Ushirasava (also spelled as Usheerasava) is an ayurvedic hemostatic (styptic) and mild diuretic medicine. It is beneficial in the treatment of bleeding disorders and urinary problems. It improves blood circulation, diuresis, and health of blood vessels. Furthermore, it reduces burning sensation, which may occur during urination.
In Ayurveda, Ushirasava is used for the treatment of epistaxis, hematuria, hemorrhages, metrorrhagia and menorrhagia. In addition to these, it is also used in skin diseases, worm infestation, blood disorders, burning micturition, spermatorrhea, uremia, and atrophy of different organs associated with aggravation of Pitta Dosha.
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|Ushira (Vetiver) – Vetiveria Zizanioides||48 grams|
|Netrabala (Sugandha Bala) – Pavonia Odorata||48 grams|
|Neel Kamal (Blue water lily) – Nymphaea Stellata||48 grams|
|Kamal (Lotus) flowers – Nelumbo Nucifera||48 grams|
|Safed Kamal (White Lotus) flowers||48 grams|
|Priyangu flowers – Callicarpa Macrophylla||48 grams|
|Gambhari (Beech wood/Kasmari) – Gmelina Arborea||48 grams|
|Padmaka (Padmakh) – Prunus Cerasoides||48 grams|
|Lodhra – Symplocos Racemosa||48 grams|
|Manjistha – Rubia Cordifolia||48 grams|
|Dhamasa (Duralabha) – Fagonia Cretica||48 grams|
|Patha – Cissampelos Pareira||48 grams|
|Chirayata (Kiratatikta) – Swertia Chirata||48 grams|
|Bargad or Barh (Indian Banyan) – Ficus Benghalensis||48 grams|
|Udumbara or Gular (Cluster Fig Tree) – Ficus Racemosa||48 grams|
|Kanchanar – Bauhinia Variegata||48 grams|
|Jamun (Java Plum) – Syzygium Cumini||48 grams|
|Pitpapra – Fumaria Indica||48 grams|
|Kachur (Zedoary) – Curcuma Zedoaria||48 grams|
|Patola leaves – Trichosanthes Dioica||48 grams|
|Dhataki Flowers – Woodfordia Fruticosa||750 grams|
|Warm Water||24 Kg|
|Jatamansi (Spikenard) – Nardostachys Jatamansi||Q.S.|
|Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum||Q.S.|
|Sharkara (Sugar)||4800 grams|
|Shahad (Honey)||2400 grams|
|Reference: BHAISHAJYA RATNAVALI, CHAPTER 13, RAKTPITTA PRAKARANA, VERSE 162-166|
Preparation Method: Take all dry ingredients of Ushirasava. Grind them to make a coarse powder. Now, mix all ingredients including crushed Munakka, Sugar and honey Asava Vessel and leave it for 30 days. After 30 days, decant the liquid of Ushirasava and preserve it in food-grade bottles.
Ushirasava has following medicinal properties.
- Hemostatic (styptic)
- Mild diuretic
- Depurative (purifies blood)
- Anti-microbial and anti-bacterial
Ushirasava is helpful in following health conditions.
- Metrorrhagia (along with Ashokarishta)
- Menorrhagia (along with Ashokarishta)
- Membranous Dysmenorrhea (along with Praval Pishti and Sutshekhar Ras)
- Skin diseases
- Intestinal parasites
- Burning micturition
- Blood disorders
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Bleeding Piles
Ushirasava Uses & Benefits
Ushirasava is useful in all cases of internal and external Hemorrhages. It checks bleeding and maintains hemostasis. It purifies blood and reduces the toxins substances in it by increasing their excretion. The main therapeutic effects of Ushirasava are observed on urinary system and reproductive system in addition to its effects on bleeding.
Ushirasava is recommended for nasal bleeding occurring due to rupture of tiny blood vessels in the nose. It helps to stop bleeding and prevents recurrence of the epistaxis. For promising results, it is given in along with the following combination.
|Kamdudha Ras||10 grams|
|Licorice – Yashtimadhu||100 grams|
|Amalaki Rasayana||50 grams|
|Dosage: ½ teaspoon thrice daily before a meal.|
|Ushirasava should be given after meal as recommended under dosage section.|
Ushirasava checks bleeding occurring in the urination. It acts as a styptic, anti-infection, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial. It also promotes wound healing. Therefore, it is more likely to be effective against hematuria occurring due to any injury in the urethra, urinary bladder or any part of the urinary tract. The lesion can develop due to stones. It reduces bleeding by promoting quick healing and stopping the bleeding. In hematuria, it should be given along with Chandanasava and Durvadi Ghrita.
Urinary Tract Infections
Anti-microbial and anti-bacterial actions of Ushirasava help to fight against infections. In many cases, the patient feels burning sensation during urination and has foul smelly urine and pain during urination. Ushirasava reduces all these symptoms and helps to clear the infection causing organisms from the urinary system. In this case, it should be given along with Chandanasava, Chandanadi Vati, and Bang Bhasma.
Metrorrhagia & Menorrhagia
In Membranous Dysmenorrhea, Ushirasava acts as a supportive medicine. However, the main medicine for it is Sutshekhar Ras. In combination with Praval Pishti and Ushirasava, Sutshekhar Ras gives a quick relief from the pain and cramps occurring during menstrual periods. This combination should be continued for 3 months to completely cure the problem and prevention of recurrent Dysmenorrhea.
Dosage & Administration
|The general dosage of Ushirasava is as follows.|
|Children||2.5 to 10 ml|
|Adults||10 to 30 ml|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||60 Per Day (in divided doses) **|
|Doses: 2 Doses – After Breakfast and Dinner|
|Adjuvant: With equal amount of water|
|Best Time to Take: After Food|
Ushirasava is considerably safe when taken under the professional supervision and as per its recommended dosage.
Side Effects of Ushirasava
There are no side effects reported with the use of Ushirasava.