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Ayaskriti (Ayaskruti) - Benefits, Usage, Indications and Dosage

Reference - Ashtanga hrudaya chikitsasthana 12/28- 31.


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.


S. No.NameLatin Name Part UsedQuantity
1.Water for decoction98.304 liters
Sandana dravya (fermentative agents)
2.Jaggery9.6 kg
3.Honey1.536 kg
Kwatha dravyas (herbs for decoction)
4.MeshashrungiProsopis specigeraLeaf960 g
5.ArjunaTerminalia arjunaStem bark960 g
6.BhurjaBetula utilisStem bark960 g
7.AsanaPterocarpus marsupium960 g
8.KhadiraAcacia catechuHeart Wood960 g
9.DhavaAnogeissus latifoliaStem bark960 g
10.TinishaLagerstroemia speciosaHeart wood960 g
11.ShishamDalbergia sissooHeart wood960 g
12.TalaBorassus flabelliferaFlower960 g
13.AshwakarnaAcacia leucophloeaHeart wood960 g
14.BhandiAlbizia lebbeckStem bark960 g
15.ShvetakhadiraCalotropis procera960 g
16.Shweta chandanaSantalum album960 g
17.JongakaAquilaria agallochaHeart wood960 g
18.ShakaGrewia populifoliaStem bark960 g
19.Rakta chandanaPterocarpus santalinusHeart wood960 g
20.PrakiryaCaesalpinia cristaseed960 g
21.KramukaArecanutSeed960 g
22.ShaalaShorea robustaHeart wood960 g
23.Kalinga (Indrayava)Holarrhena antidysentericaseed960 g
24.PalashaButea monospermaSeed960 g
25.Chagakarna (Ajakarna)Acacia leucophloea48 g
Prakshepaka dravya (Herbal additives for aroma and for accelerating process of fermentation)
26.AjamodaTrchyspermum roxburghianum48 grams
27.BharangiClerodendron serratum48 grams
28.KatukiPicrorrhiza kurroa48 grams
29.PataCyclea pelteta48 grams
30.VachaAcorus calamus48 grams
31.Shudha loha patra (Iron foil)48 grams
32.Ajaji (Carum carvi)48 grams
33.MarichaPiper nigrum48 grams
34.KutajaHolarrhena antidysenterica48 grams
35.MurvaMarsdenia tenacissima48 grams
36.JeerakaCuminum cyminum48 grams
37.HinguFerula foetida48 grams
38.ChavyaPiper retrofractum48 grams
39.PasugandhaCleome gynandra48 grams
40.GandiraColeus forskohlii48 grams
41.ElaElettaria cardamomum48 grams
42.AtivishaAconitum heterophylum48 grams
43.Kadvanga phalam Oroxylum indicum48 grams
44.SarshapaBrassica alba960 g
45.VidangaEmblia ribes960 g
46.PippaliPiper longum960 g
47.ChitrakaPlumbago zeylanica960 g
48.PippalimoolaPiper longum960 g
49.ShuntiZingiber officinale960 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.


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


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


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