Category: Herbal Remedies

Chandramrit Ras – Benefits, Usage, Indications, and Dosage


Rasashastra is a supreme branch of ayurvedic classics. There are a lot of rasagranthas in Rasashastra, explaining the rasaushadhi in very detail. Parada and gandhaka are well known minerals having ample benefits. The mode of action of rasaushadhi is fast and is result oriented. Rasaaushdhis are associated with parada and gandhaka. This article contains information about one of the most important rasaushadhi Chandramrit ras, its therapeutic values and method of preparation and actions.


Chandramrit ras manages the aggravated vata dosha in the body and helps to manage diseases like paralysis. It is mentioned in Aushadh guna dharamshala. It is one of the most useful herbomineral combinations to  manage the tremors or parkinsonism. It is loaded with a variety of health benefits after purification. As the name indicates Chandramrit ras is to enhance the lungs strength, immunomodulator and anti-pyretic in action.


  • Shudh parad
  • Shuddha gandhak
  • Loha bhasma
  • Abhrak bhasma
  • Suhaga kheel
  • Sonth
  • Pippali
  • Kali mirch
  • Amla
  • Harad
  • Baheda
  • Chavya
  • Dhaniya
  • Jeera
  • Sendha namak

Bhavna dravyas

Adusa (Adhatoda vasica)

Description of Main ingredients

Shudh Parada

Shudh Parada is one of the main ingredients of  Chandramrit ras. Shudh parada is purified mercury is one of the potent health boosters, promoting the healthy blood cells in the body. Purified mercury increases the sperm quality and nourishes the muscles. It enhances better assimilation and absorption of minerals and nutrients in the body.. The multiple benefits of Parada is mentioned in ayurvedic texts. Parada is known to balance all the three doshas (vata, pitta, kapha). It acts as immunomodulator and rasayan (rejuvenator) and acts as Ropan. Parada is best as it increases the potency of ingredients assimilated with it. Parada is associated with many spiritual thoughts as mentioned in rasagranthas.Rasa is related to lord shiva and  has spiritual entities. It increases the quality and efficiency of all the ingredients in this herbomineral formulation.

Shudha gandhak

Shudh gandhak is detoxified sulphur. Shudh gandhak is sweet in taste and katu (bitter). Properties associated with gandhak are its agni-deepak (promotes digestion), hot  potency and clean out the toxins.  It helps to cure the ailments associated with various skin disorders. It can manage ailments like psoriasis,eczema etc. Gandhak is a potent brain booster,opens the body channels,boosts the immunity and manages the allergic conditions. Gandhak is known to increase the immunity and disease fighting capacity of the body. Other associated actions of the purified sulphur increase the semen count. As it increases the overall metabolism of the body, it enhances mental strength, promote calmness. So it is one of the chief ingredients of the Chandramrit ras. Gandhak (purified sulphur) is a potent detoxifier, boosts the immunity and it is beneficial in conditions of allergy. Rasa sindoor promotes the vata anulomana (drains the aggravated vata), acts as kaphanisarak (pacifies the aggravated kaph), agni deepak(promotes digestion).

Loha bhasma

Loha bhasma is one of the main ingredients of Chandramrit ras. Loha is nourishing, sour, and sweet in properties. Loha is heavy in property and cool in nature. Loha is known to improve the strength, immunity, skin texture and quality of life, a potent immunity modulator in the body, promotes the healthy blood cells and known to manage conditions like anemia. Loha promotes sperm quality and muscle nourishment. Loha bhasma promotes long term weakness, anti-inflammatory, anti cancer and helps to reload the normal status of the body.

Abhrak Bhasma

Abhrak is purified Mica. It is cold in potency,sweet in taste, smooth in purified form. Abhrak is known to increase the strength,age and act as a brain tonic. Abhrak also acts as an aphrodisiac and rejuvenator. It can be helpful to manage the problems like cough, breathlessness, anemia, tuberculosis, indigestion, swelling, piles and vertigo. Other actions of mica are keshya (promote hair growth), hridya (improve the cardiac tone) etc. netrya (promote better vision). Abhrak is an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and immunity booster. Abhrak is helpful in managing and promoting good lung health and promotes the functions of alveoli. In Chandramrit ras abhrak bhasma enhances the potency of this formulation multiple times.


