Kumarayasava – Uses, Dose, Side Effects and Ingredients

Kumaryasava is a liquid Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of gastritis, urinary tract disorders etc. Kumaryasavam contains 5 – 10 % of self generated alcohol in it. This self generated alcohol and the water present in the product acts as a media to deliver water and alcohol soluble the active herbal components to the body.
Kumari means Aloe vera 


Yoga Ratnakara, Ayurvedic Formulary of India.


 12 – 24 ml. one or two times a day, usually advised after food.
If needed, it can be mixed with equal quantity of water.

With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.

Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.

With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.


Kumaryasava is used in the treatment of abdominal distention, bloating, respiratory conditions like cough, cold, wheezing, piles, vata imbalance diseases and certain neurological conditions.

Traditional uses of Kumaryasava-
Improves strength, skin complexion and digestion power – Bala, Varna, Agni Deepana
It provides nourishment to the body. Useful in weight gain treatment – Bruhmana
Improves taste, useful in anorexia – Rochana
Acts as aphrodisiac – Vrushya
Useful in relieving abdominal pain due to gastritis and digestive tract disorders – Paktishoola nivarana
Useful in ascites, constipation – Udara roga
Useful in chronic tuberculosis – Ugra Kshaya
Urinary tract disorders, diabetes – Meha
Bloating – Udavarta
Useful in epilepsy treatment – Apasmara
Dysuria – difficulty in urination – Mutrakruchra
Useful to improve memory – Apasmruti
Useful in improving quality of semen and sperm – Shukradosha
Useful in urinary calculi (stones) – Ashmari
Useful in intestinal worm infestation – Krimi
Useful in bleeding disorders – Raktapitta

Side effects

A very high dose may cause gastric irritation symptoms.
Caution: This medicine can only be taken under strict medical supervision


Kumari Rasa – Aloe vera juice extract – 12.288 liters
Guda – Jaggery – 4.8 kg
Makshika – Honey – 2.4 kg
Pakva Loha – Loha Bhasma – Iron calx – 24 g
Shunti – Ginger rhizome – 24 g
Maricha – Pepper – fruit – 24 g
Pippali – long pepper fruit – 24 g
Lavanga – clove – flower bud – 24 g
Twak – cinnamon – bark – 24 g
Ela – cardamom – 24 g
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala – leaf – 24 g
Nagakeshara – Mesua ferrea – stamen – 24 g
Chitraka – Leadwort – Plumbago zeylanica – root – 24 g
Pippali moola – long pepper root – 24 g
Vidanga – False black pepper – fruit – 24 g
Gajapippali – Java Long pepper – Piper chaba – Fruit – 24 g
Chavya – Piper chaba – Fruit – 24 g
Hapusha – Juniperus communis – Fruit – 24 g
Dhanyaka – Coriander – seed  – 24 g
Kramuka – Betel nut – 24 g
Katurohini – Picrorhiza kurroa – 24 g
Musta – Cyperus rotundus – root – 24 g
Haritaki – Terminalia chebula – fruit rind – 24 g
Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica – fruit rind – 24 g
Amalaki – Emblica officinalis – Fruit – 24 g
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata – Root / leaf – 24 g
Devadaru – Cedrus deodara – Heart wood – 24 g
Haridra – Turmeric rhizome – 24 g
Daruharidra – Berberis aristata – Stem – 24 g
Murva – Marsdenia tenacissima – Root – 24 g
Yashtimadhu – Licorice root – 24 g
Danti – Baliospermum montanum – root – 24 g
Pushkaramoola -Inula racemosa – root – 24 g
Bala – Sida cordifolia – Root – 24 g
Atibala – Abutilon indicum – root – 24 g
Kapikacchu – Mucuna pruriens – seed – 24 g
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris – whole plant – 24 g
Shatahva – Shatapushpa – Anethum sowa – Fruit – 24 g
Hingupatri – Leaf – 24 g
Akallaka – Akarakarabha – Anacyclus pyrethrum – Root – 24 g
Utingana – Blepharis edulis – seed – 24 g
Shweta and Rakta Punarnava – Boerhavia diffusa – root – 24 g
Lodhra – Symplocos racemosa – stem bark – 24 g
Dhatumakshika – Makshika Bhasma – 24 g
Dhataki – Woodfordia fruticosa – 384 g

Shloka- Sanskrit verse


Method of manufacturing

Aloe vera juice is extracted from the leaves and is added with rest of the ingredients. All herbs are taken in coarse powder form. It is kept closed in air tight container for fermentation. After fermentation, the contents are filtered and preserved.

Shelf life:  10 years. Once after opening the bottle, it is better to empty it within 2 months.

Safe for kids?
It is safe to use this medicine in lower dose, in children above 5 years of age.
Pregnancy and lactation –
During pregnancy and lactation period, it is best to avoid this.


 Zandu, Sandu, Dabur, Baidyanath, Arya Vaidya Sala, AVP, Nagarjuna – Kumaaryaasavam
Expiry date: 10 years from the date of manufacture.
Storage: Store in a cool place in tightly closed amber coloured bottle, protect from light and moisture.

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This article is written by Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar BAMS, MD (Ayu), PGDPSM, Managing Director, Easy Ayurveda Hospital.
It is reviewed by Dr. Raviganesh Mogra BAMS, MD (Ayu), Chief Medical Officer, Easy Ayurveda Hospital

96 thoughts on “Kumarayasava – Uses, Dose, Side Effects and Ingredients”

  1. Sir, want to know which brand I can trust. Also, from Baidyanath Stable there are two versions. One is Kumariasava No 1 & the other one is Kumariasava no 3 which contains swarnmakshik bhasm in addition to the standard Kumariasava No 1.Is there any real benefit from Kumariasava No 3. Kumariasava no 1 is manufactured by various manufacturing companies but not Kumariasava No 3.

