Surana Modaka – Ingredients, Uses and, Dosage

Surana Modaka or Soornanadi Modaka is an Ayurvedic medicinal preparation in the form of jam or paste. Here Surana means elephant foot yam (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius) and modaka means dumplings. It is mainly used in treating piles or hemorrhoids (Arsha’s).

Ingredients of Surana Modaka

Prakeshpaka dravya (powders to be added)

  1. Maricha (Piper nigrum) – 1 part
  2. Pippali (Piper longum) – 2 parts
  3. Nagara/Shunti (Zingiber officinale) – 3 parts
  4. Shiki/Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) – 4 parts
  5. Surana (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius) – 4 parts

Madhura Dravya (sweetening substance)

  1. Guda/Jaggery (Saccharum officinarum)- Q.S

Preparation of Surana Modaka

All the ingredients are taken in specified quantity. A vessel is taken and crushed jaggery is added and heated. When the jaggery is melted other powdered ingredients are added and stirred well. When it becomes thick in its consistency it should be taken out and modaka’s (laddu) are prepared to use or can be stored as jam preparation also.

Indications/Uses of Surana Modaka

  1. Arshas (piles/hemorrhoids)

Dosage of Surana Modaka

In general, it is 10 to 20 gms once or twice daily or as directed by the physician.

Reference:

  1. Ashtanga Hrudaya, Chikitsa Sthana, Arsha chikitsa, 8/157

Also, Check Sooranadi Lehyam.

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