Jeerkadyarisht is useful medicine for postnatal care of a mother. In the postnatal period a mother needs to maintain a balanced diet. A mother spends more time on nutritional foods to maintain energy and protect themselves from infections. After delivery a mother can face some health problems due to an unbalanced diet and infection. This is all due to low immune factors in the body. But in Ayurveda we have a wonderful herbal remedy which is included in our daily diet and that is Jeerakadyarisht. In this article, we are going to discuss Jeerkadyarisht in detail.
Jeerkadyarisht is an Ayurvedic herbal formulation. It is a generic combination which includes Jeera and cumin seeds that are helpful in digestive problems and postnatal care. This syrup is blessed with many medicinal values that make it right for treating indigestion and infections. Jeerkadyarisht can be included as a part of Ayurvedic diet after delivery for normal involution of the uterus and promotes lactation.
Each 10ml contains aqueous extract derived:-
- Gurh (Jaggery) – 150 Part
- Jeera (Cuminum cyminum) – 10 Part
- Dhataki pushpa (Flowers of Woodfordia fruticosa) – 8 Part
- Shunthi (Zingiber officinale) – 1 Part
- Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans) – 1 Part
- Musta (Cyperus rotundus) – 1 Part
- Tejpatra (Cinnamomum tamala) – 1 Part
- Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) – 1 Part
- Choti Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum)- 1 Part
- Nagkesar (Mesua ferra) – 1 Part
- Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi) – 1 Part
- Sheetal Chini (Piper cubeba) – 1 Part
- Launga (Syzygium aromaticum) – 1 Part
Reference: Bhaishajya-Ratnavali 69/122-15
Description Of The Ingredients
- Gurh – This is used in enhancing digestive power. Gurh is mainly used in Indian kitchens. It is also used in various Ayurvedic medicines. Gurh has a bunch of health benefits. It is also good for the heart. It purifies blood and is also used in the treatment of abdominal pain.
- Jeera – This herb is very beneficial in digestive problems. It has antispasmodic and analgesic properties and hence is also helpful in stimulating digestion. It is useful in abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, diabetes, indigestion, etc.
- Dhataki Pushpa – The flowers of this plant are used as a main fermented thing in the preparation of Arishta. This pacifies Pitta dosha and is helpful in alleviating fever and other pitta-related disorders. It is beneficial in treating diarrhea, piles, dysentery, abdominal pain, etc.
- Shunthi – This herb acts as a wonderful appetizer and antispasmodic. Shunthi improves the digestion power by stimulating the digestive fire. It improves the metabolism of the body and promotes the excretion of the Aama (Endotoxins). It is used in the treatment of fever, indigestion, flatulence, piles, anorexia, etc.
- Jaiphal – Jaiphal is used in stomach pain as it has antispasmodic properties. It is also used in the treatment of excessive thirst, swelling, indigestion, skin problems, etc.
- Musta – This is used in the treatment of disorders caused by vitiated pitta dosha. It is beneficial in the treatment of fever, indigestion, asthma, allergy, etc. It has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antidysenteric and antispasmodic properties.
- Tejpatra – It 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.
- Dalchini – It is an aromatic spice obtained from the bark of the cinnamon genus. It is used as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cardioprotective.
- Choti Elaichi – It is the most common spice used in eerie Indian cuisine and is widely used in Asian and Middle-Eastern cuisines. It has antioxidant and diuretic properties. It is helpful in relieving acidity, indigestion, etc.
- Nagkesar – This herb helps in managing conditions like indigestion, bleeding piles, asthma, abdominal pain, joint pain, etc. This herb has Ushna (hot), Deepan (appetizer), Pachan (digestion) and Vata, Pitta, Kapha balancing properties. This herb helps in promoting good digestion and enhances appetite and gives relief from various digestive disorders.
- Ajwain – These seeds have powerful antispasmodic and antibacterial properties. It helps in treating stomach pain and indigestion due to infections. It is also beneficial in high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stomach ulcers, cough, etc.
- Sheetal Chini – It helps in loosening the mucus due to its bronchodilator activities. It is also helpful in frequent urination, dysentery, flatulence, gonorrhea, etc.
- Launga – It is high in antioxidants, antibacterial, hepatoprotective, antacid and analgesic properties. This ingredient is helpful in treating stomach ulcers, stomach pain, liver disorders, stomach infections, etc.
Method Of Preparation
- Make a decoction of jeera in 50 litres of water and when it remains 12.5 liters then filter this decoction.
- Put this decoction in a clay pot and properly add gurh in this decoction.
- Dried the flowers of Dhataki flower under the sunlight.
- Make a powder of the ingredients from Shunthi to Launga and add this powder in a decoction.
- Now add Dhataki flowers in this mixture also.
- Seal the opening of the container and keep it aside in the fermentation room for 30 days.
- After the fermentation period filter this liquid eliminates the remaining impurities.
- Again 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.
Jeerkadyarisht is a classical formulation. This fermented herbal formulation is helpful in normal involution of the uterus after delivery, promotes lactation and immunity of the mother. The ingredients are helpful in treating digestive disorders and also helpful in detoxification of the body. This formulation helps with anal and rectal irritation. It helps the mother in regaining strength after delivery. This formulation is beneficial in treating loss of appetite, abdominal pain, bloating, heartburn, and indigestion. Most of the herbs of this syrup are hot in potency and therefore helpful in keeping mother away from cold and infections.
- It pacifies Vata dosha
Classical Indications (Rogadhikar)
- Sutika Roga and Striroga (Postnatal and Gynecological disorders)
- Postnatal diseases
- Stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
3 teaspoon twice a day (Afternoon and night) with an equal amount of water.
- Take this formulation under the medical supervision.
- Overdose will lead to stomach irritation.
Jeerkadyarisht is an effective herbal medicine for postnatal diseases. The ingredients provide relief from all the digestive disorders. It is better to take this herbal formulation for postnatal care without any complications and side effects.