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Arjunarishta - Benefits, Usage, Indications and Dosage

Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Prameha Rogadhikar, Chapter 37-38

Introduction

Chandanasava (Chandanasavam) is an Ayurvedic formulation used for kidney and urinary disorders. It is an Ayurvedic wine preparation as it has 5-10% of self-generated alcohol. It is very beneficial to cure burning urination, UTI, Dysuria, Renal calculi, Kidney failure and Gonorrhea.

It is traditionally used as a treatment for nightfall. It also provides strength, nourishment, as a cardiac tonic and improves digestion also.

Ingredients

S. No.NameLatin Name Quantity
1.SandalwoodSantalum album48 g
2.Balaka rootPavonia odorata48 g
3.MustaCyperus rotundus48 g
4.GambhariGmelina arborea48 g
5.NilotpalaNymphea stellata48 g
6.PriyanguCallicarpa macrophylla48 g
7.PadmakaPrunus poddum48 g
8.LodhraSymplocos racemosa48 g
9.ManjishtaRubia cordifolia48 g
10.RaktachandanaPterocarpus marsupium48 g
11.PathaCyclea peltata48 g
12.KiratatiktaSwertia chiraita48 g
13.NyagrodhaFicus benghalensis48 g
14.PippaliPiper longum48 g
15.MadhukaMadhuka longifolia48 g
16.RasnaPluchea lanceolata48 g
17.PatolTrichosanthes dioica48 g
18.KanchanaraBauhinia variegata48 g
19.AmratvakMangifera indica48 g
20.MocharasaBombax malabaricum48 g
21.DhatakiWoodfordia fruticosa768 g
22.Draksha (Raisins)Vitis vinifera960 g
23.Sharkara (sugar)Sugar candy4.8 kg
24.Jaggery (Guda)-2.4 kg
25.Water-24.576 liters

Method of Preparation

The sugar and Jaggery are first mixed in water, dissolved and filtered. The remaining ingredients are taken in the form of a coarse powder and added to the pot of water. These ingredients should be stirred well. The vessel is then sealed and kept away for a month. The self-generated alcohol is observed and filtered. Finally in the end product is stored in air tight jars.

Dosage

The asava should be taken in a quantity of 15-25 ml mixed with equal quantity of water after meals twice a day.

Indications

It is useful for the following disorders:-

  • UTI
  • Pyospermia
  • Renal calculi
  • Dysuria
  • Burning micturition
  • Gonorrhea
  • Cystitis
  • Chronic kidney failure
  • Night fall
  • Strength
  • Digestion

Contradictions

Chandanasava has no reported Contradictions. But it should be avoided in pregnancy or to take under doctor's supervision.

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