Arvindasava -An Effective Digestive Tonic For Infants And Children

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Arvindasava (Aravindasavam) is a classical polyherbal Ayurvedic formulation classified under Arishta Category. It is an effective Ayurvedic formulation for pediatric use and is indicated in all diseases of children. The main ingredient of this medicine is Arvind commonly known as Kamal (lotus flower). It contains the goodness of lotus combined with various herbal extracts with a lot of care. Arvindasava fills up the dietary gaps, nourishes the recuperating child, and improves immunity.

Aravindasavam works to pacify the Vata dosha in the human body. It provides nourishment to your child thus helping them gain physical strength and develop their brain and memory power. So this Ayurvedic formulation is considered a healthy nervine tonic for children.

Ingredients Of Arvindasava

The following ingredients are essential for the preparation of Arvindasava (Aravindasavam).

  • Nelumbo Nucifera – Kamal (Lotus) flowers.
  • Vetiveria zizanioides – Vetiver (Ushira or Khas).
  • Gmelina Arborea – Gambhari (Beechwood/Kasmari).
  • Nymphaea Stellata – Neel Kamal (Bluewater lily) flowers.
  • Rubia Cordifolia – Manjistha roots.
  • Elettaria Cardamomum – Elaichi (Cardamom) seeds.
  • Sida Cordifolia – Bala roots.
  • Nardostachys Jatamansi – Jatamansi roots.
  • Cyperus Rotundus – Mustak .
  • Hemidesmus Indicus – Sariva roots.
  • Terminalia Chebula – Haritaki fruit rind.
  • Terminalia Bellerica – Bibhitaki fruit rind.
  • Acorus Calamus – Vacha roots.
  • Emblica Officinalis – Amalaki (Amla or Indian gooseberry).
  • Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza Glabra.
  • Hedychium Spicatum – Shati (Kapoor Kachri or Spiked Ginger Lily) rhizome.
  • Indigofera Tinctoria – Neeli (True Indigo) roots.
  • Trichosanthes Dioica – Patola.
  • Fumaria Indica – Pitpapra (Shahtra) .
  • Terminalia Arjuna – Arjuna stem bark.
  • Madhuca Indica – Mahua/Madhuca flowers.
  • Selinum Tenuifolium (Selinum Wallichianum) – Mura.
  • Vitis Vinifera – Munakka (Raisins).
  • Woodfordia Fruticosa – Dhataki flowers.
  • Water.
  • Sharkara (Brown Sugar – Sucrose Sugar) .
  • Honey.

Medicinal Properties Of Arvindasava

The important medicinal properties of Arvindasava include:

  • Digestive tonic

    Arvindasava boosts the digestive fire and enhances the secretion of digestive juices, thereby preventing acid dyspepsia, promoting digestion and absorption of nutrients.

  • Carminative

    This Ayurvedic preparation is intended to either prevent the formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract or facilitate the expulsion of gas, thereby combating flatulence.

  • Immunomodulator

    The consumption of Arvindasava stimulates or suppresses the immune system and may help the body fight infection, or other diseases.

  • Natural Anabolic

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  • Appetite stimulant

    This medicinal property increases hunger and therefore enhances food consumption.

Some of the medicinal properties of Arvindasava are Digestive tonic, Carminative, Immunomodulator, Natural Anabolic, Appetite stimulant, etc.

Instructions For Using Arvindasava

This medicine is taken orally and is safe to give to children above 1 year of age. For children, take 3- 5 ml of medicine with an equal amount of water after meals twice a day. The dosage for an adult is 15-30 ml after meals twice a day. The maximum possible dosage for Aravindasavam is 60 ml a day in divided doses.

Arvindasava Side Effects

It does not have any side effects if taken in the correct doses under expert supervision. But if you are using excess dosage, it may lead to the following side effects:

  • Indigestion.
  • Acid reflux.
  • Constipation.
  • Vomiting and nausea.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Low blood sugar level.
  • Palpitation.
  • Burning sensation.

Health Benefits Of Arvindasava

Overall actions of Arvindasava are related to the digestive system. Good digestion is required for the proper nourishment and growth of the child. Additionally, it also contains some ingredients like raisins, lotus flowers, etc., which are highly nutritious. There are a lot of health benefits while consuming Arvindasava. Some of them are explained below:

  • Arvindasava for digestion

    The primary function of Arvindasava is to boost the digestive fire and enhance the secretion of digestive uses. It also promotes digestion and absorption of nutrients. It is an effective remedy for gastrointestinal disorders in children. It helps to improve the breakdown and absorption of food. The antibacterial and anti-parasitic actions produced by this medication help in treating infections in the digestive tract. The astringent properties of Arvindasava reduce diarrhea. Regular consumption of this tonic helps to maintain the energy levels in children and treats flatulence, loose motions, abdominal pain, and indigestion in children.

  • Delayed Milestone

    Delayed milestone, also called developmental delays, is used to describe the condition where a child has not reached a significant stage at the predicted age. In such a condition, Arvindasava helps in improving growth and development in children. It helps children in improving cognitive functions like understanding, learning, remembering, problem-solving, and reasoning skills. It also provides strength to the muscles and bones.

  • Lack of appetite

    One of the most common problems among children is lack of appetite. The regular use of Arvindasava improves appetite and prevents loss of energy and stamina. The improved appetite also allows the child to maintain healthy body weight and prevents the risk of deficiencies.

  • Enhances Immunity

    The ingredients in Arvindasava support the functions of the immune system and helps the body in fighting pathogens and quickening the healing of wounds. It works against allergen and thus strengthens the response of the immune system and thus reduces the intensity and frequency of the attack of allergic diseases like asthma, rhinitis, and dermatitis in children.

  • Provides nutrients

    This magical formulation contains essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They enhance physiological functions and prevent the risk of several disorders. It provides nourishment, ensures proper growth and development of the body. The presence of calcium and phosphorus in Aravindasavam helps in maintaining the health of the bones and teeth. It is a good remedy to treat Rickets. (A skeletal disorder that is caused by a lack of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate).

  • Treats learning disorders

    Arvindasava is an effective Ayurvedic remedy to treat learning disorders like dyslexia and behavioral disorders such as hyperactivity.

Arvindasava is the perfect Ayurvedic formulation that provides all-around nourishment, improves strength, and aids in proper digestion. It is helpful for the delayed milestone, lack of appetite, etc. It also provides nutrients and enhances immunity. It also treats learning disorders like dyslexia and behavioral disorders such as hyperactivity.


The above-mentioned information related to Arvindasava is taken from different Ayurvedic books. Please consult your Ayurvedic doctor before consuming this herbal decoction for children to treat different health problems.


  • Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Balarogadhikara (185-189).

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