Pippalyasavam: Benefits, Side Effects, Ingredients and Dosage


By NS Desk 30-Mar-2023

Pippalyasavam Benefits and Side Effects

Pippalyasavam Benefits and Side Effects

Kottakkal Pippalyasavam, an Ayurvedic medicine, is used to cure anaemia, piles, liver issues, and other ailments. It is also utilised to aid with weight gain. It's an ayurvedic fermented concoction from the goddess with 26 herbal elements. The primary ingredient of Kottakkal Pippalyasavam is long pepper, also known as pippli in Hindi and piper longum in English. It aids in the treatment of fatty liver disease and functions as a liver tonic since it contains liver-healing components such as piper longum, amla, and turmeric.

The Kottakkal Pippalyasavam’s components all have therapeutic characteristics. Some of its therapeutic characteristics include digestive stimulant, carminative, antihyperlipidemic, astringent, detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, cholagogue, haematinic, immunomodulatory, metabolism stimulant, mucolytic, antitussive, and laxative. Pippalyasava, according to Ayurveda, aids in the balance of the three Doshas, particularly “VataDosha” and “KaphaDosha,” and boosts “Dipana” (digestive fire Kottakkal Pippalyasavam is used to treat tuberculosis, gulma (abdominal lump), udara (GI issues), karsya (emaciation), grahani (IBS), pandu (anaemia), and arsha (abdominal bulge) (Piles).The concoction produced during fermentation/sandhan is referred to as Asav in Ayurvedic literature.

Treatment with Ayurveda To stimulate the ‘Jatharagni’ and keep the metabolic activity going, Kottakkal Pippalyasavam is a simple blend of digestive and appetite-inducing substances. It is impossible to overestimate the value of a healthy ‘digestive fire’ to one’s general health and well-being.

Asavas are alcoholic beverages with a low proportion of alcohol. Because of its sweet flavour, it appeals to both youngsters and adults. It has a quick-acting and efficient alcohol base in it.

Pippalyasava can safely treat loss of appetite, indigestion, and malabsorption syndrome in piles (haemorrhoids), malabsorption syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), phthisis, and tuberculosis (TB). It is used to treat cough, asthma, and bronchitis as a supportive medicine. As a supportive medication, it is used to treat cough, asthma, and bronchitis.

Microbial growth and activity have been demonstrated to be inhibited by the other compounds in lodhra. This is the most commonly given treatment for grahni doshas and pitta doshas. i.e. abdominal problems and PURISHVAH SROTAS problems, due to the ushira element, which stimulates the neurological system, the nagkesar substance, which stimulates blood formation and is used to cure anaemia and calms the excited nerves, and the tagar ingredient, which improves digestive processes.

It's a sedative that boosts blood production and improves liver function while also enhancing the digestive tract. As a result, kottakkal pippalyssavam is used to treat a variety of digestive issues.

Kottakkal Pippalysavam Shloka

पिप्पली मरिचं चव्यं हरिद्रा चित्रको घनः ॥२८॥
विडङ्गं क्रमुको लोध्रः पाठा धात्र्येलवालुकम् । 
उशीरं चन्दनं कुष्ठं लवङ्गं तगरं तथा ||२९||
मांसी त्वगेलापत्रं च प्रियङ्गुर्नागकेशरम् ।
एषामर्धपलान् भागान् सूक्ष्मचूर्णीकृताञ्छुभान् ॥३०॥
जलद्रोणद्वये क्षिप्त्वा दद्यात् गुडतुलात्रयम् । 
पलानि दश धातक्या द्राक्षा षष्टिपला भवेत् ॥३१॥
एतान्येकत्र संयोज्य मृद्भाण्डे च विनिक्षिपेत् ।
ज्ञात्वाऽऽगतरसं तस्य पाययेदग्न्यपेक्षया ॥ ३२ ॥ 
क्षयं गुल्मोदरं कार्यं ग्रहणीं पाण्डुतां तथा ।
अर्शांसि नाशयेत् शीघ्रं पिप्पल्याद्यासवस्त्वयम् ॥३३॥ 
(शाङ्गधर संहिता मध्यम खण्ड १०/२८-३३?)

