Chandanadi Arq also termed Chandanadi distillate is an ayurvedic proprietary medication that is chiefly prepared via the distillation method of Sandalwood. It is primarily used for the treatment and management of abnormalities related to the kidney, urinary bladder, and urinary tract. Imbued with bactericidal and bacteriostatic traits, Chandanadi Arq extensively helps to impede the growth of bacteria and kill microbes affecting the urinary system.

It reduces urinary incontinence and burning sensation occurring during urination. The potent hemostatic action of Chandanadi Arq helps in treating hematuria that mainly occurs due to an injury resulting from the formation of a kidney stone. It also helps in removing toxins from the blood and urinary system through the kidneys and hence helps in the treatment of uremia.
Chandanadi Arq

How Is Chandanadi Arq Prepared?


120 grams Safed Chandan (White Sandalwood) – Santalum Album   

24 grams each of:

Lal Chandan (Red Sandalwood) – Pterocarpus Santalinus  

Netrabala (Sugandha Bala) – Pavonia Odorata               

Ushira (Vetiver) – Vetiveria Zizanioides    

Kamal (Lotus) flowers – Nelumbo Nucifera         

Nagarmotha or Mustak (nut grass) – Cyperus Rotundus     

Giloy – Guduchi – Tinospora Cordifolia    

Pitpapra (Shahtra) – Fumaria Indica             

Kankol (Sheetal Mirch) – Piper Cubeba    

Daruhaldi (Daruharidra) – Berberis Aristata        

Devdaru (Deodar Cedar) – Cedrus Deodara         

Dhamasa (Duralabha) – Fagonia Cretica               

Neem – Azadirachta Indica inner bark       

Dhania (Coriander) – Coriandrum Sativum          

Saunf (Fennel Seeds) – Foeniculum Vulgare       

Elaichi (Green Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum              

Sheetal Mirch         - Piper cubeba 

Roots of Sugarcane Plant - Saccharum officinarum   

Roots of Darbha Plant    - Desmostachya bipinnata

Roots of Kush Plant         - Cannabis indica 

Gokshura – Tribulus Terrestris             

Sahadevi – Vernonia Cinerea                

Brahmi – Centella asiatica        

Shankhpushpi – Convolvulus Pluricaulis                 

Jatamansi (Spikenard) – Nardostachys Jatamansi       

Gorakhmundi – Sphaeranthus Indicus       

Ganja – Cannabis sativa              

Banafsha - Viola odorata            

Haritaki - Terminalia chebula               

Bibhitaki - Terminalia bellirica             

Amalaki - Phyllanthus emblica           

Poshto (Poppy) - Papaver somniferum

Shatavari – Asparagus Racemosus                 

Kaunch Beej - Mucuna pruriens         

Talmakhana - Asteracantha longifolia 

6 grams Kesar (Saffron) - Crocus sativus

12 grams Desi Karpoor               

8 liters Water


  • Wash and clean the herbs and powder them separately into coarse granules
  • Put the herbs in the distillate vessel
  • Add some water to the powdered herbs in a vessel and allow them to soak overnight
  • The next day morning, pour the herbal part into the distillation apparatus or Arkayantra
  • Add the remaining water into the vessel and boil the substrate according to the principles of distillation
  • The vapour obtained from boiling the herbs is the Ark or distillate which is infused with volatile oils

Medicinal Properties Of Chandanadi Arq

Modern science classifies this herbal distillate as a rejuvenative and restorative medication. It chiefly showcases the following remedial properties:

  • Anti-lithiatic
  • Anti-gout
  • Anti-hypertensive
  • Analgesic
  • Adaptogenic
  • Febrifuge
  • Detoxifying for the urinary system
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Muscle relaxant
  • Antioxidant
  • Antibacterial
  • Blood Purifier
  • Diuretic

Ayurvedic Indications Of Chandanadi Arq

Ayurvedic scriptures of Charaka Samhita and Sarangadhar Samhita strongly support the use of this potent herbal formulation for the following indications:

  • Mehahara (treats urinary tract disorder)
  • Ashmari (treats urinary calculi)
  • Shoola (treats abdominal colic)
  • Mutrakrichra (treats dysuria)
  • Dahahara (tears burning sensation)
  • Varnya (improves complexion)
  • Vishaghna (acts as an antidote)
  • Vrishya (increases sexual potency)
  • Mutraghata (treats urinary obstruction)
  • Vajikaran (improves libido)
  • Gulmajit (treats abdominal tumours)
  • Udara (treats ascites)
  • Antravruddhi (treats Hernia)
  • Arsha (treats haemorrhoids)
  • Kandughnam (treats itching)
  • Pittakapha Shamaka (Calms aggravated pitta)
  • Raktapittaghna (stops bleeding)
  • Trishnaghna (alleviates thirst)
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Ayurvedic Benefits Of Chandanadi Arq

