Chandanasava is an Ayurvedic medicine that can be used to treat the disorders affecting the male reproductive system. It is also effective in the management of urinary and digestive disorders. It is a general tonic, which can improve the strength and stamina of men. This medicine derives its name from its main ingredient, Chandan, which means sandalwood and Asava, which is a sweetening agent. It is a wine preparation containing 5 to 10% self-generated alcohol and a combination of jaggery and sugar candy in the ratio of 1:2.
This medicine is prepared by dissolving sugar candy and jaggery in water. The mixture is filtered and the rest of the herbal ingredients, in a coarse powder form, are added to the vessel. The container is kept sealed for a period of 1 month to allow the fermentation to occur. After observing the natural production of alcohol, the contents are filtered and stored in an airtight container.
The different herbal ingredients of Chandanasava are as follows:
- Sandalwood (Santalum Album or Heart Wood)
- Balaka (Hribera or Pavonia Odorata)
- Musta (Cyperus Rotundus)
- Gambhari (Gmelina Arborea)
- Nilotpala (Utpala or Nymphea Stellata)
- Priyangu (Callicarpa Macrophylla)
- Padmaka (Prunus Poddum)
- Lodhra (Symplocos Racemosa)
- Manjishta (Rubia Cordifolia)
- Raktachandana (Pterocarpus Marsupium)
- Patha (Cyclea Peltata)
- Kiratatikta (Swertia Chiraita)
- Nyagrodha (Ficus Benghalensis)
- Pippali (Long Pepper)
- Madhuka (Madhuka Longifolia)
- Rasna (Pluchea Lanceolate)
- Patola (Pointed Gourd Leaf)
- Kanchanara (Bauhinia Variegate)
- Amratvak (Bark of mango)
- Mocharasa (Shalmali or Bombax Malabaricum)
- Dhataki (Woodfordia Fruticose)
- Draksha (Dry grapes)
- Sharkara (Sugar candy)
Chandanasava Benefits & Uses
The different health benefits of Chandanasava are mentioned beneath:
Men’s Health Problems
Chandanasava can be used in the treatment of male impotency. The incidence of impotency is rising across the world due to the increased stress levels, unhealthy eating habits, faulty lifestyle, and an increased exposure to the environmental pollution. Chandanasava can help to counter the negative influence of these factors on a man’s health and helps to preserve his reproductive functions. It can be used to increase the sperm count and sperm motility. It also improves the quality of sperms and increases the chances of pregnancy in the female partner. Chandanasava is an effective natural remedy for treating spermatorrhea and erectile dysfunctions. It acts as a general tonic for men and increases their stamina and vigor. It also helps to boost their libido and reduces nightfall.
Chandanasava can be used to treat urinary tract infections. It relieves burning micturition, and an increased frequency of urination caused due to the infections in the kidneys, urinary bladder, or the urethra. The antibacterial properties of the herbs used in this medication act against the bacteria and clear up the infection.
It also acts as a diuretic and helps in flushing out the infection-causing germs and other toxic substances from the body. The diuretic action of Chandanasava helps in preventing retention of fluids in the body.
Chandanasava has been found to help in treating several digestive diseases and provide relief from flatulence, bloating, constipation, nausea, vomiting, and indigestion. It improves the digestion power and enhances the functions of the stomach and the intestines. It also boosts the production of digestive juices in these organs. It regulates the secretion of bile in the liver thus ensuring proper metabolism of fats. It also increases the production of insulin and digestive enzymes by the pancreas and other organs thus boosting the metabolic functions. It increases the breakdown, assimilation, and absorption of nutrients from the food thus increasing the nourishment of the body.
Chandanasava acts as a cardiac tonic and supports the heart functions. It regulates the heartbeats and the pumping action of the heart.
Side effects of Chandanasava
Chandanasava is prepared using natural herbal ingredients. It does not contain any chemical constituents. Hence, it is safe to use. It is devoid of any serious side effects. Patients with diabetes should exercise caution while using this medication as the jaggery and sugar candy present in this medicine can increase their blood sugar levels.
Chandanasava is safe to use in lower doses in the children above 7 years of age. Pregnant women should avoid using Chandanasava. Lactating mothers can use this medicine for a short duration after consulting a doctor.
The recommended dose of Chandanasava
The usual recommended dose of Chandanasava is 12 to 24 ml once a day. The doses should be taken after food. The medicine may be mixed with an equal quantity of water in case the taste is not tolerable. The recommended duration of the treatment using this medicine is one to two months depending on the condition to be treated.