Abhayarishta (Abhayarishtam) is most common medicine found in ayurvedic prescriptions. It is used for mild to moderate constipation, reducing hard stools in piles and anal fissures. It is also helpful in gas, flatulence, abdominal distension and dysuria. It increases appetite and improves digestion.
|INGREDIENTS||QUANTITY USED FOR MAKING DECOCTION|
|Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula||5 Kg|
|Munakka (Raisins) – Vitis Vinifera||2 Kg|
|Vaividang – Embelia Ribes||400 grams|
|Madhuca Indica – Mahua/Madhuka flowers||400 grams|
|The decoction for Abhayarishtam is prepared using these ingredients and reduced to 1/4th i.e. about 10 litres.|
|Ingredients Added after making and cooling the Decoction|
|Jaggery (GUR)||5 Kg|
|Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris)||80 grams|
|Nishoth (Trivrit or Turpeth) – Operculina Turpethum||80 grams|
|Dhania (Coriander)||80 grams|
|Dhataki – Woodfordia Fruticosa||80 grams|
|Indravaruni (Colocynth) – Citrullus Colocynthis||80 grams|
|Chavya – Piper Cuba||80 grams|
|Saunf (Fennel Seeds) – Foeniculum Vulgare||80 grams|
|Sonth – Zingiber Officinale||80 grams|
|Dantimool – Baliospermum Montanum||80 grams|
|Mochrus – Bombax Malabaricum||80 grams|
|These ingredients are mixed in the Abhayarishtam’s decoction and kept for about a month for natural fermentation. After a month, the liquid is filtered and stored in glass jars or food grade plastic bottles.|
|Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali|
- Digestive Stimulant
- Mild Diuretic
- Peristalsis stimulation inducer
Abhayarishta (Abhayarishtam) has mild laxative action, and mild diuretic characteristics. It promotes proper peristaltic movements of intestine and helps in easier defecation. It is also used as intestine detox to eliminate toxins from the alimentary canal.
- Piles (Haemorrhoids)
- Constipation – mild to moderate
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal heaviness after food
- Intestinal gas
- Abdominal bloating
- Anal Fissure
Abhayarishta Benefits & Medicinal Uses
According to classical text, Abhayarishta (Abhayarishtam) is indicated in all types of haemorrhoids, all types of abdominal diseases, and constipation and difficult micturation (dysuria). It increases digestive fire and improvement in digestive fire helps proper digestion of food particles, which ultimately reduces toxins accumulation and increases their elimination.
Piles (Haemorrhoids) are a main indication for using Abhayarishta. Abhayarishtam reduces pressure in the lower section of the large intestine, which helps reducing swelling of veins (hemorrhoids). Secondly, the most common cause of piles is constipation. It also works on peristalsis movement, improves bowel movement and removes constipation. In bleeding piles, Abhayarishtam should be used along with Arshoghni Vati. In non-bleeding piles, it can use be along with Kankayan Gutika.
The most common cause of anal fissure is constipation and hard stool. In such case, Abhayarishta is very useful for eliminating constipation and reducing habit of hard stools. In such case, cow’s ghee or almond oil should be consumed in dosage of 1 teaspoon with warm water 30 minutes before taking it. This remedy has excellent results in reducing occurrence of hard stools.
Local application for anal fissure is also necessary. Jatyadi Oil is best for local application because is promotes quick recovery and faster healing of fissures. Additionally, patent medicines like Pilex Ointment (Himalaya) or Pilief ointment (Charak) are efficacious for reducing anal itching, burning and discomfort.
In mild constipation, Abhayarishtam alone works very fine. It can be used on regular basis for 2 to 4 weeks for complete relief from mild constipation. Fibre rich diet should also be included in diet to avoid future difficulty with defecation and proper bowel movement.
Cow’s ghee or almond oil should be taken with warm water or warm milk 30 minutes before taking it in case of hard stools.
It provides long-term relief from constipation because it also acts on peristalsis movement of intestines and liver additional to its laxative action. It increases secretion of bile from the liver and bile induces peristalsis movement, which helps in easier bowel movement.
Some people may not have hard stool, but experience difficulty in bowel movement. Generally, stool becomes sticky and passes in very small quantity. In such cases, Abhayarishtam is beneficial for reducing excess fats and mucus content in the stools, which produces stickiness and foul smell. In such cases, it should be used alone or along with a pinch of Trikatu.
People with abdominal bloating feels gaseous or uncomfortably full abdomen. Abhayarishtam contains Haritaki as a main ingredient, which reduces intestinal gas, flatulence, and gaseous cramps in the abdomen. It promotes proper elimination of excess gas from the intestines and checks it further production. In mild cases, it alone works well and no other medicine is required, but in chronic cases, Arogyavardhini Vati and Lasunadi Vati can also be used along with it.
Dosage & Administration
|The general dosage of Abhayarishta (Abhayarishtam) is as follows.|
|Infants (Age: Up To 12 Months)||0.5 ml|
|Toddler (Age: 1 – 3 yrs)||1 ml|
|Preschooler (3 – 5 yrs)||2.5 ml|
|Grade-schooler (5 – 12 yrs)||5 to 10 ml|
|Teenager (13 -19 yrs)||15 to 20 ml|
|Adults (19 to 60 yrs)||30 ml|
|Geriatric (above 60 yrs)||20 ml|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||60 ml Per Day (in divided doses)|
|* Twice a day with equal amount of water|
|When to Take: Immediately After Food|
Abhayarishta contains simple kitchen ingredients and it is considerably safe for short-term as well as long-term use.
No side effects reported with recommended dosage of Abhayarishta. In very rare cases, it can cause loose stools. It generally occurs in patients with PITTA body type or when it is given to patient with normal bowel movement, but indicated in other disease.
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