Reference - Ashtanga hrudaya chikitsasthana 12/28- 31.

Introduction

Ayaskriti (Ayaskruti) is an herbal formulation in which the word ayaskriti used to exhibit metals and minerals in a refined powder form, a nanoparticle form. It is a tonic in the condition of anemia. It is more commonly used in South India as a liquid Ayurvedic medicine. The word Ayas in sanskrit means Iron. The main mineral present in the ayaskriti is iron. Iron is an integral part of hemoglobin, about two third iron present in the hemoglobin. So very helpful to maintain blood and related disorders, immunity and more.

Ingredients

S. No. Name Latin Name Part Used Quantity
1. Water for decoction 98.304 liters
Sandana dravya (fermentative agents)
2. Jaggery 9.6 kg
3. Honey 1.536 kg
Kwatha dravyas (herbs for decoction)
4. Meshashrungi Prosopis specigera Leaf 960 g
5. Arjuna Terminalia arjuna Stem bark 960 g
6. Bhurja Betula utilis Stem bark 960 g
7. Asana Pterocarpus marsupium 960 g
8. Khadira Acacia catechu Heart Wood 960 g
9. Dhava Anogeissus latifolia Stem bark 960 g
10. Tinisha Lagerstroemia speciosa Heart wood 960 g
11. Shisham Dalbergia sissoo Heart wood 960 g
12. Tala Borassus flabellifera Flower 960 g
13. Ashwakarna Acacia leucophloea Heart wood 960 g
14. Bhandi Albizia lebbeck Stem bark 960 g
15. Shvetakhadira Calotropis procera 960 g
16. Shweta chandana Santalum album 960 g
17. Jongaka Aquilaria agallocha Heart wood 960 g
18. Shaka Grewia populifolia Stem bark 960 g
19. Rakta chandana Pterocarpus santalinus Heart wood 960 g
20. Prakirya Caesalpinia crista seed 960 g
21. Kramuka Arecanut Seed 960 g
22. Shaala Shorea robusta Heart wood 960 g
23. Kalinga (Indrayava) Holarrhena antidysenterica seed 960 g
24. Palasha Butea monosperma Seed 960 g
25. Chagakarna (Ajakarna) Acacia leucophloea 48 g
Prakshepaka dravya (Herbal additives for aroma and for accelerating process of fermentation)
26. Ajamoda Trchyspermum roxburghianum 48 grams
27. Bharangi Clerodendron serratum 48 grams
28. Katuki Picrorrhiza kurroa 48 grams
29. Pata Cyclea pelteta 48 grams
30. Vacha Acorus calamus 48 grams
31. Shudha loha patra (Iron foil) 48 grams
32. Ajaji (Carum carvi) 48 grams
33. Maricha Piper nigrum 48 grams
34. Kutaja Holarrhena antidysenterica 48 grams
35. Murva Marsdenia tenacissima 48 grams
36. Jeeraka Cuminum cyminum 48 grams
37. Hingu Ferula foetida 48 grams
38. Chavya Piper retrofractum 48 grams
39. Pasugandha Cleome gynandra 48 grams
40. Gandira Coleus forskohlii 48 grams
41. Ela Elettaria cardamomum 48 grams
42. Ativisha Aconitum heterophylum 48 grams
43. Kadvanga phalam Oroxylum indicum 48 grams
44. Sarshapa Brassica alba 960 g
45. Vidanga Emblia ribes 960 g
46. Pippali Piper longum 960 g
47. Chitraka Plumbago zeylanica 960 g
48. Pippalimoola Piper longum 960 g
49. Shunti Zingiber officinale 960 g

Method of Preparation

  • Take the herbs of kvatha dravya and make the decoction of these.
  • Mix jaggery (guda) to the decoction and then filter.
  • Next step is the addition of honey to the decoction.
  • Now take the herbs of Prakshepaka dravyas and make their paste.
  • Add this paste to the decoction and transfer to another pot.
  • The pot already coated with honey, powder of long pepper and ghee.
  • Place this pot on the bundle of barley.
  • The thin iron sheets are heated to red hot by using khadir as a herbal fuel.
  • Dip these hot sheets in the decoction.
  • This process is conducted several times till whole iron turns in to powder form and gets dissolved in the decoction.
  • After iron dissolution, the pot is covered and sealed and starts the fermentation process.
  • On completion of fermentation, fermented material is filtered and placed in a tightly closed jar.
  • Keep it away from moisture and light.

Dosage

12-24 ml twice a day, after taking food.

Indications

  • Anemia
  • Urinary disorders
  • Piles
  • Obesity
  • Leucoderma
  • Worm infestation
  • Indigestion
  • Skin diseases

Contraindications

  • Hemochromatosis
  • Avoid unsupervised use in Pregnancy and lactation
  • Stomach irritation
  • Heart burn
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