Lohasava (also spelled as Lohasavam) is an ayurvedic iron tonic as well as anti-obesity medicine. It promotes weight loss by casting off the accumulated fats in the body due to its LEKHANA KARMA. In addition to these benefits, it is also helpful in the management of diseases such as jaundice, hepatitis, spleen enlargement, fatty liver, malabsorption syndrome, cough, asthma etc.
|Ingredients||Quantity Used for Preparation|
|Loha Bhasma||192 grams|
|Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula||192 grams|
|Mix Loha Bhasma and Haritaki Churna and grind using water and leave the mixture for 3 days.|
|Bibhitaki – Terminalia Bellirica||192 grams|
|Amla(Indian Goseberry) – Emblica Officinalis||192 grams|
|After 3 days, Add Bibhitaki and Amla Powder to the mixture and grind using water and leave the mixture for another 4 days.|
|Now, add following ingredients in the Triphala and Loha Mixture.|
|Sonth (dried ginger root) – Zingiber Officinale||192 grams|
|Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum||192 grams|
|Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum||192 grams|
|Vaividang (False Black Pepper) – Embelia Ribes||192 grams|
|Mustak (Nagarmotha) – Nut Grass – Cyprus Rotundus||192 grams|
|Chitrak root – Plumbago Zeylanica||192 grams|
|Dhataki flowers – Woodfordia Fruticosa||960 grams|
|Shahad – Honey||3 Kg|
Lohasava has USHNA VIRYA (Hot potency) and acts as LEKHANA (reduces fatty tissue), hematogenic and Haematinic. Therefore, it can help to reduce weight and increase hemoglobin level. As it contains iron content, so it is more likely to be effective in iron deficiency anemia.
Lohasava has following medicinal properties.
- Haematinic (increases hemoglobin levels)
- Hematogenic (helps in formation of red blood cells)
- Aam Pachak (Detoxifier)
- Cholagogue (promotes the discharge of bile)
- Depurative (purifies blood)
- Anti-obesity & Fat Burner
Lohasava is helpful in following health conditions:
- Spleen enlargement (Splenomegaly)
- Liver enlargement (Hepatomegaly)
- Cardiac Weakness & Heart Diseases
- Chronic Fever
- Abdominal Diseases
- Productive cough
- Low digestive power and poor appetite
- Irritable bowel syndrome (prominent symptoms – loose stools with mucus content and associated with other problem iron deficiency anemia)
- Breathing troubles due to anemia or low iron level
Lohasava Benefits & Medicinal Uses
Lohasava acts on blood, heart, spleen, liver and fatty tissues, so it is used in diseases of these organs. Its main benefits are discussed below:
Lohasava is haematinic and hematogenic. It contains a good amount of iron, which can help to treat iron deficiency anemia. It is a good formulation, which increases hemoglobin level significantly.
Lohasava helps to reduce body fat by increasing the metabolic rate and fat usability. It is likely to promote inch loss and belly fat significantly.
Iron deficiency anemia is also linked with obesity and weight gain.