Patanjali Liv D 38 Details, Usage and Side Effects

Know about Patanjali Liv D 38 Composition, Health Benefits and medicinal usage. Learn how to use Patanjali Liv D 38 and dosage.

Patanjali Liv D 38, is proprietary herbal Ayurvedic medicine form Patanjali Divya Pharmacy. It is a liver tonic available in form of tablets and syrup.   Liv D 38, tablet and syrup have different composition. This medicine is useful in fatty liver, Hepatitis, Loss of appetite, Anemia and jaundice.

Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.

  • Manufacturer: Patanjali Ayurvedic Pvt. Ltd.
  • Synonyms: Divya Liv D 38
  • Availability: Online and at medical stores
  • Type of medicine: Proprietary Medicine
  • Main Indication: Liver diseases


  • LIV D 38 TABLET 40 gm (80 tablets) @ Rs 70
  • LIV D 38 SYRUP 200 ml @ Rs 75

Patanjali Liv D 38 Composition

Ingredients present in this formulation are given below:


Each Tablet Contains

  1. Bhumi Amla Phyllanthus niruri 100mg
  2. Bhringraj Eclipta alba 75mg
  3. Giloy Tinospora cordifolia 50mg
  4. Kalmegh Andrographis paniculata 50mg
  5. Makoy Solanum nigrum 50mg
  6. Punarnava Boerhavvia diffusa 50mg
  7. Arjun Terminalia arjuna 25mg
  8. Daru haldi Berberis aristata 25mg
  9. Kutki Picrorhiza kurroa 25mg


Each 10 ml contains

  1. Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) 20 mg
  2. Sarpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea) 20 mg
  3. Amla (Emblica officinalis) 10 mg
  4. Pippali (Piper nigrum) 10 mg

Bhumi Amla or Tamalki reduces Pitta and gives relief in burning sensation. The leaves are rich in potassium (0.83 %), and hence possess diuretic action. It has been shown to be effective as an adjunct, along with other drugs, in the treatment of jaundice due to infective hepatitis. The decoction is reported to produce hypoglycemic action in normal as well as alloxan-diabetic rabbits.

Kakamachi, Makoi or Black Nightshade consists of the dried whole plant of Solanum nigrum Linn. (Fam. Solanaceae); an herbaceous annual weed, 30-45 cm high, found throughout the country in dry parts, quite common in cultivated lands, road sides and gardens.

  • Rasa (taste on tongue): Tikta (Bitter)
  • Guna (Pharmacological Action): Laghu (light), Snigdha (Oily)
  • Virya (Action): Anushna (Not very hot in potency)
  • Vipaka (transformed state after digestion): Katu (Pungent)

Kakamachi (Black Nightshade) contains phytochemicals such as glycoalkaloids, glycoproteins, polysaccharides, polyphenolic compounds such as gallic acid, catechin, protocatechuic acid (PCA), caffeic acid, epicatechin, rutin, and naringenin are present in Solanum nigrum and it has been extensively used traditionally to treat various ailments such as pain, inflammation, skin diseases, urinary diseases, diabetes, anorexia, fever, hiccups and vomiting.

In larger dose, Black Nightshade may cause pain in abdomen, diarrhea, vomiting. It can cause sedation, depression of central nervous system and depression in reflexes of spinal cord.

Black Nightshade overdose, can cause intestinal disease, abdominal disease, headache, irritability, nausea and vomiting.

Black Nightshade should not be given to children and better to be avoided in pregnancy.

Punarnava is one of the best herb used for diseases of liver and kidney. It helps to reduce swelling by losing extra fluid from body. It helps in enlargement of liver, cirrhosis of liver, jaundice, dropsy, oedema and similar inflammatory conditions.

Punarnava is diuretic and decreases urinary albumin, urinary protein excretion and specific gravity. It is also a urinary antiseptic. The plant is recommended for the treatment of urolithiasis. Punarnava exhibits significant anti-inflammatory, laxative and diuretic action along with stomachic, expectorant, rejuvenative, diaphoretic and emetic properties.

The anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of Punarnava is comparable to that of ibuprofen.

Eclipta alba, Eclipta prostrata, or Trailing eclipta, is commonly known as Bhringraj. The aerial parts of plant contain terthienyl derivatives, including α-formylterthienyl and a number of esterified 5-hydroxyterthienyl derivatives, flavonoids apigenin and luteolin, and the isoflavone orobol, wedelolactone and desmethylwedelolactone.

