CHANDRAMRIT RAS- Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Chandramrit ras is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of fever and respiratory disorders. This tablet contains mineral ingredients along with herbs. This medicine should only take as per the direction by physician.

BENEFITS OF CHANDRAMRIT RAS

  • This medicine is used in the treatment of fever.
  • It is particularly used in the management of different types of cough.
  • Its antipyretic action is effective in both acute and chronic fever.
  • It induces sweating
  • It is also effective in allergic sneezing, rhinitis.
  • Usually non infectious and viral fever responds with its use.

INDICATIONS OF CHANDRAMRIT RAS

  • Jwara – Acute and chronic fever
  • Cough
  • Running nose
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Sneezing
  • bronchitis
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Worm infestation
  • Anaemia
  • indigestion

INGREDIENTS OF CHANDRAMRIT RAS

SL NOSANSKRIT NAMEENGLISHLATINQUANTITYACTION
1SUNDIGinger (dried)Zingiber officinalis1 partcarminative
2MARICHABlack pepperPiper nigrum1 partcarminative
3PIPPALILong pepperPiper longum1 partcarminative
4HARITAKIChebulic myrobalanTerminalia chebula1 partrejuvenator
5VIBHITAKIBelliric myrobalanTerminalia bellerica1 partrejuvenator
6AMALAKIIndian goose berryEmblica officinalis1 partrejuvenator
7CHAVYA Piper chaba1 partcarminative
8DHANYAKAcorianderCoriandrum sativum1 partBalances tridosha
9JEERAKACumin seedCuminum cyminum1 partcarminative
10SAINDHAVARock salt 1 partBalances vata, pitta, kapha
11PARADAPurified mercury 1 partfast relieve from symptoms
12GANDHAKAPurified sulphur 1 partBeneficiary effect on respiratory diseases.
13LOHA BHASMAbhasma of Iron 1 parttonic and rejuvenator
14ABHRAK BHASMAprocessed Biotite mica 1 partbalances vata  pitta dosha
15TANKANAborax 1 partBeneficiary effect in respiratory system

     METHOD OF PREPARATION

 Purified parada and purified gandhaka triturated continuously to get a homogenous black coloured mixture known as kajjali. This kajjali again grounded with above drugs (previously titurated with goat’s milk) and prepare a homogenous mixure. Finally this mixture grounded with black pepper and tablets are made.

  • Detoxification of Parada – Ground with juice of Aloevera, Triphala(Terminalia

chebula,Terminalia bellerica,Emblica officinalis),root of chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) each for 7 days.

  • Purification of Abhraka – Heating and quenching in decoction of Triphala or cow’s milk for 7 times.
  • Purification of loha –  Heated and immersed in sesame oil,buttermilk, cow’s urine,gruel and decoction of kulatha (Dolichos biflorus) in that order for seven days in each liquid.
  • Detoxification of Gandhaka – fried in ghee and dipped in cow’s milk repeated for 7 times.
  • Purification of tankana – by heating water losses and become powder form

DOSHA- DUSHYA PREDOMINANCE AND ROGA MARGA

  • Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of   vata ,pitta, kapha predominant diseases.
  • Dushya-  useful in diseases affecting rasa dhatu – fever, indigestion
  • Roga marga – Useful in diseases affecting abhyanthara roga marga like diseases affecting respiratory system and digestive system.

DOSAGE AND USAGE

1 to 2 tablets after food once or twice daily along with honey or fresh ginger juice or juice of vasa ( Adathoda vasica) or  powder of pippali ( piper longum) or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.

EXERCISES AND YOGA

Yoga and Pranayama are a set of breathing and stretching exercises respectively, widely practiced in the treatment different diseases.

Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – Effective in respiratory diseases, cleans the respiratory passage

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

   RECOMMENDED DIET AND BEHAVIOUR

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold, more acrid, sour and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items , luke warm water, greul
  • Avoid exposure to cold environment.

SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRA INDICATIONS

  • This medicine should only take as per the direction by the physician.
  • It is better to avoid by children, lactating women and during pregnancy
  • Improper administration and over dosage leads to side effects
  • Can this medicine be used while taking Allopathic medicines?

                    Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this medicine along with Allopathic medicines.

  • How long the medicine can be used?

            Duration of medicinal administration is based on your stage of disease. Before taking medicine consult an Ayurvedic physician.

  • Is this medicine habit forming?

    This medicine is not habit forming. After using for a prescribed period gradually decrease the dose and eventually stop it.

                  CLASSICAL REFERENCE

  • Rasamritam
  • Bhaishajya ratnavali – kasa chikilsa

EQUIVALENT MEDICINES

  • Hinguleswara rasa
  • Vettumaran gulika
  • Surya prabha gulika
  • Dasamulam katutrayam kashayam
  • Kasa kutar ras
  • Vyoshadi vataka
  • Talisa patradi churnam

             AVAILABLE BRANDS

  • Dabur
  • Dindayal Industries Ltd
  • Uma Ayurvedics
  • Baidyanath

        RESEARCH PAPERS

  1. Antimicrobial activity of water extracts of trikatu churna and its individual ingredient
  • Pharmaceutical study of Lauha Bhasma

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3221077/

3.       Toxicity study of Lauha Bhasma (calcined iron) in albino rats

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4850776/

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