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. 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
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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