Karpoorasava – Uses, Dose, Ingredients and Side Effects

Karpoorasava is an Ayurveda wine preparation used in the treatment of vomiting and diarrhoea. It is a good Ayurvedic medicine for digestion. Its main ingredient is camphor. It contains self generated alcohol and better to take under medical supervision. It is also known as Karpoorasavam.

Uses and dosage

Karpoorasavam uses: Useful in treating vomiting, diarrhea, gastro enteritis, cholera and digestive diseases.
Karpoorasava dosage: 5 – 10 drops before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

To be taken at intervals of every 2 hours mixed with 4 times boiled and cooled 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.


Karpoorasava ingredients: 
Prasanna – a type of wine – 4.8 liters
Udupati – Karpoora – Camphor – 384 g
Ela – cardamom – Seed – 48 g
Ghana – Musta – Cyperus rotundus – Rhizome – 48 g
Shringavera – ginger – Rhizome – 48 g
Yamanika – Tachyspermum ammi – 48 g
Vellaka – Maricha – black pepper – 48 g

Shloka- Sanskrit verse


Traditional reference: Sahasrayogam.

Method of manufacturing

All the ingredients are taken in a pot , mixed well and kept air tight sealed for 1 month time.
After one month, the contents are filtered and preserved in air tight containers.

Side effects

Karpoorasava side effect: Over dosage may lead to gastritis and related complaints.

Kids,pregnancy and lactation

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, it is best to avoid this / take this only under medical supervision.
During lactation period, it can be taken in lower doses, based on doctor’s advice.

Expiry date and storage

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.

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