Whether you call it Kumaryasavam, Kumari Asav, or Kumaryasava, you cannot ignore the multi-purpose benefits of this poly-herbal liquid decoction. Kumaryasava belongs to the asavas and aristas methods of Ayurvedic preparation where the herbs in the coarse powder or decoction (asava) forms are soaked in a solution of sugar or jaggery for fermentation. First mentioned in ancient Vedic texts such as Sharangdhara Samhita and Yogratnakar, Kumaryasava is prepared by essentially fermenting aloe vera. Hence, it comes with wound-healing and anti-inflammatory properties in addition to a host of properties we will discuss below.
Kumaryasava Key Ingredients
There are four types of Kumaryasava – No 1, No 2, No 3 and No 4 with each variation comprising of different ingredients. However, its primary or star ingredient is Aloe Vera – whose benefits, as we know, are manifold. From cooling the eyes and enhancing vision to removing diabetic sensations and reducing cholesterol, you can leverage all-round benefits with this ayurvedic medicine. Plus, note that this 45-ingredient decoction contains around 5-10% self-generated alcohol and is bitter, astringent, pungent, sweet and cold in taste.
- Kumari Rasa (Aloe Vera, juice extract)
- Guda (Jaggery)
- Makshika (Honey)
- Pakva Loha (Iron Calx)
- Shunti (Ginger Rhizome)
- Maricha (Pepper, fruit)
- Pippali (Long Pepper, fruit)
- Lavanga (Clove, flower bud)
- Twak (Cinnamon, bark)
- Ela (Cardamom)
- Patra (Cinnamomum Tamala, leaf)
- Nagakeshara (Mesua Ferrea, stamen)
- Chitraka/Leadwort (Plumbago Zeylanica, root)
- Pippali Moola (Long Pepper, root)
- Vidanga (False Black Pepper, fruit)
- Gajapippali (Java Long Pepper, fruit)
- Chavya (Piper Chaba, fruit)
- Hapusha (Juniperus Communis, fruit)
- Dhanyaka (Coriander, seed)
- Kramuka (Betel nut)
- Katurohini / Katuka / Kutki (Picrorhiza Kurroa)
- Musta (Cyperus Rotundus, root)
- Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula, fruit rind)
- Vibhitaki (Terminalia Bellirica, fruit rind)
- Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis, fruit)
- Rasna (Pluchea Lanceolata, root/leaf)
- Devadaru (Cedrus Deodara/Heart Wood)
- Haridra (Turmeric Rhizome)
- Daruharidra (Berberis Aristata, stem)
- Murva (Marsdenia tenacissima, root)
- Yashtimadhu (Licorice root)
- Danti (Baliospermum Montanum, root)
- Pushkaramoola (Inula Racemosa, root)
- Bala (Sida Cordifolia, root)
- Atibala (Abutilon Indicum, root)
- Kapikacchu (Mucuna Pruriens, seed)
- Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris, whole plant)
- Shatahva / Shatapushpa (Anethum Sowa, fruit)
- Hingupatri (Leaf)
- Akallaka/Akarakarabha (Anacyclus Pyrethrum, root)
- Utingana (Blepharis Edulis, seed)
- Shweta and Rakta Punarnava (Boerhavia Diffusa, root)
- Lodhra (Symplocos Racemosa, stem bark)
- Dhatumakshika (Makshika Bhasma)
- Dhataki (Woodfordia Fruticosa)
4 Simple Steps to Make the Decoction:
- Aloe Vera juice is extracted from the leaves.
- All other herbs are ground to a coarse powder form.
- Aloe Vera is added to the ingredients and this mixture is stored in an airtight container for fermentation.
- After fermentation, the content is strained and preserved.
Important: The typical shelf life of Kumari Asav is 10 years (if unopened); however, consume within two months of opening the bottle.
Kumaryasava Recommended Dosage
12–24 ml, taken orally once/twice a day, preferably to be consumed after food. If needed, you can mix the syrup with an equal quantity of water, and drink.
