Ayurvedic Arq (Distillate)

Chandanadi Arq (Ark or Distillate)

Chandanadi Arq (or Ark) is an ayurvedic medicine prepared using distillation technique. It is used in diseases of the kidney, urinary bladder, and urinary tract. It has bactericidal and bacteriostatic actions. So, it helps to inhibit the growth of bacteria and kill microbes affecting urinary system. It reduces burning sensation occurring during urination. It also reduces inflammation of the urinary bladder. It has hemostatic action, so it checks hematuria especially occurring due injury resulting from the stone. It also detoxifies the blood and urinary system and reduces toxins. Therefore, it is also recommended in cases of uremia. It increases elimination of toxins through the kidneys.

Ingredients (Composition)

Ingredients Quantity
Safed Chandan (White Sandalwood) – Santalum Album 120 grams
Lal Chandan (Red Sandalwood) – Pterocarpus Santalinus 24 grams
Netrabala (Sugandha Bala) – Pavonia Odorata 24 grams
Ushira (Vetiver) – Vetiveria Zizanioides 24 grams
Kamal (Lotus) flowers – Nelumbo Nucifera 24 grams
Nagarmotha or Mustak (nut grass) – Cyperus Rotundus 24 grams
Giloy – Guduchi – Tinospora Cordifolia 24 grams
Neem – Azadirachta Indica inner bark 24 grams
Dhania (Coriander) – Coriandrum Sativum 24 grams
Saunf (Fennel Seeds) – Foeniculum Vulgare 24 grams
Elaichi (Green Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum 24 grams
Sheetal Mirch 24 grams
Pitpapra (Shahtra) – Fumaria Indica 24 grams
Kankol (Sheetal Mirch) – Piper Cubeba 24 grams
Daruhaldi (Daruharidra) – Berberis Aristata 24 grams
Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar) – Cedrus Deodara 24 grams
Dhamasa (Duralabha) – Fagonia Cretica 24 grams
Roots of Sugarcane Plant 24 grams
Roots of Darbh Plant 24 grams
Roots of Kush Plant 24 grams
Gokshura – Tribulus Terrestris 24 grams
Sahadevi – Vernonia Cinerea 24 grams
Brahmi 24 grams
ShankhpushpiConvolvulus Pluricaulis 24 grams
Jatamansi (Spikenard) – Nardostachys Jatamansi 24 grams
Gorakhmundi – Sphaeranthus Indicus 24 grams
Gavjva 24 grams
Banafsha 24 grams
Haritaki 24 grams
Bibhitaki 24 grams
Amalaki 24 grams
Poshtdode 24 grams
Shatavari – Asparagus Racemosus 24 grams
Kaunch Beej 24 grams
Talmakhana 24 grams
Kesar (Saffron) 6  grams
Desi Kapoor 12 grams
Water 8 liters

Read Preparation Method: How to Make Herbal Distillate

Pharmacological Actions

Chandanadi Arq has following medicinal properties:

  1. Bactericidal
  2. Bacteriostatic
  3. Blood Purifier
  4. Antioxidant
  5. Diuretic
  6. Febrifuge
  7. Detoxifying for urinary system

Therapeutic Indications

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Nephritis
  • Uremia
  • Pyospermia or leukocytospermia
  • Chronic fever
  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Fever accompanying with urinary tract infections
  • Dysuria

Chandanadi Arq Dosage

The general dosage of Chandanadi Arq is as follows.
Children 10 to 30 ml
Adults 20 to 60 ml
Maximum Possible Dosage 180 ml Per Day (in divided doses)
Doses: Twice or Thrice a day
Best Time to Take: 30 minutes before food or on empty stomach

Safety Profile

Chandanadi Arq is possibly safe for most individuals when taken as per its indications in appropriate dosage under professional supervision.

Side Effects

There are no side effects reported with Chandanadi Arq.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Chandanadi Arq contains Kapoor (Camphor). It can have some adverse effects if used by pregnant women and lactating mothers. Consult an ayurvedic physician before its use.

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.
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