REFERENCE: Charak Samhita, Chikista Sthan, Arsha Chikitsadhyaya (For piles, Skin disorders)

Introduction

Kanakbindu Arista is an Ayurvedic formulation used to treat haemorrhoids, anal fissure, respiratory disorders, skin disorders to name a few. It also acts as an immunity booster and helps in making the skin look flawless. It is mentioned as Kanakrishta in Charak Samhita. It is not having Dhatura (kanak) as an ingredient. It is named so as it is useful for skin disorders as makes the skin as bright as kanak (gold).

Ingredients

S. No. Name Latin Name Quantity
Kwatha dravya (herbs for decoction)
1. Khair / Khadir Acacia catechu
Sandhana dravya (Fermentative agents)
2. Jaggery (Guda) 5 kgs
3. Honey (Madhu) 2.5 kgs
Prakshepa dravyas (herbal additives for aroma and for accelerating the process of fermentation)
4. Amla / Indian gooseberry Emblica officinalis 288 g
5. Haritaki Terminalia chebula 288 g
6. Bahera Terminalia bellirica 288 g
7. Saunth Zingiber officinale 288 g
8. Maricha Piper nigrum 288 g
9. Pippali Piper longum 288 g
10. Vaividang Embelia ribes 288 g
11. Curcumin/Turmeric Curcuma longa 288 g
12. Nagarmotha Cyperus rotundus 288 g
13. Vasa Adhatoda vasica 288 g
14. Indrajau Holarrhena antidysentrica 288 g
15. Swarnkshiri Argemone maxicana 288 g
16. Guduchi Tinospora cordifolia 288 g
16. Water for decoction 12.288 litres

Method of Preparation

Clean and dry the herb for decoction and grind it to form a coarse powder. Add to 12.228 litres of water to form decoction. Filter it with a muslin cloth and add the Prakshepa dravyas [aromatic herbs] to it and stir to form a homogenous mixture. Now transfer this liquid to a ghee/clarified butter smeared pot, seal it tightly and move it to the fermentation room for a period of 1 month, constantly checking signals or hints of fermentation. After the process is completed, filter this and store it in dark bottles away from, light and dampness.

Dosage

12 to 24 ml in equal quantity of water two times a day post meals.

Indications

  • Piles
  • Perianal abscess
  • Respiratory ailments
  • Skin disorders
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