Ashwagandharishta - Benefits, Usage, Indications and Dosage
Reference - Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Murcha Rogadhikara (For anxiety and low energy in body)
Ashwagandharishta is a fermented herbal formulation of dark brown color contains self-generated alcohol 5 to 10 percent. It is known as great medicine for neurological and mental problems. The main ingredient of this herbal formulation is Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Word Ashwagandha stands for the smell of a horse. This name of the herb is due to its root which smells like a horse urine. Its roots are loaded with fruitful chemical compounds like alkaloids, lactones, phytosterols, saponins and more. These provide plant the properties such as liver and reproductive tonic, anti-tumor, adaptogenic, sedative, anti-inflammatory, nervine, aphrodisiac, anti-anemic, immune-modulatory and analgesic.
|S. No.||Name||Latin Name||Part Used||Quantity|
|1.||Water for decoction||98.304 litres|
|2.||Honey (Madhu)||14.400 kg|
|Kvatha dravyas (herbs for decoction)|
|3.||Ashvagandha||Withania somnifera||Root||2.400 kg|
|4.||Musali||Chlorophytum tuberosum||Root||960 g|
|5.||Vidari||Pueraria tuberosa||Root Trace||480 g|
|6.||Arjuna||Terminalia arjuna||Stem Bark||480 g|
|7.||Manjishtha||Rubia cordifolia||Root||480 g|
|8.||Mulethi||Glycyrrhiza glabra||Root||480 g|
|9.||Haridra||Curcuma longa||Rhizome||480 g|
|10.||Mustaka||Cyperus rotundus||Rhizome||480 g|
|11.||Daruharidra||Berberis aristata||Stem||480 g|
|12.||Trivrit||Ipomoea turpethum||Root||480 g|
|13.||Rasna||Pluchea lanceolata||Root/Leaf||480 g|
|14.||Haritaki||Terminalia chebula||Pericarp||480 g|
|15.||Vacha||Acorus calamus||Rhizome||384 g|
|16.||Chitraka||Plumbago zeylanica||Root||384 g|
|17.||Rakta chandana||Pterocarpus santalinus||Root||384 g|
|18.||Krishna sariva||Cryptolepis buchanani||Root||384 g|
|19.||Shveta chandana||Santalum album||Heart Wood||384 g|
|20.||Shveta sariva||Hemidesmus indicus||Root||384 g|
|Prakshepa dravyas (Herbal additives for aroma and for accelerating process of fermentation)|
|21.||Dhataki||Woodfordia fruticosa||Flower||768 g|
|22.||Priyangu||Callicarpa macrophylla||Flower||192 g|
|23.||Ela (Sukshmaila)||Elettaria cardamomum||Seed||192 g|
|24.||Tvak||Cinnamomum verum||Stem Bark||192 g|
|25.||Patra (Tejapatra)||Cinnamomum tamala||Leaf||192 g|
|26.||Shunthi||Zingiber officinale||Rhizome||96 g|
|27.||Maricha||Piper nigrum||Fruit||96 g|
|28.||Nagakeshara||Mesua ferrea||Stamen||96 g|
|29.||Pippali||Piper longum||Fruit||96 g|
Method of Preparation
- Take the ingredients of kvatha dravyas (Decoction herbs), wash, dry and convert them in to boorish powder from by passing it through the 44 number sieve.
- Next take the ingredients of Prakshepa dravya except Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) clean, clear and get in a powder form by passing through 85 number sieve individually.
- Add specific amount of water to kvatha dravya (Decoction herbs), soak whole night and heat up to its one fourth volume. Then filter it through muslin cloth.
- Now add Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) and honey. Seal the container mouth and ferment the mixture.
- After its completion, filtrate the fermented material and pour in an air tight container.
- Keep in a cool and place free from moisture and light.
10 to 20 ml with equal quantity of water, one to two times a day after meals.
- Neurological problems - migraine, vertigo, memory loss and loss of neurons in brain
- Joint problems - inflammation in joints, osteoarthritis
- Male and female infertility
- Erectile dysfunction
- Uterine weakness
- Avoid to use in case of infants and pregnancy.
- Sour throat
- Ulcers in mouth
- Stomach irritation