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Ajamoda Arka

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Ajamoda Arka is a liquid preparation obtained by hydro-distillation of fruits of Trachyspermum roxburghianum.

Formulation composition

Dv¢p¡ntara ajamod¡ (API) Trachyspermum roxburghianum Fr. 1.0 kg
Jala API for soaking and for preparation of Arka Potable Water 20.0 l

Method of preparation

  • Take the raw materials of pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Wash, dry and powder the ingredient number 1 of the Formulation Composition and pass through 355 µm I. S. sieve (sieve number 44) to obtain coarse powder.
  • Place 100 g of Dv¢p¡ntara ajamod¡ powder in a round bottom standard joint flask of 3.0 l capacity. Add 2.0 l of Jala.
  • Attach the proper distillation assembly with distillation and receiving heads, double surface condenser and receiving flask and enough circulating water to condense the distillate i.e. Arka.
  • Place the flask on a heating mantle. Adjust the temperature control when boiling starts and continue the distillation to collect about 1.5 l of Arka.
  • Store in containers and pack them air-tight to protect from light and moisture.[1]

Description

  • Ajamoda Arka is a cloudy milky turbid liquid having characteristic spicy odour with slightly pungent lingering bitter taste.

Storage

  • Store in a cool place in tightly closed containers, protected from light and moisture.

Therapeutic uses

  • Agnimandya (Digestive impairment), Ajirna (Dyspepsia), Bastiroga (Urinary bladder disorder), Vatakapharoga (Diseases due to Vata and Kapha dosha)

Dose

  • 10 to 20 ml per day in divided doses.

Anupāna

  • Water.

Physico-chemical parameters

Specific gravity (200) 0.995 to 0.998,

References

  1. THE AYURVEDIC PHARMACOPOEIA OF INDIA, PART-II, VOLUME-III, page no 2.