With the growing dependency on natural herbs, ayurvedic supplements and herbal remedies are garnering oodles of attraction from the general populace. Moreover, people are always on the guard for holistic ways to cleanse and purify the blood which ultimately leads to remedy a host of health issues, especially skin conditions and blood-related disorders. Well, one such incredible polyhedron formulation with dominant blood-purifying or Raktashodhaka traits is Sarivadyasava.
What Is Sarivadyasava?
Sarivadyasava, also known as Saribadyasavam, is an ayurvedic polyherbal formulation that is chiefly indicated for different skin conditions, all twenty types of Prameha or urinary disorders and other general infections as well. It is highly effective in the treatment and management of urticaria, acne, pimples, eczema, scabies and other various skin diseases. Having potent Sheeta Virya (Cold potency) traits and Raktashodhaka and Tridosha Shamaka (balancing) properties, it holds high significance in reducing the symptoms of urinary tract infections. It is also beneficial in providing relief from diabetes, gout, fistula, bone problems, painful urination, scanty urination, dysuria, boils, skin diseases, etc. It extensively purifies blood and urine and rids the body of Ama or toxins.
How To Prepare Sarivadyasava?
2.8 kg Draksha Vitis vinifera Dr. Fr.
14.4 kg Guda Jaggery
480 g Dhataki Woodfordia fruticosa Fl.
24.576 l Jala Water
192 g each of:
Sariva (Shveta Sariva) - Hemidesmus indicus Rt.
Mustaka (Musta) - Cyperus rotundus Rz.
Lodhra Symplocos - racemosa St. Bk.
Nyagrodha - Ficus bengalensis St. Bk.
Pippala (Ashvattha) - Ficus religiosa Fr.
Shati - Hedychium spicatum Rz.
Katurohini (Katuka) - Picrorhiza kurroa Rz.
Patra (Tejapatra) - Cinnamomum tamala Lf.
Sukshmaila - Elettaria cardamomum Sd.
Kushtha - Saussurea lappa Rt.
Svarnapatri - Cassia angustifolia Lf.
Haritaki - Terminalia chebula P.
Ananta (Shveta Sariva) - Hemidesmus indicus Rt.
Padmaka - Prunus cerasoides St.
Guducika (Guduci) - Tinospora cordifolia St.
Ushira - Vetiveria zizanioides Rt.
Bala (Hrivera) - Coleus vettiveroides Rt.
Patha - Cissampelos pareira Rt.
Dhatri (Amalaki) - Emblica officinalis P.
Shveta Chandana - Santalum album Ht. Wd.
Rakta Chandana - Pterocarpus santalinus Ht. Wd.
Yamani (Yavani) - Trachyspermum ammi Fr.
Katurohini (Katuka) - Picrorhiza kurroa Rz.
Here, Rt.=Root; Fr.=Fruit; Rz.=Rhizome; Lf.=Leaf; P.=Pericarp; St.=Stem; Fl. Bd.=Flower Bud
Take the raw materials in the given quantity
Wash, dry and powder the herbs and pass through sieve number 44 to get a coarse powder
Submerge the decoction herbs in a specified quantity of water and boil till it reduces to ¼ of its original volume
Screen the concoction by passing it through a clean muslin cloth to remove the impurities and the residual herb part
Add jaggery to the clear decoction and keep stirring till it mixes properly
Next, pour the decoction into a wide-mouthed vessel dabbed with ghee from the inside
Add the powdered aromatic herbs to the decoction and plug the opening of the container with a mud-smeared cloth tightly
Keep the container aside in the fermentation room and allow it to ferment for a month
On completion of the fermentation process, filter the fermented liquid through a muslin cloth to exclude solid particles and impurities
Pour the herbal concoction into ab amber-coloured, air-tight glass jar
Store it in a cool, dry environment for maturation
Medicinal Properties Of Sarivadyasava
Sarivadyasava showcases the following medicinal properties:
- Depurative (purifies blood)
- Digestive Stimulant
Ayurvedic Indications Of Sarivadyasava
The holistic science of Ayurveda acknowledges this polyherbal compound as a powerful Raktashodhaka Dravya and acknowledged its numerous benefits in ancient ayurvedic scriptures of Charaka Samhita, Bhavprakash Nighantu and Raj Nighantu for treating various problems, including:
- Prameha (treats increased frequency and turbidity of urine)
- Prameha pidaka (treats carbuncle)
- Upadansa (treats syphilis)
- Bhagandar (treats fistula-in-ano)
- Rakta-vikikar (treats disorders of blood)
- Pandu Roga (treats anaemia)
- Shandhivatahara (treats gout)
- Vatahara (treats arthritic)
- Hridya (treats cardiac problems)
- Trutahara (relieves excessive thirst)
- Kustha (treats skin disorders)
- Varnya (improves complexion)
- Rasayani (rejuvenates the whole body)
- Swara (improves voice quality)
- Balya (improves muscle strength)
- Daurbalya (treats weakness)
- Agnimandya (treats digestive impairment)
- Mehahara (treats urinary tract disorder)
- Ashmari (treats urinary calculi)
- Vibandha (treats constipation)
- Krimihara (treats intestinal works)
- Shoola (treats abdominal colic)
- Mutrakrichra (treats dysuria)
- Dahahara (tears burning sensation)
- Amahara (treats indigestion)
- Anaha (treats bloating)
- Mutraghata (treats urinary obstruction)
- Deepana (enhances stomach fire)
- Pachana (helps in digestion)
- Rochana (stimulates appetite)
- Amahara (treats indigestion)
- Kamala (prevents jaundice)
- Gulmajit (treats abdominal tumours)
- Udara (treats ascites)
- Antravruddhi (treats Hernia)
- Arsha (treats haemorrhoids)
Health Benefits Of Sarivadyasava
Augments Skin Health
Endowed with antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, Ayurveda acknowledges Sarivadyasava as a well-known one-step remedy for various skin conditions. Owing to its blood purifying traits which help in removing toxins from the blood, it extensively helps in dealing with a plethora of skin infections as well.
