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Kumaryasava

Kumaryasava (also spelt as Kumaryasavam) is an Ayurvedic medicine available in liquid form. It is beneficial for digestive problems like indigestion, bloating, abdominal distension, piles, ulcer and loss of appetite. It is also recommended in various urinary and gynaecological problems. It is termed due to its active ingredient Kumari (aloe vera).

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Ingredients of Kumaryasava

  1. Kumari rasa (Ghrit Kumari) 12.288 L
  2. Guda 4.800 kg
  3. Makshika (Madhu) 2.400 kg
  4. Pakva Loha (Lauha) bhasma 24 g
  5. Shunthi 24 g
  6. Maricha 24 g
  7. Pippali 24 g
  8. Lavanga 24 g
  9. Tvak 24 g
  10. Ela (Sukshmaila) 24 g
  11. Patra (Tejapatra) 24 g
  12. Nagakeshara 24 g
  13. Chitraka 24 g
  14. Pippali mula 24 g
  15. Vidanga 24 g
  16. Gajapippali 24 g
  17. Chavika (Chavya) 24 g
  18. Hapusha 24 g
  19. Dhanya (Dhanyaka) 24 g
  20. Kramuka (Puga) 24 g
  21. Katurohini (Katuka) 24 g
  22. Musta 24 g
  23. Haritaki 24 g
  24. Bibhitaka 24 g
  25. Amalaki 24 g
  26. Rasna 24 g
  27. Devadaru 24 g
  28. Haridra 24 g
  29. Daruharidra 24 g
  30. Murva 24 g
  31. Madhursa (Yashtimadhu) 24 g
  32. Danti 24 g
  33. Pushkaramula (Pushkara) 24 g
  34. Bala 24 g
  35. Atibala 24 g
  36. Kapikacchu (Atmagupta) 24 g
  37. Trikantaka (Gokshura) 24 g
  38. Shatapushpa (Shatahva) 24 g
  39. Hingupatri 24 g
  40. Akallaka (Akarakarabha) 24 g
  41. Utingana 24 g
  42. Shveta Punarnva 24 g
  43. Rakta Punarnava 24 g
  44. Lodhra 24 g
  45. Dhatumakshika (Makshika) bhasma 24 g
  46. Dhataki 384 g

(Reference: Sharangadhara Samhita, Madhyama khanda, Adhyaya: 10; 18-27 1/2).

The quantity of each ingredient shown here is as per the text. It may be changed accordingly as per your requirement.

Dosage of Kumaryasava

12 - 24 ml mixed with equal quantity of water twice a day after meal.

Anupana

Water

Indications

  1. Agnimandya (Digestive impairment)
  2. Paktishula (Duodenal ulcer)
  3. Parinama Shula (Duodenal ulcer)
  4. Udavarta (Condition in which there is upward movement of Vayu)
  5. Mutrakricchra (Dysuria)
  6. Prameha (Urinary disorders)
  7. Ashmari (Calculus)
  8. Raktapitta (Bleeding disorder)
  9. Apasmara (Epilepsy)
  10. Shukra Dosha (Vitiation of semen)
  11. Krimi (Helminthiasis/ Worm infestation)
  12. Smriti Kshaya (Loss of memory)
  13. Daurbalya (Weakness)
  14. Udara roga (Diseases of abdomen/ enlargement of abdomen)
  15. Karshya (Emaciation)
  16. Kshaya (Phthisis)
  17. Aruchi (Tastelessness)
  18. Vaivarnya (Discolouration)

Therapeutic Uses

  • In digestive impairment, Kumaryasava is recommended in prescribed dose along with Chitrakadi Vati or Agnitundi Vati (125-250 mg) twice a day after meal.
  • In duodenal ulcer, it is used along with Kamdudha Ras (125mg), Shankha Vati (125mg) and Kutaj Vati (125mg) twice a day after meal.
  • In condition in which there is upward movement of Vayu (a type of bloating or gastric trouble), it is used along with Hingwashtaka Churna or Shivakshar Pachan (2-5 gm) twice a day after meal.
  • In dysuria, Kumaryasava is taken in prescribed dose along with Chandraprabha Vati (500mg), Gokshuradi Gugul (500mg) and Punarnavadi Vati (250mg) twice a day after meal. Also, Shwet Parpati (125mg) is advised 1 hour before a meal twice daily with Dhanyak Panak (coriander leaf juice).
  • In urinary disorders, it is taken in prescribed dose along with Chandraprabha Vati (500mg), Gokshuradi Gugul (500mg) and Punarnavadi Vati (250-500mg) twice a day after meal.
  • In urinary and gall bladder calculus, it is taken twice a day in prescribed dose. Also, Pashanbhed Churna (2-5 gm), Punarnavadi Vati (250mg) and Chandraprabha Vati (500mg) are recommended.
  • In bleeding disorder, 15 ml of Kumaryasava is mixed with 15 ml of Chandanasava or Ushirasava and 30ml water. This mixture is taken twice a day along with Bolbaddha Ras (250mg).
  • In epilepsy, Brahmi Vati (125-250mg) or Manasmitram Vati (125mg) and Kalyanaka Kashayam (15 ml + 60 ml water) are taken twice a day 1 hour before breakfast and dinner. Kumaryasava is taken twice daily after a meal. Kalyanaka Ghritam or Brahmi Ghritam (10 - 20 ml) is taken after dinner with lukewarm milk.
  • In vitiation of semen, it is taken along with Chandraprabha Vati (500mg) and Gokshuradi Gugul (500mg). Shukramatrika Vati (250mg) may also be added.
  • In helminthiasis/ worm infestation, it is taken twice a day in recommended dose mixed with equal quantity of Vidangasava (and water) along with Krimikuthar Ras (125-250 mg).
  • In the loss of memory, Kumaryasava (15 ml) is mixed with Saraswatarishta (15 ml) and water (30 ml) and taken twice daily after a meal. Smriti Sagar Ras (125 mg) and Brahmi Vati (125 mg) is also added to this.
  • In weakness, it may be mixed with Lohasava and taken in prescribed dose. Also, Shatavari Churna (3-5 gm) and Ashwagandha Churna (2 gm) are recommended.
  • In diseases of abdomen/ enlargement of the abdomen, Punarnavasava (15 ml) is mixed with it and diluted in 30 ml of water and taken twice a day after a meal. In ascites, Jalodarari Ras (125 mg) and Punarnavadi Vati (250 mg) are also added.
  • In emaciation and phthisis, Kumaryasava is taken twice daily in prescribed dose. Shatavaryadi Churna (3-5 g) and Chitrakadi Vati (250 mg) are also added.
  • In tastelessness, it is taken along with Chitrakadi Vati (250 mg) twice a day after a meal.
  • In discolouration of the body, it is prescribed along with Punarnavadi Mandur (250 mg)

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

  1. Classically prepared Kumaryasava is the best medicine for duodenal ulcer and hyperacidity. But, it is better to avoid it in patients with ulcers and hyperacidity due it's suspicious quality available in the market.
  2. Not recommended in diabetes.
  3. It should be avoided during pregnancy.
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Kutajarishta

Kutajarishta (also spelt as Kutajarishtam) is an Ayurvedic medicine available in liquid form. It is beneficial for diarrhoea with bleeding, dysentery, malabsorption syndrome. It is termed due to its active ingredient Kutaja.

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Ingredients of Kutajarishta

  1. Kutajamula (Kutaja) 4.800 kg
  2. Mridvika (Draksha) 2.400 kg
  3. Madhuka Kusuma 480 g
  4. Kashmari (Gambhari) 480 g
  5. Water for decoction 49.152 L  reduced to 12.288 L
  6. Guda 4.800 kg

Prakshepa Dravyas:

  1. Dhataki 960 g

(Reference: Bhaishajyaratnavali,  Atisaradhikara: 97-99)

The quantity of each ingredient shown here is as per the text. It may be changed accordingly as per your requirement.

Dosage of Kutajarishta

12 - 24 ml mixed with equal quantity of water twice a day after meal.

Anupana

Water

Indications

  1. Jvara (Fever)
  2. Grahani (Malabsorption syndrome)
  3. Raktatisara (Diarrhoea with Bleeding )
  4. Agnimandya (Digestive impairment)

Therapeutic Uses

  • In fever (Kapha Pittaj), it is taken in prescribed dosage twice a day after a meal along with Mahasudarshan Vati (250- 500 mg) and Sanjivanai Vati (250- 500 mg).
  • In malabsorption syndrome like IBS, Chitrakadi Vati (250-500 mg), Panchamrita Parpati (125 mg) and Sanjivani Vati (250mg) are advised along with Kutajarishta (15ml+ 15ml water) twice a day after a meal.
  • In diarrhoea with bleeding, it is taken in addition to Bolbaddha Ras (250mg) twice a day. Kamdudha Ras (125mg) may also be added.
  • In digestive impairment, Chitrakadi Vati (250mg), Shankha Vati (250mg) is taken along with Kutajarishta twice a day.

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

  1. It should be taken with precaution in persons with hyperacidity.
  2. Not recommended in ulcers and diabetes.
  3. It should be taken with precaution under Ayurvedic physician's supervision during pregnancy.

 

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Karpurasava

Karpurasava (also spelt as Karpurasavam) is an Ayurvedic medicine available in liquid form. It is beneficial for diarrhoea, dysentery, gastroenteritis with piercing pain, ascites etc. It is termed due to its active ingredient Karpura.

