Raktshodhakarishta is an ayurvedic depurative medicine. It is used to decrease the toxins from the blood. It detoxifies the blood and increases the excretion of the toxic or unwanted substances from the blood through the kidneys. It also has a diuretic action.
Raktshodhakarishta is used to treat acne, pimples, boils, hyperuricemia or gout, and skin diseases. Anantmool in it is also beneficial for treating osteoarthritis.
Raktshodhakarishta contains following ingredients.
|Sariva (Anantmool or Indian Sarsaparilla) – Hemidesmus Indicus||40 Parts|
|Munakka – Vitis Vinifera Variety||40 Parts|
|Kachnar – Bauhinia Variegata bark||20 Parts|
|Khadira (Catechu) – Acacia Catechu bark||20 Parts|
|Chopchini – Smilax China||20 Parts|
|Kantakari or Chhoti Kateri (Thorny Nightshade) – Solanum Surattense||10 Parts|
|Indravaruni (Indrayana) – Citrullus Colocynthis Roots||10 Parts|
|Shirish (Sirish) – Albizia Lebbeck||10 Parts|
|Manjistha (Manjith) – Rubia Cordifolia||10 Parts|
|Chirayata (Kiratatikta) – Swertia Chirata||10 Parts|
|Pitpapra (Shahtra) – Fumaria Indica||10 Parts|
|Guduchi (Giloy or Heartleaf Moonseed) – Tinospora Cordifolia||10 Parts|
|Gorakhmundi – Sphaeranthus Indicus||10 Parts|
|Sharpunkha – Tephrosia Purpurea||10 Parts|
|Unaab (Jujube Fruit, Chinese date) – Zizyphus Vulgaris||10 Parts|
|Shatavari – Asparagus Racemosus||10 Parts|
|Babul Bark – Acacia Arabica||10 Parts|
|Yawasa (Javasa) – Alhagi Maurorum||10 Parts|
|Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar) – Cedrus Deodara||10 Parts|
|Neem – Azadirachta Indica inner Bark||10 Parts|
|Bakayan (Mahanimb) – Melia Azedarach inner bark||10 Parts|
Prepare a decoction with above ingredients and 2560 Parts water. Reduce it to ¼ Parts of Liquid i.e. 640 Parts. Then leave it for cooling. Filter the decoction. When decoction is slightly warm, add the following ingredients.
|Gur – Jaggery||200 Parts|
|Shahad – Honey||100 Parts|
|Dhataki Flower- Woodfordia Fruticosa||24 Parts|
|Lal Chandan (Red Sandalwood) – Pterocarpus Santalinus||12 Parts|
|Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum||2 Parts|
|Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum||2 Parts|
|Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala||2 Parts|
|Elachi (Green Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum||2 Parts|
|Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea||2 Parts|
- After mixing these ingredients, seal the Arishta vessel with a clay-smeared cloth. Leave it for 30 days in arishta
- After 30 days, filter the liquid (Raktshodhakarishta) and preserve it in food-grade bottles.
Raktshodhakarishta has following medicinal properties:
- Depurative (blood purifier)
- Antimicrobial, Antibacterial
- Ama Pachak
Raktshodhakarishta is indicated in the following diseases:
- Acne or pimples
- Hyperuricemia or gout
- Skin diseases
- Pruritus (itching)
|The general dosage of Raktshodhakarishta is as follows.|
|Children (above the age of the 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|
Raktshodhakarishta is considerably safe for most individuals when taken as per its indications in appropriate dosage under professional supervision.
Side Effects of Mustakarishta
There are no side effects reported with Raktshodhakarishta when used in recommended dosage under professional supervision.
There are no absolute contraindications for Raktshodhakarishta.
Pregnancy & Lactation
The safety profile of Raktshodhakarishta is not well established for pregnant women and lactating mothers. Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Raktshodhakarishta during pregnancy and lactation.