Yavaksharam is an Ayurvedic medicine, used in treating urinary diseases, abdominal pain, bloating, etc . It is also used as ingredient in many medicines. Yavaksharam alkali preparation made with whole plant of barley (botanical name – Hordeum vulgare).
Here 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 Yavaksharam.
- It is used in the treatment of difficulty in urination and urinary calculi
- It is also used in treating bloating, abdominal pain, ascites.