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.
Vidangarishta contains following ingredients:
|Vaividang (False Black Pepper) – Embelia Ribes||5 Parts|
|Piplamool (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum Roots||5 Parts|
|Rasna – Pluchea Lanceolata||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|
- 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 (Vidangarishtam) and preserve it in food-grade bottles.
Vidangarishta has following medicinal properties:
- Anthelminthic (Vermifuge or anti-parasitic)
Vidangarishta is helpful in following health conditions.
- Worm infestation
- Loss of appetite
- Cervical lymphadenitis
- Prostate enlargement
- Renal calculi
- Urinary disorders
|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|
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.