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Ingredients of Karpurasava

  1. Prasanna (distilled alcohol from fermented solution) 4.800 L
  2. Udupati (Karpura) 384 g
  3. Ela (Sukshmaila) 48 g
  4. Ghana (Musta)48 g
  5. Shringavera (Shunthi) 48 g
  6. Yamanika (Yavani) 48 g
  7. Vellaja (Maricha) 48 g

(Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali,  Agnimandyadi rogadhikara: 296-297)

The quantity of each ingredient shown here is as per the text. It may be changed accordingly as per your requirement.

Dosage of Karpurasava

5 to 10 drops mixed with equal quantity of water twice a day after meal.

Anupana

Water

Indications

  1. Atisara (Diarrhoea)
  2. Visuchika (Gastroenteritis with piercing pain)
  3. Udararoga (Ascites)
  4. Kaphavikara (Disorders due to vitiation of Kapha dosha)

Therapeutic Uses

  • In diarrhoea, it is taken in prescribed dose 3 to 4 times a day or SOS. Also, Kutaj Ghan Vati (250-500mg) and Sanjivani Vati (250mg) is used twice a day.
  • In gastroenteritis with piercing pain, Panchamrit Parpati (125mg), Giloy Sat (125mg) and Shankh Bhasma (125mg) are taken twice a day before a meal. And, Karpurasava is used in prescribed dose.
  • In ascites, it is taken twice a day along with Punarnavadi Mandur (250-500mg), Arogyavardhini Vati (250mg) and Jalodarari Ras (250mg).
  • In disorders due to vitiation of Kapha dosha, it is taken along with Trikatu Churna or Sitopladi Churna (2-5gm) and Prawal Pishti (125mg) twice daily.

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

  1. It should be taken with precaution in persons with hyperacidity.
  2. Not recommended in ulcers and diabetes.
  3. It should be taken with precaution under Ayurvedic physician's supervision during pregnancy.

 

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Kanakasava

Kanakasava (also spelt as Kanakasavam) is an Ayurvedic medicine available in liquid form. It is beneficial for various types of respiratory illness like a cough, dyspnoea, asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis and debility due to chest injury. 

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Ingredients of Kanakasava

  1. Kanaka (Dhattura) 192 g
  2. Vrishamula tvak (Vasa) 192 g
  3. Madhuka (Yashti) 96 g
  4. Magadhi (Pippali) 96 g
  5. Vyaghri (Kantakari) 96 g
  6. Keshara (Nagakeshara) 96 g
  7. Vishvabheshaja (Shunthi) 96 g
  8. Bharangi 96 g
  9. Talishapatra (Talisa) 96 g
  10. Dhataki 768 g
  11. Draksha 960 g
  12. Water 24.576 L
  13. Sharkara 4.800 kg
  14. Kshaudra (Madhu) 2.400 kg

(Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Hikka Shvasadhikara: 98-102)

The quantity of each ingredient shown here is as per the text. It may be changed accordingly as per your requirement.

Dosage of Kanakasava

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

Anupana

Water

Indications

  1. Kasa (Cough)
  2. Shvasa (Dyspnoea/Asthma)
  3. Rajayakshma (Tuberculosis)
  4. Kshata Kshina (Debility due to chest injury)

Therapeutic Uses

  • In a cough, it is taken twice a day after a meal in prescribed dose. Also, Eladi Vati (250mg) in a dry cough or Lavangadi Vati (250mg) or Vyoshadi Vati (250mg) in a cough with expectoration is to be sucked 3-4 times a day. Nayopayam Kashayam (15ml+ 60ml water) may also be taken along with above medicines.
  • In dyspnoea and asthma, Shwas Kuthar Rasa (250mg), Talisadi Churna (3-5gm) or Sitopladi Churna (3-5gm if wet cough), Abhrak Bhasma (75mg), Prawal Pishti (125mg) are mixed together and taken twice a day 1 hour before breakfast and dinner with honey or Tulasi leaves juice. Kanakasava is taken along with these medicines twice a day after a meal.
  • In pulmonary tuberculosis, Kanakasava should be taken in prescribed dose mixed with Dashmoolajeerakarishta (15ml) and 30ml water. Also, Chyavanprasha (5-10gm) and Sitopladi Churna (3-5gm) are recommended.
  • In debility due to the chest injury, Lakshadi Guggul (250-500mg), Sitopladi Churna (3-5gm) and Prawal Pishti (125mg) are taken twice a day 1 hour before breakfast and dinner. And Kanakasava is taken in prescribed dose twice daily after a meal.

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

  1. May cause throat irritation, gastric discomfort and sedation if taken in a higher dose.
  2. It should be taken with precaution in persons with hyperacidity.
  3. Not recommended in ulcers and diabetes.
  4. Not safe during pregnancy.
  5. It contains Dhatura (thorn apple), hence should be taken under Ayurvedic physician's supervision only.

 

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Ushirasava

Ushirasava (also spelt as Ushirasavam) is an Ayurvedic medicine available in liquid form. It is commonly recommended for general weakness, as a muscular and nervine tonic, useful in various neurological problems, mania, psychosis, epilepsy and digestive impairment.

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Ingredients of Ushirasava

  1. Ushira 48 g
  2. Balaka (Hrivera) 48 g
  3. Padma 48 g
  4. Kashmarya (Gambhari) 48 g
  5. Nilotpala (Utpala)  48 g
  6. Priyangu 48 g
  7. Padmaka 48 g
  8. Lodhra 48 g
  9. Manjishtha 48 g
  10. Dhanvayasa 48 g
  11. Patha 48 g
  12. Kiratatikta 48 g
  13. Nyagrodha 48 g
  14. Udumbara 48 g
  15. Shati 48 g
  16. Parpata 48 g
  17. Pundarika (Kamala) 48 g
  18. Patola 48 g
  19. Kanchanaraka (Kanchanara) 48 g
  20. Jambu 48 g
  21. Shalmali niryasa (Shalmali) 48 g
  22. Draksha 960 g
  23. Dhataki 768 g
  24. Water 24.576 L
  25. Sharkara 4.800 kg
  26. Kshaudra (Madhu) 2.400 kg
  27. Mansi (Jatamansi) Q.S. for dhupana
  28. Maricha Q.S. for dhupana

(Reference: Bhaishajyaratnavali, Raktapittadhikara: 137-141)

The quantity of each ingredient shown here is as per the text. It may be changed accordingly as per your requirement.

Dosage of Ushirasava

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

Anupana

Water

Indications

  1. Raktapitta (Bleeding disorder)
  2. Pandu (Anaemia)
  3. Kushtha (Diseases of skin)
  4. Prameha (Urinary disorders)
  5. Arsha (Haemorrhoids)
  6. Krimi (Helminthiasis/ Worm infestation)
  7. Shotha (Inflammation)

Therapeutic Uses

  • In bleeding disorder, it is highly recommended in prescribed dose. Bolbaddha Rasa (125-250mg) and Punarnavadi Mandur (250-500mg) is also advised twice a day before or after a meal.
  • In anaemia, Ushirasava (15ml) and Lohasava (15ml) mixed with 30ml of water is taken twice a day after a meal. Also, Punarnavadi Vati or Dhatri Loh (250-500mg) is added.
  • In diseases of the skin, Ushirasava is taken along with Kaishore Gugulu (500mg) and Gandhak Rasayan (125-250mg) twice a day after meal. Mahamanjishtharishta (15ml) may also be mixed with Ushirasava if needed.
  • In urinary disorders, it is taken with Chandraprabha Vati (500mg) and Gokshuradi Gugul (500mg) twice a day after a meal.
  • In haemorrhoids or bleeding piles, Arshakuthar Ras (250mg), Bolbaddha Ras (125-250mg) and Triphala Guggul (500mg) are taken with Ushirasava twice a day after a meal.
  • In helminthiasis or worm infestation, Krimikuthar Ras (125-250mg) and Arogya Vardhini Vati (250mg) is taken along with Ushirasava (15ml) mixed with Vidangasava (15ml) and 30ml water twice a day after a meal.
  • In inflammation, Ushirasava is taken in prescribed dose twice a day after a meal. Also, Yograj Guggul (500mg) and Punarnavadi Vati (250mg) are taken twice a day. In the inflamed area, Dashanga Lepa or Jatamayadi Lepa is applied as recommended.

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

  1. No side effects reported.
  2. It should be taken with precaution in persons with hyperacidity.
  3. Not recommended in ulcers and diabetes.
  4. It should be taken with precaution during pregnancy.

 

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Ahiphenasava

Ahiphenasava (also spelt as Ahiphenasavam) is an Ayurvedic medicine available in liquid form. It is used in severe diarrhoea, dysentery, gastroenteritis and other life-threatening conditions. This medicine contains purified and processed poisonous ingredients. It is highly recommended to take Ayurvedic physician's advice before it's consumption.

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Ingredients of Ahiphenasava

  1. Madhuka madya (Madhuka) 4.800 L
  2. Phaniphena (Ahiphena) 192 g
  3. Mustaka (Musta) 48 g
  4. Jatiphala 48 g
  5. Indra Yava (Kutaja) 48 g
  6. Ela (Sukshmaila) 48 g

(Reference: Bhaishajyaratnavali,  Atisaradhikara: 100-101)

The quantity of each ingredient shown here is as per the text. It may be changed accordingly as per your requirement.

Dosage of Ahiphenasava

5 to 10 drops alone or mixed with equal quantity of water twice a day after meal.

