Kumari Asav no. 3

Kumari Asava No. 3 is also known as Kumaryasava no 3. It is a polyherbal classical Ayurvedic formulation referenced from Yog Ratnakar. There are four types of Kumari asava or Kumaryasava viz. No 1, No 2, No 3 and No 4. Each has different ingredients. But main ingredient in all type is Kumari Swaras or Aloe vera juice. Aloe vera juice is known as kumari. Aloe/Gheekumari/Gvarpatha is bitter, astringent, pungent, sweet and cold in potency and works on all body tissues. It has beneficial effects on circulatory, female reproductive, digestive, nervous and excretory system.

Kumaryasava no 3 or Kumari asava No 3 is useful in treatment of five types of cough, respiratory ailments, 8 types of abdominal diseases, 6 types of piles, neurological diseases, epilepsy, digestive weakness, 8 types of Gulma, absence of menstruation in women, and many more diseases.

This medicine is also given to children for improving digestion and assimilation. It also improves immunity to fight recurrent infections. For infants dose is one drop one to two times a day.

Key Ingredients of Kumari Asava No. 3

Kumaryasava No 3 is a fermented liquid preparation made with ingredients in the Formulation composition given below. It contains not more than 10 per cent, and not less than 5 per cent of alcohol that is self-generated in the preparation over a period of time.

Formulation composition:

  • Kumari Rasa (Kumari) कुमारी रस Aloe barbadensis Lf. 12.288 l
  • Guda गुड Jaggery 4.8 kg
  • Vijaya (Haritaki) हरीतकी  Terminalia chebula P. 1.2 kg
  • Jala पानी for decoction Water 12.288 l reduced to 3.072 l
  • Madhu शहद Honey 3.072 kg
  • Dhataki धातकी Woodfordia fructicosa Fl. 768 g
  • Jatiphala जाएफल Myristica fragrans Sd. 48 g
  • Lavanga लौंग Syzygium aromaticum Fl. Bd. 48 g
  • Kankola कंकोल Piper cubeba Fr. 48 g
  • Jatamansi जटामांसी Nardostachys jatamansi Rz. 48 g
  • Kababaka कबाबचीनी Piper cubeba Fr. 48 g
  • Cavya चव्य Piper retrofractum St. 48 g
  • Citra चित्रकमूल छाल (Eranda) Ricinus communis Rt. 48 g
  • Jatipatri (Jatiphala) जावित्री Myristica fragrans Ar. 48 g
  • Karkata (Karkatashringi) काकड़ासिंगी Pistacia integerrima Gl. 48 g
  • Aksha (Bibhitaka) विभिताकी Terminalia belerica P. 48 g
  • Pushkaramula (Pushkara) पुष्करमूल Iula racemosa Rt. 48 g
  • Tamra bhasma ताम्र भस्म Calcined Tamra 48 g
  • Lauha bhasma लौह भस्म Calcined Lauha 24 g

Lf.=Leaf;P.=Pericarp;Rt.=Root;Fr.=Fruit;Rz.=Rhizome;St.=Stem;Fl. Bd . =Flower Bud

Method of preparation:

Take the raw materials of pharmacopoeial quality. Wash, clean and extract juice from the ingredient number 1 of the formulation composition. Wash, dry and powder the ingredient numbered 3 (Kvatha Dravya) of the formulation composition and pass through the sieve number 44 to obtain coarse powder. Clean, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 7 to 17 (Prakshepa Dravya) of the formulation composition individually and pass through the sieve number 85 to obtain fine powder. Prepare Bhasma of the ingredients numbered 18 and 19 of the formulation composition. Add specified amounts of water to the Kvatha Dravya, soak overnight, heat, reduce to one eighth and filter through muslin cloth to obtain Kvatha. Add the ingredient number 2 of the formulation composition to the Kvatha, allow to dissolve and filter through the muslin cloth in to a clean container. Add Kumari Rasa, Tamra Bhasma, Loha Bhasma, Madhu, Dhataki and other finely powdered Prakshepa Dravyas. Seal the mouth of the container. Shift the container to the fermentation room and constantly check for the signs of completion of fermentation process. Filter the fermented material through a clean muslin cloth. Pack in air tight containers and allow for maturation.

Description: Clear, dark brown liquid without frothing and significant sedimentation;with astringent taste.

Storage: Store in a cool place in tightly closed amber coloured bottle, protect from light and moisture.

Uses of Kumaryasava No 3

  • Gulma (abdominal lump)
  • Udara (abdominal diseases) Agnimandya (digestive impairment) Koshthashula (abdominal pain)
  • Kasa (cough) Shvasa (asthma) Kshaya (pthisis)
  • Vatavyadhi (neurological diseases) Apasmara (epilepsy)
  • Manyaroga (diseases of neck region)
  • Nashtapushpa (menopause)
  • Arsha (piles)

Dosage of Kumaryasava

  • The recommended dosage of Kumaryasava is 15 - 30 ml orally with equal amount of water after meals twice a day.
  • For infants 1 drop can be given twice a day.
  • The actual dosage of Ayurvedic medicine depends on age, condition, strength and many other factors.

Where to buy

You can buy this medicine online or from medical stores.

This medicine is manufactured by Dabur Kumaryasava No. 3, Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan Kumari Asava No. 3, Sandu Brothers Kumari Asav no. 3 and some other pharmacies.

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