Asava & Arishta

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
Water 24.5 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.

Pharmacological Actions

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.

Medicinal Properties

Chandanasava has following healing properties.

  • Antibacterial & Antimicrobial
  • Antilithiatic – Prevents stone formation
  • Lithontriptic (Lithotriptic) – dissolving stone in the kidneys or bladder
  • Diuretic
  • Antioxidant
  • Antiulcerogenic
  • Cardioprotective
  • Anti-gout

Ayurvedic Properties

VIRYA (Potency) SHEETA (Cold)
DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humors) Pacifies PITTA DOSHA
Organs Effect Kidneys, Urinary Bladder, Urinary Tract

Therapeutic Indications

Chandanasava is beneficial in following health conditions.

  1. Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
  2. Pyuria
  3. Burning Micturition
  4. Dysuria
  5. Kidney Stones (Renal Calculi)
  6. Cystitis
  7. Chronic Kidney Failure
  8. Hyperuricemia
  9. Pyospermia (Leukocytospermia)
  10. Gonorrhea

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.

Pyospermia (Leukocytospermia)

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
Chandanasava 20 ml
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

Safety Profile

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.

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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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