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Yavakshara is a powder form, of alkali preparation. used in urinary and gastric disorders.
1.Hrudroga – heart diseases,
2.Pandu – anemia,
3.Grahani – malabsoprtion syndrome (IBS)
4.Pleeha – enlargement of spleen,
5.Anaha – bloating, constipation,
6.Galagraha – obstruction in throat,
7.Kasa – coughing and
8.Kaphaja Ashmari – piles of Slaismika variety.
1/2-1g with gritham or kashayam or warm water.
Since it is a Kshara, it is best avoided in men seeking treatment for infertility, as it may affect the quality and quantity of sperm production. Watch here
In higher doses, it may cause burning sensation.
Yavakshara ingredient: yava, barley.
Alkali preparations (Ksharas) in general are sharp, hot, light, unctuous, softening, carminative, corrosive, and caustic, digestive stimulant and depletive. They are cause burns and thereby work like life.
Barley, whole plant is dried, burnt in open air, ash is added with water, left over night. Sedimented portion is discarded and decanted clear liquid is filtered many times
After getting a clear liquid, it is heated and the solid powder which is leftover at the bottom of the vessel is called as Yavakshara.
Reference:sharanga dhara samhitha.
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