Chandanasava Benefits, Uses, Dosage & Side Effects
Chandanasava (also spelled as Chandanasavam) is an ayurvedic medicine mainly used for urinary disorders and kidney diseases. It is effective ayurvedic solution for burning micturition, urinary tract infections (UTI), pyuria, dysuria, hyperuricemia, kidney stones (renal calculi), cystitis, chronic kidney failure, pyospermia (leukocytospermia) and gonorrhea.
Chandanasava Ingredients (Composition)
|Ingredients||Quantity Used for Preparation|
|Safed Chandan (White Sandalwood) – Santalum Album||48 grams|
|Netrabala – Pavonia Odorata||48 grams|
|Nagarmotha (Nut Grass) – Cyprus Rotundus||48 grams|
|Gambhari (Beech wood/Kasmari) – Gmelina Arborea||48 grams|
|Neel Kamal (Blue water lily) flowers – Nymphaea Stellata||48 grams|
|Priyangu – Callicarpa Macrophylla||48 grams|
|Padmaka – Prunus Cerasoides||48 grams|
|Lodhra – Symplocos Racemosa||48 grams|
|Manjistha – Rubia cordifolia||48 grams|
|Lal Chandan (Red Sandalwood) – Pterocarpus Santalinus||48 grams|
|Patha – Cyclea Peltata||48 grams|
|Chirayata – Swertia Chirata||48 grams|
|Bargad or Barh (Banyan) – Ficus Benghalensis||48 grams|
|Mango Tree Bark||48 grams|
|Mochras (Semal Gond)||48 grams|
|Dhataki Flowers – Woodfordia Fruticosa||768 grams|
|Draksha (Raisins) – Vitis Vinifera||960 grams|
|Sharkara (Brown Sugar – Sucrose Sugar)||4.8 Kg|
|Gur – Jaggery||2.4 Kg|
|All ingredients of Chandanasava are mixed and left for 30 days in Asava Arishta Vessel. After 30 days, the liquid is filtered to get Chandanasavam.|
Chandanasava fights off a wide range of microbes, so it gives relief from urinary tract infections and its Lithotriptic property helps to dissolve the stones. However, the effects are mild, but along with other medicines, it gives good results in its indicated diseases.
Chandanasava has following healing properties.
- Antibacterial & Antimicrobial
- Antilithiatic – Prevents stone formation
- Lithontriptic (Lithotriptic) – dissolving stone in the kidneys or bladder
|VIRYA (Potency)||SHEETA (Cold)|
|DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humors)||Pacifies PITTA DOSHA|
|Organs Effect||Kidneys, Urinary Bladder, Urinary Tract|
Chandanasava is beneficial in following health conditions.
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
- Burning Micturition
- Kidney Stones (Renal Calculi)
- Chronic Kidney Failure
- Pyospermia (Leukocytospermia)
Chandanasava Benefits & Medicinal Uses
Chandanasava acts on kidneys, urinary bladder, and urinary tract. It is mainly beneficial when Pitta symptoms like burning sensation in the urine, foul smelly urine and heat sensation in the body.
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) & Pyuria
Chandanasava has antimicrobial properties and it is effective against wide range of bacterial infections. In Urinary tract infections and pyuria, it alone may limit the progress of the disease, so it might have bacteriostatic action. It gives good results when it is used along with Chandanadi Vati, Vanga Bhasma, Chandraprabha Vati, and Guluchyadi Kashayam.
Kidney Stones (Renal Calculi)
As Chandanasava pacifies Pitta, so it is effective for Kidney Stones occurring due to excess Pitta, which is most likely to be uric acid stones. In such stones, it should be given along with Hajrul Yahood Bhasma (Sange Yahood Bhasma), Gokshuradi Guggul and Chandraprabha Vati.
Chronic Kidney Failure
Chandanasava along with Chandraprabha Vati and Avipattikar Churna reduces the serum creatinine, serum urea, and serum uric acid levels. This combination also prevents the further progress of the disease for a few years. Chandanasava (or this combination) is more suitable if the patient has some Pitta symptoms such as burning sensation in the urine, foul smelly urine, and heat sensation in hands and feet, etc. It should be noted if the patient has abdominal pain or tenderness, then Avipattikar Churna should not be included.
Chandanasava along with Rajat Bhasma (Raupya Bhasma), Chandraprabha Vati and Triphala Churna give excellent results in Pyospermia. It reduces pus and improves male fertility. This combination can be used in following way:
|Rajat Bhasma (Chandi Bhasma)||125 mg|
|Chandraprabha Vati||1 gram|
|Triphala Churna||3 grams|
|This combination should be taken twice daily for 6 weeks for good results.|
If the patient has Vata or Kapha symptoms, then Dashmularishta should be used instead of Chandanasava.
Dosage & Administration
|The general dosage of Chandanasava is as follows.|
|Children||5 to 10 ml *|
|Adults||10 to 20 ml *|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||60 ml Per Day (in divided doses)|
|* Twice a day Equal Amount of Water|
|Best Time to Take: Immediately after food|
Chandanasava is considerably safe in the dosage discussed above when it is taken under professional supervision.
Side Effects of Chandanasava
There are no side effects reported with the use of Chandanasava.
Pregnancy & Lactation
There is no reliable information available for Chandanasava use in pregnancy. According to ingredients’ analysis, most of its ingredients may not cause any unwanted effects in pregnancy, but it should be taken if it is essentially required and under professional supervision.
There are no absolute contraindications for Chandanasava.
Diabetic people should regularly check their blood glucose level if taking Chandanasava because it contains sugar content, which may alter the blood glucose level.