaṣṭipalaṁ kṣipet ||
dadyādguḍa tulāṁ tatra jaladroṇadvayaṁ tathā |
ghr̥ta bhāṁḍe vinikṣipya nidadyānmāsamātrakaṁ ||
lohāsavamamuṁ martyaḥ pibedagnikaraṁ paraṁ |
pāṁḍu śvayathu gulmāni jaṭharānyārśasāṁ rujaṁ ||
kuṣṭaṁ plīhāmayaṁ kaṁḍu śvāsaṁ kāsaṁ bhagaṁdaraṁ |
arocakaṁ ca grahaṇīṁ hr̥drogaṁ ca vināśayet ||

The Ingredients —

  • Loha Churna
  • Trikatu — Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) + Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum) + Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum
  • Triphala — Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) + Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula) + Bibhitaki (Terminalia Bellirica)
  • Yavani — Trachyspermum ammi
  • Vidanga — Embelia ribes
  • Musta — Cyperus rotundus
  • Chitraka — Plumbago Zeylanica
  • Dhataki Pushpa — Woodfordia fruticosa
  • Kshoudra — Honey
  • Guda — Jaggery
  • Jala – Water

Lohasava Medicinal Properties

  • Increases Hemoglobin Levels
  • Helps in detoxifying
  • Helps expelling the intestinal worms
  • Helps lowering the cholesterol levels
  • It helps in protecting your heart from diseases
  • It promotes the discharge of bile
  • It purifies the blood
  • Helps burning the fat from the body

Lohasava Therapeutic Indications —

  • Agni vardhaka — Increases appetite
  • Pandu — Anemia
  • Swayadhu — Inflammation
  • Gulma
  • Agni Vikara
  • Arshas — Piles
  • Kushta — Skin diseases
  • Pleeha — Splenomegaly
  • Kandu — Itching
  • Swasa — Breathing troubles due to anemia or low iron level
  • Kasa — Productive cough
  • Bhagandhara — Fistula
  • Arochaka
  • Grahani — Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Hridroga

The Dosage —

  • For Children — 3 to 10ml
  • For Adults — 10ml to 20 ml Twice daily or as advised by the physician

Time — After food

Lohasava Side effects —

No known side effects have been reported for this medicine.

Lohasava Contraindications —

No known contraindications have been reported.

Medical Disclaimer. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment

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