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Author : Gurnam Saini  

Posted On : 22 December, 2013




Lohasava is a natural iron supplement in Ayurveda used in anaemia. Pallor skin, improper digestion and fatigue are usually associated with anaemia. Lohasava is beneficial in these symptoms of anaemia. It provides strength to the body and reduces general fatigue. It is also useful in cases of flatulence, abdominal distension, piles and ascites.



Main Ingredients of Lohasavam:



Naturally derived Iron is a main ingredient in Lohasava. However, its potency is increased by processing with herbs. Zingiber officinale, Terminalia bellirica, Phyllanthus emblica, Terminalia chebula, Embelia ribes, Cyperus rotundus, Plumbago zeylanica, Piper nigrum, Piper longum are important herbal ingredients present in Lohasava.



Pharmacological action of Lohasava



Lohasava is a fermented formulation of iron that is processed with some herbs, which are beneficial for increasing appetite and rich in nutrients. According to ayurveda, Lohasava pacifies kapha humour mainly. It aids to detoxify micro-channels of the body by which nutrition is reach to each cells. It is also helpful in increasing appetite due to presence of appetiser herbs in it.



Lohasava is an iron supplement. It increases haemoglobin level in the blood and reduces symptoms of anaemia. It does not tend to cause abdominal discomfort or metallic taste in the mouth.



Uses and indications of Lohasava



  1. Anaemia
  2. Abdominal distension
  3. Anorexia
  4. Sprue
  5. Exertional dyspnoea
  6. Oedema – Generalized or localized



Side effects of Lohasava



It should not be taken in ulcers, burning sensation and gastritis or GERD.


There is no side effects mentioned in ayurvedic texts or reported by clients as such from prescribed therapeutic dosage of this preparation. It is advisable that ayurvedic medicine and treatment are generally considered to be safe when taken under the supervision and guidance of an Ayurvedic Doctor, 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.




  1. Bhaishajya Ratnavali
  2. Ayurveda saar sangreh
  3. Saharayogam


Note: Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic does not support the use of Lohasavam in Australia, as it contains restricted ingredients that are not allowed in Ayurveda preparations in Australia. If you have been precribed Lohasavam and looking for a safer Ayurveda alternate, please feel free to contact us to book a consult and treat your health conditions safely. 



Gurnam Saini

Ayurvedic Practitioner (Recognised as Ayurvedic Doctor in India)

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from India

MD in Alternative Medicine from India 

Certificate in Ayurveda Panchkarma Detox from India

Certificate in Ayurveda Pulse & Tongue Diagnosis from India

Member of AAA (Australasian Association of Ayurveda)



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Disclaimer: The information on Ayurvedic products/formulations and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be prescibed by an ayurvedic doctor after full ayurvedic consultation. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on ancient ayurvedic text books. There might not be enough current research based evidence on ayurvedic herbal products.



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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