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Kumāryāsava is a fermented liquid preparation made with ingredients in the Formulation composition given below. It contains not more than 10 per cent, and not less than 5 per cent of alcohol that is self generated in the preparation over a period of time.

Formulation composition

Kumārī Rasa (Kumārī API) Aloe barbadensis Lf. 12.288 l
Guḍa API Jaggery 4.8 kg
Vijayā (Harītakī API) Terminalia chebula P. 1.2 kg
Jala for decoction Water 12.288 l
reduced to 3.072 l
Madhu API Honey 3.072 kg
Dhātakī API Woodfordia fructicosa Fl. 768 g
Jātīphala API Myristica fragrans Sd. 48 g
Lavaṅga API Syzygium aromaticum Fl. Bd. 48 g
Kaṅkola API Piper cubeba Fr. 48 g
Jaṭilā (Jaṭāmāṁsī) Nardostachys jatamansi Rz. 48 g
Kabābaka API Piper cubeba Fr. 48 g
Cavya API Piper retrofractum St. 48 g
Citra (Eraṇḍa API) Ricinus communis Rt. 48 g
Jātipatrī (Jātīphala API) Myristica fragrans Ar. 48 g
Karkaṭa (Karkaṭaśṛṅgi API) Pistacia integerrima Gl. 48 g
Akṣa (Bibhītaka API) Terminalia belerica P. 48 g
Puṣkaramūla (Puṣkara API) Inula racemosa Rt . 48 g
Mṛta śulva (Tāmra API) Bhasma Calcined T¡mra 48 g
Mṛta Loha (Lauha API) Bhasma Calcined Lauha 24 g

Method of preparation

  • Take the raw materials of pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Wash, clean and extract juice from the ingredient number 1 of the formulation composition.
  • Wash, dry and powder the ingredient numbered 3 (Kvātha Dravya) of the formulation composition and pass through the sieve number 44 to obtain coarse powder.
  • Clean, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 7 to 17 (Prakshepa Dravya) of the formulation composition individually and pass through the sieve number 85 to obtain fine powder.
  • Prepare Bhasma of the ingredients numbered 18 and 19 of the formulation composition.
  • Add specified amounts of water to the Kvātha Dravya, soak overnight, heat, reduce to one eighth and filter through muslin cloth to obtain Kvātha.[1]


  • Clear, dark brown liquid without frothing and significant sedimentation; with astringent taste.


  • Store in a cool place in tightly closed amber coloured bottle, protect from light and moisture.

Therapeutic uses

  • Gulma (Abdominal lump), Kāsa (Cough), Śvāsa (Asthma), Arśa (Piles), Vātavyādhi (Neurological diseases), Apasmāra (Epilepsy), Kṣaya (Pthisis); Udara (Abdominal diseases), Manyāroga (Diseases of neck region), Agnimāndya (Digestive impairment), Koṣṭhaśūla (Abdominal pain) Naṣṭa puṣpa (Menopause).


  • 15 - 30 ml orally with equal amount of water after meals twice a day.

Physico-chemical parameters

Total phenolic content 0.061 to 0.079 per cent
Total solids Not less than 13.0 per cent
Specific gravity (at 25º) 1.01 to 1.10
pH 3.50 to 4.2
Reducing sugars Not less than 7.5 per cent
Non-reducing sugars Not more than 0.30 per cent
Alcohol content 5 to 10 per cent v/v
Methanol Absent