Treats Kidney Stones

Kidney stones medically termed Nephrolithiasis or Renal calculi are the formation and accumulation of stones in the urinary tract and bladder. Ayurveda recognizes this condition as Mutrashmari, a health aberration that ensues due to an imbalance of Vata and Kapha doshas in the body. When the Doshas become abnormal in the body, the urine flow or Mutravaha suffers obstruction (sanga) and ultimately leads to problems in micturition (the process of urination). Natural anti-lithiatic (scraping) properties and diuretic or mutral properties, Chandanadi Arq deters the formation of kidney stones and in turn inhibits various underlying health constraints like kidney stones, polycystic kidney disease, and cystitis.

Also Read: Ayurveda For Kidney Stones: Spectacular Herbs To Treat Nephrolithiasis And Promote Renal Health

Remedies Dysuria

Dysuria or painful micturition is not a health condition by itself but an associated symptom of urinary tract infection where an individual is inflicted with intense pain or difficulty and a burning sensation while urinating. An imbalance of the three doshas mainly (Vata, Pitta, or Kapha) often induces painful micturition. The powerful anti-inflammatory and diuretic traits of Chandanadi Ark enhance urine production by breaking down the stones in the urinary tract and thus provides solace from painful urination.

Relieves Gouty Arthritis

Gouty arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritic condition which is chiefly manifested by an agglomeration of uric acid crystals in the joints. It is usually anticipated by severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness, discomfort, and tenderness in one or more joints in the body. Ayurveda denotes Gout as Vatarakta as it usually induces due to the vitiation of Vata Doshas and its effect (prabhab) falls on the Rakta Dhatu (blood tissue). The presence of strong Lekhaniya and Mutral characteristic of this formulation extensively helps to break down the uric acid crystals from the joints thus delivering relief from gouty arthritis.

Curbs Diabetic Nephropathy

Diabetic Nephropathy is a chronic condition that is characterized by untreated or poorly controlled high blood sugar levels over a long time. This induces damage to the blood vessel clusters in the kidneys that filter waste from the blood ultimately causing high blood pressure and damage to the kidneys. Infused with powerful herbs that showcase diuretic traits, Chandanadi Ark revives proper blood flow to the kidneys and deals with proteinuria (the presence of high levels of proteins in the urine), all the while warranting the nourishment and overall functioning of the kidneys.

Alleviates Fever

Bestowed with powerful anti-microbial, immune-modulatory, and mild antipyretic properties, Chandanadi Ark plays a crucial role in reducing fever associated with the urinary disorder and preventing chronic viral and bacterial infections. This polyherbal distillate reduces body temperature and manages body pain related to fever.

Manages Pyospermia

Pyospermia is a health aberration that is caused due to an infection or invasion of a virus which is manifested by an abnormal number of white blood cells in the semen which ultimately curtails the motility and functioning of the sperm. The dominant antibacterial and anti-inflammatory trait of this potent herbal distillate is an excellent remedy for treating this male sexual disorder and curing this ailment permanently.

Effect On The Doshas

The abundance of natural herbs in this magical distillate enhances its therapeutic importance as it effectively balances the Tridoshas. It normalizes the Vata (air) and Pitta (fire and air) doshas and balances the  Kapha (earth and water) doshas.

Also Read: Introduction To Ayurveda: Learn About Vata, Pitta And Kapha Doshas

Dosage of Chandanadi Arq

The beneficial remedial dosage of Chandanadi Ark may vary from one individual to another depending upon their age, their body strength, effects on their appetite, the stringency of the disease, and the condition of the patient. It is firmly advised to consult an ayurvedic doctor or medical practitioner before taking the medicine as he or she would carefully evaluate the patient’s indications, and past medical conditions and prescribe a significant dosage for a specific period.

Adults: 20 to 60 ml, twice a day, 30 minutes before food or on empty stomach, alongside water or as suggested by the treating Ayurvedic doctor

Side Effects Of Chandanadi Arq

Chandanadi Arq is quite safe to use when consumed in prescribed amounts.  However, excessive consumption without prior consultation may lead to minor stomach troubles.


Since there is no credible information regarding the use of this polyherbal distillate in pregnancy and lactation, it is strictly restricted from being used by pregnant women and lactating mothers , as it can cause abnormalities or birth defects in the growing foetus or the medicine can get secreted through the breast milk to the newborn and cause severe health problems in the growing baby.


This traditional polyherbal remedy is infused with numerous health benefits that hold high importance in treating urinary and kidney problems, dealing with gout, enhancing male reproductive functioning, boosting stamina, and many more. Consume it in the prescribed dosage, to steer clear of the annoying side effects and enjoy the countless health benefits.