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Yakridari Lauh is a classical Ayurvedic medicine indicated in treatment of diseases of liver and spleen. Lauha kalpa increases hemoglobin count in body and gives strength.
It is prepared from five ingredients viz. Bhasma of Lauha, Abhrak and Tamra, roots of Bijaura lemon and Bhasma of skin of deer. It is a classical medicine and used to treat enlargement of liver-spleen, jaundice, halimak, and fever due to liver disorders. It reduces Kapha and gives relief in asthma.
Yakridari Lauha, is a Lauha kalpa. Lauha kalpas are Ayurvedic medicines having Lauha Bhasma (calyx of iron) as the major ingredient along with the other ingredients. These formulations have “Lauha” as suffix in their name. For preparing Lauha Kalp, the medicinal herbs are reduced to fine powder and mixed with Lauha Bhasma. Bhavana is given with prescribed liquids if mentioned.
When well protected from moisture and heat, Lauha Kalp keep their potency for a period of two years.
Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.
Ingredients of Yakridari Lauh
- Lauha churna/Bhasma 24 g
- Abhraka Bhasma 24 g
- Tamra Bhasma 12 g
- Limpakanghri (Nimbu) (Rt. Bk.) 48 g
- Mrigajina Bhasma (Antardhuma bhasma of Mrigajina (burnt ash of Deer’s skin) 48 g
Lauha Bhasma, an iron-based herbo-metallic preparation. It mainly consists of Fe2O3 and Fe3O4.
Lauha Bhasma is Vayasthapana (anti-ageing), Lekhana (emaciating) and Rasayana (immunomodulator) properties. It increases strength, complexion and appetite. It cures diseases caused by vitiated Kapha and Pitta.
Lauha Bhasma is useful in anemia (Panduroga), chlorosis, visarpa, heart’s affections, phthisis, scrofula, general debility, sexual debility, Bright’s disease, Prameha (diabetes), Yakshma (tuberculosis), Krimi Roga (worm infestation), Kshinatwa (cachexia), Sthaulya (obesity), Grahani (bowel syndrome), Agnimandya (dyspepsia), Shula (spasmodic pain), Visha (poisoning), blood impurity, jaundice, liver and spleen complaints, pain, asthma, piles, skin disease. It promotes digestion. Iron is useful in all chronic diseases.
Abhraka bhasma is herbo-mineral preparation of mineral, mica. It consist iron as a major element and Calcium, potassium and Silicon in low concentrations. Abhraka Bhasma is widely used for the treatment of liver dysfunction, leukemia, sex debility, azoospermia, cystic fibrosis, post encephalic dysfunction, cervical dysplasia, Kapha disorders, anemia and splenic diseases.
Tamra bhasma is preparation of metal, copper. It is antioxidant, rejuvenator and aphrodisiac. It helps in wound healing, and alleviates Kapha and pitta disorders.
Tamra Bhasma is indicated in Ascites, Inflammation, anemia, Vata disorders, Pitta and Kapha disorders, cough, asthma, fever, splenic diseases, diseases of liver and digestive disorders.
Benefits of Yakridari Lauh
- It is excellent medicine for treating diseases of liver and spleen.
- It stimulates digestive juice and improves digestion.
- It is pacifies pitta and Kapha.
- It contains Lauha Bhasma (Iron calcined) so it is also useful in treating anemia.
- It gives relief in coughing.
- It supports better digestion, assimilation and give strength.
Uses of Yakridari Lauh
- Udara rog (Diseases of abdomen/ enlargement of abdomen)
- Gulma (Abdominal lump)
- Kamala (Jaundice)
- Yakrit roga (Liver diseases)
- Pliha Roga (Splenic disease)
- Jirnajvara (Chronic fever)
- Kasa (Cough)
- Shvasa (Dyspnea/Asthma)
- Halimak (Chronic obstructive Jaundice/Chlorosis/Advanced stage of Jaundice)
- Mandagni (Impaired digestive fire),
- Daurbalya (Weakness)
Dosage of Yakridari Lauh
The recommended dosage of this medicine is 1 tablet twice a day, in morning and evening with Go-mutra or lukewarm water.
This medicine is manufactured by Baidyanath (Yakridari Lauh).