Arjunarishta - Benefits, Usage, Indications and Dosage
Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Prameha Rogadhikar, Chapter 37-38
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.
|S. No.||Name||Latin Name||Quantity|
|1.||Sandalwood||Santalum album||48 g|
|2.||Balaka root||Pavonia odorata||48 g|
|3.||Musta||Cyperus rotundus||48 g|
|4.||Gambhari||Gmelina arborea||48 g|
|5.||Nilotpala||Nymphea stellata||48 g|
|6.||Priyangu||Callicarpa macrophylla||48 g|
|7.||Padmaka||Prunus poddum||48 g|
|8.||Lodhra||Symplocos racemosa||48 g|
|9.||Manjishta||Rubia cordifolia||48 g|
|10.||Raktachandana||Pterocarpus marsupium||48 g|
|11.||Patha||Cyclea peltata||48 g|
|12.||Kiratatikta||Swertia chiraita||48 g|
|13.||Nyagrodha||Ficus benghalensis||48 g|
|14.||Pippali||Piper longum||48 g|
|15.||Madhuka||Madhuka longifolia||48 g|
|16.||Rasna||Pluchea lanceolata||48 g|
|17.||Patol||Trichosanthes dioica||48 g|
|18.||Kanchanara||Bauhinia variegata||48 g|
|19.||Amratvak||Mangifera indica||48 g|
|20.||Mocharasa||Bombax malabaricum||48 g|
|21.||Dhataki||Woodfordia fruticosa||768 g|
|22.||Draksha (Raisins)||Vitis vinifera||960 g|
|23.||Sharkara (sugar)||Sugar candy||4.8 kg|
|24.||Jaggery (Guda)||-||2.4 kg|
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.
The asava should be taken in a quantity of 15-25 ml mixed with equal quantity of water after meals twice a day.
It is useful for the following disorders:-
- Renal calculi
- Burning micturition
- Chronic kidney failure
- Night fall
Chandanasava has no reported Contradictions. But it should be avoided in pregnancy or to take under doctor's supervision.