Bhringrajasava is an Ayurvedic medicine commonly used to treat general debility and to improve the overall health and wellness of a person. It improves the nutritional status of a person and helps in weight gain. It is also called Bhringarajasavam, or Bhringarajasav or Bhringraj Asava. This medicine contains about 5 to 10% of self-generated alcohol. The water present in this product together with the natural alcohol acts as a media for delivering alcohol and water-soluble herbal components.
The list of herbs present in Bhringrajasava is given below:
- Bhringaraja (Eclipta alba)
- Guda (Jaggery)
- Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
- Pippali (Long pepper)
- Jatiphala (Nutmeg or Myristica fragrans)
- Lavanga (Clove or Syzigium aromaticum)
- Twak (Cinnamon)
- Patra (Cinnamomum tamala)
- Ela (Cardamom)
- Nagakeshara (Mesua ferrea)
Bhringrajasava Benefits & Uses
The medicinal uses of Bhringrajasava are as follows:
Bhringrajasava possesses a high nutritional value. The different herbs present in this medication provide the body a rich content of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This improves the nutritional status of the person and helps to get rid of general debility. It increases the overall health and fitness and enhances stamina and physical strength. Bhringrajasava also promotes weight gain and hence, it is considered a potent supplement for the emaciated people. It maintains the health of the bones, muscles, and nerves and increases the ability of a person to perform physical activities. The vitamin B content of these herbs prevents the nerve problems. The iron content of Bhringrajasav helps in preventing anaemia. Regular use of this medicine prevents tiredness and allows a person to feel energetic.
Bhringrajasava can be used to treat respiratory conditions like asthma, bronchitis, and lung infections. It eases breathing by protecting the air passages against the damage caused by allergens and thus, prevents the attacks of breathlessness. It also reduces cough caused by lung infections like pneumonia and reduces the production of mucus in the respiratory passages by destroying the bacteria and viruses. It can be used to regulate the functions of the lungs and increases its capacity.
The antioxidants in Bhringrajasav are helpful in protecting the pulmonary tissue against the damage caused by free radicals, and air pollution. It preserves the structural integrity of lung tissues and inhibits the free radicals from causing alternations in the DNA of the normal cells. This helps in the prevention of lung cancer. The antioxidant activity of Bhringarajasavam also prevents the development of chronic lung diseases like emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic bronchitis. It can also be used to treat common cold and flu. It reduces the symptoms of cold like nose block, running nose, and headache. It also reduces fever associated with flu.
It works as a natural expectorant and aids in the expulsion of mucus accumulated in the air passages. The expectorant property of Bhringrajasav ensures complete detoxification, and cleansing of the body.
Bhringrajasava has been found to improve the functions of the digestive tract to a great extent. It facilitates the breakdown, absorption, and assimilation of food. It can be used in treating the common symptoms associated with digestive problems like pain in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, bloating, constipation, loose motions, flatulence, heartburn, acid reflux, and indigestion. It acts as a hepato-protective agent and helps in treating several liver disorders like hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis. It regulates the secretion of enzymes and bile in the liver and thus, helps in preventing gallstones, and biliary cholangitis. It can be used as a supplement in the management of enlargement of the liver and spleen. It also has a favourable effect on the appetite of a person.
Male reproductive system
Bhringrajasava acts as a natural aphrodisiac and increases the libido in men. It also improves their physical performance.
How to use Bhringrajasava
The recommended dose of Bhringrajasava is 12 ml to be taken once or twice a day. The dose can be raised to 24 ml, twice a day, if the results with the lower dose are not satisfactory. The doses should preferably be taken after food to minimize gastric irritation. The medicine may be added with an equal quantity of water if the taste is not tolerable.
Patients, who are using other medications, should keep a gap of half an hour between the intake of Bhringrajasava and the other medicines.
Side effects of Bhringrajasava
There are no known side effects of Bhringrajasav. This medicine is prepared from natural herbs and contains no chemicals. Hence, it is considered safe. When used in higher doses, it may cause a mild burning sensation in the stomach.