Kottakkal Pippalysavam Ingredients

Kottakkal pippalysavam Is an ayurvedic medicine that is composed of herbs:

  • Pippali  (Piper longum)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Chavya (Piper chaba)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Musta (Cyperus rotundus)
  • Vidanga  (Embelia ribes)
  • Kramuka (Areca catechu)
  • Lodhra  (Symplocos recemosa)
  • Patha (Cyclea peltata)
  • Elavalukha (Prunus cerasus)
  • Usira (Vetiveria zizanioides)
  • Chandana(Santalum album)
  • Kushta (Saussurea luppa)
  • Lavanga (Areca catechu)
  • Tagara (Valeriana wallichii)
  • Mamsi (Nardosatchys jatamansi)
  • Twak (innamon)
  • Ela (Cardamom)
  • Tamalapattra (Cinnamomum tamala)
  • Priyangu (Callicarpa macrophylla)
  • Nagakesara (Mesua ferrea)
  • Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa)
  • Draksha (Vitis vinifera)
  • Guda
  • Amalaki (Embilica officinalis)

Kottakkal Pippalysavam Benefits

Kottakkal pippalysavam, according to Ayurveda, Balances the PITTA and KAPHA doshas in the human body and calms the VATA dosha. This natural liver tonic ensures that your body is given the best care possible. Kottakkal pippalyssavam is a blessing for both females and males because it is mostly used for stomach ailments and helps to improve the pitta doshas and grahni doshas.

  • Treats digestive disorders & abdominal distension.
  • Treats anaemia, piles, mal-absorption syndrome & IBS.
  • It is beneficial in the anorexia problem & helps increase appetite.
  • It is useful in piles (haemorrhoids).
  • Constipation and gas turbel are relieved.
  • It is very effective in phthisis & tuberculosis.
  • Useful in fatty liver & liver enlargement.
  • Cough, asthma, and bronchitis benefit from it.
  • It is used as a weight gain.
  • Relieves general weakness and debility.

Kottakkal Pippalysavam Side Effects

It might cause gastrointestinal problems including gastritis if used at larger doses than suggested. People with sensitive stomachs may be unable to accept this medication.

Kottakkal Pippalysavam Shelf Life

Kottakkal Pippalysavam shelf life is 10 years from the date of manufacture.

Kottakkal Pippalysavam Dosage

12 – 24 ml once or twice daily, after food Or as you can concern from an ayurvedic doctor also.

Kottakkal Pippalysavam Storage and Safety Information

  • Before using, please read the label carefully and store it in a cool, firmly closed amber-coloured bottle away from light and moisture.
  • Keep it out of reach of youngsters.
  • All medications should be kept at room temperature.

Kottakkal Pippalysavam Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Q. Is Pippalyasavam safe for pregnant women to use?
Kottakkal Pippalyasavam is safe for pregnant women.

Q. Is it okay to use Pippalyasavam while breastfeeding?
Kottakkal Pippalyasavam is completely safe for breastfeeding women.

Q. What is the stomach’s reaction to Pippalyasavam?
Kottakkal Pippalyasavam is considered safe for the stomach.

Q. Is Pippalyasavam suitable for children?
It is safe for children to take Kottakkal Pippalyasavam.

Q. Is Pippalyasavam compatible with alcohol?
It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Kottakkal Pippalyasavam and alcohol. No research done in kottakkal Pippalyasavam.

Q. Is this Pippalyasavam habit-forming or addictive?
There are no chances of being addicted to Kottakkal Pippalyasavam.

Q. What is the source of kottakkal pippalyssavam?
Kottakkal pippalyssavam is a plant-based preparation.

Q. Is kottakkal pippalyssavam used to increase hunger or gain weight?
It’s used to make people eat more.

Q. Is it sedative in nature?
No, it doesn’t cause sedation.

Q. Should I avoid certain food items while consuming kottakkal pippalyssavam?
No, kottakkal pippalyssavam is unaffected by any meal. However, seek your physician’s advice for a better effect.

Q. Does the daily consumption of kottakkal pippalyasavam cause any harm to the body?
No, kottakkal pippalyasaavam is a perfectly natural and safe treatment that has no negative side effects. So, eat it, but only as advised by your physician.

Q. Is kottakkal pippalyasavam available as an over-the-counter drug?
Yes, kottakkal pippalyssavam is an ayurvedic medicine that can be purchased without a doctor’s prescription.

Q. Does Pippalyasavam cause drowsiness?
The Pippalyasavam in Kottakkal would not make you asleep. Therefore, you can drive and operate heavy machinery safely.

Kottakkal pippalysavam References

Sharangdhara Samhita ( Madhyamakhanda 10/28-33) 
Bhaishajyaratnavali – Volume 1

Disclaimer - The aim of the article is just to convey information to you. Use any medicine, therapy, herb or fruit please do it under the guidance of a qualified Ayurveda doctor.