Amritarisht is a useful remedy for fevers. In this present Era, there is an increase in the rate of diseases because of the unhealthy diet and unhealthy lifestyle. The modern diet and lifestyle has impacted our health and undergone drastic changes in recent years. Unfortunately, in today’s world everyone has adapted the food items which have several adverse effects on the body. In this modern era everyone is so busy in their daily routine that one has so little time to really think upon their health. They are not aware that what they are eating is really a healthy diet! Globalization has seriously affected people’s eating habits. But if there is a problem then there is a solution also. In Ayurveda we have wonderful remedies to compensate for the modern diet and lifestyle. In this article, we will discuss Amritarisht and its benefits in detail.
Amritarisht is a classical Ayurvedic formulation in a liquid form. It is used in various conditions but mostly it is used in fevers. It is used in the management of chronic fever, thyroid and also in many other infectious diseases. This liquid form medicine is a natural immunity booster and increases the non-specific immunity. This classical formulation has affinity to reduce and alleviates the burning sensation in the body. This liquid contains self generated alcohol up to 5%.
Each 10 ml. contains aqueous extract derived:-
- Gurh (Jaggery) – 300 Part
- Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) – 100 Part
- Jeera (Cuminum cyminum) – 16 Part
- Dhataki pushpa (Flowers of Woodfordia fruticosa) – 2 Part
- Bilva (Aegle marmelos) – 10 Part
- Shyonak (Oroxylum indicum) – 10 Part
- Gambhari (Gmelina arborea) – 10 Part
- Patla (Stereospermum suaveolens) – 10 Part
- Agnimanth (Clerodendrum phlomidis) – 10 Part
- Shalaparni (Desmodium gangeticum) – 10 Part
- Prishnaparni (Uraria picta) – 10 Part
- Brihati (Solanum indicum) – 10 Part
- Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum) – 10 Part
- Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) – 10 Part
- Saptaparni (Alstonia scholaris) – 1 Part
- Shunthi (Zingiber officinale) – 1 Part
- Pippali (Piper longum) – 1 Part
- Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus) – 1 Part
- Nagkesar (Mesua ferrea) – 1 Part
- Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa) – 1 Part
- Atis (Aconitum heterophyllum) – 1 Part
- Indrayav (Holarrhena antidysenterica) – 1 Part
Reference: Bhaishajya-Ratnavali 5/1239-1242
Description Of The Ingredients
- Gurh – Jaggery has immense health benefits on the body. It cleanses the whole body from toxins. It improves digestion and immune system. It also prevents constipation by aiding digestion. Due to its digestive properties it is ultimately used in fever.
- Guduchi – This herb plays a significant role in the Ayurvedic medicine chest. This herb is used in every disease as it has tridosha shamak properties meaning it balances all three dosha and also in Ayurveda guduchi means that which protects the body from diseases. It has antipyretic properties hence useful in all types of fever.
- Jeera – This ingredient is very beneficial in digestive disorders. It has digestive properties and hence is helpful in stimulating digestion. It is helpful in abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, diabetes, indigestion, etc.
- Dhataki – This herb is used as a main fermented herb in the preparation of Arishta. This herb pacifies Pitta dosha and is helpful in alleviating fever. It is also beneficial in treating diarrhea, piles, dysentery, etc.
- Bilva – This ingredient is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. It pacifies all three dosha. This is useful in conditions like fever, indigestion, diarrhea, dysentery, vomiting by strengthening the digestive system.
- Shyonak – This herbal plant is found to possess anti-inflammatory, astringent, antipyretic, antibacterial, etc properties. It is useful in treating health problems like fever, swelling, infections, indigestion, abdominal pain, etc.
- Gambhari – This herb is useful in digestion. It supports healthy tissue function. It manages anemia, fever, constipation, and indigestion. It is also useful in improving brain functioning.
- Patla – Patla is used in the treatment of vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, etc. It has neuro-protective and hepato-protective benefits. It balances vata dosha and is also useful in all digestive ailments.
- Agnimanth – This plant is used as an anti inflammatory, analgesic and antimicrobial agent. Ths can treat diseases like fever, asthma, piles, allergies, worm infestations, etc.
- Shalaparni – It helps in fever, indigestion, constipation, piles. It has astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. It has good effects on pile disease. It is also helpful in bronchitis, arthritis, headache, etc.
