Poothikasavam is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of hemorrhoids (piles). It can also be used to relieve the symptoms of the stomach, and spleen disorders. It contains about 5 to 10% of self-generated alcohol. This natural alcohol and the water present in this medication act as a media to deliver alcohol and water soluble herbal components to the body.


The herbal ingredients present in this medicine are given below:

  • Poothika
  • Shunti
  • Maricha
  • Pippali

Indications, Benefits & Uses

The different health conditions that can be treated using this medicine are given below:

Urinary diseases

Poothikasavam has been found to help in the treatment of urinary diseases that cause burning while passing urine, difficulty in passing urine, and painful urination. It also protects the kidneys from the complications of diabetes including diabetic nephropathy and renal failure. It has been found to improve the functions of kidneys and regulates the secretion of urine and removal of excess water and toxic substances from the body. This helps in preventing retention of water.


Poothikasavam is a highly effective medication used for the management of piles. The herbs present in this medicine have been used for centuries for treating digestive disturbances that can cause piles or worsen them. It reduces the symptoms accompanying piles like bleeding while passing stools, pain during defecation, the sensation of mass protruding through the anus, and chronic constipation. It works mainly through its action on the intestine, which results in an increased motility, improved bowel movements, and an ease in passing stools. It reduces constipation, which is a major factor contributing to the development of piles. Regular use of this medication can help in preventing the recurrence of piles in future.

Joint and muscle diseases

Poothikasavam is a very good medicine for treating joint diseases like arthritis. The anti-inflammatory and analgesic actions produced by the herbs present in this medicine protect the joint tissues against any damage and reduce pain and restriction of movements.

Poothikasavam can be used to treat spondylosis that is caused due to the age-related degeneration of the intervertebral disc or due to a faulty posture followed by a person for many years. It reduces neuralgic pain caused by the nerve compression due to spondylosis and increases the range of movements. It improves the strength of nerves, muscles, and bones and ensures faster recovery of the patients with spondylosis.

It also works by improving the nourishment of the body. The rich nutritional content of the herbs used in this medicine ensures the body is supplied with the essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin D, and calcium as well as proteins. This helps to promote the health of the muscles, and bones. Poothikasavam is useful for treating muscle pain, cramps, and stiffness. It works by relaxing the muscles.


Poothikasavam has been found to correct the nutritional deficiencies and helps in treating anemia. It produces a favorable effect on the digestive organs and boosts their functions thus promoting the breakdown, absorption, and assimilation of food. This helps to prevent the deficiencies of vitamins and minerals like iron.

Malabsorption syndrome

Poothikasavam has been found to be effective in the management of Malabsorption syndrome. It boosts the functions of the digestive tract and increases the absorption of vitamins and minerals from the food.

How to use Poothikasavam

Patients should use Poothikasavam in a dose of 12ml once a day. The dose can be increased to 24 ml, once or twice a day, if no noticeable improvement in the symptoms is observed. The medicine can be mixed with an equal quantity of water to minimize the gastric irritation or if the taste is unpleasant. They can mix the medication in an equal quantity of water if they find the taste too unpleasant. Patients are advised to use this medicine for 4 to 6 weeks.

They should avoid the intake of fatty foods to ensure a higher effectiveness of Poothikasavam. If they are using any other medication, they should take it half an hour before or after taking the dose of Poothikasavam.

Side effects of Poothikasavam

Poothikasavam contains pure natural herbs. It is devoid of any chemical constituents. Hence, it does not cause any side effects. It is completely safe to use. However, patients must use it in the recommended doses only as a higher dose can cause gastric upsets.

The effect of Poothikasavam on the newborn baby or fetus is not known when it is used by a lactating or pregnant woman. Hence, women should consult a doctor before using Poothikasavam.

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