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Ajmodarka

Ajmodarka is a classical Ayurvedic medicine available in liquid form. It is used for various digestive problems like loss of appetite, indigestion, bloating. It is also beneficial in some types of urinary problems.

Do you know what are Arka Preparations in Ayurveda

Ingredients

1. Ajamoda (Fruit)
2. Water for Soaking and for preparation of arka (distillate)
3. Distillate Recovered as Arka

Dosage

12 to 24 ml mixed with equal quantity of lukewarm water twice a day before a meal.

Indications

  1. Agnimandya (Digestive impairment)
  2. Ajirna (Dyspepsia)
  3. Bastiroga (Diseases of urinary system)
  4. Vatakapharoga (Disease due to Vata Kapha dosha)

Therapeutic Uses

  • In digestive impairment, it is recommended twice a day in prescribed dose. Also, Chitrakadi Vati (250mg) and Shankha Vati (250mg) is advised twice a day.
  • In dyspepsia, it may be taken as advised. Also, Eladi Vati (250mg) is taken 3-4 times a day.
  • In diseases of urinary system, Chandraprabha Vati (500mg) and Gokshuradi Guggul (500mg) and Punarnavadi Mandur (250mg) are taken twice a day after meal along with Ajmodarka.
  • In diseases due to Vata Kapha dosha, Ajmodarka is recommended. Also, Sitopladi Churna (2-5 gm) is taken with honey or lukewarm water 1 hour before breakfast and dinner. And, Yograj Guggul (500mg) and Sanjivani Vati (250mg) may also be added.

Contra-indications

It is not recommended in person with following problems-

  1. Hyperacidity- Due to its sour taste, it should be avoided in hyperacidity and ulcers.
  2. Ulcers- Amritarishta may worsen the conditions in the case of ulcers or ulcerative colitis.

Side effects

Ajmodarka, while taken under medical supervision for the prescribed time period never cause any side effects.

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