Chandanasava – Uses, Dosage, Ingredients And Side Effects

Chandanasava is a good Ayurvedic medicine for night fall, strength and digestion. Chandana means sandalwood, which is the main ingredient of this medicine.  It is an Ayurvedic wine preparation. It contains 5 – 10 % of self generated alcohol.
Usually in any Asava or arishta, one sweetening agent is used. But in Chandanasav, two are used in 2:1 combination of sugar candy and jaggery.


Chandanasava uses: Traditionally Chandanasava is used in the treatment of spermatorrhoea and burning micturition. It is also used to improve strength. It is a natural cardiac tonic. It also improves digestion power.
It relieves excess body heat.

Traditional uses of Chandanasavam:
Used in treatment of nightfall, spermatorrhoea – Shukramehahara
Improves strength and immunity – Balakara
Improves nourishment – Pushtikara
Acts as cardiac tonic – Hrudya
Improves digestion – vahnisandeepana


Doctors also prescribe this for the treatment of
Burning sensation following radiotherapy, laser therapy etc.
Burning sensation associated with fever.
Gastro esophageal reflux disorder


Chandanasava doses: 
12 – 24 ml usually after food, or as directed by Ayurveda doctor. It can be mixed with equal quantity of water, if the taste is not tolerated by the patient.

How long to use?
It is usually administered for 1 – 2 months of time. It can be used safely for a period of upto 3 – 4 months.

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.

Side effects

Chandanasav side effects: 
In diabetes, it should be used with precaution, as it contains sugar candy and jaggery.
In the right dosage, it is quite a safe medicine.


Chandanasavam ingredients: 
Sandalwood – Santalum album – heart wood – 48 g
Balaka – Hribera – Pavonia odorata – root – 48 g
Musta – Cyperus rotundus – rizhome – 48 g
Gambhari – Gmelina arborea – stem bark and root – 48 g
Nilotpala – Utpala – Nymphea stellata – flower – 48 g
Priyangu – callicarpa macrophylla – Flower – 48 g
Padmaka – Prunus poddum – stem – 48 g
Lodhra – symplocos racemosa – stem bark – 48 g
Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia – Root – 48 g
Raktachandana – Pterocarpus marsupium – Heart wood – 48 g
Patha – Cyclea peltata – root / whole plant – 48 g
Kiratatikta – Swertia chiraita – whole plant – 48 g
Nyagrodha – Ficus benghalensis – stem bark – 48 g
Pippali – Long pepper – Fruit – 48 g
Madhuka – Madhuka longifolia – Flower – 48 g
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata – Root / whole plant – 48 g
Patola – pointed gourd leaf  48 g –
Kanchanara – Bauhinia variegata – stem bark – 48 g
Amratvak – Bark of mango – 48 g
Mocharasa – Shalmali – Bombax malabaricum – Exudate – 48 g
Dhataki – Woodfordia fruticosa – Flower – 768 g
Draksha – Dry grapes – 960 g
Sharkara – sugar candy – 4.8 kg
Jaggery – 2.4 kg
Water – 24.576 liters

Manufacturing method

First sugar candy and jaggery are dissolved in water, filtered. The rest of the ingredients are taken in coarse powder form, added to the vessel containing water. Mixed well. The container is kept sealed for 1 month period. After observing the natural alcohol production, the contents are filtered and stored in air tight containers.

Shloka- Sanskrit verse



Chandanasavam Reference: Bhaishajyaratnavali Shukrameha chapter – 34 – 38
AFI Formulations – Volume 1

Kids,pregnancy and lactation

Safe for kids? 
It is safe to use this medicine in lower dose, in children above 7 years of age.
Pregnancy and lactation –
During pregnancy it is best avoided.
It can be taken during lactation period, under doctor’s advice, for a short period of time.

Expiry date and storage

Expiry date: 10 years from the date of manufacture.
Storage: Store in a cool place in tightly closed amber coloured bottle, protect from light and moisture.


Baidyanath, Dabur, AVP,  Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala, Nagarjuna – Chandanaasavam

75 thoughts on “Chandanasava – Uses, Dosage, Ingredients And Side Effects”

  1. we are planning to have an IUI(artificial insemination within two or three days and some relative prescribed me to use chandanasava to reduce body heat. is it safe for me to take it. please advice

  2. as the line of treatment is perfect one you can wait for 2 more weeks.but if it does not give result there after also then, it is better that you consult your doctor once again and evaluate underlying cause for your problem thoroughly.