Anupana

Water

Indications

  1. Ugra Atisara (Severe Diarrhoea)
  2. Daruna Visuchika (Severe gastroenteritis)
  3. Pravahika (Dysentery)

Therapeutic Uses

  • In severe Diarrhoea, Ahiphenasava is taken in recommended dose two to four times a day. Also, Kutaj Ghan Vati (250-500mg), Shankha Vati (250mg), Bilwadi Churna (5gm) and Gangadhar Churna (2.5gm) is prescribed according to the condition. 
  • In severe gastroenteritis, Ahiphenasava is taken along with Sanjivani Vati (250mg), Kutaj Ghan Vati (250mg) and Leelavilas Ras (250mg) or Kamdudha Rasa (125-250mg) twice a day.
  • In dysentery, it is used with Kutaj Ghan Vati (250-500mg) and Bilwadi Churna (5gm) twice a day.

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

  1. Ahiphenasava contains Ahiphena (opium) and Dhatura (thorn apple), which are poisonous. Though they are purified and processed for medicinal use, but it should not be taken without Ayurvedic physician's advice.
  2. No side effects reported. May cause sedative effect if taken in high dose.
  3. It should be taken with precaution in persons with hyperacidity.
  4. Not recommended in ulcers and diabetes.
  5. Not safe during pregnancy.

Recommendation: Dysent Capsules- Best Ayurvedic Medicine for Diarrhoea, Dysentery and IBS

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Ashwagandharishta

Ashwagandharishta (also spelt as Ashwagandharishtam) is an Ayurvedic medicine available in liquid form. It is commonly recommended for general weakness, as a muscular and nervine tonic, useful in various neurological problems, mania, psychosis, epilepsy and digestive impairment.

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Ingredients of Ashwagandharishta

  1. Ashwagandha 2.400 kg
  2. Musali 960 g
  3. Manjishta (Manjishtha) 480 g
  4. Haritaki 480 g
  5. Haridra 480 g
  6. Daruharidra 480 g
  7. Madhuka (Yashti) 480 g
  8. Rasna 480 g
  9. Vidari 480 g
  10. Partha (Arjuna) 480 g
  11. Mustaka (Musta) 480 g
  12. Trivrit 480 g
  13. Ananta (Shveta Sariva) 384 g
  14. Shyama (Krishna Sariva) 384 g
  15. Shveta Chandana 384 g
  16. Rakta Chandana 384 g
  17. Vacha 384 g
  18. Chitraka 384 g
  19. Water for decoction 98.304 L reduced to 12.288 L

Prakshepa Dravyas:

  1. Makshika (Madhu) 14.400 kg
  2. Dhataki 768 g
  3. Shunthi 96 g
  4. Maricha 96 g
  5. Pippali 96 g
  6. Tvak 192 g
  7. Ela (Sukshmaila) 192 g
  8. Patra (Tejapatra) 192 g
  9. Priyangu 192 g
  10. Naga (Nagakeshara) 96 g

(Reference: Bhaishajyaratnavali,  Murcchadhikara: 13-19)

The quantity of each ingredient shown here is as per the text. It may be changed accordingly as per your requirement.

Dosage of Ashwagandharishta

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

Anupana

Water

Indications

  1. Murccha (Syncope)
  2. Apasmara (Epilepsy)
  3. Shosha (Cachexia)
  4. Unmada (Mania/Psychosis)
  5. Karshya (Emaciation)
  6. Arsha (Haemorrhoids)
  7. Agnimandya (Digestive impairment)
  8. Vataroga (Disease due to Vata dosha)

Therapeutic Uses

  • In syncope, Ashwagandharishta is taken twice a day after meal. Brahmi Vati (250mg) and Gorochandi Vati (125mg) is also advised crushed and mixed with honey or water along with it. 
  • In epilepsy, it is used in recommended dose along with other Medhya Aushadhi. Kalyanaka Kashayam (15ml + 60ml water) and Brahmi Vati (500mg) or Manasmitram Vatakam (125mg) is taken twice a day 1 hour before breakfast and dinner. Kalyanak Ghritam (10-20 ml) is also recommended along with these medicines. It should be taken half an hour after dinner with lukewarm milk or water.
  • In cachexia, Ashwagandharishta is advised twice a day after a meal in prescribed dose. Balashatavaryadi Kashayam (15ml+ 60ml water) is also taken twice a day 1 hour before breakfast and dinner along with Shatavaryadi Churna (5gm).
  • In mania and psychosis, Ashwagandharishta is taken mixed with Saraswatarishta (15ml mixed with 60ml water) twice a day after a meal. Unmadagajankush Rasa (125-250mg), Roupya Bhasma (12-24mg), Abhraka Bhasma (75mg), Mukta Pishti (12mg- 24mg) is mixed together with honey and taken along with Kalyanaka Kashayam (15ml + 60ml water) twice a day 1hour before breakfast and dinner. Kalyanaka Ghritam or Mahapaishacha Ghritam (10-20 gm) is also advised with lukewarm milk or water half an hour after dinner.
  • In emaciation and weight loss, it is taken twice a day after meal. Karshyahar Lauh (125mg), Amla Tablet (250-500mg) and Shatavari Tablet are also recommended twice a day along with this.
  • In haemorrhoids or piles, Ashwagandharishta is taken mixed with Abhayarishta (and 60ml water) twice a day after a meal. Arshakuthar Rar and Kachnar Guggul is also recommended with this. In a case of bleeding piles, Bolbaddha Ras (250mg) is also added. 
  • In digestive impairment, it is taken together with Kumaryasava (15ml) mixed with 60ml water twice a day after a meal. Chitrakadi Vati (250mg) and Shankha Vati (250mg) is also added.
  • In disease due to Vata dosha, Yogaraj Guggul or Trayodashang Guggul (500mg), Chandraprabha Vati (500mg) is taken twice a day after a meal along with Ashwagandharishta. In some special cases, Brihat Vata Chintamani Ras (125mg) is also recommended with it.

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

  1. No side effects reported.
  2. It should be taken with precaution in persons with hyperacidity.
  3. Not recommended in ulcers and diabetes.
  4. It should be taken with precaution during pregnancy.

 

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Ashokarishta

Ashokarishta (also spelt as Ashokarishtam) is an Ayurvedic medicine available in liquid form. It is well known in India to most of the females as a wonderful tonic. It is commonly recommended for all types of gynaecological problems like dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, vaginal pain, leucorrhea (white discharge) and some cases of infertility.

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Ingredients of Ashokarishta

  1. Ashoka 4.800 kg
  2. Water for decoction 49.152 L reduced to 12.288 L
  3. Guda 9.600 kg

Prakshepa Dravyas:

  1. Dhataki 768 g
  2. Ajaji (Shveta jiraka) 48 g
  3. Mustaka (Musta) 48 g
  4. Shunthi 48 g
  5. Darvi (Daruharidra) 48 g
  6. Utpala 48 g
  7. Haritaki 48 g
  8. Bibhitaka 48 g
  9. Amalaki 48 g
  10. Amrasthi (Amra) 48 g
  11. Jiraka (Shveta jiraka) 48 g
  12. Vasa 48 g
  13. Chandana (Shveta chandana) 48 g

(Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Strirogadhikara: 114-117)

The quantity of each ingredient shown here is as per the text. It may be changed accordingly as per your requirement.

Dosage of Ashokarishta

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

Anupana

Water

Indications

  1. Asrigdara Ruja (Dysmenorrhoea)
  2. Yoniruja (Vaginal Pain)
  3. Shveta Pradara (Leucorrhoea)
  4. Jvara (Fever)
  5. Raktapitta (Bleeding disorder)
  6. Arsha (Haemorrhoids)
  7. Mandagni (Impaired digestive fire)
  8. Arochaka (Tastelessness)
  9. Meha (Excessive flow of urine)
  10. Shotha (Inflammation)

Therapeutic Uses

  • In dysmenorrhoea, Ashokarishta is advised twice a day after meal. Also, Rajapravartini Vati (250mg - 500mg) and Punarnavadi Mandur (500mg) is recommended twice a day after meal.
  • In vaginal pain, it is taken in recommended dose orally twice a day after a meal. Also, Jatyadi Taila is soaked in a cotton swab and kept in the vagina overnight.
  • In leucorrhoea, it is taken in recommended dose twice a day after meal along with Pushyanug Churna (5gm), Chandanadi Vati (250mg) and Gandhak Rasayan (250mg).
  • In fever, Ashokarishta is advised twice a day along with Mahasudarshan Vati (250mg - 500mg) and Giloy Vati (500mg).
  • In bleeding disorders like epistaxis, haemophilia and excess bleeding, it is taken in recommended dose along with Bolabadhha Ras (250 - 500mg) and Punarnavadi Mandur (250 - 500 mg).
  • In haemorrhoids (piles), Ashokarishta is taken in recommended dose along with Arshakuthar Rasa (250 - 500mg) and Kachnar Gugul (500mg) twice a day after a meal. In a case of bleeding piles, Bolabaddha Ras (250 - 500mg) is also advised.
  • In impaired digestive fire and tastelessness, Ashokarishta is taken in prescribed dose along with Chitrakadi Vati (250 - 500mg) twice a day after a meal.
  • In the excessive flow of urine, Ashokarishta is taken twice a day with Chandraprabha Vati (500mg), Gokshuradi Gugul (500mg) and Punarnavadi Vati (250mg).
  • In some cases of inflammation, Ashokarishta is taken along with Punarnavadi Mandur (250 - 500mg) and Gandhak Rasayan (250mg). Dashanga Lepa may be applied locally if advised.

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

  1. No side effects reported.
  2. It should be taken with precaution in persons with hyperacidity.
  3. Not recommended in ulcers and diabetes.
  4. It should be avoided in pregnancy.

