Chitrakasava or Chitrakasavam is an ayurvedic alcoholic preparation. It is used in treating shwitra (leucoderma) and other skin diseases.
Ingredients of Chitrakasavam
- Gomutra (cow urine)
- Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica)
- Vyosha (Trikatu)
1. Shunti (Zingiber officinale)
2. Maricha(Piper nigrum)
3. Pippali(Piper longum)
Madhura Dravya (sweetening material)
- Kshaudra (honey)
Chitrakasavam Preparation :
All these ingredients along with water are taken in a vessel smeared with ghee. Left for fermentation for 15 days, then the contents are filtered.
Indication of Chitrakasavam
- Shwitra – leucoderma
- Kushta – skin diseases.
Dosage of Chitrakasavam:
- 15 – 30 ml or as directed by the physician.
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