Loha or Iron is a micronutrient that is essential to the body for carrying out a number of metabolic functions. Ayurveda has devised a number of ways to supplement the body with iron, as an ingredient in different dosage forms.
Lohasava is one such dosage form wherein appetite-stimulating and digestive drugs coupled with purified and powdered iron filings and subjected to alcoholic extraction. It readily makes up for the iron deficiency in the body and relieves a host of symptoms that arise due to iron deficiency.
Features and benefits of Lohasava
- Lohasava is a combination of Lohachurna (purified and powdered iron filings), Nagara (Zingiber officinale), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Hareethaki (Terminalia chebula), Vibheetaki (Terminalia bellirica), Amalaki (Embilica officinalis), Yavanika (Trachyspermum ammi), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Mustaka (Cyperus rotundus) and Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) in a mildly alcoholic and sweet base of jaggery and honey.
- Iron deficiency manifests in the body at multiple levels. Cosmetic problems like hair fall; dry & pale acne-prone skin; chapped nails are superficial signs while breathlessness, chronic fatigue, weight gain, whole-body edema, poor liver function etc. are more serious symptoms. Lohasava is an excellent source of iron to supplement your dietary intake of iron and maintain optimal levels of iron in the body.
- It improves liver health and metabolism. It is effective in managing lifestyle diseases like uncontrolled blood pressure, poor thyroid function, increased blood sugar, abnormal weight gain etc.
- It is easy to digest, the quick-acting alcoholic base makes it palatable to kids and adults alike.
Adult: 25-30 ml Lohasava twice or thrice daily after food.
Child: 10-15 ml Lohasava once or twice daily after food.