Asava & Arishta

Vidangarishta (Vidangarishtam)

Vidangarishta (Vidangarishtam) is an ayurvedic vermifuge (anthelminthic) medicine. It is used for destroying and expelling parasitic intestinal worms. It also prevents recurrence of worm infestation. Generally, it is given after meal twice or thrice a day and laxative medicine is advised to be taken at night. It also restores normal appetite and improves absorption of nutrients from the food. Moreover, Vidangarishta is also given to treat an abscess, bloating, urinary disorders, prostate enlargement, and loss of appetite.

Ingredients (Composition)

Vidangarishta contains following ingredients:

Ingredient Quantity
Vaividang (False Black Pepper) – Embelia Ribes 5 Parts
Piplamool (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum Roots 5 Parts
Rasna – Pluchea Lanceolata

Kurchi (Kutaj) – Holarrhena Antidysenterica (Pubescens) Bark

5 Parts
Indrayava – Holarrhena Antidysenterica Seeds 5 Parts
Patha – Cissampelos Pareira 5 Parts
Elachi (Cardamom) Tree Stem Bark – Elettaria Cardamomum 5 Parts
Amalaki (Amla or Indian Gooseberry) – Phyllanthus Emblica (Emblica Officinalis) 5 Parts

Prepare a decoction with all above ingredients and 2048 Parts water. Reduce it to ¼ Parts of Liquid i.e. 512 Parts. Then leave it for cooling. Filter the decoction. When decoction is slightly warm, add the following ingredients.

Shahad (Madhu) – Honey 300 Parts
Trikatu Churna 24 Parts
Dhataki Flower- Woodfordia Fruticosa 20 Parts
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum 2 Parts
Elachi (Green Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum 2 Parts
Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala 2 Parts
Priyangu flowers – Callicarpa Macrophylla 1 Parts
Kachnar – Bauhinia Variegata Bark 1 Parts
Lodhra – Symplocos Racemosa 1 Parts
  1. After mixing these ingredients, seal the Arishta vessel with a clay-smeared cloth. Leave it for 30 days in arishta
  2. After 30 days, filter the liquid (Vidangarishtam) and preserve it in food-grade bottles.

Pharmacological Actions

Vidangarishta has following medicinal properties:

  • Anthelminthic (Vermifuge or anti-parasitic)
  • Carminative
  • Antispasmodic
  • Appetizer
  • Digestive

Dosha Karma

Vidangarishta mainly pacifies Kapha Dosha and balances Vata Dosha.

Therapeutic Indications

Vidangarishta is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Worm infestation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abscess
  • Bloating
  • Cervical lymphadenitis
  • Fistula-in-Ano
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Renal calculi
  • Torticollis
  • Urinary disorders

Vidangarishta Dosage

The general dosage of Vidangarishta 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

Vidangarishta is considerably safe for most individuals when taken as per its indications in appropriate dosage under professional supervision.

Side Effects of Vidangarishta

There are no side effects reported with Vidangarishtam.


There are no absolute contraindications for Vidangarishtam.

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety profile of Vidangarishta is not well established for pregnant women. Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Vidangarishtam during pregnancy.

Vidangarishta is possibly safe to consume by lactating mothers. There are no adverse effects reported with the use of Vidangarishtam in lactating mothers and breastfeeding babies.

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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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