Reference: Charaka Chikitsa Sthana : Astangahridayam

Introduction

It is an Ayurvedic formulation primarily used in the treatment of hemorrhoids, constipation, gastric and intestinal disorders. It is a formulation which is made from anaerobic fermentation. Mainly it is used in vataj disorder. Intestinal worms, indigestion, inflammation, liver and spleen disorders.

Dantyarishta is also helpful in treating skin disorders.

Ingredients

S. No. Name Latin Name Part Used Quantity
Kwatha dravya (Herbs for decoction)
1. Danti Baliospermum montanum 4.800 kg
2. Bilva Aegle marmelos 48 g
3. Shyonaka Oroxylum indicum 48 g
4. Gambhari Gmelina arborea 48 g
5. Patala Stereospermum chelonoides 48 g
6. Agnimantha Clerodendrum phlomidis 48g
7. Brihati Solanum indicum 48 g
8. Kantakari Solanum xanthocarpum 48 g
9. Gokshura Tribulus terrestris 48 g
10. Haritaki Terminalia chebula 48 g
11. Amalaki Emblica officinalis 48 g
12. Bibhitaka Terminalia bellirica 48 g
13. Shalaparni Desmodium gangeticum 48 g
14. Prishniparni Uraria picta 48 g
15. Chitrak Plumbago zeylanica 48 g
16. Water 12.288 litres (Reduced to - 3.072 litres in decoction)
Sandhana dravya (fermentative agents)
17. Jaggery 4.800 kg
Prakshepa dravyas (Herbal additives for aroma and for accelerating process of fermentation)
18. Dhataki Woodfordia fruticosa 768 g

Method of Preparation

All the herbs except Dhataki are formed in a coarse powder and added in water, brought to a boil and reduced to a ¼ of its amount and filtered. Jaggery is mixed in this liquid and filtered again. To this decoction, coarse powder of Dhataki is added and poured in an air tight container, sealed and kept away for fermentation for a fortnight. The duration of sandhana karma should be 15-30 days.

It should be stored in a amber hue bottle in a cool, dark and dry area.

Dosage

  • Adults: 20-30ml after meals with equal quantity of water twice every day.
  • For children below 5 years - 2 to 5ml, between 5 to 12 years - 5 to 10 ml, once or twice daily according to the doctors prescription.

Properties

Dantyarishta is an ayurvedic medicine that can be used in managing various health affecting conditions. It can act as a natural remedy which check further advancement of inflammatory bowel diseases and hemorrhoids. It is even helpful to provide relief from symptoms of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease which are manifested as pain occurring in the lower abdomen and other being vomiting, constipation, or loose motions.

It is also beneficial in relieving the stomach problems such as peptic ulcers gastritis and heartburn by generating a defensive action on the stomach mucosa and hampering the ulcer formation. Helpful natural medicine to prevent the reflux disorders development and also prevent loss of appetite, pain in the epigastric region.

It is also suitable in maintaining the proper function of liver and relieves it from free radicals and other toxic matters which manage hepatitis and liver Cirrhosis. Other useful activity is in case of enlarged spleen.

It is suitable natural way of providing proper nourishment to the body through improving the functions of the digestive tract by eradicating the parasites, which are intruding in the absorption of food.

A natural way to manage problems related to skin disorders. It has strong healing and anti-inflammatory properties.

Indications

  • Spleen disorders
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pyrexia
  • Abdominal disorders
  • Cardiac malfunction
  • Inflammation
  • Worm infestation
  • Digestive disorders
  • Emesis
  • Leprosy
  • Piles
  • Anemia

Contraindications

It should be avoided in pregnancy or during lactation period or taken under strict medical supervision.

But if it is consumed in a heavy dose then it may cause gastric irritation or loose stools.

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