Chavyakarishta is a herbal formulation used in digestive disorders. Due to bad dietary habits the diseases of the digestive system are increasing day by day. A sedentary lifestyle is also a leading cause of a weak digestive system. In today’s life, people are more concerned about fast foods and luxurious lifestyle which further leads to various health issues. Today’s diet and lifestyle increases the risk of cardiovascular and other life threatening diseases. People who are more concerned about physical inactivity are more prone to developed life threatening problems. But with the help of Ayurveda we can manage these metabolic and life threatening problems. The most common health issues are digestive problems and also in Ayurveda, our Acharya said that the root cause of every disease is mandagni (Low digestive fire). So in this article we will discuss one wonderful herbal remedy for digestive issues and that is Chavyakarishta.
Chavyakarishta is a potent herbal formulation used in digestive problems. This Ayurvedic formulation helps in promoting good digestive health. It stimulates the digestive fire and is beneficial in treating indigestion and other digestive problems.
- Chavya (Piper chaba) – 25 parts
- Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica) – 12.5 parts
- Kali jeeri (Carum bulbocastanum) – 2.5 parts
- Pushkarmool (Inula racemosa) – 2.5 parts
- Vacha (Acorus calamus) – 2.5 parts
- Hauber (Juniperus communis) – 2.5 parts
- Kachoor (Curcuma zedoaria) – 2.5 parts
- Patola patra (Trichosanthes cucumerina) – 2.5 parts
- Harad (Terminalia chebula) – 2.5 parts
- Bahera (Terminalia bellerica) – 2.5 parts
- Amla (Emblica officinalis) – 2.5 parts
- Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi) – 2.5 parts
- Kutaj (Holarrhena antidysenterica) – 2.5 parts
- Indrayan jadh (Roots of Citrullus colocynthis) – 2.5 parts
- Dhaniya (Coriandrum sativum) – 2.5 parts
- Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata) – 2.5 parts
- Danti (Baliospermum montanum) – 2.5 parts
- Vaividang (Embelia ribes) – 2.5 parts
- Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus) – 2.5 parts
- Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) – 2.5 parts
- Devdaru (Cedrus deodara) – 2.5 parts
- Sonth (Zingiber officinale) – 2.5 parts
- Kali Maricha (Piper nigrum) – 2.5 parts
- Pippali mool (Piper longum) – 2.5 parts
- Gur (Saccharum officinarum) – 500 parts
- Dhataki Pushpa (Flowers of Woodfordia cordifolia) – 30 parts
- Dalchini (Cinnamomum tamala) – 1 part
- Badi Elaichi (Amomum subulatum) – 1 part
- Nagkesar (Mesua ferrea) – 1 part
- Tejpatra (Cinnamomum tamala) – 1 part
- Laung (Syzygium aromaticum) – 1 part
- Pippali (Piper longum) – 1 part
- Sheetal Chini (Cubebae fructus) – 1 part
Description Of The Ingredients
- Chavya – This is one among in Panchkola group. This is used in abdominal pain, indigestion, anorexia, etc. It relieves constipation and improves digestion strength. It balances kapha dosha.
- Chitrak – This herb helps in improving digestion due to its appetizer and digestive properties. It also helps in various skin diseases such as acne, sore, and dermatitis due to its antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
- Kali Jeeri – It is beneficial in digestive diseases. It has antispasmodic and analgesic properties and is also helpful in stimulating digestion. It provides relief from abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, diabetes, indigestion, etc.
- Pushkarmool – It is used as a tonic for respiratory problems. It has also been used in hiccups. This plant has antibacterial and analgesic properties also thus helpful in relieving stomach infections and stomach pain.
- Vacha – This herb helps in reducing the excessive gas in the stomach. It is helpful in balancing vata dosha. This herb has appetizer and digestive properties. It stimulates the digestive fire which further increases the appetite by digesting Aama dosha (Endotoxins).
- Hauber – It has a pungent and astringent taste. It is digestive in nature and hot in potency and pacifies vata dosha. It is used to treat piles, abdominal pain, ulcerative colitis, abdominal distension, etc.
- Kachoor – It manages digestive and respiratory problems. It also helps to improve digestion and manages indigestion, loss of appetite due to its deepan (Appetizer) and pachan (Digestive) properties.
- Patola Patra – It has antipyretic, antioxidant, antibacterial, hepatoprotective properties. It protects the body from fever, infections, liver problems, etc. It is a good blood purifier.
- Harad – This herb is used as a rasayan in ayurveda. It is helpful in digestive disorders. This herb has a mild laxative effect and is effective in constipation. It is also good for cardiac health. IT relieves abdominal cramps, bloating, fever, piles etc. It balances all three doshas i.e. Vata, pitta and kapha.
- Bahera – It helps in managing loss of appetite, thirst, bloating and flatulence due to its ushna potency. It enhances the pachak agni (Digestive fire) that helps in digesting the food easily. It promotes good health.
- Amla – It promotes a good immune system. This is a great source of Vitamin C. It has antioxidant properties and due to this it is helpful in excreting the toxins from the body. It is also useful in liver and spleen problems. It supports healthy digestion.
- Ajwain – It has potent antispasmodic properties. It has powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties. It improves cholesterol levels and is helpful in lowering blood pressure. It also combats peptic ulcers and relieves indigestion.
