Muzaffer Alam Captain Srinivasa Murthi Drug Research Institute for Ayurveda, Arumabakkam, Madras - 600 106 India
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Asavas and aristhas are medicines prepared by fermentation. In some medicines alcohol produced by fermentation is distilled and added to the powdered drugs for a fixed period, filtered and the filtrate is used as medicines.
Karpurasava is prepared by distilling the alcohol. The quantity of alcohol in the distillate was 9.87% by the textual method while it was 5.77% by glass distillation apparatus. The alcohol content in Karpurasava was 8.7%.