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Chandanasava

Chandanasava is an ayurvedic medicine which is used to treat burning micturition, urinary tract infections (UTI), pyuria, dysuria, hyperuricemia, kidney stones (renal calculi), cystitis etc., Chandanasava fights off a wide range of microbes, so it gives relief from urinary tract infections and it helps to dissolute the stones.

The Reference shloka —

चन्दनं बालकं मुस्तं गम्भारीं नील उत्पलम् |
प्रियङ्गु पद्मकं लोध्रं मन्जिस्थ रक्त  चन्दनं |
पाठ किरततिक्तञ्च न्यग्रोधं पिप्पली शतीं|
पर्पतं मधुकं रास्नं पतोलं काञ्चनारकं ।
आम्र त्वचं मोचरसं प्रत्येकं पाल मात्रकं ।।
धातकीं षोडश पलं द्राक्षयाः पल विम्शतीं ।
जल द्रोण द्वये क्षिप्त्वा शर्करायाः तुलाम् तथा ।।
गुदस्य अर्धतुलस्यापि मांसं भाण्डे निधापयेत् ।
चन्दनासव इत्येषा शुक्रमेह विनाशनः ।
बल पुष्टिकरो हृद्यो वह्नि संदिपनः परः |

candanaṁ bālakaṁ mustaṁ gambhārīṁ nīla utpalam |
priyaṅgu padmakaṁ lodhraṁ manjistha rakta  candanaṁ |
pāṭha kiratatiktañca nyagrodhaṁ pippalī śatīṁ|
parpataṁ madhukaṁ rāsnaṁ patolaṁ kāñcanārakaṁ ।
āmra tvacaṁ mocarasaṁ pratyekaṁ pāla mātrakaṁ ।।
dhātakīṁ ṣoḍaśa palaṁ drākṣayāḥ pala vimśatīṁ ।
jala droṇa dvaye kṣiptvā śarkarāyāḥ tulām tathā ।।
gudasya ardhatulasyāpi māṁsaṁ bhāṇḍe nidhāpayet ।
candanāsava ityeṣā śukrameha vināśanaḥ ।
bala puṣṭikaro hr̥dyo vahni saṁdipanaḥ paraḥ |

The Ingredients:

  1. Sweta Chandana – Santalum album
  2. Netrabala — Pavonia odorata
  3. Musta — Cyperus rotundus
  4. Bark of plant Gambhari — Gmelina arborea
  5. Nilotpala — Nymphea stellate
  6. Priyangu — callicarpa macrophylla
  7. Padmaka — Prunus poddum
  8. Lodhra – Symplocos racemosa 
  9. Manjistha – Rubia cordifolia 
  10. Rakta Chandana — Pterocarpus marsupium
  11. Kiratatikta — Swertia chiraita
  12. Patha — Cyclea peltata
  13. Nyagrodha — Ficus benghalensis
  14. Pippali — Long pepper
  15. Kanchanara — Bauhinia variegate
  16. Madhuka — Madhuka longifolia
  17. Rasna — Pluchea lanceolata
  18. Amra Tvak — Bark of mango tree 
  19. Mocarasa Plant — Bombax malabaricum
  20. Dhataki Flowers — Woodfordia fruticosa
  21. Draksha – Vitis vinfera
  22. Jala
  23. Guda (Jaggery) 
  24. Raw Sugar

The therapeutic benefits –

  • Shukramehahara – used in treatment of nightfall, spermatorrhoea.
  • Balakara – improves strength and immunity
  • Pushtikara – improves nourishment.
  • Hrudya – acts as cardiac tonic
  • Vahnisandeepana – improves digestion.

Dosage –

12 – 24 ml usually after food, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. It can be mixed with equal quantity of water, if the taste is not tolerated by the patient.

Reference –

Bhaishajyaratnavali Shukrameha chapter – 34 – 38

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