Audbhdida Lavana is a type of salt, used in Ayurveda. This salt is in usage since thousands of years, since the time of Charaka Samhita.
Introduction: It is available from dry areas. It is dirty colored, prepared from alkaline soil. In salty earths, soil is found mixed with alkaline and salty substances. The alkaline soil is dissolved in water, filtered and the obtained liquid part is dried in sunlight to obtain Audbhida lavana. Previously it was used by the cloth washers to wash the cloths.
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Synonyms: Audbida Lavana, Pamshu Lavana, kacha lavana.
Sodium chloride – 94.1 % w/w
Total Sulphides – 0.042 % w/w
Sodium bicarboante – 0.049 % w/w
सतिक्तकटु सक्षारं तीक्ष्णमुत्क्लेदि चौद्भिदम्|
satiktakaṭu sakṣāraṃ tīkṣṇamutkledi caudbhidam| – Charaka Samhita Sutrasthana 27
It is bitter – pungent in taste.
Sakshara – alkaline, caustic, produces burning and corrosive action.
Teekshna – minute, enters into minute channels, piercing in nature.
Utkledi – May cause vomiting sensation.
Ayurvedic medicines with Audbhida lavana ingredient:
Saubhagya Vati – Used in treatment of fever, chronic, intermittent fever, cough, cold, bronchitis etc.
Chitrakadi Vati – Used in treatment of anorexia, indigestion and ‘ama’ conditions.
Pradarantak Lauh – Used in treating menorrhagia, metrorhagia etc.
Narayana Churna – Used in treatment of Ascites, Abdominal distension, bloating, Constipation, Piles, Anemia, cough, etc