Devadarvarishta (Devadarvarishtam) is used to treat constipation, piles, urinary disorders, fever, malabsorption syndrome, flatulence, dysuria, leucorrhoea, uterine disorders, pruritus (itching), eczema, psoriasis, and other skin diseases. It is useful for cleansing the blood. It improves liver functions to remove impurities from the blood. So, it is detoxifying in action. The second action of Devadarvarishta is observed on the gut. It improves peristaltic movement and improves bowel movement, so it is used to treat constipation and incomplete evacuation. It also acts as a digestive, which improves digestion of food and prevents the formation of AMA (toxins formed from the undigested foods).
The main ingredient of Devadarvarishta is Devdaru. The complete list of ingredients of Devadarvarishtam is provided below.
|Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar) – Cedrus Deodara||50 Parts|
|Vasaka or Adulsa (Malabar Nut) – Adhatoda Vasica||20 Parts|
|Indrayava – Holarrhena Antidysenterica Seeds||10 Parts|
|Danti (Dantimool or Hastidanti) – Baliospermum Montanum||10 Parts|
|Manjistha – Rubia Cordifolia||10 Parts|
|Tagara – Valeriana Wallichii||10 Parts|
|Haldi (Turmeric) – Curcuma Longa||10 Parts|
|Daruhaldi (Daruharidra) – Berberis Aristata||10 Parts|
|Rasna – Pluchea Lanceolata||10 Parts|
|Nagarmotha or Mustak (Nut Grass) – Cyperus Rotundus||10 Parts|
|Vaividang (False Black Pepper) – Embelia Ribes||10 Parts|
|Khadira (Catechu) – Acacia Catechu||10 Parts|
|Arjuna Bark – Terminalia Arjuna||8 Parts|
|Ajwain (Carom Seeds) – Trachyspermum Ammi||8 Parts|
|Kurchi (Kutaj) – Holarrhena Antidysenterica (Pubescens)||8 Parts|
|Safed Chandan (White Sandalwood) – Santalum Album||8 Parts|
|Guduchi (Giloy or Heartleaf Moonseed) – Tinospora Cordifolia||8 Parts|
|Chitrakmool – Plumbago Zeylanica||8 Parts|
|Kutki – Picrorhiza Kurroa||8 Parts|
Prepare a decoction from all above herbal ingredients and 2048 Parts water. Reduce it to 512 Parts liquid content/decoction. Then leave it for cooling. Filter the decoction. When decoction is slightly warm, add the following ingredients.
|Dhataki Flower- Woodfordia Fruticosa||16 Parts|
|Shahad – Honey||300 Parts|
|Trijaat (Dalchini, Tejpata & Elachi)||4 Parts|
|Trikatu (Black Pepper, Long Pepper & Ginger)||2 Parts|
|Priyangu – Callicarpa Macrophylla||2 parts|
|Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea||1 Part|
- After mixing these ingredients, seal the asava vessel with a clay-smeared cloth. Leave it for 30 days in Asava place.
- After 30 days, filter the liquid (Devadarvarishta) and preserve it in food-grade bottles.
Devadarvarishta has following medicinal properties:
- Ama Pachak
- Depurative (purifies blood)
- Antimicrobial, Antibacterial
- Uterine detoxifier
- Digestive stimulant
- Hepatic stimulant
- Ovarian stimulant
Devadarvarishta is helpful in following health conditions.
- Non-Bleeding Piles
- Malabsorption Syndrome
- Urinary Disorders
- Uterine Fibroid
- Ovarian Cyst
- Female infertility due to anovulation
- Backache occurring after delivery
- Postpartum fever
- Leucorrhea (discharge with foul smell, cramps, and pain)
- Sluggishness of the uterus
Devadarvarishta Uses & Benefits
Use of Devadarvarishta in Postpartum Period
Devadarvarishta and Dashmoolarishta both are used to prevent and treat diseases occurring during the postpartum period. The difference between both is Devadarvarishta is more effective when Ama Dosha and Kapha Dosha dominate in the symptoms of health condition. If there are more Vata Dosha symptoms, then Dashmoolarishta is more useful. Both have almost same therapeutic indications but have a difference in usage as per Dosha.
Female infertility due to anovulation
Devadarvarishta is a best ayurvedic remedy for leucorrhea. It is mainly useful if the discharge is thick yellowish, foul-smelling and sticky. In such case, it is given along with Arogyavardhini Vati and Pradrantak Loh.
|The general dosage of Devadarvarishta is as follows.|
|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|
Devadarvarishta is considerably safe for most individuals when taken as per its indications in appropriate dosage under professional supervision.
Side Effects of Devadarvarishta
There are no side effects reported with Devadarvarishta.
Generally, there are no absolute contraindications for Devadarvarishta, but some ayurvedic texts recommend that it should not be used in girls under the age of 18 years.
Pregnancy & Lactation
Devadarvarishta is not suitable during pregnancy. It has emmenagogue action and may also act on female hormones. Therefore, its use during pregnancy is likely unsafe.
Devadarvarishta is possibly safe to consume by lactating mothers. There are no adverse effects reported with the use of Devadarvarishta in lactating mothers and breastfeeding babies. It has been used for a long time in the management of postpartum diseases.