Ayaskriti

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Ayaskriti is commonly used ayurvedic medicine in Kerala for the treatment of urinary disorders, haemorrhoids, leucoderma, skin diseases, and loss of appetite, worm infestation, anaemia, irritable bowel syndrome, malabsorption disorders, and obesity (losing weight). The main action of Ayaskriti appears on the Vata Dosha and Kapha Dosha. It reduces accumulation of body fat by inducing fat burning. The most effects are observed on belly fat accumulation. However, its regular use helps to reduce overall body weight with slight variation in results person-to-person.

Ayaskriti consists of two words – AYAS, which means iron and KRITI, which means technique. The formulation prepared using iron is called Ayaskriti.

Ayaskriti Ingredients (Composition)

Ayaskriti contains ingredients of Asanadi Gana and Vatsakadi Gana in addition to iron, honey, jaggery etc.

Pharmacological Actions

Ayaskriti improves digestion, metabolism and assimilation. Its iron content increases the iron level in the blood, so it helps in anaemia. It induces burning of the accumulated fats, which may be mediated by iron and lipolytic action of other herbs present in it.

Medicinal Properties

  • Anthelmintic
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antihyperglycemic
  • Antihyperlipidemic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Carminative
  • Digestive Stimulant
  • Fat Burner
  • Febrifuge

Therapeutic Indications

  • Urinary Disorders
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Leucoderma
  • Skin Diseases
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Worm Infestation
  • Anaemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Malabsorption Disorders
  • Obesity

Ayaskriti Benefits & Uses

Ayaskriti influence the iron level in the body and induces burning of the excess fat. In addition to this, it reduces increased urinary frequency, helps in urinary tract infections, eliminates the intestinal parasites, and corrects the metabolism and improves absorption.

Anaemia

Iron is the main content in Ayaskriti, so it is highly beneficial in iron deficiency anaemia. It is more useful in anaemia when patient has Kapha and Vata symptoms like feeling of cold to the touch, dropsy skin, fatigue, exhaustion, constipation with sticky stools, etc.

Obesity

According to ayurveda, iron has lipolytic activity (LEKHANA KARMA) and iron deficiency is also linked with obesity. Obesity may lead to iron deficiency and vice versa. Lipolysis of adipocytes may also be mediated by iron, according to some research studies. (1, 2, 3)

Almost all ingredients in Ayaskriti also have anti-obesity activities, so it is the best ayurvedic medicine for the obesity. If obese people also suffering from iron deficiency anaemia and other Increased Kapha Symptoms, then it will be the best suitable medicine for obese people.

Caution: However, it may not be suitable for people who have Aggravated Pitta Symptoms. So, it may not be used in all cases of obesity. One should understand the deep core concepts of ayurveda before using ayurvedic medicines like Ayaskriti.

Ayaskriti Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Ayaskriti is as follows.
Children5 to 10 ml *
Adults10 to 30 ml *
Maximum Possible DosageNot Specified, but likely to be 60 ml Per Day (in divided doses)
* Twice a day with equal amount of water
Best Time to Take: Immediately After Food

The dosage of Ayaskriti can be adjusted according to the digestive capacity of the patient. The dosage may be increased or decreased according to the individual requirement as per Dosha analysis and health condition. In Vata condition, the dosage of Ayaskriti should be limited to the specified dosage in the table. However, in Kapha condition, Ayaskriti dosage can be increased for enhancing its desired therapeutic actions.

Safety Profile

However, Ayaskriti is likely safe when used wise according to predominance of Kapha Dosha. It is also considerably safe for Vata Conditions. The side effects may appear when it is used in Pitta condition unwisely.

Side Effects of Ayaskriti

If it is taken by people with aggravated Pitta conditions, it may cause following side effects:

  • Heartburn
  • Burning sensation in the abdomen
  • Hyperacidity
  • Worsen other Pitta symptoms

Pregnancy & Lactation

Ayaskriti is not indicated in any condition during pregnancy, so it should not be used during pregnancy.

Ayaskriti may be used during lactation. It acts as iron supplement as well as helps to restore the uterus to the normal pre-pregnancy size after delivery. Some doctors use it along with Dashmularishta to prevent postpartum conditions and weight gain after pregnancy.

Contraindications

However, there is no absolute contraindication for Ayaskriti, but it should be contraindicated in iron overload (hemochromatosis) in the body, as per theoretical science because of its iron content.

Questions & Answers

Can we use Ayaskriti in increased urine frequency for old age people as it mentioned there are some side effects too?

In the case of Ayaskriti, it may only worsen the Pitta symptoms if the patient already suffering from any Pitta disease or aggravated Pitta conditions. The side effects with Ayaskriti are very rare. Please read – Safety Profile for more details.

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