    • Hi, there are three varieties of Kumaryasava. I will write about it in detail sometime. Regarding brand – AVP, Baidyanath, Dabur, AVN, Kottakkal, Sandu etc are good. Wrote those which came to my mind at this moment. Does not mean that other brands are bad.

  2. Hi i have gastric prob.whenever i take some rich spicy food i have to face vomitting wrakness and gas prob .shuld i take this medicine of patanjali without doctor’s advice?

  3. Sir.i got a steroid induced urticaria. Its coming daily in early morning and evening.what herbal prepration i must take

  4. hi sir I have weak digestion .gas flatulence after eating lunch dinner,motion become loose and unformed.do I take kumaryasav for healthy digestion.

  5. Dear doctor,

    My 7.5 yr son is having poor appetite and is having difficulty gaining weight since few months. Otherwise his immunity is quite good. Can this be given to help him increase the digestive power? if so, what can be the dosage and frequency?

    Thanks & Regards,

  6. Hi Sir my daughter’s first two periods were on time but now even after
    30 days she is yet to get her periods will taking kumar ya sava of kottakkal
    area vidya sala will help to get periods in time
    thank you in advance.

  7. khadirarista purifies blood and supplies pure blood to hair roots
    amritarista strengthens hair follicle
    kumaryasava cools the body balances pitta dosha
    all 3 tailas prevent dandruff, promote hair growth and reduce hair fall.

  8. Sir, my doctor prescribed me kumarasava with swarna dabur product for increase digestion..
    Doctor is MD in Ayurveda and Ph.d in Ayurveda..

    He prescribed me to take 20ml after food morning and evening.. With water.. is it good

  9. Sir i am married women. i have irregular period problem. because of this i am unable to pregnancy. so please advise me how to use this kumarayasava?

  10. Hi, I have read in some literature that Kumari Aasav & Dashmularishta should b taken after delivery for better recovery & rejuvenation. Is it right? Please suggest.

  11. It is commented by Dr. Shishira that Kumaryasavam can be used for improving fistula.Is it correct? Doubt arises because of the reason that this formulation contains iron which has a property to worsen constipation.

  12. Hello Doctor, I have a pain problem during my periods. Sometime it get so worst that I have to get hospitalized. My doctor has given me Kumaryasava and few other ayurvedic medicine. It’s been a year now, could you please advise if i should stop all these Medicine?

  13. hello Dr. Hebbar,

    can kumaryasava cause weight gain? i have pcos since 15 years and hypothyroidism since 5 years,, periods are getting a little regular with medication, however wight does not seem to reduce. current wt is 75 kgs.

  14. Hi, sir I have fibroid in uterus, should I take this or not ? Becouse it make self alcohol approx 10% and alcohol is the reason of to increase fibroid.

    • Hi, if it is prescribed by your doctor, then you can take it
      Daily intake of 20 – 30 ml per day would mean that the alcohol content entering the body is only ~2 – 3 ml per day, which does not cause any increase in fibroid.

  15. Hi doctor i usually hav a severe pain in my stomach just undr my chest and it feels hell heavy on d same side at back too. Some doc said its swollen intestine some said gas . Will kumari asav work as i dont wish to consult any doctor now

  16. Hi, if periods are not there for four months, it is very difficult to get it back just with Kumaryasava. 15 ml of it, mixed with 20 ml water, 2 times a day after food for 2 weeks can be taken. If still there is no menstruation, please consult a doctor directly.

  17. Hi Sir,
    I have severe acidity,severe gas, burning sensation, Sometimes abdominal pain.The Kumaryasava is recommended for this or not? I tried lots of medicine after consulting doctors but still facing the problem

  18. I have fibroids in uterus and cist on overy.Doc told me to remove overys and uterus.I am having bleeding after menopause.It is not cancerous.what do you suggest?

  19. Hi dr, iam 28y, in an abdominal scan done came to know that i have simple ovarian cyst measuring 2cm, last month and this month iam getting irregular periods, iam consuming kumariasava from last week, how long will it take to cure and now iam 40days when Ian I likely to get my periods this month…pls help

  20. hi m 31 yrs old and married , i have regular periods (3/4 days before i get every month) but flow is very less .

    My all reports are normal but m not able to conceive. Kumaryasava will help me in any case ?

    please suggest .

  21. Hi m 31 yrs old and married . i have regular periods (3/4 days before it starts) but very less flow. my reports are normal but not able to conceive.

    Kumaryasava will help?

    please suggest .

  22. Sir I am having left hydocile suddenly one day when I woke up with bloated stomach and got indigestion in October 2017. I still have digestion issues(work in shift) and hydrocile in July 18. I don’t want to go for surgery kindly suggest me a medicine.

  23. hello sir ,does it really work for gaining weight?
    i am specially taking it for gaining weight i do have acidity problem..

  24. Hello Doctor,

    I am 47 years Old suffering from Hyperacidity, GERD (Acide Reflux) since last few years and received H-Pylori treatment before and now it has aggravated with Rhinosinusitis. The moment I eat/drink water, especially post lunch feel bloating/flautulance along with nasal obstruction as if something is struck behind my Nasal bone with headache in my temples of head.

    Is it advisable to take Kumari Asava for above narrated issue? since it was advised by one of Ayurveda Doctors before which gave me some relief earlier when I was suffering from acute acidity issues.

    Best Regards,


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