 

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Aravindasava

Aravindasava (also spelt as Arvindasava or Aravindasavam) is an Ayurvedic medicine available in liquid form. It is the best drug of choice for all types of paediatric problems like digestive impairment, loose motion, loss of appetite, emaciation, general weakness, undernutrition and psychosis. It is also used in adult for the same problems and as a dietary supplement. Arvindasava is named by its main ingredient Arvinda which is a synonym of the lotus flower.

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Ingredients of Aravindasava

    1. Aravinda (Kamal) 48gm
    2. Ushira 48gm
    3. Kashmari (Gambhari) 48gm
    4. Nilotpala (Utpala) 48gm
    5. Manjishtha 48gm
    6. Ela (Sukshmaila) 48gm
    7. Bala 48gm
    8. Mansi (Jatamansi) 48gm
    9. Ambuda (Musta) 48gm
    10. Shariva (Shveta Sariva) 48gm
    11. Shiva (Haritaki) 48gm
    12. Bibhita (Bibhitaka) 48gm
    13. Vacha 48gm
    14. Dhatri (Amalaki) 48gm
    15. Shathi (Shati) 48gm
    16. Shyama (Trivrit) 48gm
    17. Nilini (Nili) 48gm
    18. Patola 48gm
    19. Parpata 48gm
    20. Partha (Arjuna) 48gm
    21. Madhuka 48gm
    22. Madhuka (Yashtimadhu) 48gm
    23. Mura 48gm
    24. Draksha 960gm
    25. Dhataki 768gm
    26. Water 24.576 L
    27. Sharkara 4.800kg
    28. Makshika (Madhu) 2.400kg

Note: Shveta Trivrit may be used as a substitute for Nilini.

(Reference: Bhaishajyaratnavali, Balarogadhikara : 185-189)

The quantity of each ingredient shown here is as per the text. It may be changed accordingly as per your requirement.

Dosage of Aravindasava

3 to 12 ml mixed with equal quantity of water twice a day after meal

Anupana

Water

Indications

  1. Agnimandya (Digestive impairment)
  2. Karshya (Emaciation)
  3. Bala kshaya (Loss of strength/ immunity)
  4. Sarva Balaroga (All types of Paediatric conditions)
  5. Graha Dosha (Psychosis)

Therapeutic Uses

  1. In digestive impairment in children, Sitopladi Churna (250 mg to 2 gm) mixed with 1-2 gm of honey twice a day half an hour before a meal is recommended. Aravindasava is taken in prescribed dose twice a day after a meal mixed with equal quantity of water.
  2. In emaciation, loss of strength and immunity, it is used twice a day after meal. Also, Shatavaryadi Churna (2-5gm) may be taken with milk in morning. In children, Bala Chaturbhadra Rasa (125mg to 250mg) is also recommended.
  3. In psychosis in children, Aravindasava is prescribed with Kumar Kalyan Ras (75mg to 125mg) and Brahmi Vati (125mg to 250mg). A gentle head massage with Ksheerabala Tail is also recommended.

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

  1. No side effects reported.
  2. It should be taken with precaution in persons with hyperacidity.
  3. Not recommended in ulcers and diabetes
  4. It is safe to consume during pregnancy.

 

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Ayaskriti

Ayaskriti is an Ayurvedic medicine available in liquid form. It is used in anaemia, worm infestation, urinary problems, anorexia (loss of appetite), piles, obesity etc. 

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Ingredients of Ayaskriti

  1. Asana 960 g
  2. Tinisha 960 g
  3. Bhurja 960 g
  4. Shvetavaha (Arjuna) 960 g
  5. Prakirya (Lata Karanja) 960 g
  6. Khadira 960 g
  7. Kadara (Shveta Khadira) 960 g
  8. Bhandi (Shirisha) 960 g
  9. Shinshapa 960 g
  10. Meshashringi 960 g
  11. Pitachandana 960 g
  12. Raktachandana 960 g
  13. Shvetachandana 960 g
  14. Tala 960 g
  15. Palasha 960 g
  16. Jongaka (Agaru) 960 g
  17. Shaka 960 g
  18. Shala 960 g
  19. Kramuka 960 g
  20. Dhava 960 g
  21. Kalinga (Kutaja) 960 g
  22. Chagakarna (Ajakarna) 960 g
  23. Ashvakarna 960 g
  24. Water for decoction 98.304 litre and reduced to 24.576 litre
  25. Guda 9.600 kg

Prakshepa Dravyas:

  1. Kshaudra (Madhu) 1.536 kg
  2. Vatsaka (Kutaja) 48 g
  3. Murva 48 g
  4. Bharangi 48 g
  5. Katuka 48 g
  6. Maricha 48 g
  7. Ghunapriya (Ativisha) 48 g
  8. Gandira 48 g
  9. Ela (Sukshmaila) 48 g
  10. Patha 48 g
  11. Ajaji (Shveta jiraka) 48 g
  12. Katvanga (Araluka) 48 g
  13. Ajamoa (Ajamoda) 48 g
  14. Siddhartha (Sarshapa) 48 g
  15. Vacha 48 g
  16. Jiraka 48 g
  17. Hingu 48 g
  18. Vidanga 48 g
  19. Pashugandha 48 g
  20. Pippali 48 g
  21. Pippali mula 48 g
  22. Chavya 48 g
  23. Chitraka 48 g
  24. Nagara (Shunthi) 48 g
  25. Tikshnaloha Patra (Lauha) 768 g

Pralepana Dravyas - for internal coating:

  1. Pippali Churna Q.S.
  2. Kshaudra (honey) Q.S.
  3. Ghrita Q.S.

Pralepana Dravyas - for external coating: 

  1.     Jatu (Laksha) Q.S.

(Reference: Ashtangahridaya, Chikitsasthana: Adhyaya 12: 28-31, 1/2)

The quantity of each ingredient shown here is as per the text. It may be changed accordingly as per your requirement.

Dosage of Ayaskriti

10 to 20 ml mixed with equal quantity of water twice a day after meal

Anupana

Water

Indications

  1. Pandu (Anaemia)
  2. Prameha (Urinary disorders)
  3. Arsha (Haemorrhoids)
  4. Shvitra (Leucoderma/Vitiligo)
  5. Kushtha (Diseases of skin)
  6. Aruchi (Tastelessness)
  7. Krimi (Helminthiasis/Worm infestation)
  8. Grahani (Malabsorption syndrome)
  9. Sthaulya (Obesity)

Therapeutic Uses

  1. Pandu (Anaemia) - In anaemia, Ayaskriti 10ml and Punarnavasavam 10ml should be taken together and mixed with 20ml of water. It may be consumed twice a day after meal.
  2. Prameha (Urinary disorders) - In urinary disorders, it may be taken twice a day after meal. Also, Chandraprabha Vati (500mg), Gokshuradi Gugul (500mg) and Punarnavadi Mandur (250mg) may also be taken twice a day after meal.
  3. Arsha (Haemorrhoids) - In piles or haemorrhoids, Arshakuthar Ras (250mg), Triphala Gugul (500mg) and Punarnavadi Mandur (250mg) may be taken twice a day after a meal along with Ayaskriti (15ml+ 15ml water).
  4. Shvitra (Leucoderma/Vitiligo) - In leucoderma, Ayaskriti is taken in the above-mentioned dosage twice a day after meal. Also, Bakuchi Churna (2gm), Giloy Sattva (500mg), Prawal Pishti (250mg) should me mixed together and taken twice a day 1 hour before breakfast and dinner. Arogyavardhini Vati (250mg), Kaishore Gugul or Swayambhuva Gugul (500mg) and Punarnavadi Vati (500mg) is also advised twice a day after a meal along with these medicines.
  5. Kushtha (Diseases of skin) - In various types of skin diseases, Kaishore Gugul (500mg) and Arogyavardhini Vati (250mg) in Vata or Kaphaj skin conditions (or Gandhak Rasayan 250mg in Pittaj skin problems) can be taken along with Ayaskriti in prescribed dosage twice a day after meal.
  6. Aruchi (Tastelessness) - In tastelessness and loss of appetite Ayaskriti is advised to be taken twice a day after a meal in the prescribed dosage. Also, Chitrakadi Vati (250mg) or Eladi Vati (250mg) should be chewed twice or thrice a day.
  7. Krimi (Helminthiasis/Worm infestation) - In worm infestation, Krimikuthar Rasa (250mg) and Arogyavardhini Vati (250mg) should be taken with Ayaskriti twice a day after meal.
  8. Grahani (Malabsorption syndrome) - In malabsorption syndrome and IBS, Ayaskriti is advised twice daily after a meal in prescribed dosage. Also, Panchamrit Parpati (125mg), Chitrakadi Vati (250mg) and Shankha Vati (250mg) can be taken twice a day half an hour before a meal.
  9. Sthaulya (Obesity) - In obesity and weight gain Arogyavardhini Vati (250mg), Punarnavadi Mandur (500mg) and Medohar Gugul (500mg) can be taken twice a day after a meal along with Ayaskriti in prescribed dosage.

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

  1. No side effects reported.
  2. It should be taken with precaution in persons with hyperacidity.
  3. It should be avoided during pregnancy.

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Chandraprabha Vati

Chandraprabha Vati (Gutika/ tablet) is an Ayurvedic medicine.It is used in fever, asthma, cough, loss of consciousness, sinusitis, delirium, diminished vision, a heaviness of head etc. It is highly efficient and a fast acting drug. It should be taken under the supervision of a good Ayurvedic physician only.