Suhaga is Borax. It is antimicrobial in action, suhaga is antimicrobial in action. Also Suhaga manages the dandruff problems and other associated skin issues. Suhaga is pungent in taste and hot in nature. Also suhaga balances vata and increases digestive power. Suhaga promotes all these actions when assimilated in Chandramrit rasa.


Sonth is Zingiber officinale. Sonth is hot in potency. The properties of Sonth or adrak are katu (pungent), guru (heavy), ruksha (dry), teekshna (strong) and madhur in vipaka. It promotes digestion as it is helpful in promoting the digestive fire. Also sonth is hot in potency so it is also useful in managing conditions like cough, cold and fever.


Pippali is Piper Longum. Prevalent throughout the plains of India. Pippali is adaptogenic, potent nervine tonic, antispasmodic in properties. Also pippali helps to calm the thought process, maintain the sleep wake cycle and help to maintain the cortisol hormone in balance. Katu , laghu, teekshna, hot.

Kali Mirch

Kali mirch/black pepper is Piper nigrum. Black piper is Katu (pungent) in taste. Kali mirch is laghu (light), tikshna (astringent), sukshma (invade the deep channels and drain out the toxins), ushna (hot in potency) and balance kapha and vata. This herb enhances the properties of Chandramrit rasa.


Amla is emblica officinalis. The amla fruit is cold in potency, guru (heavy) and madhur (sweet) in taste. Amla has five tastes: pungent, sour, sweet, bitter, and astringent. It is tridosha shamak and helps to balance the aggravated vata, pitta and kapha. Also amla is an immunity modulator and anti-inflammatory agent.


Harad is Terminalia chebula. Harad is pungent, bitter and astringent in nature. It is a well known herb to balance the vata, pitta and kapha. The rasa (taste) of harad is bitter, astringent and sweet. It is a well known digestion promotor and detoxifies the system. Harad also have anuloman properties (drain out the vata).


Baheda is Terminalis billerica. Baheda is kshaya (astringent), ruksha (dry), laghu (light), sheet(cold) in sparsh (touch), madhur (sweet), and ushna (hot) in potency. Baheda is also a well known digestion promoter. Also baheda balances the vata, pitta and kapha in the body. Baheda has laxative actions and helps to manage chronic constipation.


Chavya is piper retrofractum. The properties of Chavya are laghu (light), ruksha (dry), katu (pungent), and hot. Chavya is best to manage problems like Constipation, neuralgia,bloating,and paralysis. Therefore chavya also manages the abdominal pain and fullness.


Dhaniya is coriandrum sativum. Dhaniya is Astringent, light, bitter, and unctuous. It can manage the problems associated with poor digestive fire and excess pitta. Dhaniya also manages the burning sensation, vomiting, unctuousness, and fever. It provides the chandramrit rasa a soothing effect.  


Jeera is cumin. Jeera is  Laghu (light), katu (pungent), and ushna (hot). The jeerak promotes digestion, helpful to cure the hyperacidity, burning gut, dizziness, bloating, vomiting and skin diseases. Jeera also promotes a soothing effect. It is very common in Indian households.

Sendha namak

Sendha namak is rock salt. It is deepaniya (promote better digestion), chakshushya (improve vision), vidahi (cure the burning sensation in the gut), improve taste, aphrodisiac, relieve infection, enhance the body tone. It is hikkanashna (means to manage hiccups).


Pippali is piper longum. Improve digestion,manage cough and cold. Improve the digestive fire. It is hot in potency, katu, laghu, tikshna. Vata and kapha pacifier. Pacify the spleen related problems and promote hunger.

