Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Madatyayarogadhikar (Anti hangover remedy)

Introduction

Shrikhandasava is a special Ayurvedic liquid medicine. Though, it contains alcohol but it is used to treat the adverse effects of alcohol consumption. The major ingredient of this Asava medicine is Shrikhanda which is a synonym for Sandalwood (Santalum album). Many other herbs like Marich, Turmeric, Daruharidra, Jatamansi, Chitraka, Musta, Usheera, Raktachandana, Nagakeshara, Patha, Amla, Pippali, Chavya, Cardamom, Lodhra are also used in the formulation of this medicine.

It is used to treat the adverse effects of alcohol and other intoxicating drugs like hangover or the related problems like headache, alcohol intoxication and indigestion etc. It also helps to control the other diseases which are due to aggravated pitta.

Ingredients

S. No. Name Latin Name Quantity
1. Sandalwood Santalum album 24 g
2. Marich - Black pepper Piper nigrum 24 g
3. Turmeric Curcumin longa 24 g
4. Daruharidra Berberis aristata 24 g
5. Jatamansi Nardostachys jatamansi 24 g
6. Chitraka Plumbago zeylanica 24 g
7. Musta Cyperus rotundus 24 g
8. Usheera Vetiveria zizanioides 24 g
9. Raktachandana Pterocarpus santalinus 24 g
10. Nagakeshara Mesua ferrea 24 g
11. Patha Cyclea peltata 24 g
12. Amla Emblica officinalis 24 g
13. Dry grapes 24 g
14. Pippali Piper longum 24 g
15. Chavya Piper cubeba 24 g
16. Cardamom Elettaria cardamomum 24 g
17. Lodhra Symplocos racemosa 24 g
18. Grapes 2.880 kg
19. Jaggery 14.4 kg
20. Dhataki Woodfordia fruticosa 576 g
21. Water 24. 576 liter

Method of manufacturing

  • Coarse powder of all the above mentioned herbs is made.
  • This powder is added to water, then add jaggery, dry grapes and dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) in a sterile container.
  • The container is kept closed for one month so that fermentation (Asuta Prakriya) can take place.
  • Ingredients are filtered and stored in hygienic conditions.

Dosage

12 - 24 ml once or twice a day after food or as directed by Ayurvedic physician.

Indication

  • Alcohol intoxication
  • Indigestion
  • Hangover

Contradictions

Over dosage of this medicine may lead to gastritis and related problems.

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