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Ushirasava (Usheerasava)

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.NameLatin Name Parts UsedQuantity
1.UshiraVetiveria zizanioidesRoot48 g
2LotusNelumbo nuciferaFlower48 g
3.HriberaColeus vettiveroidesRoot48 g
4.Gambhari Gmelina arboreaRoot / Stem bark48 g
5.Neelotpala Nymphaea stellataFlower48 g
6.PriyanguCallicarpa macrophyllaFlower48 g
7.Dhanvayasa Fagonia creticaWhole plant48 g
8.Patha Cissampelos pareiraRoot  / Whole plant48 g
9.Kiratatikta Swertia chirataWhole Plant48 g
10.Padmaka Prunus cerasoidesStem48 g
11.LodhraSymplocos racemosaStem bark48 g
12.ManjishtaRubia cordifoliaRoot 48 g
13.ShatiHedychium spicatumRhizome48 g
14.Parpataka Fumaria parvifloraWhole plant48 g
15.Pundarika - KamalaNelumbo nuciferaFlower48 g
16.PatolaTrichosanthes dioicaLeaf / Whole Plant48 g
17.KanchanaraBauhinia variegataStem bark48 g
18.NyagrodhaFicus benghalensisRoot / Stem bark48 g
19.UdumbaraFicus religiosaRoot / Stem bark48 g
20.Jambu - Jamun seedsSyzygium cuminiStem bark48 g
21.ShalmaliSalmalia malabaricaExudate48 g
22.Draksha - Raisins960 g
23.Dhataki Woodfordia fruticosaFlower768 g
24.Sugar --4.8 g
25. Honey--2.4 kg
26. Water--24.576 liters
27. Jatamamsi and Black pepperNardostachys jatamansi and Piper nigrumFine PowderQuantity 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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