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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.


  • Fatigue
  • Malnourishment
  • Depression
  • Anorexia
  • Sleeplessness
  • 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
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach irritation
Note:- This is pure classical Ayurvedic medicine and should be strictly consumed only after prescription of an Ayurvedic doctor and to be taken under medical supervision only.
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