Drakshavaleha – A Natural Liver Remedy

Drakshavaleha is one of the widely used herbal products for liver complaints. Draksha refers to raisins. It is an herbal jam (like chyawanprash)

Uses

Drakshavaleha uses:
It is useful in chronic liver disorders – Halimaka
Anemia, early stage of liver disorders – Pandu
Jaundice, hepatitis – Kamala

Contents

Drakshavaleha Ingredients – 
Draksha – Raisins (Dry grapes) – 768 g
Kana – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum – 768 g
Sharkara – sugar – 2.4 kg
Madhuka – Licorice root – Glycyrrhiza glabra – 96 g
Shunti – Ginger rhizome – 96 g
Twak Ksheeri – Vamsha lochana – Bambusa bambos – 96 g
Dhatri rasa – juice extract of Amla fruit – Embelica officinalis – 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.

With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.

Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.

With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.

Shloka – Sanskrit verse

drakshavaleha

Traditional reference and Uses

Traditional reference:
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.

Kids, pregnancy and lactation

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 and storage

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.

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