- Prishnaparni – It has many health benefits as it has antiseptic, anti microbial, antiemetic, aphrodisiac and analgesic properties. It promotes digestive power and hence is useful in treating fever.
- Brihati – This herb is useful in asthma, dropsy, chest pain, chronic fever, worm infestation etc. It has potent anti-inflammatory properties. It balances kapha and vata dosha.
- Kantakari – This herb is widely used in respiratory problems like asthma, bronchitis, chest pain, cough, cold, etc. It is also helpful in treating fever.
- Gokshura – This herb has antidiuretic properties. It has many health benefits like it is helpful in urinary incontinence, high blood sugar, sexual problems, etc.
- Saptaparni – This traditional medicine is used in diarrhea, dysentery, asthma and a few types of fevers. This herb has antibacterial properties also.
- Shunthi: This is a wonderful appetizer. It improves the digestion power by stimulating the digestive fire. It improves the metabolism of the body. It is used in the treatment of fever, indigestion, flatulence, piles, anorexia, etc.
- Pippali – This herb is very beneficial in treating digestive and respiratory problems. It improves the appetite and digestion. It also treats stomach pain, heartburn, indigestion, intestinal gas, diarrhea, cholera, cough, cold, etc.
- Nagarmotha – This herb is widely used in the treatment of disorders caused by vitiated pitta dosha. It is traditionally used in the treatment of fever, indigestion, asthma, allergy, etc. It has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antidysenteric properties.
- Nagkesar – It helps to manage conditions like indigestion, bleeding piles, asthma and joint pain. It has Ushna (hot), Deepan (appetizer), Pachan (digestion) and Vata, Pitta, Kapha balancing properties. This herb helps in promoting good digestion and enhances appetite.
- Kutki – It is widely used in the treatment of liver disorders. It has hepato-protective properties. It is useful in the indications like fever, diarrhea, indigestion, jaundice, cough, bloating, anorexia, etc. It has Deepan (appetizer), Pachan (digestion) properties.
- Atis – This herb is effective in maintaining the health of the digestive system due to its carminative properties. It is also helpful in diarrhea as it inhibits the growth of microorganisms due to its antibacterial properties.
- Indrayav – It has antidysenteric, anti-diarrheal properties. It is used in the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, indigestion, IBS, IBD and other digestive problems.
Method Of Preparation
- At first make an equal parts of guduchi stem and properly triturate this.
- Also repeat the above process for dashmool herbs (Bilva to Gokshura).
- Put this mixture with 50 liters water in an iron container and keep this overnight.
- Next morning make a decoction from this.
- When water remains ¼ then filter this mixture and keep this in a clay pot.
- Now properly mixes the Gurh in this liquid.
- After all this process now add the powder of all the remaining herbs except Dhataki.
- At last add dried flowers of dhataki in this liquid.
- Seal the opening of the container and keep it aside in the fermentation room for 21 days.
- Make sure to keep a check on the fermentation process.
- After 21 days, filter the fermented liquid to eliminate the remaining impurities.
- Keep this filtered liquid aside for 8-10 days.
- After 10 days again filter this mixture and poured in air-tight containers.
- Use this Arishta formulation after 1 year for better results.
This herbal formulation is a classical medicine and used for treating fever for centuries. Amritarisht helps the body to fight against bacterial as well viral infections. It has a mild analgesic effect also. It purifies blood and is used as haematogenous syrup. It helps in boosting immunity in children as well as in adults and prevents catching seasonal coughs and cold. The hepato-protective property of this medicine is beneficial in liver disorders also. The herbs in this formulation have a very good affinity for treating chronic fever because the ingredients have antipyretic properties.
- It pacifies Vata and Pitta dosha
Classical Indications (Rogadhikar)
- Jwara (Fever)
- Burning sensation
- Excessive thirst
- Body pain
- Prevents cough and cold
3 teaspoon twice a day with an equal amount of water
- Take this formulation under the medical supervision.
- Overdose will lead to stomach pain.
- Use under medical advice during pregnancy.
Amritarisht is a powerful herbal medicine for the treatment of acute and chronic fever. The ingredients in this formulation such as Guduchi, shunthi, pippali, maricha, bilva, shalaparni, etc make this fermented decoction a potent herbal remedy for typhoid, malaria, indigestion, etc. This syrup has minute side effects on overdose so better to take this medicine under the physician’s advice.