  3. Hello Madam, You can take Maha Manjisthadi Kashaya.
    Dosage: Mix 10-15 ml of the Kashaya in 40ml of water and take on empty stomach.

  4. Dear sir,
    I live in UK and am looking to buy online. I went through the ingredients on a kalpham from baidyanath brand and it showed parabens. I am looking to buy chandanaasava without parabens or chemicals. which one should i buy. Most of them has a shelf life of 10 years which leads to the confusion whether it contains parabens. please advice

    • Kotakal Ayurveda Chandanaswam. All Ayurveda medicines have own herbal nature based preservatives. I don’t understand why baidyanath adds parabens. But for UK climate i don’t think you need chandanaasva on other hand.

      • Thank you. I had consulted an Ayurveda physician and was recommended (after a pulse check) chandanasavam for excess heat in the body. They have run out of stock so i am buying online.

        Also i researched through this stream and came to know sarivadyasava is good for blood purification. i have brown spots appearing on face increasing each day. topical treatments are not helping much. please advice.

        • Even Certain Ayurveda drugs have side reaction. Don’t just think all Ayurveda drugs are safe. Better to try home remedies initially like drinking amla juice, avoid non-veg. On the other hand if you want treat skin disease you should find out if you are allergic from sulfur 1st. All important skin related Ayurveda drugs have purified sulphur in it.

          Kadiraristam, and saribadiyaswam both along with chandnaswam/ draksharistam can be used to treat heat related skin disease. Why not consult a good dietitian and an ayurvedic doctor/

  5. Your problem might be mind related also if other tests are clear. GAD Generalized Anxiety Disorder also cause frequent urination without any valid medical reason. Plus it rises or lowers BP and Sugar level in body. You may need to take treatment for that instead.

  6. You can take Chandanasava alone – 15 ml, mixed with 15 ml of water twice a day after food for 1 month time. if there are no improvements, kindly consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.

  7. My mom is facing burning sensation after urine and she gets UTI frequently she is diabetic as well please suggest medicine ?

  8. I bought it after reading ???? ur blog and think it is good for me but after buying it I saw in home that the manufacturer date (mfg) is 9/15 I bought it 8/17 is it expiry or can be usable please say

  9. sir,can a perimenopause women with high vata and pitta conditions with insomnia can use it? beacuse the contents in this syrup seems to be dry in natutre

  10. Dear Dr,
    As mentioned Chandanasavam is Ayurvedic wine preparation. The Alcohol contained in it is like that of used in homeopathy or like traditional wine?

  11. In 2014 I was treated Laser treatment for R-kidney stone it was washout. Now I am feeling burning sensation after passing the urine and irritation on anus. Is Chandanasava is useful in my condition, or kindly suggest any other Ayurved for this. (Regards)

  12. respected, sir
    mujhe masaane ki garmi hai or pehsaab me garmi mehsus hoti garmiyo me aksar pila aata hai jalan bhi hoti pesab khulkar bhi ni ata or kam bhi aata hai jalan bhi hoti kripya koi sahi dawa bataye kya chandnasav kafi hai ya kuch or bhi lena hoga plz reply sir.

  13. Hello sir sice 5 years after my trigimonal nerve operation i feel very much drousiness every time in the morning also in the work its very difficult so my docter at govt auyrvedic clinic recomended this chandanasavam how long i have to consume

  14. Sir

    I have problem that dhatu is coming with urine from last 6 months and i am talking medicine from jiva aayurveda last 3 months but no relief now i am started chandachanda. Please suggest what should i do


  15. Dr sahab, mujhe urine jab aata h toh usme chiknahat hoti h matlab ki dhatu rog aur ashwgandha etc koi bhi dawai leta hu toh body m garmi badh jaati h piles bhi ho jaati h chandanasaw mere liye sahi rahega ya koi aisi dawa bataye jo sharir ki garmi aur dhatu rog dono theek kare

  16. My palms and soles sweat profusly even without doing any exercise….is it helpful? If yes should I take it before or after food??…plz help sir

  17. Hello Doctor Hebbar. In this page reference is to Bhaishajyaratnavali chapter – 34 – 38 AFI Formulations – Volume 1. Where can I find this document? Is it available as online resource? I know that has many of our ancient texts often by translators. But these sometimes have errors. For example Kaushikji’s Bhashajyaratnavali Sateek has two errors for this very recipe. First the water amount given is twice what you are showing in this page. And also Madhuka has been omitted in translation. Thanks in advance for any reply.

    • Namaste! There will be slight variations in ingredients or proportions in the same textbook published by different authors. Archive is the main place to find most of Ayurvedic texts.


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