This is a classical medication made with the combination of herbs and minerals. It comes in a tablet form which helps in many disorders which originate from pitta dosha and blood vitiation. It is an ideal medication for women who are suffering from leucorrhea, menorrhagia etc. It has various minerals in it due to which it is effective in low doses.
Ingredients used in Chandrakala Ras
This formulation contains the following herbs and minerals:
- Shudha para (Purified mercury)
- Tamra bhasma (copper bhasma)
- Abhrak bhasma (Mica bhasma)
- Gandhak (Purified sulfur)
- Moti pishti (Pearl calx)
- Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa)
- Giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia)
- Pitta Papada (Fumaria indica)
- Khas (vetiveria zizanioides)
- Choti pippali (Piper nigrum)
- Shweta chandan (Santalum album)
- Vanshlochan (Bambusa arundinacea)
- Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus)
- Sweet pomegranate (Punica granatum)
- Kewda (Pandanus odoratissimus)
- Kamal (Nelumbo nucifera)
- Sahdei (Vernonia cinerea)
- Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)
- Munakka (Vitis vinifera)
- Kapur (Cinnamomum camphora)
Ref. Ayurvedic Text – [ Siddha Yoga Sangraha ]
Description of Used Ingredients in Chandrakala Ras
Each ingredient in this formulation has a specific action which we will be discussing below:
- Parada – In ayurveda rasa shastra means the science of mercury as there are several benefits due to which it is the main component in the ras shastra. It was known in ayurvedic texts as amrit that means it brings immortality and well being to the person who consumes mercury regularly. Purified mercury has small particles which enter into the minute channels of the body and perform its action. It can be given in a variety of disorders as this balances all the doshas in the body. It helps in strengthening and stabilizing the body. Mercury is used after the 8 steps of purification after that only it can be used for the process of making medication and it is helpful in treating diseases.
- Tamra bhasma – It is an ayurvedic medication which is made using copper after the process of purification and incineration. This medication is used for disorders occurring due to the pitta and kapha dosha. It is bitter, astringent, pungent and sweet in taste and also it has a sweet taste after digestion. It helps in the easy flow of medication and nutrients. It has properties like light, scraping, healing, beneficial for the eyes. Can be used in anemia, fever, bloating, liver and spleen disorders. It is also good for bleeding disorders.
- Abhrak bhasma – This is the ore of mica and made after the process of incineration and purification. This bhasma is very cool in potency and sweet in taste and has oily properties. It helps in enhancing the strength and intelligence hence increasing the life of a person. Tamra bhasma is a very potent aphrodisiac and a rasaayan. Can be indicated in diseases like anemia, duodenal ulcers, leucorrhea, piles, urticaria and vertigo. It helps in enhancing digestion, hair growth, complexion and breast milk. Eliminates pitta and kapha dosha.
- Gandhak – This is made by using purified sulfur. It helps in increasing digestion and absorption. It is antitoxic, antiparasitic, antibiotic and has rasayanic properties. Gandhak is helpful in treating skin disorders. It has also said that there is no uprasa better than gandhak.
- Moti pishti – This is also known as pearl calx which is made from the pearls obtained from the sea shores. Pearl calx is sweet in taste and cool in potency. It has a sweet taste after digestion and has cold and light properties. Pearl calx is light to digest and has antitoxic effects. It can be indicated in diseases like cough, emaciation, TB, and low metabolism. Provides strength to the heart and increases the intelligence of a person.
- Kutki – Root of this herb is used for making these tablets. It has light and dry properties with a bitter taste. It will help in eliminating the kapha and pitta dosha. Kutki increases the appetite and stimulates the liver. It treats various liver disorders like jaundice, loss of appetite, liver cirrhosis etc. it will also act as a diuretic. In small doses kutki can be used as a rasayan.
- Giloy – Giloy’s satva is used for the making of this medication. It helps in balancing all the three doshas and also helps in eliminating the pitta dosha from the body. It has antitoxic effects and sweet taste conversion after digestion. It has antiinflammatory effects. As it is bitter in taste it can be used in diabetes. It is the choice of herb which is given in the chronic fever. Its satva is helpful in cardiac disorders, blood disorders, splenomegaly and anemia. It helps in increasing the rakta, meda and shukra dhatu of the body.
