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Kumariasava-uses, dosage, side effects and ingredients

Author : Dr. Gurnam Saini  

Posted On : 09 December, 2014

Kumaryasava- Ayurvedic Medicine in Melbourne, Australia 



Kumaryasavam is Ayurvedic medicine prepared with unique technique of fermentation. It is very effectual in treating women’s problems as well as abdominal and liver problems. It is 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 all 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 mollifies 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 very beneficial in spasmodic dysmenorrhoea (painful periods). Furthermore, Kumaryasavam is also useful in cases of absent menses. It stimulates 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 cure chronic constipation as well.



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



Kumaryasavam is digestive stimulant too. 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
  • Urinary and Biliary Calculi
  • Splenomegaly
  • Heapatomegaly
  • Anaemia
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Abdominal pain or cramps
  • Abdominal distension and flatulence
  • Seminal Disorder
  • Haemorrhagic disorder



Kumaryasava dose: 12 – 24 ml. one or two times a day, usually advised after food



Side effects of Kumaryasavam



Kumaryasavam is well tolerable in medicinal doses. However, it is not recommended to take without consulting Ayurvedic physician.




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Buy best quality Kumari Asava from Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic based in Melbourne, Australia.




Dr Gurnam Singh Saini

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery

MD Alternative Medicine

Panchkarma Detox Expert

Member of AAA(Australian Association of Ayurveda)
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Author Bio:

Dr. 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. In Australia he pursued post graduate degree in mental health from La Trobe University, Melbourne (Australia). He has worked as associated Nurse Unit Management in Eastern Healths, Melbourne for 9 years. 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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