Karpurasava (also spelt as Karpurasavam) is an Ayurvedic medicine available in liquid form. It is beneficial for diarrhoea, dysentery, gastroenteritis with piercing pain, ascites etc. It is termed due to its active ingredient Karpura.

Read Asava Arishta & Characteristics and Method of Preparation

Ingredients of Karpurasava

  1. Prasanna (distilled alcohol from fermented solution) 4.800 L
  2. Udupati (Karpura) 384 g
  3. Ela (Sukshmaila) 48 g
  4. Ghana (Musta)48 g
  5. Shringavera (Shunthi) 48 g
  6. Yamanika (Yavani) 48 g
  7. Vellaja (Maricha) 48 g

(Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali,  Agnimandyadi rogadhikara: 296-297)

The quantity of each ingredient shown here is as per the text. It may be changed accordingly as per your requirement.

Dosage of Karpurasava

5 to 10 drops mixed with equal quantity of water twice a day after meal.




  1. Atisara (Diarrhoea)
  2. Visuchika (Gastroenteritis with piercing pain)
  3. Udararoga (Ascites)
  4. Kaphavikara (Disorders due to vitiation of Kapha dosha)

Therapeutic Uses

  • In diarrhoea, it is taken in prescribed dose 3 to 4 times a day or SOS. Also, Kutaj Ghan Vati (250-500mg) and Sanjivani Vati (250mg) is used twice a day.
  • In gastroenteritis with piercing pain, Panchamrit Parpati (125mg), Giloy Sat (125mg) and Shankh Bhasma (125mg) are taken twice a day before a meal. And, Karpurasava is used in prescribed dose.
  • In ascites, it is taken twice a day along with Punarnavadi Mandur (250-500mg), Arogyavardhini Vati (250mg) and Jalodarari Ras (250mg).
  • In disorders due to vitiation of Kapha dosha, it is taken along with Trikatu Churna or Sitopladi Churna (2-5gm) and Prawal Pishti (125mg) twice daily.

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

  1. It should be taken with precaution in persons with hyperacidity.
  2. Not recommended in ulcers and diabetes.
  3. It should be taken with precaution under Ayurvedic physician's supervision during pregnancy.


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