|INGREDIENT||PARTS USED||INDICATION||DOSAGE||Method of Preparation|
water for soaking
distillation recovered as ark
bastriroga (bladder diseases)
|12 to 24 ml||
The drugs are cleaned and coarsely powdered. Some quantity of water is added to the drugs for soaking and kept over-night. This makes the drugs soft and when boiled releases the essential volatile principles easily.The following morning it is poured into the arks yantra and the remaining water is added and boiled.The vapour is condensed and collected in a receiver. In the beginning, the vapour consists of only steam and may not contain the essential principles of the drugs. It should therefore be discarded. The last portion also may not contain therapeutically essential substance and should be discarded. The aliquots collected in between contain the active ingredients and may be mixed together to ensure uniformity of the arka.