- Pitta papada – This herb is light in property and bitter in taste. Helps in pacifying pitta and kapha dosha. It can be used in conditions like delirium, fainting, intoxication, liver enlargement, bleeding disorders, and jaundice. It affects the skin, liver and kidney.
- Khas – Ayurveda acharyas have mentioned in the group of herbs like varnya (Herbs enhancing complexion), stanyajanana (Herbs which promote the lactation), chardinigrahan (Antiemetic), dahaprashman (Relieves burning sensation) etc. It has a mixture of sweet and bitter taste with drying properties. Due to the cold potency it pacifies pitta dosha and due to sweet taste it pacifies pitta dosha.
- Choti pippali – Its fruits are basically used for the making of these tablets. It is kept in groups like deepniya (Increasing digestive fire), shoolaprashaman (Pain relieving), krimighna etc. It has light and sharp properties with a pungent taste. It has a stimulating action on the organs of the whole body and clears out the blockages of the minute channels of the body. It is very effective in dysmenorrhea, amenorrhoea and impotency. By using it in small doses it is helpful stimulating the action of other herbs and medications.
- Shweta chandan – This herb is coolant in nature and in ayurveda it is kept in groups like daahaprashmana (Relieving burning sensation), Angmardprashmana (Body pain relieving), varnya (Enhancing complexion), visha ghana (Antitoxic). It contains 3-6% of the volatile oils. Chandan has light and dry properties with a bitter and sweet taste. Its potency is cold. It is helpful in calming the brain and pleases the mind. It is the best medication which can be used by the women who have foul smelling menstruation and also can be used in menorrhagia, leucorrhoea and shukrameha (Discharge of the sperm with the urine). Heartwood of chandan is used in this formulation which is pitta kapha ghana (Eliminated pitta and kapha dosha) It is a very good antidote due to which it can be used in the persons who are suffering from poison effects.
- Vanshlochan – It is the siliceous discharge from the stem of the bamboo plant inside the hollow part of the stem. It has light, dry and sharp properties with a sweet and astringent taste. Its decoction is very useful in problems like dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea. It can be used for diseases associated with the rasa dhatu, rakta dhatu, meda dhatu. It is mutual (Diuretic). It is also used for the treatment of bleeding disorders, cough and asthma-like conditions.
- Nagarmotha – Roots of the plant are used for the making of this formulation. In Ayurvedic classical texts it is kept in groups like trupti ghana (Provides nourishment), trishna nigrahan (Quenches thirst), lekhaniya (Scrapping), kandu ghana (Prevents itching). It can also be used as a brain and nervous tonic. It also promotes uterine muscle contractions and helps in the purification of breast milk. It also enhances digestion.
- Sweet pomegranate – Its fruits are sweet in taste which are used for the making of this formulation. It is light to digest and has unctuous properties. Pomegranate is not very hot and also has tridosha balancing properties. It relieves burning sensation and also can be used in IBS and ulcerative colitis.
- Milk – Cow’s milk is used for making this formulation which is sweet, oily, heavy, coolant and strengthening in nature due to which it helps in calming the vata and pitta dosha. It is very beneficial in conditions like chest injuries, chronic fever, Internal bleedings and other ailments.
- Kewda – Kewda is bitter, sweet and pungent in taste which is light to digest and slimy in nature. Potency of kewra is hot and helps in pacifying the kapha and pitta dosha.
- Kamal – It is kept in groups like varnya (Herbs enhancing complexion), Mutravirajniya (Imparts natural color to the urine) etc. This herb is astringent, sweet and bitter in taste and has cold potency. Its qualities are lightness, unctuousness and stickiness due to which it helps in balancing the kapha and pitta dosha.
