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Lodhra Asavam Product Highlight

Lodhra Asavam Product Highlight

by Kate Lewin August 31, 2016

Benefits & Uses of Lodhra Asavam

Lodhra Asavam (also known as Lodhrasavam or Lodhrasava) is a liquid Ayurvedic product used in the healing process of Meha (diabetes), Aruchi (anorexia), Shvitra (leucoderma), Kushta (skin diseases), Arsha (hemorrhoids), dermal pigmentation, excessive bleeding during menstrual cycles, Pandu (anemia), Grahani (digestive diseases) and Krumi (intestinal worms). It can also be used in your clients that are obese (Sthulata) and working on losing weight.

Lodhrasavam very effectively balances Pitta Dosha, hence its ability to help heal so many different diseases and symptoms. The herb Lodhra itself has been used for thousands of years for the treatment of diseases stemming from both Kapha and Pitta imbalances2. It also has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiulcer properties. Traditionally, it is the bark that is used in Ayurvedic medicines. Modern research has shown that it is the Glycosides in the bark that are highly astringent and are said to be resposible for its healing effect2

Dosage & Side Effects

When prescribing Lodhrasavam to your clients, also recommend that they avoid food with sugar as well as milk, rice and ghee. Also advise that they reduce or eradiate for the time being sour and salty food from their diet. For their grains they should eat barley and wheat.

A common dosage recommendation is 2 – 4 tsp. taken once or twice a day after eating. The more severe the disease, typically the higher the dosage is. However, a high dose may cause gastric irritation and constipation so if either of those symptoms appear immediately cut dosage in half or decrease until the irritation or constipation is releived. If your client already has scanty and/or delayed periods, they should avoid this formula. If the client wants to their dose can be mixed with an equal quantity of water and then taken as the taste is strong and can be very unpleasant for some. Lodhrasavam can be used for a long period of time on a daily basis.

For children 5 years and older, this Asavam is safe in low doses - 2 tsp. or less once a day. It is typically advised that pregnant women do not take this remedy, though it can be taken after birth but still during lactation for a short period of time, about 3 months or less.

Product Combinations

  • Nimba Haridradi Churna is combined with Lohdra in the case of skin disorders.
  • Mensokot Syrup is taken along with Lohdra to relieve heavy periods with abdominal pain.
  • Manjishtadi Kwatham Tablets, Nimba Haridradi Churnam and Lohdra are taken in conjunction to help heal skin disorders.
  • Kataka Khadiradi Kwatham Tablets are taken along with Lodhra in the case of diabetes.
  • Ashoka Arishtam is combined with Lodhra to heal menorrhagia.

Purchasing Information

Price: $19.99

Sizes Available: 15.216 fl.oz / 450 ml 

Sources & References

Contriburing Editor & Source: Dr. JV Hebbar

  1. Devi, K. Prameela. "Clinical evaluation of Pushyanuga choorna and Lodhrasava in Rakta Pradara (DUB)." Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge3 (2007): 429-431.
  2. Singh, Varun Kumar, and K. R. C. Reddy. "Management of Diabetes mellitus and its complications by Lodhra: A review." International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine4 (2015).
  3. Ashtanga Hrudaya, Chikitsa sthana 12/24-27, Ayurvedic Formulary of India

Disclaimer


The purpose of this article is to provide information about Ayurveda. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease. If you have any serious acute or chronic health problems please consult a trained health professional. If you are seeking the medical advice of a trained Ayurvedic practitioner or doctor, call (800) 215-9934 or e-mail us and we will provide you with our affiliated practitioners. Check with your doctor before taking herbs or using essential oils when pregnant or nursing.




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