Urticaria a.k.a Sheetapitta in Ayurveda is primarily a type of allergic reaction caused due to an imbalance of the Vata and Kapha Doshas and is mainly characterised by raised, itchy rash that appears on the skin. The powerful Vata-Kapha balancing and Shodhan (detoxification) disposition of Sarivadyasava provides intense relief in the case of Urticaria.
Acne is a common skin ail that occurs when oil glands on the skin get plugged with sebum and dead skin cells. It leads to the formation of pimples that cultivate deep in the skin, resulting in red, swollen, and painful bumps. According to Ayurveda, Acne is commonly seen in the Kapha-Pittaj skin type. Aggravation of Kapha doshas steers to increased production of sebum and clogged pores resulting in the formation of both white and blackheads. Similarly, an imbalance of Pitta doshas is marked by the appearance of some red papules (bumps) and inflammation with pus.
Sarivadyasava imbued with blood-purifying and Shothahara (anti-inflammatory) qualities helps to prevent and manage acne or pimples.
Additionally, its Shodhana (detoxification) property assists in shielding the skin from oxidative radical damage due to the harmful UVA and UVB rays. It also effectively curtails the risk of the various signs of ageing like wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes, spots, and dark circles. It also shows promising results in treating allergic conditions like psoriasis, scabies, eczema and many more.
Diabetes is commonly referred to as Madhumeha in Ayurveda and mainly occurs due to doshic imbalances. It usually arises in two ways; either vitiation of the Vata dosha due to tissue depletion and/or obstruction of the various channels (srotas) in the body caused due to excess kapha dosha and fatty tissue. Owing to the presence of numerous beneficial herbs, Sarivadyasava is an excellent herbal medicine for managing high sugar levels by improving the metabolism due to its Kapha-Pitta balancing doshas and Tikta (bitter) and Kashaya (astringent) traits. The terrific anti-glycemic nature of the herbs in this decoction plays a quintessential role in ameliorating the blood sugar levels of the body. Intake of this medicine activates the pancreas and enables the secretion of a balanced amount of insulin and also regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates. This action readily assists the extra glucose circulating in the blood to get recycled into glycogen which in turn curtails sudden spikes in the blood sugar level. It also helps diabetic patients to retain control over their blood glucose levels naturally.
Relieves Urinary Disorders
A urinary tract infection (UTI), termed Mutrakrichha in Ayurveda is a type of infection where ‘Mutra’ stands for ‘ooze’ and ‘krichra’ implies ‘pain’. Thus, medically dysuria and painful urination signify Mutrakriccha. This condition may influence any part of the urinary system; right from the kidneys, ureters, bladder, to the urethra. Sarivadyasava blessed with dominant anti-inflammatory and diuretic traits is one of the most useful Ayurvedic medicines suggested for urinary disorders. In case of urinary tract infection, Sarivadyasava recedes the symptoms of UTI, like a burning sensation during urination due to its Pitta normalising property.
It also provides a strong remedy for treating urinary disorders like urinary incontinence, painful micturition and burning sensation while urinating. It improves the production of urine by breaking the stones in the urinary tract and thus provides solace from painful urination. Comprising diuretic or Mutral herbs, Sarivadyasava also remedies dysuria. The wealth of anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties treat different types of urinary infections.
Remedies Gouty Arthritis
Medically, Gouty arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis which is chiefly depicted by an accumulation of uric acid crystals in the various joints. It is usually anticipated by severe attacks of pain, discomfort, swelling, inflammation, redness, and tenderness in one or more joints. Ayurveda defines Gout as Vatarakta as it usually arises due to the imbalance of Vata Doshas and its effect (prabhab) falls on the Rakta Dhatu (blood tissue). The presence of Lekhaniya and Mutral disposition of this formulation extensively helps to eliminate the uric acid crystals from the joints thus providing extensive relief from gouty arthritis.
Strengthens Bone Health
Infused with powerful anti-inflammatory qualities, this formulation extensively helps to soak up calcium and enhances bone mineral density, bolstering the bones and connective tissue and preventing them from breaking. It also plays a crucial role in the production of collagen in the bones, safeguarding the bones from damage and enhancing overall bone health. In prescribed doses, not only does Sarivadyasava assists in preventing osteoporosis and osteomalacia but also decreases the risks of bone fractures in advanced age.
Effect On The Doshas:
The plethora of natural ingredients in this magical formulation enhances its therapeutic efficacy as it effectively balances the Tridoshas. It mainly pacifies the Pitta (fire and air) doshas but simultaneously also balances the Vata (air) and Kapha (earth and water) doshas.
Dosage of Sarivadyasava
The effectual remedial dosage of Sarivadyasava may alter from one person to another depending upon the age, physical strength, effects on appetite or Agni, the severity of the diseased condition, and the overall condition of the patient. It is firmly suggested to consult an ayurvedic doctor or medical practitioner before intake of the medicine to know the exact dosage.
Adults: 10-30 ml, twice a day, alongside water or as suggested by the treating Ayurvedic doctor
Side Effects Of Sarivadyasava
Imbued with powerful herbs, Sarivadyasava is possibly safe to use when consumed in prescribed amounts and reports no major side effects.
Since there is no credible information regarding the use of this polyherbal ayurvedic medication during pregnancy and lactation, it is strictly restricted from being used by pregnant women and lactating moms as it may cause certain birth defects in the growing foetus or the medicine can ooze out through the breast milk to the newborn and cause some unwanted health issues in the newborn baby.