Drakshavaleha is one of the widely used herbal products for liver complaints. Draksha refers to raisins. It is an herbal jam (like chyawanprash)
Halimaka – It is useful in chronic liver disorders.
Pandu – Anemia, early stage of liver disorders
Kamala – Jaundice, hepatitis
Drakshavaleha Ingredients –
Draksha – Raisins (Dry grapes) -768 g
Kana – Pippali – Long pepper – 768 g
Sharkara – sugar – 2.4 kg
Madhuka – Yashtimadhu – licorice – 96 g
Shunti – Ginger – 96 g
Twak Ksheeri – Vamsha lochana – Bambusa bambos – 96 g
Dhatri rasa – juice extract of Amla – 12.288 liters
Madhu – honey – 768 g
Method of manufacturing:
First Amla juice extract is taken. It is added with fine paste of raisins, powders of long pepper, licorice and sugar. The contents are heated till semi solid consistency.
It is taken out of fire, Vamshalochana powder is added and mixed well.
After self cooling, honey is added and mixed well.
Dose: 5 – 10 grams with warm water or honey. Traditional dose is told as the quantity that one can hold in his / her palm.
Dosage for children below 5 years of age – 1 – 2 grams, once or twice a day, along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.
Dosage for children between 5 – 12 years of age – 5 grams once or twice a day along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.
Ashtanga Hrudaya Chikitsa Sthana 16/29-31
Drakshavaleha uses – Liver disorders, Anemia.
This herbal jam is ideal for those taking regular alcohol.
It protects and supports normal liver functions.
Safe for kids?
Safe in lower doses for kids above 3 years of age.
During pregnancy: It is best to avoid this or any other Ayurvedic medicine during pregnancy.
During lactation: This medicine can be taken during lactation.
Side effects: It contains sugar and hence not suitable for diabetic people.
Shelf life: 3 years from the date of manufacturing. Once the bottle is opened, it is best to finish it within 4 – 5 months of time.
Storage: Store in a cool place in tightly closed amber coloured bottle, protect from light and moisture.