Read Ayurvedic Tablets (Vati or Gulika) - Introduction, how to prepare & preserve

Ingredients of Chandraprabha Vati

  1. Chandraprabha (Karpura)
  2. Vacha
  3. Musta
  4. Bhunimba (Kiratatikta)
  5. Amrita (Guduchi)
  6. Daruka (Devadaru)
  7. Haridra
  8. Ativisha
  9. Darvi (Daruharidra)
  10. Pippalimula (Pippali)
  11. Chitraka
  12. Dhanyaka
  13. Haritaki
  14. Bibhitaka
  15. Amalaki
  16. Chavya
  17. Vidanga
  18. Gajapippali
  19. Shunthi
  20. Maricha
  21. Pippali
  22. Makshika dhatu bhasma (Swarna Makshika Bhasma)
  23. Yava kshara (Yava)
  24. Sarji Kshara (Svarjikshara)
  25. Saindhava lavana
  26. Sauvarchala lavana
  27. Vida lavana
  28. Trivrit
  29. Danti
  30. Patraka (Tejapatra)
  31. Tvak
  32. Ela (Sukshmaila)
  33. Vamshalochana (Vamsha)
  34. Hata loha (Lauha) bhasma
  35. Sita
  36. Shilajatu
  37. Guggulu

(Reference: Sharangadhara Samhita, Madhyamakhanad, Adhyaya- 7: 40-49)

Dosage

1-2 tablet (500 mg) twice a day

Anupana

Water, milk

Indications

  1. Vibandha (Constipation)
  2. Anaha (Distension of abdomen due to obstruction to passage of urine and stools)
  3. Shula (Colicky Pain)
  4. Granthi (Cyst)
  5. Pandu (Anaemia)
  6. Kamala (Jaundice)
  7. Mutrakricchra (Dysuria)
  8. Prameha (Urinary disorders)
  9. Ashmari (Calculus)
  10. Arsha (Haemorrhoids)
  11. Arbuda (Tumor)
  12. Mutraghata (Urinary obstruction)
  13. Antra Vriddhi (Hernia)
  14. Kati Shula (Lower backache)
  15. Kushtha (Diseases of skin)
  16. Kandu (Itching)
  17. Plihodara (Disorder of Spleen, Ascites associated with splenomegaly)
  18. Bhagandara (Fistula-in-ano)
  19. Dantaroga (Dental disease)
  20. Netraroga (Eye disorder)
  21. Aruchi (Tastelessness)
  22. Mandagni (Impaired digestive fire)
  23. Striroga (Gynaecological disorders)
  24. Artava Ruja (Dysmenorrhoea)
  25. Shukra Dosha (Vitiation of semen)
  26. Daurbalya (Weakness)

Therapeutic Uses

  1. In constipation and haemorrhoids (piles), it should be taken along with Triphala Gugulu (500mg) and Abhayarishta (15ml + 15ml water) twice a day after a meal.
  2. In abdominal distension, colic pain and bloating, it should be used with Shankha Vati (125mg), Shoolvajrini Ras (250mg) and Kumaryasava (15ml + 15ml water) twice a day after meal.
  3. In cyst or small tumour, it is used with Kachnar Gugul (500mg) and Punarnavadi Mandur (250mg) twice a day after a meal with lukewarm water.
  4. In anaemia and jaundice, it should be used with Punarnavadi Mandur (250mg) and Lohasava (15ml + 15ml water) twice a day after meal.
  5. In dysuria and other urinary disorders, it should be taken with Punarnavadi Vati (250mg) and Gokshuradi Gugul (500mg) twice a day after meal. Brihatyadi Kashayam (20ml + 60ml water) may also be taken twice a day 1 hour before breakfast and dinner.
  6. In renal calculus or stone, it should be taken with Hajrulyahud Bhasma (125mg), Gokshuradi Gugul (500mg), Punarnavadi Vati (250mg) twice a day 1 hour before breakfast and dinner. Chandanasava (15ml + 15ml water) twice a day after a meal may also be added.
  7. In urinary obstruction, Chandraprabha Vati is taken along with Shwet Parpati (125mg), Gokshuradi Gugul (500mg) and Punarnavadi Vati (250mg).
  8. In an inguinal hernia, it should be taken with Kachnar Gugul (500mg) and Punarnavadi Mandur (250mg) and Kumaryasava or Punarnavasava (15ml + 15ml water) twice a day after meal.
  9. In a low back pain, cervical pain, lumbar pain and sciatica, it should be taken with Trayodashang Gugul (500mg) and Ekangvir Ras (125mg) twice a day after meal. Balarishta (15ml) and Ashwagandharishta (15ml) mixed with 30ml water may also be added.
  10. In arthritis and joint pain, it should be taken with Yograj Gugul (500mg) and Punarnavadi Mandur (250mg) twice a day after meal. Maharasnadi Kashayam or Rasna Saptakam Kashayam (20ml + 60ml water) may also be taken twice a day 1 hour before breakfast and dinner.
  11. In itching and other skin diseases, Chandraprabha Vati is used along with Manjishthadi Kashayam or Nimbamrutadi Kashayam (20ml + 60ml water) and Gandhak Rasayan (250mg) twice a day 1 hour before breakfast and dinner. Khadirarishta or Mahamanjishtharishta (15ml+ 15ml water) may also be taken twice a day after meal.
  12. In diseases of liver and spleen, impaired digestion and tastelessness, Chandraprabha Vati is taken with Arogyavardhini Vati (250mg), Punarnavadi Mandur (250mg), Shankha Vati or Sutshekhar Ras (125mg) and Kumaryasava (15ml + 15ml water) twice a day after meal.
  13. In fistula in ano, Chandraprabha Vati is taken along with Saptavimsati Gugul (500mg), Gandhak Rasayan (250mg) and Arogyavardhini Vati (250mg) twice a day after meal. Jatyadi Oil is applied locally.
  14. In dysmenorrhea and other gynaecological problems, it is used with Ashokarishta or Kumaryasava (15ml +15ml water) twice a day after meal.
  15. In male sexual problems and infertility, it is used along with Shukrashodhan Vati or Shukramatrika Vati (250mg) and Gokshuradi Gugul (500mg) twice a day after meal.
  16. In general weakness, it is used with Ashwagandharishta or Lohasava (15ml + 15ml water) twice a day after meal.

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

  1. No side effects reported.
  2. It is strictly prohibited during pregnancy.

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Gorochanadi Vati

Gorochanadi Vati (Gutika/ tablet) is an Ayurvedic medicine.It is used in fever, asthma, cough, loss of consciousness, sinusitis, delirium, diminished vision, a heaviness of head etc. It is highly efficient and a fast acting drug. It should be taken under the supervision of a good Ayurvedic physician only.

Read Ayurvedic Tablets (Vati or Gulika) - Introduction, how to prepare & preserve

Ingredients of Gorochanadi Vati

  1. Gorochana
  2. Kalankombu (Mriga Shringa)
  3. Rudraksha
  4. Chandana (Shveta candana)
  5. Vacha
  6. Aklari
  7. Ramachchha (Ushira)
  8. Abja (Kamala)
  9. Gandha marjara virya
  10. Naga bhasma
  11. Krishna mriga Shringa
  12. Go Shringa
  13. Varaha Shringa (Varaha danta)
  14. Aja Shringa
  15. Mahisha Shringa
  16. Kiriyat (Kiratatikta)
  17. Ponnu (Svarna) bhasma
  18. Pravala bhasma
  19. Anjana (Srotonjana)
  20. Karpura
  21. Jiraka (Shveta jiraka)
  22. Tumba (Dronapushpi)
  23. Karpasasthi (Karpasa)
  24. Mayura (Apamarga bija)
  25. Lashuna
  26. Putigandha (Chirabilva)
  27. Shunthi
  28. Maricha
  29. Pippali
  30. Munna (Agnimantha)
  31. Karaleka (Ishvari)
  32. Patha
  33. Shankhapushpa (Shankhapushpi)
  34. Nilini (Nili)
  35. Haritaki
  36. Bibhitaka
  37. Amalaki
  38. Jatika (Jatiphala)
  39. Pongara (Tankana) - Shuddha
  40. Mayakka (Mayakku)
  41. Shatapushpa (Shatahva)
  42. Ajaji (Shveta jiraka)
  43. Aryamuttanga (Musta)
  44. Krishna jiraka
  45. Ambaka (Ambara)
  46. Ardraka nira (Ardraka)

(Reference: Vaidyayogaratnavali, Gutikaprakarana: 77)

Dosage

1-2 tablet (125 mg) twice a day

Anupana

Surasa Patra Swarasa (Tulasi leaves juice), Nagavalli Dala Swarasa (betel leaves juice), Ardraka Swarasa (ginger juice)

Indications

  1. Jvara (Fever)
  2. Shwasanaka Jwara (Pneumonia)
  3. Kasa (Cough)
  4. Shwasa (Dyspnoea/Asthma)
  5. Kantha roga (Disorders of Throat)
  6. Sannipata Jwara (High-grade fever due to vitiation of all Dosha)
  7. Smritinasha (Loss of memory)
  8. Shravana Lopa (Impaired hearing)
  9. Drishti Lopa (Defects in eye sight)
  10. Sangya nasha (Loss of consciousness)