- Kutaj – It is a powerful herb for diarrhea and dysentery. It possesses anti-dysenteric, antidiarrheal, antiamoebic properties. It helps in managing the ailments like diarrhea, dysentery, irritable bowel syndrome, malabsorption syndrome, etc.
- Indrayan Jadh – It helps in curing constipation, reduces blood sugar level. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is useful in jaundice, anemia, splenomegaly, cough, cold, diabetes, etc.
- Dhaniya – It has been used as an integral part of Indian dietetics. It helps in the treatment of stomach pain, hyperacidity, flatulence, skin inflammation, diabetes, indigestion, cholesterol, reduces cholesterol, etc.
- Rasna – It is an effective herb for managing cough and cold due to its hot and kapha balancing properties. It manages coughing, releases mucus from the respiratory passage. It is also very beneficial in kidney problems.
- Danti – This herb has appetizer, liver stimulant and laxative properties. It is used in anorexia, hemorrhoids, constipation etc. Decoction of this herb is used in dyspnoea.
- Vaividang – It helps in digestion and is effective in helminthiasis, colic disease, abdominal disease etc. This herb is also helpful in fever. It is also beneficial in disorders of rasa dhatus and edema. The main action that it is helpful in worm infestation.
- Nagarmotha – It is used in the treatment of disorders caused by vitiated pitta dosha. It is traditionally used in the treatment of fever, indigestion, asthma, allergy, etc. This herb has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antidysenteric properties.
- Manjishtha – The stem and root of this plant is used for purifying blood as it has blood purifying properties. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It is used in a variety of skin problems. It enhances the blood circulation and detoxifies the blood.
- Devdaru – This herb is pungent in taste and helps in pacifying vata and kapha dosha. It is useful in cleansing infested wounds. It is best for treating conditions such as asthma, productive cough, pruritus, skin ailments, digestive ailments, polyuria, fever etc.
- Sonth – This ingredient has a hot potency. It acts wonderfully as an appetizer. It has anti-inflammatory, antiemetic, and antibacterial properties. It improves the metabolism of the body.
- Kali Maricha – It improves the health of the digestive system. It helps in digestion and alleviates the symptoms of indigestion, flatulence, dysentery, etc. It also manages the symptoms of cold, cough, bronchitis, asthma, etc.
- Pippali mool – It 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.
- Gur – It is also known as Jaggery. It has immense health benefits on the body. It cleanses the whole body from toxins. It improves digestion and the immune system. This also prevents constipation by aiding digestion.
- Dhataki Pushpa – 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.
- Dalchini – This is an aromatic spice obtained from the bark of the cinnamon genus. It is used as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cardio-protective. It enhances the appetite by improving the digestion power.
- Badi Elaichi – This is the most common spice used in Indian kitchens. It has antioxidant and diuretic properties. It provides relief from acidity, indigestion, liver and spleen problems.
- Nagkesar – It manages conditions like indigestion, bleeding piles, asthma and joint pain. It has Ushna (hot), Deepan (appetizer), Pachan (digestion) and Vata, Pitta, Kapha balancing properties. It helps in promoting good digestion and enhances appetite.
- Tejpatra – This ingredient is helpful in managing high cholesterol due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used in the treatment of diabetes, indigestion, bloating, heartburn, constipation, irregular bowel movements, etc.
- Laung – It has high antioxidants, antibacterial, hepatoprotective, antacid and analgesic properties. This ingredient is helpful in treating stomach ulcers, tooth pain, stomach pain, liver disorders, stomach infections, etc.
- Pippali – This herb manages diabetes, shields against infections, promotes digestion, pacifies respiratory diseases, etc. This is a unique aromatic herb that is traditionally used for digestive and respiratory disorders.
- Sheetal Chini – This ingredient helps in loosening the mucus due to its bronchodilator action. It is also helpful in frequent urination, dysentery, flatulence, gonorrhea, etc. It is also beneficial in promoting healthy digestion.
Method Of Preparation
- All the above mentioned herbs are coarsely powdered
- Put the powder in the water and 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 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 pour in air-tight containers
- Use this Arishta formulation after 1 year for better results
Chavyakarishta is a classical herbal medicine. This is used in all digestive problems. The ingredients in this formulation have wonderful deepan (Appetizer) and pachan (Digestion) properties. Due to these properties it is helpful in pacifying digestion problems. It is used in the treatment of abdominal tumor, diabetes, indigestion, cold, prostatitis, gout, intestinal disorders, etc. It is also beneficial in orchitis. Apart from this, it is also used in liver disorders like jaundice, anemia, hepatomegaly, etc.
Dosha Karm (Effects On Dosha)
It pacifies Kapha and Pitta dosha.
Classical Indication (Rogadhikar)
- Intestinal disorders
- Abdominal tumor
- Abdominal pain
3 teaspoon twice a day with an equal amount of water.
Take this formulation under the medical supervision.
Chavyakarishta is a very effective herbal medicine for all digestive disorders. It is a good alternative to modern antibiotics. This herbal medicine has a good role in treating digestive diseases. This product of Planet Ayurveda is free from any kind of preservatives, chemicals, additives. It provides good relief in abdominal diseases.