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)

Safed Chandan (White Sandalwood) – Santalum Album120 grams
Lal Chandan (Red Sandalwood) – Pterocarpus Santalinus24 grams
Netrabala (Sugandha Bala) – Pavonia Odorata24 grams
Ushira (Vetiver) – Vetiveria Zizanioides24 grams
Kamal (Lotus) flowers – Nelumbo Nucifera24 grams
Nagarmotha or Mustak (nut grass) – Cyperus Rotundus24 grams
Giloy – Guduchi – Tinospora Cordifolia24 grams
Neem – Azadirachta Indica inner bark24 grams
Dhania (Coriander) – Coriandrum Sativum24 grams
Saunf (Fennel Seeds) – Foeniculum Vulgare24 grams
Elaichi (Green Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum24 grams
Sheetal Mirch24 grams
Pitpapra (Shahtra) – Fumaria Indica24 grams
Kankol (Sheetal Mirch) – Piper Cubeba24 grams
Daruhaldi (Daruharidra) – Berberis Aristata24 grams
Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar) – Cedrus Deodara24 grams
Dhamasa (Duralabha) – Fagonia Cretica24 grams
Roots of Sugarcane Plant24 grams
Roots of Darbh Plant24 grams
Roots of Kush Plant24 grams
Gokshura – Tribulus Terrestris24 grams
Sahadevi – Vernonia Cinerea24 grams
Brahmi24 grams
ShankhpushpiConvolvulus Pluricaulis24 grams
Jatamansi (Spikenard) – Nardostachys Jatamansi24 grams
Gorakhmundi – Sphaeranthus Indicus24 grams
Gavjva24 grams
Banafsha24 grams
Haritaki24 grams
Bibhitaki24 grams
Amalaki24 grams
Poshtdode24 grams
Shatavari – Asparagus Racemosus24 grams
Kaunch Beej24 grams
Talmakhana24 grams
Kesar (Saffron)6  grams
Desi Kapoor12 grams
Water8 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.
Children10 to 30 ml
Adults20 to 60 ml
Maximum Possible Dosage180 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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