Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Raktapitta Rogadhikar (For Epistaxis and bleeding disorders)

Ushirasava (Usheerasava) is a liquid Ayurvedic medicine used in treatment of bleeding disorders (rectal bleeding, excessive bleeding after delivery, menorrhagia and nose bleeding), skin diseases, blood purification and urinary problems etc. This medicine also contains around 4 - 9 % of self-generated natural alcohol in it. This medicine is cooling in nature and is prescribed in the diseases which occur due to the excessive heat in body. Hence this medicine pacifies the excess pitta dosha in body.

Ingredients

S. No. Name Latin Name Parts Used Quantity
1. Ushira Vetiveria zizanioides Root 48 g
2 Lotus Nelumbo nucifera Flower 48 g
3. Hribera Coleus vettiveroides Root 48 g
4. Gambhari Gmelina arborea Root / Stem bark 48 g
5. Neelotpala Nymphaea stellata Flower 48 g
6. Priyangu Callicarpa macrophylla Flower 48 g
7. Dhanvayasa Fagonia cretica Whole plant 48 g
8. Patha Cissampelos pareira Root  / Whole plant 48 g
9. Kiratatikta Swertia chirata Whole Plant 48 g
10. Padmaka Prunus cerasoides Stem 48 g
11. Lodhra Symplocos racemosa Stem bark 48 g
12. Manjishta Rubia cordifolia Root 48 g
13. Shati Hedychium spicatum Rhizome 48 g
14. Parpataka Fumaria parviflora Whole plant 48 g
15. Pundarika - Kamala Nelumbo nucifera Flower 48 g
16. Patola Trichosanthes dioica Leaf / Whole Plant 48 g
17. Kanchanara Bauhinia variegata Stem bark 48 g
18. Nyagrodha Ficus benghalensis Root / Stem bark 48 g
19. Udumbara Ficus religiosa Root / Stem bark 48 g
20. Jambu - Jamun seeds Syzygium cumini Stem bark 48 g
21. Shalmali Salmalia malabarica Exudate 48 g
22. Draksha - Raisins 960 g
23. Dhataki Woodfordia fruticosa Flower 768 g
24. Sugar - - 4.8 g
25. Honey - - 2.4 kg 
26. Water - - 24.576 liters
27. Jatamamsi and Black pepper Nardostachys jatamansi and Piper nigrum Fine Powder Quantity Sufficient

Method of manufacturing

  • A mud pot is taken. It is sterilized with the powders of Jatamansi and Black pepper.
  • Pure water in the given quantity is taken in the vessel.
  • Powders of the rest of the ingredients is added along with sugar and honey.
  • The ingredients are kept closed air tight for about month period so that fermentation (Asuta Prakriya) can take place.
  • Filtered the ingredients and preparation is preserved.

Indications

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Bleeding disorders like rectal bleeding and nasal bleeding etc.
  • Anemia
  • Early stage of liver diseases
  • Night fall
  • Spermatorrhoea
  • Skin diseases
  • Urinary tract disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Piles
  • Intestinal worms
  • Inflammation

Contradictions

  • A very high dose of 50 ml or more, may result in the stomach irritation.
  • If given for wrong complaints, it can cause delayed periods and prolong the menstrual cycles.

Dosage

  • Adults - 12 - 24 ml. once or twice daily, advised after food. If required, equal quantity of water can be added before consumption.
  • Safe for kids - In lower dosage use of this medicine is safe, in children above 5 years of age.
  • Pregnancy And Lactation - During pregnancy, it is advisable to avoid this medicine or take it only under medical supervision. During lactation period, it can be taken in lower doses as per doctor's advice.
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