Kidneys are self-cleansing vital organs that are responsible for eliminating toxins and waste from the blood. It also holds a significant role in promoting red blood cells production, regulating blood pressure, and synthesizing vitamin D. Kidneys should be maintained well by consuming adequate fluids and eating a healthy diet. Regular kidney detox also aids in improving the functioning of the urinary tract and bladder. Although conventional medications are effective in treating kidney ailments, certain natural formulations are compelling for chronic kidney problems such as burning micturition, urinary tract infection, kidney stones and kidney failure.
One such wonderful herbal formulation from Ayurveda is Chandanasava, a time-tested solution for tackling kidney disorders. This natural medicine manages hormonal imbalances, bloating, reproductive problems, kidney stones and poor digestion. It is a potent liquid formulation that is a blend of different herbs, used in pacifying Pitta imbalance. Chandanasava is credited to possess strong antibacterial, antimicrobial, antilithiatic, lithotriptic, diuretic, antioxidant, antiulcerogenic, cardioprotective, and anti-gout healing activities.
How To Make Chandanasava
Bargad or Barh
Mango Tree Bark
Jaggery is first dissolved in water and filtered, all the remaining ingredients are grounded to a coarse powder and added to a pot of water and stirred well. The concoction is sealed in Asava Arishta vessel and kept aside for a month. The self-produced alcohol is observed and filtered and stored in tight air jars.
Chandanasava combats off several infection-causing pathogens and microbes and offers respite from urinary tract infections. It’s lithotriptic traits aids to dissolve kidney stones and effective in treating kidney failure and reproductive problems.
Therapeutic Benefits of Key Ingredients
Sandalwood is credited to possess antimicrobial activity that inhibits the growth of microbes and eases symptoms of fever, pain and swelling. It is also effective in enhancing libido.
The natural demulcent and emollient properties of netrabala are valuable in treating urinary disorders and stomach problems.
Bestowed with a potent diuretic, anthelminthic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, properties, nagarmotha offers relief from kidney stones and liver infections.
Gambhari is greatly prized for its medicinal properties that have been widely used as an anthelmintic, antimicrobial, diuretic, and hepato-protective agent.
A storehouse of antioxidants draksha combat free radicals oxidising healthy cells and eliminate harmful pathogens.
Lodhra is extensively used to reduce inflammation and swelling caused due to an infection.
This incredible herb prevents oxidative stress by scavenging free radicals and avert the growth of microorganisms.
Health Benefits of Chandanasavam
Treats Urinary Tract Infection
Strong antimicrobial activities of chandanasava are highly effective against several bacterial infections. The bacteriostatic action of this ayurvedic formulation controls the progression of disease in patients suffering from UTI and pyuria. When consumed along with Chandanadi Vati, Chandraprabhi Vati and Guluchyadi it delivers better results.
Remedies Kidney Stones
Excess pitta dosha may increase the production of uric acid that may lead to the formation of uric acid stones. Chandanasava is well known to balance the pitta dosha, while diuretic property is helpful in reducing the uric acid levels and get rid of kidney stones. The key ingredients in this herbal syrup possess antilithiatic and lithotripsic characteristics that aid to dissolve stones in the kidney or bladder and prevent stone formation.
Chronic Kidney Failure
Chandanasava along with Avipattikar churna and Chandraprabha Vati is beneficial in reducing serum creatinine, urea and uric acid levels that is found to be elevated in patients with kidney failure. This wonder herbal combination also delays further progress of the disease. Furthermore, it also provides respite from pitta symptoms such as burning micturition, foul smelly urine and heat sensation in hands and feet.
Chandanasava is a proven natural remedy to improve the health of male reproductive organs. It is valuable in treating nightfall, spermatorrhea and reduces infections in the male organs and promotes fertility and libido. This herbal formulation when combined with Rajat Bhasma, Chandraprabha Vati and Triphala deliver the best result in treating pyospermia.
The powerful blend of chandanasava formulation acts as a digestive stimulant that promotes the digestion process and enhance appetite. While it is also useful for treating common digestive problems such as constipation, bloating and indigestion.
Chandanasava is considered safe for most individuals when taken in recommended dosage. The general dosage of Chandanasava may vary from person to person depending upon the age, severity, and health condition. Always seek advice from a certified ayurvedic specialist for the right dosage.
Children: 5 - 10 ml
Adults: 10-20 ml
Twice daily with an equal amount of water. To be taken immediately after food.
Chandanasava is made from natural ingredients has no side effects when taken as per dosha and in the recommended dosage. However, it is always best to be taken under proper medical guidance as advised by the Ayurvedic doctor.