Bhavna drvyas

Adusa (Adhatoda vasica)

Adusa is also called as vasa. Vasa is one of the best medicines to manage the conditions of respiratory problems. It is beneficial to manage the abdominal discomfort. It manages the excessive cough and problems like ulcerative colitis or crohn’s disease. The bhavna of vasa in Chandramrit rasa enhance the properties multiple times and therefore help to load the Chandramrit rasa with respiratory detoxification properties.

Preparation method

First add the 1-1 tola of each ingredient. After that, crush the ingredients properly after making the kajjali of parad and gandhak. Make powder of every ingredient and give bhavna of Adusa leaves. Make tablets of 3 ratti each.


This rasa is loaded with multiple potent and effective ingredients to manage the conditions of aggravated tridosha. Chandramrit rasa is very helpful to maintain good health and helpful in painful conditions.

  1. Asthma
  2. Breathlessness
  3. Blood mixed cough
  4. Poor digestion
  5. Gulma (abdominal discomfort)
  6. Haridyaroga (cardiac tone)
  7. Pandu (anemia)
  8. Jeerna javar (intermittent fever)
  9. Dry cough
  10. Cough
  11. Cardiac issues
  12. Vertigo
  13. Daha (burning sensation)
  14. Scleroderma.

Dosage:  125 mg twice daily


Avoid self med. Chandramrita ras should always be taken after the advice of an ayurvedic physician. Avoid self medication in children also. Pregnant women and lactating mothers should avoid it. Overdose can cause serious concerns.

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Chandramrit ras is one of the useful herbal remedies to manage digestive and respiratory issues. Chandramrit ras promotes the functioning of alveoli and CNS. It balances the vata dosha and manages the conditions like bronchial asthma problems. This rasa has potency to manage the various respiratory issues. In conclusion we can say that Chandramrit ras is a potent rasaushadhi to manage various health concerns.

Somatoform Disorders: Symptoms, Types, and Treatment with Ayurveda


Mental handicap and psychological health care have been ignored in the talk around heath, common liberties and uniformity. This is baffling as mental disorders are unavoidable and affecting around eight percent of the total population. Moreover, the experience of people with mental disability is one described by different interlinked degrees of disparity and segregation inside society. This is hurtful that the mentally challenged persons feel excluded that makes them more sad and worsens their condition. In the text, we shall discuss Somatoform disorder in detail. We shall also have a look at the management of the same in the contemporary medicinal system and in the Indian traditional medicinal system of Ayurveda as well. Let’s get started !!

Somatoform Disorders


Somatic system disorder is a type of psychological sickness that causes one or more bodily symptoms in which pain is almost present. The symptoms could possibly be discernible to an actual reason including general ailments, other psychological maladjustments etc. Yet, notwithstanding, they cause extreme and unbalanced degrees of distress. The symptoms may or may not involve one or more organs and systems of the body. Usually those who are suffering from the somatoform disease have anxiety disorder as well. The condition of somatoform disorder can be well correlated with vata vyadhi. We will look upon it in detail later in the text. Now let’s have a look at the causes, signs, symptoms and management of the same !!


  • Family influence that can be environmental or genetic or both of these.
  • Biological or genetic factors including higher sensitivity to pain.
  • Learned behaviour – the attention seeking and benefits achieved from having an illness.
  • Personality trait of negativity
  • Decreased awareness of or problems processing emotions.

Risk factors

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stressful life
  • Past trauma such as childhood sexual abuse
  • Lower educational qualification
  • Low socio-economic status
  • Medical condition
  • Risk of developing a medical condition that runs in the family such as diabetes, OCD etc.

Signs and symptoms

  • Altered sensations including pain, fatigue, shortness of breath and weakness. These symptoms can occur altogether or solely. And this further can be mild to severe.
  • Continuous thinking or worrying about the illness
  • Assuming the normal physical sensations as if these are the signs of severe illness.
  • A person feels that the medical evaluation or the treatment that has been prescribed is not adequate and correct.
  • Fear of physical activity that can harm the body.
  • Frequently going for health care visits
  • Assuming that normal physical sensations are harmful and life threatening.
  • Continuously checking for any abnormality in the body.
  • Unresponsive to the medical management and unusual sensitivity to the
  • More severe impairment that is not usually expected from an ailment.


