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Karpooradi Arka

Reference: Arka Prakasha 4/18-22


Karpooradi Arka is a unique herbal formulation. It is used to cure digestive disorders, obesity, anorexia etc. It is prepared by method of distillation. It also owns effect of tranquilizing and sedation. It primarily helps to treat nerves, brain and cardiac disorders.


S. No. Name Latin Name Quantity
1. Camphor 76.8 g
2. Musk deer Moschus moschiferus 76.8 g
3. Kasturilatika Abelmoschus moschatus 76.8 g
4. Civet cat semen / Masked palm civet 76.8 g
5. Sandalwood white, Red and Yellow Santalum album 76.8 g each
6. Patranga Caesalpinia sappan 76.8 g
7. Agaru Aquilaria agallocha 76.8 g
8. White and black varieties of Aquilaria agallocha 76.8 g
9. Devadaru Cedrus deodara 76.8 g
10. Chir Pinus roxburghii 76.8 g
11. Tagara Valeriana wallichii 76.8 g
12. Padmaka Prunus cerasoides 76.8 g
13. Guggulu Commiphora wightii 76.8g
14. Saraniryasaki 76.8g
15. Rala Shorea robusta 76.8g
16. Kunduru Boswellia serrata 76.8g
17. Clove Syzygium aromaticum 76.8g
18. Shilajatu Asphaltum 76.8 g
19. Turuskara 76.8g
20. Nutmeg leaves 76.8g
21. Nutmeg Myristica fragrans 76.8 g
22. Black Cardamom Amomum subulatum 76.8 g
23. Green Cardamom Elettaria cardamomum 76.8 g
24. Cinnamon Cinnamomum verum 76.8 g
25. Patra Cinnamomum tamala 76.8 g
26. Nagkesar Mesua ferrea 76.8 g
27. Hribera Pavonia odorata 76.8g
28. Ushira Vetiveria zizaniodis 76.8g
29. Jatamamsi Nardostachys jatamansi 76.8g
30. Saffron Crocus sativus 76.8g
31. Gorochana/Cow bezoars 76.8g
32. Vyaghranakha/scented shell of a sea animal Euphorbia antiquorum 76.8 g
33. Kusha Desmostachya bipinnata 76.8 g
34. Kasha/buckwheat Fagopyrum esculentum 76.8 g
35. Darbha Desmostachya bipinnata 76.8 g
36. Katruna (A variety of grass) 76.8 g
37. Bhutruna (A variety of grass) 76.8 g
38. Durva Cynodon dactylon 76.8 g
39. Bala Sida cordifolia 76.8 g
40. Murva Chonemorpha macrophylla 76.8 g
41. Musta Cyperus rotundus 76.8 g
42. Shati Hedychium spicatium 76.8 g
43. Kachura Curcuma zeodaria 76.8 g

Method of Preparation

The above mentioned herbs are first washed, dried and using a grinder these herbs are ground to form a coarse powder. It is then immersed in 7.68 litres of water overnight. Then it is refined and cleansed to obtain 5.36 litres of Karpooradi Arka.


  • 5 - 10 ml with equal quantity of water twice daily.


Karpooradi Arka formulation is enriched with fruitful herbs that are known to manage body's certain aliments related digestive and cardiac systems. Karpooradi Arka is known to contain Stimulant, Diaphoretic Disinfectant, and Anti-Oxidant, Anti- Inflammatory and Carminative properties. These properties show positive effect on the body. Simulant and diaphoretic properties of the formulation known is to enhance alertness, tighten blood vessels, increase blood pressure, induce perspiration and help to get rid of harmful toxins present in the blood and body. These properties known to manage the condition of digestion and circulatory problems. Another is carminative properties that provide relief from gas, bloating problem. Being disinfectant and antimicrobial, Karpooradi Arka is known to kill microbes and other germs. Due to this feature Karpooradi Arka is known to take care of the problem of halitosis (bad breath). Its anti-oxidant properties help to remove toxins out from the body. These free radicals cause problem of tissue and cell destruction that further lead to cardiovascular problems, so this property helps to manage cardiac issues very well. It's another property, anti-inflammatory – a property known to manage joint/muscles inflammation and pain.


  • Weak digestion
  • Anorexia/Loss of appetite
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Cardiac disorders
  • Obesity
  • Halitosis


Over dosage should be discouraged.

Note:- This is pure classical Ayurvedic medicine and should be strictly consumed only after prescription of an Ayurvedic doctor and to be taken under medical supervision only.
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