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Author : Gurnam Saini  

Posted On : 09 December, 2014

Kumaryasava or Kumarayasavam



Kumaryasavam is Ayurvedic health tonic prepared with technique of fermentation. It is mainly used in treating women’s problems as well as abdominal and liver problems. It can be also prescribed in productive cough, asthma, non-bleeding piles or haemorrhoids, abdominal pain and loss of appetite.



Ingredients of KumariAsava



The main ingredient in Kumaryasavam is aloe vera. It possesses major quality of aloe vera. Other important ingredients are Woodfordia fructicosa, Nardostachys jatamansi, Inula racemosa, Ricinus communis, Piper retrofractum, Pistacia integerrima and calcified iron etc.



Pharmacological action of Kumariasava



Kumaryasavam balances vata and kapha humour as per Ayurvedic science. In abdominal pain, it works as anti-spasmodic as well as has anti-inflammatory action due to presence of Ricinus communis and aloe vera. Due to anti-spasmodic action, it is also beneficial in spasmodic dysmenorrhoea (painful periods). Furthermore, Kumaryasavam is also useful in cases of amenorrhoea or absent menses. It is considered to stimulate ovaries to produce eggs and assists to maintain natural menstrual cycle.



It works on liver due to its stimulant action on bile production. It increases secretion of bile and aids in fat digestions. Moreover, bile stimulates intestinal peristaltic movements that help to resolve chronic constipation as well.



Kumaryasavam has one important ingredient Inula racemosa that promotes dilatation of bronchi and decrease mucous over-production in respiratory tract. Therefore, Kumaryasavam is also beneficial in cough and asthma.



Kumaryasavam is also considered a digestive stimulant. It increases digestives juices so it is also beneficial in loss of appetite and indigestion. As said above, it works on liver as well. It reduces inflammation of liver and gall bladder.  It decreases bilirubin level in blood by which it becomes beneficial in jaundice.



Uses and indications of Kumaryasava



  • Painful periods or dysmenorrhoea
  • Amenorrhoea – absent menses
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Menorrhagia 
  • Loss of appetite and indigestion
  • Jaundice
  • Cholelithiasis or gall bladder stone as supportive therapy
  • Splenomegaly
  • Heapatomegaly
  • Anaemia
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Abdominal pain or cramps
  • Abdominal distension and flatulence



Side effects of Kumaryasavam



Kumaryasavam is generally well tolerable in medicinal doses. However, it is not recommended to take without consulting Ayurvedic practitionerAyurvedic medicine and treatment are generally considered to be safe but rarely may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases. We recommend seeking urgent medical attention in the case of an adverse reaction.




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Gurnam Saini

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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More

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