Pudina Ark is herbal Ayurvedic medicine prepared from mint leaves or Pudina. It is used for treating abdominal pain, gas, nausea, upset stomach etc. This medicine is prepared by steam distillation of mint leaves. Ark is solution containing volatile oils of medicinal herbs. Ark Pudina has digestive and carminative activities.
Here is given more about Pudina Ark such as indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.
Ingredients of Pudina Ark
Pudina Ark is obtained by hydro-distillation of Mentha spicata/M. viridis or Spearmint. Spearmint is commonly known as Pudina and it is used for treatment of digestive disorders due to its carminative, stimulant, antispasmodic, antiemetic, diaphoretic and antiseptic properties.
1 Pudina Mentha viridis Aerial Parts 1.0 kg
2 Water for soaking and for preparation of Arka Potable Water – 30.0 liter.
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 the 355 μm I. S. sieve (sieve number 44) to obtain coarse powder.
Place 100 g of Pudina powder in a round bottom standard joint flask of 2.0 l capacity. Add 1.4 1 of water. 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 700 ml of Arka. Store in containers and pack them air-tight to protect from light and moisture.
Pudina Arka is a slightly turbid liquid with a pleasant mint odour;slightly bitter to taste, producing a cooling sensation.
Uses of Pudina Ark
- Chardi or nausea
- Ajirna/ Dyspepsia
- Pain in the abdomen
- Agnimandya/ Digestive impairment
- Lack of appetite
Dosage of Pudina Ark
The recommended dosage of Pudina Ark is 0.3 ml.
Where to buy
You can buy this medicine online or from medical stores.
This medicine is manufactured by Baidyanath (Ark Pudina).