Babularishta (Babularishtam) Benefits, Uses and Dosage

Babularishta
Babularishta

Babularishta (Babularishtam) is used for the treatment of phthisis, skin diseases, urinary disorders and breathing problems. It is also beneficial in cases of blood disorders, acne, dermatitis, hemoptysis, lung injury, asthma, persistent cough, whooping cough, etc.

Babularishta reduces the severity of breathing trouble in an acute attack of asthma. It reduces wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. It is helpful to manage a persistent cough. It clears the bronchial passageways and reduces inflammation of airways.

Ingredients (Composition)

The main ingredient of Babularishta is Babul Bark (Acacia Arabica). The complete list of ingredients of Babularishtam is provided below.

Ingredient Quantity
Babul Bark –  Acacia Arabica 200 Parts
Water 1024 Parts

Prepare a decoction from Babul Bark and 1024 Parts water. Reduce it to 256 Parts liquid content/decoction. Then leave it for cooling. Filter the decoction. When decoction is slightly warm, add the following ingredients.

Gur – Jaggery 100 Parts
Dhataki Flower- Woodfordia Fruticosa 16 Parts
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum 2 Parts
Jaiphal (Nutmeg) – Myristica Fragrans 1 Part
Laung (Clove) – Syzygium Aromaticum 1 Part
Kankol (Kababchini) – Piper Cubeba 1 Part
Elachi (Green Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum 1 Part
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum 1 Part
Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala 1 Part
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea 1 Part
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum 1 Part
  1. After mixing these ingredients, seal the asava vessel with a clay-smeared cloth. Leave it for 30 days in Asava place.
  2. After 30 days, filter the liquid (Babularishta) and preserve it in food-grade bottles.

Pharmacological Actions

Babularishta has following medicinal properties:

  • Antitussive
  • Mucolytic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antihemorrhagic
  • Styptic
  • Digestive stimulant

Dosha Karma

Babularishta mainly works on Kapha Dosha. In lungs, it reduces mucus productive and has mucolytic action, which makes sputum easier to cough up.

Therapeutic Indications

Babularishta is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Phthisis
  • Skin diseases
  • Urinary disorders
  • Breathing problems
  • Dermatitis
  • Blood disorders
  • Acne
  • Hemoptysis
  • Lung injury
  • Asthma
  • Persistent cough
  • Bronchitis

Babularishta Uses & Benefits

Babularishta mainly acts on the lungs, urinary system and skin.

Bronchitis & Persistent Cough

Babularishta is used to reduce frequent persistent cough attack. In addition, it reduces inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tube. It has mucolytic action, which helps to clear the lungs.

However, if mucus or sputum is thick yellowish and patient feel difficult to cough up, and then it should be used along with Vasavaleha, Praval Pishti, and Sitopaladi Churna.

Hemoptysis

Babularishta is useful in the management of hemoptysis. Its antihemorrhagic action helps to treat the coughing up of blood from the respiratory tract. In such case, it is used along with Kamdudha Ras.

Babularishta Dosage

The general dosage of Babularishta is as follows.
Children (above the age of 5 years) 2.5 to 10 ml
Adults 10 to 30 ml
Maximum Possible Dosage 60 ml Per Day (in divided doses)
Doses: Twice a day with equal amount of water
Best Time to Take: After Food

Safety Profile

Babularishta is considerably safe for most individuals.

Side Effects of Babularishta

There are no side effects reported with Babularishta.

Contraindications

There are no contraindications for Babularishta.

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety profile of Babularishta is not well established for pregnant women and lactating mothers. Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Babularishta during pregnancy and lactation.

References

  1. Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Chapter 7, Atisara Chikitsa Prakarana, Babularishta (Babuladyarishta), Verse 171-173
  2. Ras Tantra Saar Va Sidh Prayog Sangrah, Volume 2, Grahni, 13 Babuladyarishta
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