Therapeutic Uses

  1. In fever, it may be used along with Amruttotaram Kashayan (20ml + 60ml water) and Mahasudarshan Vati (250mg) twice a day 1 hour before breakfast and dinner.
  2. In pneumonia, it should be used with Dashmoolajeerakadi Kashayam or Nayopayam Kashayam (20ml + 60ml water) and Punarnavadi Mandur (250mg).
  3. In Kasa (cough), it should be used with Dashmoola Haritaki (5gm) and Eladi Vati twice a day.
  4. In dyspnoea and asthma, it should be used with Nayopayam Kashayam (20ml + 60ml water), Shwas Kuthar Ras (125mg) and Prawal Pishti (125mg) twice a day 1 hour before breakfast and dinner with honey or lukewarm water. Dashmoolajeerakarishtam (15ml+ 15ml water) may also be added to these medicines.
  5. In throat infection, it should be used with Eladi Vati or Lavangadi Vati twice a day. Chyavanprash Avaleha (5-10gm) may also be added to these medicines for a better result.
  6. In high-grade fever (Sannipata Jwara), Gorochanadi Vati can be used with Mahasudarshan Ghan Vati (250mg), Kamdudha Ras (125mg), Giloy Satva (125mg) and Amruttotaram Kashayam (20ml + 60ml water) twice a day 1 hour before breakfast and dinner.
  7. In a loss of memory, it should be used with Brahmi Vati (500mg), Manas Mitram Pills (125mg) and Kalyanakam Kashayam (20ml + 60ml water) twice a day 1 hour before breakfast and dinner. Kalyanak Ghritam 10-20gm may be also be taken at night after dinner with anupana of lukewarm water or milk.
  8. In impaired hearing problem, Gorochanadi Vati should be used with Sarivadi Vati (250mg), Yograj Gugul (500mg) twice daily after a meal. Indukantam Ghritam or Kalyanakam Ghritam (10-20gm) once after dinner with an anupana of lukewarm water or milk. Bilwa Tail or Dashmool tail 2 drops can be put in the ears for a better result.
  9. In defects in eyesight or blurred vision, it should be used with Saptamrit Lauh (125mg) and Mahatriphala Ghritam (10gm) twice a day 1 hour before breakfast and dinner.
  10. In the loss of consciousness, it should be used with Brahmi Vati (500mg) and Kalyanaka Kashayam (20ml + 60ml water) twice a day 1 hour before breakfast and dinner. Brihatvat Chintamani Ras or Rasraj Ras (125mg) may also be added.

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

  • It is a special and fast acting Ayurvedic medicine. It should be used under the supervision of a good Ayurvedic physician.
  • It should not be used in a dry cough.
  • It should be taken with precaution in Pitta associated problems.
  • It contains some dravyas (drugs) of animal origin. (e.g. Gorochana - bile, Shringa - horn)
  • It should be avoided during pregnancy.

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Gandhak Vati

Gandhak Vati (Gutika/ tablet) is an Ayurvedic medicine mainly used in the diseases of digestive system like loss of appetite, indigestion or digestive impairment and dyspepsia. It is also useful in abdominal gas, bloating and flatulence. Rogadhikara (drug of choice) of Gandhak Vati is Agnimandya.

Read Ayurvedic Tablets (Vati or Gulika) - Introduction, how to prepare & preserve

Ingredients of Gandhak Vati

  1. Rasa (Parada) - Shuddha
  2. Gandhaka - Shuddha
  3. Shunthi
  4. Lavanga
  5. Maricha
  6. Saindhava Lavana
  7. Suvarchala (Sauvarchala Lavana)
  8. Chanakamla (Chanaka)
  9. Mulaka kshara (Mulaka)
  10. Nimbuka drava (Nimbu)

(Reference: Bhaishajyaratnavali, Agnimandyadhikara: 143-146)

Dosage

1 tablet (500 mg) twice a day

Anupana

Lemon juice, lukewarm water

Indications

  1. Agnimandya (Digestive impairment)
  2. Ajirna (Dyspepsia)

Therapeutic Uses

  1. In Agnimandya or digestive impairment, it may be taken with Kumaryasava or Mustarishta (15ml+15ml water) twice a day after meal.
  2. In dyspepsia, it may be taken with Shankha Vati (250mg) and Punarnavadi Vati (500mg) twice a day after meal. Kumaryasava or Rohitakarishta (15ml+15ml water) may also be added to these medicines.
  3. In abdominal bloating and gastritis, it should be taken with Arogyavardhini Vati 250mg and Shankha Vati (250mg) twice a day after meal with lukewarm water.
  4. In Kaphaj Vibandha (consitpation), it should be taken with Abhayarishta (15ml+15ml water) twice a day after meal.
  5. In patients with skin diseases of Kapha dominance, Gandhak Vati should be used with Khadirarishta (15ml+ 15ml water) twice a day after meal.

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

  • Gandhak Vati contains ushna virya dravyas, so should be taken with precaution in Pittaj problems.
  • It should be avoided in gastric and peptic ulcers.
  • Kamdudhar Rasa or Muktahsukti Pishti (125mg) should be added while giving to patients with history of acidity, sour belching or epigastric pain
  • It should be taken with precaution or better to avoid in hyperacidity and heartburn.
  • Pregnancy: It should be avoided in pregnancy.
  • It is recommended to use this medicine only under the supervision of a good Ayurvedic physician.

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Khadiradi Vati

Khadiradi Vati (Gutika/ tablet) is an Ayurvedic medicine mainly used in the diseases or mouth and buccal cavity. It is useful in halitosis, mouth ulcers, stomatitis, tonsillitis etc. Rogadhikara (drug of choice) of Khadiradi Vati is Mukha Roga according to Charaka Samhita and Kasa according to Yoga Ratnakara. In this article, we will discuss Khadiradi Vati according to both references.

Read Ayurvedic Tablets (Vati or Gulika) - Introduction, how to prepare & preserve

Ingredients of Khadiradi Vati

(Reference: Charaka Samhita, Chikitsa Sthana, Adhyaya 26: 206-214)

  1. Khadira sara (khadira)
  2. Arimeda (vit khadira)
  3. Water for decoction
  4. Chandana (Shveta chandana)
  5. Padmaka
  6. Ushira
  7. Manjishtha
  8. Dhataki
  9. Ghana (Musta)
  10. Prapaundarika
  11. Yashtyahva (Yashti)
  12. Tvak
  13. Ela (Sukshmaila)
  14. Padma (Kamala)
  15. Kesara (Nagakesara)
  16. Laksha
  17. Rasanjana (Daruharidra)
  18. Mansi (Jatamansi)
  19. Haritaki
  20. Bibhitaka
  21. Amalaki
  22. Lodhra
  23. Balaka (Hrivera)
  24. Haridra
  25. Daruharidra
  26. Phalini (Priyangu)
  27. Ela (Sukshmaila)
  28. Samanga (Lajjalu)
  29. Katphala
  30. Vacha
  31. Yavasa (Yavasaka)
  32. Agaru
  33. Pattanga
  34. Gairika
  35. Anjana (Srotoajana)
  36. Lavanga
  37. Nakha (Vyaghranakha)
  38. Kakkola (Kankola)
  39. Jatiphala
  40. Karpura

(Reference: Yogaratnakara, Kasachikitsa: Page 353-354)

  1. Khadira (Khadira)
  2. Paushkara (Pushkara)
  3. Shringi (Karkata Shringi)
  4. Katphala
  5. Dvijayashtika (Bharangi)
  6. Haritaki
  7. Lavanga
  8. Shunthi
  9. Maricha
  10. Pippali
  11. Ativisha
  12. Karavi (Krishnajiraka)
  13. Yasa (Yavasaka)
  14. Amrita (Guduchi)
  15. Brihati
  16. Kantakari
  17. Akshaka (Bibhitaka)
  18. Khadira
  19. Da·ima- tvak kvatha for bhavana
  20. Kshudra kvatha (Kantakari) for bhavana
  21. Khadira kvatha (Khadira) for bhavana
  22. Ardraka rasa (Ardraka) for bhavana
  23. Babbula tvak kvatha for bhavana
  24. Babbula patra kvatha for bhavana
  25. Atarusha jala (Vasa) for bhavana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dosage

1 tablet (250 mg) to be sucked 4 to 5 times a day Or to be crushed or taken with honey.

Anupana

Lukewarm water, honey

Indications

  1. Mukha Daurgandhya (Halitosis or bad breath)
  2. Mukha Paka (Stomatitis)
  3. Danta Roga (Diseases of tooth)
  4. Danta shaushirya (Dental caries)
  5. Danta Krimi (Dental caries)
  6. Gala Roga (Diseases of throat)
  7. Aruchi (Tastelessness)
  8. Chaladanta (Loose tooth)
  9. Mukhajadya (Restricted movement of jaw)
  10. Asya Roga (Diseases of buccal cavity)
  11. Kasa (Cough) - Yogratnakar
  12. Shvasa (Dyspnoea/Asthma) - Yogratnakar

Therapeutic Uses

  1. In halitosis (bad breath), Khadiradi Vati is to be sucked 3-5 times a day and Kumaryasava or Jeerakaristam (15ml + 15ml water) twice a day after meal.
  2. In Mukha Paka (Stomatitis), it is used in prescribed dose with Kamdudha Ras (125mg), Chandanadi Vati (250mg) and Avipatikara Churna twice a day.
  3. In Danta Roga (Diseases of the tooth), it is used along with Arogyavardhini Vati (250mg) and Apamarga Moola churna (250mg) twice a day after meal.
  4. In Danta Krimi (Dental caries), it is used in the above dosage with Kaishore Guggul (500mg), Krimikuthar Ras (250mg) and Vidangasava (15ml+15ml water) twice a day after meal.
  5. In Gala Roga (Diseases of the throat), 250mg of Khadiradi Vati is crushed and mixed with Sitopladi Churna (250mg), Prawal Pishti 125mg) and taken with honey or Chyavanprash.
  6. In Aruchi (Tastelessness), it is used with Mustarishta or Kumaryasava (15ml+ 15ml water) twice a day after meal.
  7. In Chaladanta (Loose tooth), it should be sucked 3-4 times a day. And paste of Apamarga mool is to be applied over gums and kept for a while.
  8. In Mukhajadya (Restricted movement of jaws), it is used with Yograj Guggul (500mg). Mahanarayan Oil or Murivenna Oil or Mahamasha Oil is massaged gently externally and then mild fomentation is given after placing Katphal patra (jackfruit leaf) over jaws (mandibular joint).
  9. In Kasa (a dry cough), it is taken with Talisadi Churna and in wet cough with Sitopladi churna twice a day 1 hour before a meal.
  10. In Shvasa Roga (Dyspnoea/ Asthma), it should be taken with Nayopayam Kashayam 20ml, Lakshmi Vilas Rasa 250mg twice a day 1 hour before breakfast and dinner. Dashmoolajeerakarishtam (15ml + 15ml water) may be taken twice a day after meal. Chyavanprasha or Swasijeevanam may also be added to these medicines.