  • Taste/Rasa: bitter/titka, pungent/katu
  • Quality/Guna: light/laghu, dry/ruksha
  • Potency/Veerya: cooling/shita
  • Post digestive/Vipak: pungent/katu
  • Dosha: Balances Vata-Pitta-Kapha, mainly Reduces Vata and Pitta
  • Tissue/Dhatu: plasma, blood, bone, nerve

In some texts it is mentioned heating, but in more modern texts it is considered to be cooling.

In Ayurveda, Bhringraj is used both internally and externally. It is mainly known for its use in hair care and making of hair oil. But it is an important herb for liver and blood-related diseases. It helps in Viral hepatic enlargement with biliary stasis, cirrhosis, infectious hepatitis and jaundice. It is Hepatic deobstruent and tonic.

Bhringraj acts as a deobstruent to promote the flow of bile, protecting the liver parenchymal tissue in viral hepatitis and other conditions involving enlargement of the liver. The fresh juice of the leaves is used to improve the appetite and to stimulate digestion.

Guduchi / Giloy / Tinospora cordifolia, is recommended for diabetes, burning sensation, fever, edema etc. It has been scientifically validated in various animal models for hypoglycemic, immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and other pharmacological activities. The aqueous and alcoholic extract of the plant has been shown to improve glucose tolerance. It has hypoglycemic, anti-oxidant and analgesic activity and reduces burning sensation. It helps to clean liver. It is broad spectrum pitta-reducing herb that destroys toxins and strengthens immunity.

Ayurvedic Action / Karma Patanjali Liv D 38

  • Amanashaka: Destroys ama.
  • Anulomna: Anulomna means one which promote excretions and favor discharge. Takes vata / wind downward, mild laxative.
  • Kaphahara: Pacifies Kapha Dosha.
  • Mutrakricchraghna: Alleviates Dysuria.
  • Raktastambhana: Stops bleeding.
  • Shleshmahar: Reduces phlegm.
  • Shothagna: Reduces swelling and inflammation, relieves edema
  • Vishaghna: Destroys poisons in the body.
  • Yakritdottejaka: Benefits the liver.
  • Pandughna: Reduces anemia.

Biomedical Action Patanjali Liv D 38

  • Anti-inflammatory: Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
  • Hepatoprotective: Prevent damage to the liver.
  • Laxative: Tending to stimulate or facilitate evacuation of the bowels.
  • Stomachic: Stimulates gastric activity.

Patanjali Liv D 38 Health Benefits

  1. It is useful in detoxifying the liver.
  2. It supports better functioning of liver.
  3. It improves digestion.
  4. It helps in water retention in body due to liver disorder.
  5. It is diuretic and promotes urination.
  6. It cleanses the body by flushing out the toxins due to its diaphoretic, diuretic and laxative action.
  7. It has no known side-effect.

Patanjali Liv D 38 Therapeutic Uses

  1. Patanjali Liv D 38, is used for diseases of liver and as a liver tonic.
  2. Liver diseases (Diseases of liver)
  3. Hepatitis
  4. Fatty liver
  5. Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, arising from excess of the pigment bilirubin and typically caused by obstruction of the bile duct, by liver disease, or by excessive breakdown of red blood cells)
  6. Dropsy, Oedema (swelling of soft tissues due to the accumulation of excess water)

Patanjali Liv D 38 Dosage

  1. The recommended dosage of medicine is 2 tablets OR 2 spoons.
  2. Children below the age of 7 can be given 1/2 tablet OR 1/2 spoon.
  3. It should be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening.
  4. It is to be taken with water before meal.
  5. Or take as directed by doctor.

Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects and Warnings

It is completely safe to take this medicine in recommended doses. Do check the list of ingredients and their contraindications to avoid any side effects.

Effectivity of herbal medicine depends on many factors. A medicine suitable for one person may not essentially give same result in another person.

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.

Keep away from the sight and reach of children.

Please maintain a gap of at least an hour between intake of any allopathic drug and Ayurvedic medicine to avoid drug interaction, if any.

Do not use many different medicines for the treatments of same disease.


  1. I have high copper levels i.e 2.29 mg/L. Can Liv D38 be used to remove the heavy metal from liver and brain? Please advice.

  2. can I take patanjali liv,d38:iam suffering from mild hepatomegaly

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