The diagnosis of somatoform disorder is particularly based on the clinical and personal history of the patient


  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy is used as it helps the patient teaching them how to reduce stress, how to cope with physical symptoms, to deal with depression, to improve quality of life etc.
  • Psychodynamic interpersonal psychotherapy (PIT) is effective in persons with multisomatoform disorder.
  • Antidepressants in depression and anxiety issues. But these cannot cure somatoform disorder but helps with cognitive behavioural therapy.


  • Upset daily life
  • Physical disability
  • Problems with relationships
  • Depression related suicidal thoughts
  • Financial problems due to medical treatment
  • Personality disorders
  • Problems at workplace
  • Unemployment
  • Poor health status

Ayurvedic aspect and management of Somatoform Disorder

Ayurveda is a traditional medicinal system of India. It is the most ancient medical science whose principles still stand valid and it has been serving mankind from ages and it continues even today. Ayurveda focuses on the diet and style of life a person spends in the management of a disease. Ayurveda has two objectives. One is to observe and keep the health status of a healthy person ‘healthy’ and another one is to treat the diseased person. Ayurveda is based on the three energies or doshas that are vata, pitta and kapha. These doshas when in normal limit define health whereas the derangement results in an advent of a disease.

The exact correlation of somatoform disorder can not be established with any disorder in Ayurveda. But the condition of somatatoform diosrdermarched with the inferior sattva which is an examination point of dashvidha priksha. In Ayurveda, there is a way to determine the patient’s mental and physical build in order to prescribe him a treatment plan or procedure. Therefore, a patient’s examination is done for it. It is called dasvidha priksha. Sattva priksha is one among them which can be correlated with examination of mental faculties. Sattva is the mind and it regulates the body due to its link with the soul, it is generally three types pravara (superior), madhyama (moderate) and avara (inferior). The qualities of avara sattva include inferior type of mental faculties, neither by themself nor by others can sustain their mental strength, in spite of having great and sound physique they cannot be susceptible to fear, greed, ego, delusion and grief. They tolerate pain and odd situations very badly. When they listen to the stories that are fearful, wrathful, terrifying, horrible, hateful and ugly situation or even they come across visions of blood or flesh they can easily fall victim to depression, madness, fainting, giddiness, pallor and stress. (Charak Viman 8/119)

These avara sattva people more easily develop the symptoms of somatoform disorder or in other words these persons are more prone to develop somatoform disorder. The vata dosha being the master of all the neurological and psychological systems finds its involvement in somatoform disorders or they have some sort of indulgence in the rise of somatoform disorder.

Sattvavajaya Chikitsa is one of the main management protocols of all the psychiatric and psychological disorders and cognitive behavioural therapy  and psychotherapy is included in sattvavajaya chikitsa. Conquering the mind is what the word sattvavajaya says .

Use of medhya herbs and those which are used in unmada and apasmara (mental illnesses) management is the mainstay of the management. Herbal medicines such as smritisagar ras, chintamani chaturmukh ras, arogyavardhini vati, brahmi vati, panchagavya ghrita, saraswatarishta, dashamoola kwatha, ashwagandharishta, vat kulantak ras, bhoota bhairav ras, sarpagandha ghan vati, amar sundari vati, balarisht, maha paishachik ghrita, siddharthak ghrita, chandravleha, chyavanaprasha etc are effective in the management of somatoform disorder.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda for Somatoform Disorder

Planet Ayurveda is an ayurvedic company with different certifications such as ISO 9001:2015, USA-FDA, GMP certifications etc. Planet Ayurveda’s motive is to spread the wisdom of Ayurveda globally and taking Ayurveda to every home for making the people healthy and happy. Planet Ayurveda manufactures various herbal medicines which are made up of pure parts of the medicinal plants. Manufacturing of herbal medicines is done as mentioned in the various ayurveda textbooks and ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. The products are available in varimanous different forms from powders to jams and from tablets to capsules and hence a consumer can have them as per one’s comfort. The medicines are pure and free of any sort of adulterants. The medicines are full of potency and free of colours, additives, sweet enhancers, preservatives and other forms of chemicals. The products are halal certified and gluten free. Planet Ayurveda extends its products that are effective in the management of somatoform disorder.

