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Saunf Ark (Fennel Distillate)

Fennel Seeds (Saunf)

Saunf Ark (Fennel Distillate) is a digestive and carminative medicine in ayurveda. It improves digestion, appetite and abdominal comfort. It reduces gas formation, flatulence, burning sensation, hyperacidity, abdominal heaviness, bloating, and abdominal pain. In ayurvedic medicine, it is commonly used for treating abdominal colic. It attenuates cramps and colicky pain. It also treats nausea and vomiting. It is beneficial in cases of mild to moderate vomiting. In addition to these problems, it is also beneficial for treating indigestion, diarrhea, and breathing troubles.

Ingredients (Composition)

Saunf Ark is prepared from following ingredients:

Fennel Seeds 1 Part
Water 4 Parts

Preparation Method

  1. Soak 1 part of fennel seeds in 4 parts of warm water for a few hours.
  2. Extract fennel distillate using ayurvedic distillation equipment.
  3. Preserve Saunf Ark in glass bottles and store in cool and dry place.

Read Preparation Method: How to Make Herbal Distillate

Medicinal Properties

Saunf Ark has following medicinal properties:

  1. Antispasmodic
  2. Carminative
  3. Anti-flatulent
  4. Stomachic
  5. Appetiser
  6. Digestive stimulant
  7. Antiemetic
  8. Antacid
  9. Secretolytic
  10. Antioxidant
  11. Hepatoprotective
  12. Cardioprotective
  13. Reduce bad body odor
  14. Mild diuretic

Ayurvedic Properties

RASA (Taste) MADHURA (Sweet), KATU (Pungent), TIKTA (Bitter)
GUNA (Main Quality) LAGHU (Light)
VIRYA (Potency) SHEETA (Cold)
VIPAKA (Resultant) MADHURA (Sweet)
DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humor) It pacifies TRIDOSHA (VATAPITTA & KAPHA), especially Pitta Dosha.
Organs Effect Mainly – Stomach, Intestine, Liver

Therapeutic Indications

Saunf Ark is beneficial in the following health conditions:

  1. Abdominal Colic
  2. Gas
  3. Indigestion
  4. Abdominal Heaviness (occurring after food)
  5. Nausea and vomiting
  6. Heartburn or burning sensation in the abdomen
  7. Diarrhea
  8. Amavisha (toxins)

Saunf Ark Dosage

The general dosage of Saunf Ark (Fennel Distillate) is as follows.
Children 10 to 20 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 or 1 hour after meal

Safety Profile

Saunf Ark is likely 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 Saunf Arq.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Saunf Ark is commonly used to manage nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, loss of appetite, indigestion, vertigo, belching etc. occurring during pregnancy. It is possibly safe in dosage less than 60 ml per day. It is also likely safe for lactating mothers. For more details, consult an ayurvedic physician before using during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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