Panaviraladi Bhasmam – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Panaviraladi Bhasmam is an Ayurvedic medicine, used in the treatment of edema and ascites. It is in powder form. In Ayurvedic terms, it is a Kshara type of preparation. 


Panaviraladi Bhasmam uses: 

It is used in the treatment of ascites and anemia.

Used in Ayurvedic treatment of abdominal distension, liver and spleen disorders.

This is excellent in dropsy.


Panaviraladi Bhasma Dosage: 

250 mg to 1 gram two times a day before or after food along with buttermilk or water, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

The powder is added with buttermilk, or with water and used.

It is also advised to take in hot or cold water or in water of cooked rice.

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.

Pathya– Diet Rules

Generally non-vegetarian, leafy preparations, snacks made of gingelly, curd, alcohol, too much of salt, tamarind and food items not usually taken and difficult to digest, day time sleep, sex and cold water must be totally avoided. Bathe in water boiled with Kokilaksha (Hygrophilia auriculata) cooled for the head and warm for the body,  using Panchamla tailam or Punarnavadi tailam. Don’t bathe daily. Butter milk boiled with Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa) is good for drinking and to be taken with rice.

How long to use? 

This medicine can be used for a period of 2 – 4 months only.

Side Effects

Since it contains a variety of salts, this might not be an ideal medicine for people with hypertension.

Since it has kshara as ingredient, this might affect the quality and quantity of sperm on long term use. Hence people undergoing medical treatment for low sperm count should exercise precaution. Watch here


Panaviraladi Bhasma ingredients: 

Equal parts of

Panavirala – Borassus flabellifer

Katalati – Achyarnthes aspera

Chulli – Hygrophila (root)- Asteracantha longifolia

Rambha – Banana tree – Musa paradisiaca

Special Method of Preparation

The drugs should be burnt in an uncovered earthen pot and ash should be obtained.

This is added with water and filtered. The liquid is added with buttermilk and fermented.

Expiry date and Reference

 5 years, if stored in air tight containers.

Reference: Sahasrayoga, Kashaya Prakarana 330


Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal

Shloka- Sanskrit Verse

पनविरल कटलाटि चुल्लि रंभाभसित समेन जलेन पलिनालुम् ।
अनकिय लिनगंजि हन्ति शोफं हर हर योरिव कल्मषं प्रसाद: ॥

panavirala kaṭalāṭi culli raṃbhābhasita samena jalena palinālum |
anakiya linagaṃji hanti śophaṃ hara hara yoriva kalmaṣaṃ prasāda: ||

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