Ajeerna Kantak Ras is a herbo-mineral formulation or Ras aushadhi of Ayurveda. Rasa aushadi contains mercury as an ingredient. In Ajirna Kantak Ras formulation Hingul is one of the ingredient. Hingula is also known as Shingraf. Its English name is Cinnabar. It is pinkish-red mineral ore of mercury found in mines. It is a compound of mercury and sulphur (red sulphide of mercury). For purification or getting Shuddha Hingula, cinnabar is impregnated and triturated in Jamira swaras/lemon juice for seven days. Each day, mortar containing cinnabar is filled with lemon juice and kept overnight. Next morning trituration is done continuously for eight hours. On seventh day, processed hingula is left in mortar to dry up which is scrapped with a knife and stored.
Hingula is useful in treatment of diseases that occur due to vitiation of three dosha and for stimulating digestive power. It is a Rasayana of Ayurveda that rejuvenate body.
Here is given more about Ajeerna Kantak Ras such as indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.
Key Ingredients of Ajeerna Kantak Ras
12g of each Tankan Bhasma Borax, Pippali Piper longum, Shuddha Vatsanabha Purified Aconitum ferox, Shuddha Hingula Mercury compound, 24g Maricha Piper nigrum;Processed in Nimbu Swarasa.
Uses of Ajirna Kantak Ras
The literal meaning of Ajirna Kantak Ras is one that cures Ajeerna or indigestion (Ras=mercury). Indigestion can be due to excess eating, heavy food intake, low digestive strength, constipation etc. The use of Ajeerna Kantak Rasa stimulates digestion, cures indigestion, improves appetite, and assimilation.
Dosage of Ajirna Kantak Ras
The recommended dosage of Ajirna Kantak Ras is 1 tablet twice a day, in morning and evening after meal with water or lemon juice. Or take as directed by physician.