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

  • No specific side effects reported.
  • It is safe to consume in pregnancy.

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Kankayan Gutika

Kankayan Gutika (Vati/ tablet) is an Ayurvedic medicine mainly used in the abdominal lump, worm infestation, piles, bleeding disorders, and several heart diseases. Rogadhikara (drug of choice) of Kankayan Gutika is Gulma (Bhaishajya Ratnavali).

Ayurvedic Tablets (Vati or Gulika) - Introduction, how to prepare & preserve

Ingredients of Kankayan Gutika

  1. Shati
  2. Pushkaramula (Pushkara)
  3. Danti
  4. Chitraka
  5. Shringavera (Ardraka)
  6. Vacha
  7. Trivrita (Trivrit)
  8. Hingu
  9. Yava kshara (Yava)
  10. Amlavetasa
  11. Yamani (Yavani)
  12. Ajaji (Shveta jiraka)
  13. Maricha
  14. Dhanyaka
  15. Upakunchi (Upakunchika)
  16. Ajamoda
  17. Matulunga rasa (Matulunga) for mardana

(Reference: Bhaishajyaratnavali, Gulmadhikara:  56-62)

Dosage

1 tablet (500 mg) to 2 tablets twice daily after meal or as directed by the physician.

Anupana

Ghee, milk, water, cow's urine, Triphala Kashaya

Indications

  1. Gulma (Abdominal lump)
  2. Krimi (Helminthiasis/ Worm infestation)
  3. Arsha (Haemorrhoids)
  4. Raktapitta (Bleeding disorder)
  5. Hridroga (Heart diseases)

Therapeutic Uses

  1. In Gulma (abdominal lumps), Kankayan Gutika (500mg), Arogyavardhini Vati (250mg), Punarnavadi Mandur (250mg) is taken with lukewarm water twice a day after meal.
  2. In Krimi Roga (worm infestation), it is taken with Krimi Kuthar Ras (250mg) and Vidangasava (15ml+ 15ml water) twice daily after meal.
  3. In Shushka Arsha (non bleeding piles), it should be taken with Arsha Kuthar Rasa or Arshoghni Vati 250 mg, Triphala Gugulu 500mg and Abhayarishta (15ml+ 15ml water) twice daily after meal.
  4. In Rakta Arsha (bleeding piles), it should be taken with Arsha Kuthar Rasa or Arshoghni Vati 250 mg, Bolbaddha Ras 250mg, Punarnavadi Mandur 250mg twice a day after meal or 1 hr before breakfast and dinner.
  5. In Rakta Pitta (bleeding disorders), it is used with Bolbaddha Rasa 250ml, Kamdudha Ras or Kaharva Pishti 125mg twice a day 1 hour before breakfast and dinner.
  6. In Hridroga (heart diseases), it should be used with Prabhakar Vati 250mg and Arjuna Ksheera Paka 50ml twice a day 1 hour before breakfast and dinner.

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

  • It should be used with precaution in Pitta dominant problems.
  • It should be avoided during pregnancy.

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Kasturyadi Gutika

Kasturyadi Gutika (or Vayu Gutika/ Vati) is an Ayurvedic medicine mainly used in Vata Vaigunya (neurological and neuro-muscular disorders), Vata Kaphaj Jwar (fever due to vitiated Vata and Kapha dosha), Shwasa Roga (asthma and dyspnoea) etc. It is named so because of Kasturi (musk), which is the main ingredient of Kasturyadi Gutika.

Ayurvedic Tablets (Vati or Gulika) - Introduction, how to prepare & preserve

Ingredients of Kasturyadi Gutika

  1. Kasturi (Mrigamada) - 1 Part
  2. Kiriyat (Kiratatikta) - 1 Part
  3. Aratta (Rasna) - 1 Part
  4. Gandhamarjara virya - 1 Part
  5. Kanta bhasma (Lauha) - 1 Part
  6. Indu (Karpura) - 1 Part
  7. Jatiphala - 1 Part
  8. Yava kshara (Yava) - 1 Part
  9. Sarjika kshara - 1 Part
  10. Haritaki - 1 Part
  11. Bibhitaka - 1 Part
  12. Amalaki - 1 Part
  13. Tvak - 1 Part
  14. Ela (Sukshmaila) - 1 Part
  15. Patra (tejapatra) - 1 Part
  16. Hiravi - 1 Part
  17. Shveta Jiraka - 1 Part
  18. Krishna Jiraka - 1 Part
  19. Dipyaka (Ajamoda) - 1 Part
  20. Agaragrahi (Akarakarabha) - 1 Part
  21. Shatahva - 1 Part
  22. Yashti - 1 Part
  23. Karayampu (Lavanga) - 1 Part
  24. Kavi (Gairika) - 1 Part
  25. Toyam (Hrivera) - 1 Part
  26. Rasa (rasa Sindura) - 1 Part
  27. Paranki - 1 Part
  28. Pashupashi - 1 Part
  29. Candana (Shveta chandana) - 1 Part
  30. Vacha - 1 Part
  31. Chinoshana (kankola) - 1 Part
  32. Shunthi - 1 Part
  33. Maricha - 1 Part
  34. Pippali - 1 Part
  35. Ponkara (tankana) - Shuddha - 1 Part
  36. Anjana - Shuddha - 1 Part
  37. Vajranaga (Vastanabha) - Shuddha - 1 Part
  38. Manayola (Manahshila) - 1 Part
  39. Ashali (Chakramarda) - 1 Part
  40. Chayilya (Hingula) - 1 Part
  41. Salila (Jala) or Payas (Godugdha) or Bhringaraja svarasa - Q.S.

(Reference: Sahasrayoga, Gutikaprakarana- 8)

Dosage

1 tablet (125 mg) twice daily after meal or as directed by the physician.

Anupana

Jiraka Kwatha (a decoction made from cumin seed)

Indications

  1. Vata Vaigunya (Abnormality of Vata dosha)
  2. Vata Kapha Jvara (Fever due to Vata dosha and Kapha dosha)
  3. Shvasa (Dyspnoea/Asthma)

Therapeutic Uses

  1. In neurological problems or neuro-muscular problems like paralysis, sciatica etc. Kasturyadi Gutika 125mg, Brihat Vata Chintamani Ras 125mg, Yogaraj Gugul or Trayodashang Gugul 500mg, Chandraprabha Vati 500mg and Kamdudha Ras 250mg is used. (This should not be used without physician's advice).
  2. In fever with chill or rigour, fever with a cough, heaviness of head or body aches, Kasturyadi Gutika 125mg, Mahasudarshan Vati 250mg, Sitopladi Churna 250mg, Godanti Bhasma 500mg is used along with honey or lukewarm water.
  3. In respiratory problems like dyspnoea and asthma, it is taken in a dose of 125mg with Sitopladi Churna 500mg, Abhraka Bhasma 75mg with an anupana of Nayopayam Kashayam or Dashmoola Katutrayam Kashayam.

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

  • It may cause Pitta related problems like burning sensation, delirium, gastric erosion etc. if taken for a long time or Pitta prakruti people.
  • It should not be used continuously for more than 21 days. After a gap of few days, it's consumption may be repeated.
  • Kasturyadi Gutika is a very special Ayurvedic medicine with Ushna Veerya (hot potency). It contains purified and processed heavy metals also. It should be taken only under a good Ayurveda physician's advice.
  • It should be avoided in pregnancy.

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Eladi Vati

Eladi Vati (Eladi Gulika/ Eladi Gutika) is a drug of choice of Rakta Pitta (haemorrhage and bleeding disorder). It is also used in Swarabheda (hoarseness of voice), Kasa (cough), Chhardi (vomiting), Shwasa roga (asthma and breathing problems) etc.

Read: Ayurvedic Tablets (Vati or Gulika) - Introduction, how to prepare & preserve

Ingredients of Eladi Vati

  1. Ela (Sukshmaila) - 6 g
  2. Patra (Tejapatra) - 6 g
  3. Tvak - 6 g
  4. Pippali - 24 g
  5. Sita - 48 g
  6. Madhuka (Yashtimadhu) - 48 g
  7. Kharjura - 48 g
  8. Mridvika (Draksha) - 48 g
  9. Madhu - 48 g

(Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Raktapittadhikara:  32-35)

Dosage

1 to 2 tablets (250mg) should be sucked 3 to 5 times a day or as directed by the physician.

Anupan

Eladi Vati may be taken alone or with honey or lukewarm water.

