Asava & Arishta

Devadarvarishta (Devadarvarishtam)

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).

Ingredients (Composition)

The main ingredient of Devadarvarishta is Devdaru. The complete list of ingredients of Devadarvarishtam is provided below.

Ingredient Quantity
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
Shirish 10 Parts
Vaividang (False Black Pepper) – Embelia Ribes 10 Parts
Khadira (Catechu) – Acacia Catechu 10 Parts
Arjuna BarkTerminalia 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
Water 2048 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
  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 (Devadarvarishta) and preserve it in food-grade bottles.

Pharmacological Actions

Devadarvarishta has following medicinal properties:

  • Ama Pachak
  • Detoxifying
  • Antitoxin
  • Depurative (purifies blood)
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Febrifuge
  • Antimicrobial, Antibacterial
  • Uterine detoxifier
  • Anti-constipation
  • Anti-hemorrhoidal
  • Hepatoprotective
  • Antispasmodic
  • Digestive stimulant
  • Appetizer
  • Cholagogue
  • Hepatic stimulant
  • Emmenagogue
  • Ovarian stimulant
  • Nephroprotective

Dosha Karma

Devadarvarishta mainly reduces and Kapha Dosha and pacifies Vata Dosha. It has overall hot potency and it is not suitable for people having symptoms of increased or aggravated Pitta Dosha.

Therapeutic Indications

Devadarvarishta is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Constipation
  • Non-Bleeding Piles
  • Fever
  • Malabsorption Syndrome
  • Flatulence
  • Pyuria
  • Albuminuria
  • Lipuria
  • Dysuria
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Leucorrhoea
  • Uterine Fibroid
  • Ovarian Cyst
  • Anovulation
  • Female infertility due to anovulation
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Amenorrhea
  • Backache occurring after delivery
  • Postpartum fever
  • Leucorrhea (discharge with foul smell, cramps, and pain)
  • Sluggishness of the uterus

Devadarvarishta Uses & Benefits

Devadarvarishta mainly acts on uterus, ovaries, liver, skin and intestines. It reduces excess Kapha and Ama Dosha in these organs.

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 has an ovarian stimulant action that promotes the release of the egg from the ovary. It gives good results when it is taken along with Trivang Bhasma and Saraswatarishta.


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.

Devadarvarishta Dosage

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

Safety Profile

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.

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.

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