Ayurveda Medicine

Chandraprabhavati (The Pill Giving the Glow of the Moon)


Each 250mg tablet contains:

Candraprabha Camphor 1.8mg
Vidanga Embelia ribes 1.8mg
Shunthi Zingiber officinale 1.8mg
Marich Piper longum 1.8mg
Pippali Piper nigrum 1.8mg
Vacha Acorus calamus 1.8mg
Pippalimoola Piper longum radix 1.8mg
devadaru Cesrua deodara 1.8mg
Gajapippali Scindapsus officinalis 1.8mg
Ativisha Aconitum heterophyllum 1.8mg
Musta Cyperus rotundus 1.8mg
Haritaki Teminalia chebula 1.8 mg
Bibhitaki Terminalia beletica 1.8mg
Chavya Piper chava 1.8 mg
Chitraka Plubago zeyllancia 1.8mg
Karchur Curcuma zedoaria 1.8 mg
Chiretta Swertia chireeta 1.8mg
Haridra Curcuma zedoaria 1.8mg
Saindava Rocksalt 1.8mg
Krishnalavana Blacksalt 1.8mg
Bidlavana Salt 1.8mg
Yavakshara Potassii carbonas 1.8mg
Sajjikshara Sodi carbonas 1.8mg
Suvarnamakshika bhasma Ferri sulphuratum 1.8mg
Guduchi Tinoospora cordifolia 1.8mg
Daruharidra Berberis aristata 1.8mg
Dhanyaka Coriandrum astivum 1.8mg
Twak Cinnamomum zeylancium 7.2mg
Ela elettaria cardamomum 7.2mg
Tamalapatra Cinnamomum tamalae 7.2mg
Trivrut Operculina turpethum 7.2mg
Danti Baliospermum montanum 7.2mg
Vamsa lochana Bambusa arundinaceae 7.2mg
Loha bhasma Ferrum 14.4mg
Khandasharkara Saccharum officinalis 28.8mg
Shilajit Asphaltum 57.6mg
Shuddha guggulu Commiphora mukul 57.6mg

Method of preparation

All the herbs and minerals are made into fine powder and mixed with each  other to make a homogeneous mixture. This is then bound with a binding agent such as acacia gum (Sharngadhara Samhita guggulu Sodhana reference: Bharat Bhaisajya Ratnakara)


  • Rasa (taste): Bitter, pungent, sweet, astringent
  • Vırya (energy): Heating
  • Vipa ka (post-digestive effect): Pungent
  • Guna (quality): Dry, light
  • Dosa effect: VPK−, P+ in excess
  • Dhatu (tissue): Plasma, blood, fat, reproductive
  • Srotas (channel): Urinary, water, reproductive


  • Mutravirecana Diuretic
  • Mutrakr.cchraghna Dispels painful urination
  • Asmarihara Lithagogue
  • Vrsya Increases sexual potency
  • Sukrasodhana Sperm purifier
  • Rasayana Rejuvenative


Diuretic, emmenagogue, lithagogue, prostatic, antidiabetic, sexual tonic, anti-inflammatory


Urine Candraprabha’s primary action is the treatment of urinary problems. It clears kapha and fluid accumulations from the ambuvahasrotas and mutravahasrotas (the water and urinary channels). This excess of fluid can cause cystitis, burning and painful urination with a cloudy colour. The albumin and sugar contents of the urine may be too high. It is a specific for kapha types of prostatitis with post-urinary dribbles, nocturia and urgency. It can benefit urinary stones and renal colic with back pains. It directly scrapes ama and sticky toxins from the channels.

Reproduction It is indicated for infertility caused by water stagnation in the water channels. This can manifest in men as spermatorrhoea, spermaturia, impotence and premature ejaculation. In women there may be the inability to conceive due to salpingitis, ovarian cysts, leucorrhoea and menstrual irregularity.

Diabetes Its significant action on the water channels, kidneys and pancreas point to its use in diabetes and hyperglycaemia, especially the late-onset type that is complicated by obesity and high cholesterol. The Sarngadhara Samhita says that it treats all 20 types of diabetes.


  • Goksuradi guggulu for stones or prostate problems.
  • Punarnavadi guggulu for oedema.
  • Triphala guggulu for obesity and high cholesterol.
  • Ashwagandha and shatavari when infertility is combined with reproductive tissue weakness.
  • Kaisor guggulu in gout.
  • Kacanara guggulu in cysts, endometriosis and fibroids.


Pathological kidney disease; caution in pregnancy as it has a descending  action.


500mg–1g three times per day


  • The primary ingredients of guggulu and shilajit scrape ama kapha toxins from the urinary system. Guggulu also reduces vata and shilajit nourishes all the dhatu and rejuvenates the reproductive and urinary systems.
  • The synergy of trikat.u, triphala and the other kapha-balancing herbs focus the formula on reducing kapha. The remaining herbs have sharp, penetrating, hot and draining properties that help to dislodge kapha and reduce accumulation.
  • The herbs remove water, balance agni, clear kapha and open the water passages.
  • The ‘candraprabha’ ingredient is camphor, Curcuma zedoaria or Asparagus racemosus, according to different authorities.

About the author

Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari

Experienced holistic doctor, healer, teacher, and writer
Specialized in Ayurvedic detox (Panchakarma)
Trained in India and Nepal, the original lands of Ayurveda
Graduate in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) from the Institute of Medicine at Tribhuwan University in Kathmandu.
Professional member of Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA)
Owner of Sunshine Ayurveda


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