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Navayasa Lauha is a herbomineral Ayurvedic medicine. It is mentioned in Bhaishajya ratnavali in Pandu roga chikitsa. Pandu is a disease characterized by the pale color of the skin and can be correlated with Anemia in modern science. Navayasa Lauha is very useful and very commonly used in the treatment of all forms of anemia.
Nabayas Lauha is prepared by combining Nava (nine herbal ingredients) with Aayasa/Loha (Iron) and hence named Nayayasa Churna or Lahua. It is prepared by mixing powder of iron (9 parts) and ginger, long pepper, black pepper, tuber of Cyperus rotundus, Plumbago root (each 1 part).
It is a Lauha kalpa. Lauha kalpas are preparations in which Lauha Bhasma is used as main ingredient added to other drugs. For preparing Lauha Kalp, the medicinal herbs are reduced to fine powder and mixed with Lauha Bhasma. Bhavana is given with prescribed liquids if mentioned. When well protected from moisture and heat, Lauha Kalp keep their potency for a period of two years.
Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.
Navayasa Churna is a powder preparation made with the ingredients in the formulation composition given below:-
- Shunthi Zingiber officinale Rz. 1 part
- Marica Piper nigrum Fr. 1 part
- Pippali Piper longum Fr. 1 part
- Haritaki Terminalia chebula P. 1 part
- Bibhitaka Terminalia bellirica P. 1 part
- Amalaki Phyllanthus emblica (Emblica officinalis) P. 1 part
- Musta Cyperus rotundus Rt. Tr. 1 part
- Vidanga Embelia ribes Fr. 1 part
- Chitraka Plumbago zeylanica Rt. 1 part
- Aayoraja (Lauha bhasma) (30 Puti) 9 parts
Trikatu (Sonth + Pippali + Kali Mirch) is effective for burning ama (metabolic waste and toxins) which is the prime cause of all disease. It supports better digestion and cures constipation. It stimulates the liver to secrete bile which is vital for fat digestion and absorption. It also balances Kapha.
Triphala (Amal + Harad + Baheda) is used extensively in Ayurveda for treatment of digestive diseases. It is a tonic for the whole body. It has been used in various gastric disorders including intestinal inflammation. Amla, has significant acid lowering, cooling and anti-ulcer properties. Triphala is a rich source of tannins, which is known to affect the integrity of mucus membrane. Tannins with their protein precipitating and vasoconstriction effects could be advantageous in preventing ulcer development.
Motha is widely used in Ayurveda for treatment of various diseases. This plant is also known as Purple nutsedge or nutgrass (English), Motha (Hindi) or Musta (Sanskrit). It is especially used as a cure for gastrointestinal and joint ailments. It has anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antidiarrheal, antipyretic, and analgesic activities. It is appetizer (deepan), digestive stimulant (pachan), anthelmintic (krimighna), diuretic (mutra virecaniya), scarifying/reducer of corpulence (lekhanya), purifyer of plasma (rasa pachaniya), antisaturative (triptighna), antipruriginous (kandughna), galactopurificator (stanyashodana), thirst restraining and(trishnagrahana).
Vidanga has carminative and hepatoprotective activity. It is anthelmintic, astringent, alterative and tonic.
Chitrak reduces vata and kapha and increases pitta. It is stimulant, anthelmintic and antiseptic. It is used in Ayurveda for colitis, indigestion, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, gas and intestinal parasites.
Lauha Bhasma increases hemoglobin level. It gives strength and cures anemia.
Method of preparation:
Take all ingredients of pharmacopoeial quality.
Wash, dry and powder ingredients 1 to 9 individually in a pulverizer and pass through sieve number 85. Weigh separately each powdered ingredient, mix together in specified ratio along with ayoraja (lauha) bhasma and pass through sieve number 44 to obtain a homogeneous blend. Store in an air-tight container. Store in a cool place in a tightly closed container, protected from light and moisture.
Reddish-brown powder with pungent odour and spicy, pungent taste. All pass through sieve number 44 and not less than 50 percent pass through sieve number 85.
- It has the liver protecting action.
- It is shows beneficial effects in the treatment of the liver disorders.
- It has anti-hepatotoxic property. Anti-hepatotoxic property means ability to protect the liver from toxicity.
- It improves rakta dhatu.
- It has deepana (appetizer) pachana (digestive), srotoshodhaka (channel cleasner), tridoshaghna (body humour specifier), rasaraktavardhana (one which increases blood), Rasayana (rejuvenative) and balya (one which increases strength) panduhara (one which subsides pallor) activity.
- Pandu (anemia)
- Kamala (jaundice)
- Prameha (metabolic disorder)
- Pidaka (carbuncle)
- Hridroga (heart disease)
- Kushtha (diseases of Skin)
- Arsha (piles)
A study was done to evaluate hepatoprotective activity of Navayasa Churna against carbon tetra chloride intoxication in albino rats.
This study concluded that Navayasa churna possess hepatoprotective activity against CC14 induced hepatotoxicity in experimental rats, and can be employed for the management of various the liver disorders.
Another study done to evalute hepatoprotective activity of Navayasa churna mixed in Lohasava, against carbon tetrachloride induced the liver injury in albino rats concluded the drug reduced the liver weight, alkaline phosphatase and GOT activity in liver and chloresterol and GPT activity in serum. There was no effect on protein and the liver glycogen.
In a study, Dhatri Lauha and Navayas Lauha were given to pregnant anemic women in a dose of a 250 mg thrice a day in the form of vati, after food for 90 days with ghee or honey. The treatment showed significant result in anemia in pregnancy (Garbhini Pandu).
250 mg to 1 gram twice a day.
This should be taken with ghee or honey. Administration with honey or ghee enhances the medicinal qualities of the medicine and also help them to reach the deeper tissue. It is also a mixture of glucose and fructose and iron may complex with these sugars for absorption.
- In skin diseases, it is taken with Chacha or Go mutra.
- In heart diseases it is take with Arjun Kadha.
- In intestinal parasites, it is given ith Vidag churna and honey.
- In the liver diseases it is given with punarnava juice and honey.
Or take as directed by physician.
Please note, the doses of Ayurvedic medicines are not fixed. Exact dose depends on the age, strength, digestive power of the patient, the nature of the illness, the state of the viscera and humours, and the properties of individual drugs.
You can buy this medicine online or from medical stores.
This medicine is manufactured by Baidyanath (Nawayas Lauh), Dabur (Navayas Lauh), Manil (Navayas Loha), Sri Sri Ayurveda (Navayasa Lauha), Unjha (Navayas Loha), Kottakal Arya Vaidya Sala (Navayasa Churnam), AVP (Navayasa Choornam ) and many other Ayurvedic pharmacies.
- Comparative Clinical Study of Dhatri Lauha and Navayasa Lauha in Garbhini Panduroga With Reference To Anemia in Pregnancy, Dr.Bhagyashri Mahavir Khot. Dr. Arun Jagannath Patil Dr. Anil Chindhu kakad.
- Universal Journal of Pharmacy, preparation and evaluation of navayasa churna for hepatoprotective activity against carbon tetra chloride intoxicated albino rats Shastry RA, Karadi RV, Hukkeri VI.
- Hepatoprotective activity of Navayasa Curna and Lohasava combination Muzaffer Alam, K.K Shanmuga Dasan, T. Susan and S. Joy.
- International journal of universal pharmacy and bio sciences, pharmacognostical and pharmaceutical study of Navayasa Churna in the management of pandu w.s.r. to iron deficiency anemia (IDA) Hetal D. Vyas, Alankruta R. Dave, Harisha C R, V J Shukla.