Following is the list of products that are of great benefit in the management of Somatoform disorder

  1. Neurogenie Capsules
  2. Boswellia Curcumin
  3. Phyllanthus Niruri
  4. Kalyanaka Ghrit
  5. SaraswatarishtHerbal Remedies For Somatoform DisordersHerbal Remedies For Somatoform Disorders

Product Description

1. Neurogenie Capsules

Neurogenie capsules, a product of Planet Ayurveda, is a very great formulation in the management of psychological and psychiatric disorders.  Neurogenie capsules are filled with the herbal extract of the herbs brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Both these herbs are rasayan thus helps in calming the mind and are great stress busters. With their mind relaxing properties, Neurogenie capsule are amazing in the management of Somatoform disorder.

Dosage : 2 twice daily

2. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia Curcumin of Planet Ayurveda is a perfect remedy for pain and inflammation. Boswellia Curcumin are filled with the standard herbal extract of herbs shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and haridra (Curcuma longa). In case of any injury that leads to pain and inflammation Boswellia Curcumin is a perfect remedy. Furthermore, it has mind relaxing properties and its works double fold in the management of Somatoform disorder.

Dosage : 1 twice daily

3. Phyllanthus Niruri

Phyllanthus Niruri is a Planet Ayurveda’s product. Phyllanthus Niruri is a capsule formulation that contains the herb bhoomiamla (Phyllanthus niruri). Bhoomiamla has a number of health benefits. It provides strength to the brain and body and makes a person strong enough to face injuries, if one meets with unwelcoming circumstances. Furthermore, bhoomiamla alleviates the pain due to analgesic properties. Therefore, Phyllanthus Niruri is a perfect remedy in the management of Somatoform disorder.

Dosage : 1 twice daily

4. Kalyanaka Ghrit

Kalyanaka Ghrit is a classical ayurvedic ghrit formulation that is widely used in neurological and psychiatric disorders. Kalyanaka ghrit is a formulation that is made up of herbs including amalaki (Emblica officinalis), badi elaichi (Amomum subulatum), davadru (Cedrus deodara), shwet sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), tagar (Valeriana wallichi), manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), vidanga (Embelia ribes) and many others. It is a brain and nervous tonic, immunomodulator, psychotropic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antiemetic, gonadotropic and has various health properties. With its tonic and psychotropic actions, Kalyanaka Ghrit is effective in the management of Somaytoform disorder.

Dosage : 1 tsp twice daily with warm water or milk

5. Saraswatarisht

Saraswatarisht is a classical ayurvedic formulation that affects the brain and the thinking of a person. Saraswatarisht is made up of a number of herbs including brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), adrak (Zingiber officinalis), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), baheda (Terminalia bellerica), dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) and various others. Saraswatarisht is known medicine for soothing and relaxing the mind. Furthermore, it restricts the mind from overthinking and directs the mind in the positive direction. Therefore, Somatoform disorder can be well managed with Saraswatarisht.

Dosage : 2 tsp twice daily.

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Somatoform disorder (Somatic symptom disorder) is a mental disorder. In this condition, a person thinks overly and is always worried about his health. And the test reports are generally normal and do not show any derangements  or indicate a disease. A person is usually considered to have somatic disorder if the symptoms of the same exceed six months. The management in the contemporary medicine system is symptomatic and medicines such as antidepressants are generally prescribed that can result in adverse side effects. In the Ayurvedic medicinal system, the condition is best managed with various herbal formulations, sattvavjaya chikitsa and yog abhyas. The herbs provide strength to the mind and boosts immunity and best manage Somatoform disorder.