Indications

Eladi Vati is indicated and used in following diseases:

  1. Chhardi (Emesis)
  2. Hikka (Hiccup)
  3. Kasa (Cough)
  4. Shwasa (Dyspnoea/Asthma)
  5. Bhrama (Vertigo)
  6. Murccha (Syncope)
  7. Raktapitta (Bleeding disorder)
  8. Rakta Nishthivana (Blood stained sputum)
  9. Jvara (Fever)
  10. Mada (Intoxication)
  11. Trishna (Thirst)
  12. Aruchi (Tastelessness)
  13. Parshva Shula (Intercostal neuralgia and pleurodynia)
  14. Shosha (Cachexia)
  15. Pliha Roga (Splenic disease)
  16. Amavata (Rheumatism)
  17. Svarabheda (Hoarseness of voice)
  18. Kshata Kshaya (Emaciation due to injury)
  19. Shukrakshaya (Oligospermia)

Therapeutic Uses

  1. In nausea and vomiting, Eladi Vati is to be sucked 3 to 5 times a day. Kamdudha Ras 250mg and Mayurpichchha Bhasma 125mg is also suggested along with it.
  2. In a cough and breathing problems like dyspnoea, asthma and bronchitis etc. Eladi Vati should be taken along with 250mg- 250mg of Sitopladi Churna or Talisadi Churna and honey or lukewarm water.
  3. In vertigo and syncope it can be taken along with 10-15ml of Mridvikasava/ Saraswatarishta/ Ashwagandharishta and equal water 2 to 3 times a day after meal.
  4. In bleeding disorders and hemoptysis, Eladi Vati is taken along with 125mg of Kaharva Pishti or Bolbaddha Rasa or Nagkesar and Ushira swaras 5-10ml.
  5. In alcohol abuse, thirst and tastelessness, it is to be sucked three to four times a day.
  6. In Intercostal neuralgia, pleurodynia and cachexia it should be taken along with Sitopladi Churna 250mg, Abhraka Bhasma 75-125mg, Shringa Bhasma 125mg and Pushkarmoola Churna 250mg. This mixture can be taken with honey or lukewarm water.
  7. In splenic disease, it is taken along with Arogyavardhini Vati 250mg and Punarnavadi Mandur 250mg.
  8. In rheumatoid arthritis, Eladi Vati 250mg, Yograj Gugul or Singhnad Gugul 500mg and Punarnavadi Mandur is suggested.
  9. In hoarseness of voice, it should be sucked 4-5 times a day or can be crushed, mixed with honey and taken 2-3 times a day.
  10. In oligospermia, Eladi Vati 250mg, Chandraprabha Vati 500mg, Shatavaryadi Churna 1gm, Kaunch Beej Churna 500mg and Ashwagandha Churna 500mg is taken twice daily with milk.

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

  1. No side effects and the adverse reaction has been reported.
  2. It contains honey and sugar. Hence, the Diabetic patients should not take it in high dose.
  3. It is safe to consume in pregnancy.

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Agnitundi Vati

Agnitundi Vati is mainly used in digestive impairment, loss of appetite, indigestion, gastric trouble and other digestive problems. Agni is a Sanskrit word, which means fire (digestive fire). Agnitundi Vati stimulates digestive fire and helps in proper digestion. It is available in tablet dosage form.

Read: Ayurvedic Tablets (Vati or Gulika) - Introduction, how to prepare & preserve

Ingredients of Agnitundi Vati

  1. Suta (Parada) - Shuddha - 1 Part
  2. Visha (Vatsanabha) - Shuddha - 1 Part
  3. Gandha (Gandhaka) - Shuddha - 1 Part
  4. Ajmoda - 1 Part
  5. Haritaki - 1 Part
  6. Bibhitaka - 1 Part
  7. Amalaki - 1 Part
  8. Svarjikshara - 1 Part
  9. Yava kshara (Yava) - 1 Part
  10. Vahni (Chitraka) - 1 Part
  11. Saindhava Lavana - 1 Part
  12. Jiraka (Shveta jiraka) - 1 Part
  13. Sauvarcala Lavana - 1 Part
  14. Vidanga - 1 Part
  15. Samudra Lavana - 1 Part
  16. Tankana - Shuddha - 1 Part
  17. Vishamushti - Shuddha - 16 Parts
  18. Jambiramla (Jambira) - Q.S. for Mardana

(Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Agnimandyadi Rogadhikara: 117-118)

Dosage

Depending upon the chronicity of the disease and age of the patients it may be taken in a dose of 1 to 2 tablets (125 to 250 mg) or as recommended by the physician.

Anupana

Agnitundi Vati may be taken with lime juice or warm water as per physician's advice.

Indications

Agnitundi Vati is used in following problems -

  1. Agnimandya (Digestive impairment/ loss of appetite)
  2. Aadhmana (gastric trouble and bloating)
  3. Ama Jwara (Fever due to indigestion)
  4. Ama Vata (rheumatoid arthritis)
  5. Udara krimi (intestinal worm infestation)

Therapeutic Uses & Benefits

  1. In digestive impairment or loss of appetite, 1 tablet (125mg) of Agnitundi Vati can be used twice daily before a meal with lukewarm water.
  2. In gastric trouble, abdominal bloating and indigestion, 1 tablet twice a day after meal with lukewarm water is suggested.
  3. In Ama Jwara (where Ama is the main causative factor), it helps to digest Ama (toxin) and fever subside. Mahasudarshan Vati may be additionally taken along with it.
  4. Agnitundi Vati along with Amavatadi Ras and Punarnavadi Mandur is useful in rheumatoid arthritis.
  5. Agnitundi Vati taken with Vidangasava is a very effective remedy for Kaphaj Krimi (worm infestation).

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

Agnitundi Vati contains purified and processed heavy metals and toxic material as ingredients, hence it should be strictly taken under Ayurved physician's advice only.

  • It should not be used in pregnancy and children below the age of 7 yrs.
  • It should not be taken for the long term.
  • It should not be used in the ulcer, ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory conditions of the digestive system.
  • It should not be recommended for patients with high blood pressure and Pitta dominated conditions.

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Amritarishta

Amritarishta (also spelt as Amritarishtam, Amritarishtha) is an Ayurvedic classical medicine commonly used in all types of fever either acute or chronic. It is also good to be used in lack of immunity, decreased platelets counts, gouty arthritis, and more over as a tonic.

Read Asava Arishta – Characteristics and Method of Preparation

Ingredients of Amritarishta

Amritarishta is a multi-herbal formula made after a process of natural fermentation. Following herbs or raw materials are used to prepare Amritarishta -

  1. Amrita (Guduchi)
  2. Bilva
  3. Shyonaka
  4. Gambhari
  5. Patala
  6. Agnimantha
  7. Shalaparni
  8. Prishniparni
  9. Brihati
  10. Kantakari
  11. Gokshura
  12. Water for decoction
  13. Guda or jaggery

Prakshepa Dravyas - These are the drugs or herbs added at the last and no heating or boiling is done after adding these prakshepa dravyas. The drugs act as flavouring agents, stimulator, enhances fermentation etc.

  1. Ajaji (Sveta jiraka)
  2. Raktapushpaka (Parpata)
  3. Saptacchada (Saptaparna)
  4. Shunthi
  5. Maricha
  6. Pippali
  7. Nagakeshara
  8. Abda (Musta)
  9. Katvi (Katuka)
  10. Prativisha (Ativisha)
  11. Vatsabija (IndraYava)

How to Use (Dosage)

The recommended dosage of Amritarishta is 10 to 20 ml mixed with equal quantity of lukewarm water twice a day after meal for adult and half dosage for children.

Adult: 10- 20 ml + equal water, after meal

Children: 5- 10 ml + equal water, after meal

Indications and Uses

It is used in All types of Jvara (Fever), gout, thrombocytopenia, lack of immunity (ojo kshaya), general debility, weakness, burning sensation of hands and feet etc.

  1. Fever (acute or chronic)
  2. Respiratory or skin allergy
  3. Rhinitis
  4. Thrombocytopenia (decreased platelets count)
  5. General debility or weakness
  6. Typhoid or enteric fever
  7. Gouty arthritis
  8. Rheumatoid arthritis

Contra-indications

It is not recommended in person with following problems-

  1. Diabetes- As jaggery is one of the ingredients, it should be not be used in diabetes.
  2. Hyperacidity- Due to its sour taste, it should be avoided in hyperacidity and ulcers.
  3. Ulcers- Amritarishta may worsen the conditions in the case of ulcers or ulcerative colitis.

Side effects

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

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Abhayarishta

Abhayarishta also spelt as Abhayarishtam, Abhayarishtha is an Ayurvedic medicine used mainly for the digestive system. It is very much effective in Vata dominance and does Vatanulomana. It is used in gastritis, abdominal bloating, abdomen fullness, non-bleeding piles, chronic constipation etc.

Read Asava Arishta – Characteristics and Method of Preparation

Ingredients of Abhayarista

Following herbs or raw material are used to prepare Abhayarishta -

1. Abhaya (Haritaki)
2. Mridvika (Draksha)
3. Vidanga
4. Madhuka Kusuma
5. Water for decoction
6. Guda (jaggery)
7. Shvadamshtra (Gokshura)
8. Trivrita (Trivrit)
9. Dhanya (Dhanyaka)
10. Dhataki
11. Indravaruni
12. Chavya
13. Madhurika (Mishreya)
14. Shunthi
15. Danti
16. Mocharasa (Shalmali)

Dosage of Abhayarishta

It may taken in a dosage of 10 to 20 ml mixed with equal quantity of lukewarm water twice a day after meal.

Indications and Uses of Abhayarishta

It is indicated in Arsha (Haemorrhoids), Udara (Diseases of abdomen / enlargement of abdomen), Mutra Vibandha (Retention of urine), Agnimandya (Digestive impairment), Varcho vibandha (Impaction due to hard stools).

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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.

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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.