Gomutra Asava is an Ayurvedic formulation in which the main ingredient is Go mutra or Cow urine. The preparation involves fermentation of go mutra. In Ayurveda, the use of this medicine is especially mentioned for treatment of Shvitra. Shvitra is Ayurvedic term for disorder in which white depigmented patch appear on various parts of body. Gomutra Asav is prepared from Shunthi, Maricha, Pippali, Chitrak, Madhu and Gomutra. This medicine is also known as Gomutra Asav, Gomutra Aasawa, Gomutra Asava.
Here is given more about Gomutra Asava such as indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.
Ingredients of Gomutra Asav
- Gomutra (Cow’s Urine) – 100 Ltr.
- Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) – 960 g
- Shunthi (Zingiber officinale) – 960 g
- Maricha (Piper nigrum) – 960 g
- Pippali (Piper longum) – 960 g
- Madhu (Honey) – 19.230 kg
All these ingredients were mixed and fermented for 15 days. After having Sandhana-Pariksha, the product is filtered.
Uses of Gomutra Asav
The properties of Gomutrasav are similar to the cow urine. So it is used in all diseases where fresh cow urine is indicated. Since it is pure form so it is required in less quantity then cow urine.
Gomutra Asav is especially useful in treatment of Shvitra or Vitiligo.
Vitiligo is an acquired depigmenting skin condition that results from the destruction of melanocytes.
It is a progressive, idiopathic pigmentation skin disorder, characterized by hypopigmented patches. The Vedic texts have even mentioned the term ‘Kilas’ or Shvitra to describe hypopigmented patches.
Gomutra asava due to its Katu-rasa, Katu-vipaka and Ushna-virya removes the obstruction of Shrot, cleanse the micro channels of the body and also normalizes the function of Pachak-pitta. It acts on liver and spleen and helps in repigmenting the hypopigmented patches.
Dosage of Gomutra Asav
The recommended dosage of Gomutra Asav is 12-24ml, twice a day with equal amount of water. Or take as directed by physician.