The term ‘AAK’ stands for Aasv Arishta Kadha. This essentially means a decoction or a kadha which has been heated and then fermented. In the fermentation process, there is self-generated alcohol which is produced. The presence of self-generated alcohol enables the medicine to skip the process of digestion and directly move towards getting absorbed into the bloodstream (‘Yog Vahi’ property). This enables faster action compared to a homemade kadhas and is extremely beneficial for chronic illnesses.