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Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Madatyayarogadhikar (Anti hangover remedy)


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.


S. No.NameLatin NameQuantity
1.SandalwoodSantalum album24 g
2.Marich - Black pepperPiper nigrum24 g
3.TurmericCurcumin longa24 g
4.DaruharidraBerberis aristata24 g
5.JatamansiNardostachys jatamansi24 g
6.ChitrakaPlumbago zeylanica24 g
7.MustaCyperus rotundus24 g
8.UsheeraVetiveria zizanioides24 g
9.RaktachandanaPterocarpus santalinus24 g
10.NagakesharaMesua ferrea24 g
11.PathaCyclea peltata 24 g
12.AmlaEmblica officinalis24 g
13.Dry grapes24 g
14.PippaliPiper longum24 g
15.ChavyaPiper cubeba24 g
16.CardamomElettaria cardamomum24 g
17.LodhraSymplocos racemosa24 g
18.Grapes2.880 kg
19.Jaggery14.4 kg
20.DhatakiWoodfordia fruticosa576 g
21.Water24. 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.


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


  • Alcohol intoxication
  • Indigestion
  • Hangover


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

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