- Sahdei – It is bitter in taste and light to digest with dry properties. It undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion, which has a hot potency. Sahdei helps in reducing the vitiated kapha and vata dosha. It is used for the healing of wounds and for the swelling in any area. This is also helpful as a blood purifier. It is indicated as a grahi means absorbent, which is useful in diarrhea, IBS. In kshata also it is indicated i.e. in injury and internal bleeding.
- Shatavari – Roots of the shatavari are used which are sweet and bitter in taste and also heavy to digest and have slimy or unctuous properties. It has cold potency so helps in balancing the pitta and vata dosha. Shatavari is aphrodisiac in nature and also improves intelligence. Shatavari is indicated in bleeding disorders due to the cold properties.
- Munakka – Munakka is unctuous, heavy to digest and sweet in taste. Potency of munakka is cold in nature and balances vata and pitta dosha. Charaka has kept this in groups like kanthya (Voice improving), shramahara (Relieving tiredness) etc. It is helpful in treating eye disorders and calms the mind. It can be used to treat alcoholism.
- Kapur – It has medicinal properties like light to digest and dry. It undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion. Kapur is coolant in nature and balances all the three doshas, mainly kapha and pitta dosha. As it is coolant in nature, it will relieve the burning sensation and also helps in calming the burning sensation.
Method Of Preparation
Following is the method of preparation of this formulation.
- Take the fine powder in the quantity of 1 tola of pure mercury, abhrak bhasma, pure sulfur, moti pishti, kutki, giloy satva, pit papda, khas, choti pippali, shweta chandan, anantmool and vanshlochan.
- First make a kajjali of pure mercury and gandhak.
- Then in that kajjali all the powdered bhasma and herbs are added and mixed.
- In the mixture of kajali and powdered herbs, decoction of nagarmotha, meetha anar, milk, kewra, sahdei,shatavari and pitt papda is used to give bhavna to the mixture one by one.
- After that 7 bhavna of munakka are given
- In the end 1 tola of kapur is added and mixed to make a hard paste-like mixture.
- From this mixture tablets are made in the size of black chickpeas.
Chandrakala ras has a variety of uses as this medication has different medicinal properties. It helps in balancing the tridoshas in the body but mainly it helps in balancing the kapha and pitta dosha from the body. As this formulation helps in balancing pitta dosha so it will calm down all types of raktapitta and bleeding disorders, it will help to pacify the burning sensation of the body. As this herb has kajjali in this due to which it is easily transportable and flow in the minute channels and gets absorbed in the whole body so it acts as yogavahi and it contains some herbs like shatavari, kutki, guduchi etc which imparts it rasayan qualities (Rejuvenating qualities). Chandrakala ras also acts as a diuretic and can also be used in weakness as it helps in providing strength. It also helps in calming down the vata dosha from the body so it will also help in treating hypertension. It has hemostatic properties so it can be used in raktapitta. Due to its rejuvenating action and diuretic action it can be used in the treatment of diabetes or prameha.
Chandrakala ras is helpful in pacifying vata and pitta dosha from the body.
- It can be given in the dose of 1-2 tablets once or twice a day before or after the intake of food or as directed by your physician.
- It can be taken with cold water, dadimavaleha, pomegranate juice, or ashokarishta.
Classically it is indicated in the following disorders.
- Excessive thirst
- Burning sensation
- Weakness of the heart muscles
- Mutrakricha (Difficulty urination)
- Murcha (Vertigo and fainting)
It can be indicated in the following ways like
- Can be indicated in all the pitta disorders
- Haemoptysis (blood with the cough)
- Burning in the urination
- Burning sensation of the whole body
- Complications arising from the diabetes
- Urinary tract disorders
- As a rejuvenating agent
- Can be used for the treatment of hairfall
- This does not have many side effects but in higher doses it can cause side effects.
- It should be avoided in children and pregnant ladies.
- Overdose can cause gastritis.
- Self medication is harmful.
This medication is best for the treatment of pittaj and bleeding disorders. These tablets are easy to take and easy to digest. Due to the mercury and other rasaushadhi, it is easy to transport and flow in the channels of the body and easily gets absorbed. This medication is easily available in planet ayurveda which is made by classical methods and using classical herbs.