If you’re wondering about Kumari Asava’s benefits, you’ve come to the right place. It serves as an excellent aphrodisiac, improves body strength and skin complexion, and is a wonderful remedy for people suffering from anorexia. Let’s look at some of its other benefits:
Kumaryasava For Menstrual Problems
Wide-ranging female health issues such as menstrual complications, infertility, ovarian dysfunction, etc. can be treated using Kumari Asava. It is the go-to tonic for irregular periods and PCOS. For women suffering from low menstrual flow, Kumaryasava is recommended as it improves flow and regulates the periods.
For treating PCOS, take Kumaryasava along with Mahayograj, Guggul, and Chandraprabha Vati.
Cold, Cough And Breathlessness
Kumaryasava is an anti-inflammatory agent that helps reduce mucus production and liquefies discharge, thereby providing relief during cough. Plus, its anti-bacterial properties help fight diseases like acute bronchitis, helps strengthen the lungs, and also helps in treating infections.
Liver And Spleen Disorders
Acting as a liver tonic, it helps in detoxifying the liver, aids in the treatment of an enlarged spleen and liver, strengthens the liver, and aids in proper secretion of bile. It is extremely useful in cases of jaundice as well. Also, in cases of fatty liver syndrome, it prevents the accumulation of fat and promotes better metabolism.
Urinary Tract Disorders
It helps treat diverse urinary tract disorders such as urinary stones, dysuria, frequent urination, inflammation of the bladder, etc. For treating dysuria and other urinary disorders, take Kumaryasava, Chandraprabha Vati (500mg), Gokshuradi Gugul (500mg), and Punarnavadi Vati (250mg) twice a day after meal.
Digestive Issues and Constipation
Kumaryasava or Kumari Asava No 1 helps improve haemoglobin levels, appetite levels, and digestive strength. Additionally, this tonic helps eliminate intestinal worm infestation, bloating, constipation, piles, nausea, abdominal pain due to gastritis and other digestive tract disorders. Conversely, you can consume it along with Chitrakadi Vati or Agnitundi Vati (125-250 mg) twice a day after meal for instant relief.
This liquid increases secretion of digestive juices, thereby aiding in proper digestion of all nutrients. This leads to an increased appetite, reduced saliva production, and reduced constipation.
It helps increase libido and enhances the quality of semen and sperm – making it useful for treating cases of male impotence.
Kumaryasava is helpful for treating non-bleeding piles or haemorrhoids as it reduces mass hardness, eliminates toxins, and relieves any related pain/discomfort; however, note that it should not be consumed in case of bleeding piles.
Kumaryasava’s anti-toxin and detoxifying properties help to remove toxins from the body and provides relief against symptoms such as joint inflammation, swelling, and stiffness.
It helps improve memory and is used in the treatment of epilepsy. For treating epilepsy, take Brahmi Vati (125-250mg) or Manasmitram Vati (125mg) and Kalyanaka Kashayam (15 ml + 60 ml water) twice a day – at least an hour before breakfast and dinner. Kumaryasava should be taken twice daily after a meal.
It helps rejuvenate skin since it contains aloe vera which is rich in vitamin E and C.
Kumaryasava Side-Effects & Precautionary Measures
- Overdosing and consuming it for a longer period of time may cause gastric irritation symptoms, inflamed kidneys, or inflammation of the urinary tract.
- Do not take this liquid medicine on an empty stomach or before meals as it may lead to green stools. Always consume it after you eat food be it lunch or dinner.
- It can be given to children above 5 years of age in lower doses.
- Pregnant and lactating mothers should avoid consuming this ayurvedic liquid medicine.
- People suffering from diabetes and bleeding piles should refrain from using it.
- In the case of bloating, it is advised to take this syrup before food; whereas, in the case of gastritis and hyperacidity, it is best to consume it after food.
Important: Please consult your doctor before taking this ayurvedic medicine.
Where to Buy it Online
There are a number of famous Ayurvedic brands that offer the Kumari Asava syrup. The price typically ranges between INR 150-200.
– Baidyanath Kumari Asava: Relieves abdominal distention and bloating, it also helps provide relief from cold, cough, and neurological conditions.
– Patanjali Kumaryasava: Relieves discomfort from gas and acidity while stimulating digestive enzymes and providing relief for issues such as flatulence, belching, bloating, constipation, and haemorrhoids.
– Dabur Kumaryasava: Offers relief in ailments such as enlargement of liver and spleen, chronic constipation and anaemia among other things.
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