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Dashmularishta - Benefits, Usage, Indications and Dosage

Reference: Sharangadhara Samhita, Madhyamakhanda

Introduction

Dashmularishta is clear dark brown liquid which does not lather and settle with pleasant aroma and bitter taste. It has ten roots along with other herbs, hence the name is "Dashmularishta". This Ayurvedic liquid provides strength, enhances the immune system, help to bring an instant activity and vigor in your daily chores. It is used in indigestion, lack of taste, respiratory disorders, fistula, vomiting, anemia, liver diseases, skin diseases, piles, UTI & jaundice etc. Dashmularishta is used as a general health tonic. The liquid is also used for females who can't conceive.

Ingredients

S. No.NameLatin Name Part UsedQuantity
Kwatha dravya (Herbs for decoction)
1.BilvaAegle marmelos240 g
2.ShyonakaOroxylum indicum240 g
3.GambhariGmelina arborea240 g
4.PatalaStereospermum chelonoides240 g
5.AgnimanthaClerodendrum phlomidis240 g
6.ShalaparniDesmodium gangeticum240 g
7.PrishnparniUraria picta240 g
8.BrihatiSolanum indicum240 g
9.KantakariSolanum surattense240 g
10.GokshuraTribulus terrestris240 g
11.ChitrakaPlumbago zeylanica1.200 g
12.PushkaramoolaInula racemosa1.200 g
13.LodhraSymplocos racemosa960 g
14.GuduciTinospora cordifolia960 g
15.AmalakiEmblica officinalis768 g
16.DuralabhaFagonia cretica576 g
17.KhadiraAcacia catechu384 g
18.KapitthaFeronia limonia96 g
19.BibhitakaTerminalia bellirica96 g
20.PunarnavaBoerhaavia diffusa96 g
21.ChavyaPiper retrofractum96 g
22.vijayasaraPterocarpus marsupium384 g
23.HaritakiTerminalia chebula384 g
24.KushtaSaussurea costus96 g
25.ManjishthaRubia cordifolia96 g
26.DevadaruCedrus deodara96 g
27.VidangaEmbelia ribes96 g
28.YashtimadhuGlycyrrhiza glabra96 g
29.BharngiClerodendrum serratum96 g
30.JatamansiNardostachys jatamansi96 g
31.PriyanguCallicarpa macrophylla96 g
32.SarivaHemidesmus indicus96 g
33.Krishna jirakaCarum carvi240 g
34.TrivritOperculina turpethum96 g
35.RenukaVitex negundo96 g
36.RasnaPluchea lanceolata96 g
37.PippaliPiper longum96 g
38.KramukaAreca catechu96 g
39.ShathiHedychium spicatum96 g
40.HaridraCurcuma longa96 g
41.MahamedaAsparagus racemosus96 g
42.KakoliRoscaea procera96 g
43.KshirakakoliLilium polyphyllumRoot96 g
44.RiddhiHabenaria intermedia96 g
45.VriddhiHabenaria edgeworthii96 g
46.ShatapushpaAnethum graveolens96 g
47.PadmakaPrunus cerasoides384 g
48.NagakesharaMesua ferrea96 g
49.MustaCyperus rotundus96 g
50.KutajaHolarrhena antidysenterica96 g
51.ShringiPistacia integerrima96 g
52.JivakaPueraria tuberosa96 g
53.RishabhakaMicrostylis wallichii96 g
54.SathiValeriana officinalis96 g
55.MedaPolygonatum verticillatum96 g
56.Water for decoction100.608 litres, Reduced to - 25.152 litres
57.DrakshaVitis vinifera3.072 kg
58.Madhu1.536 kg
Sandhana dravya (fermentative agents)
59.Guda (Jaggery)19.200 kg
Prakshepa dravyas (Herbal additives for aroma and for accelerating process of fermentation)
60.DhatakiWoodfordia fruticosa1.440 g
61.KankolaPiper cubeba96 g
62.JalaColeus vettiveroides96 g
63.ChandanaSantalum album96 g
64.JatiphalaMyristica fragrans96 g
65.LavangaSyzygium aromaticum96 g
66.TvakCinnamomum verum96 g
67.ElaElettaria cardamomum96 g
68.TejapatraCinnamomum tamala96 g
69.NagakesharaMesua ferrea96 g
70.PippaliPiper longum96 g
71.KasturiMoschus moschiferus3 g
72.KatakaStrychnos potatorumQ.S for cleaning

Method of Preparation

Firstly the first 54 drugs are to be washed, dried and powdered. After that add them in the given amount of water and soak overnight. Put them over heat and reduce the amount to half. Now, wash and crush the kwatha herb of the formulation. Add the given amount of water, soak it overnight, boil the mixture, reduces it to ¼ and strain to obtain kwatha.

Collect the kwatha in a single container and stir till they are fully incorporated. Grind the Prakshepa dravyas in a fine powder, add the remaining ingredient into the formulation and let it dissolve completely. Transfer the filtered product in a clean container, add dhataki, madhu and prakshepa dravyas. Seal the container, put it away for fermentation and keep checking after short span of time till its fully fermented.

Dosage

15-25ml with equal quantity of water after meals twice daily.

Properties

Dashmularishta possess various medicinal properties like anti-oxidant, analgesic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory along with rejuvenator, revitalizer and restorative activities that bring benefits in many diseases. It is quiet helpful in imparting strength & reducing weakness. Dashmularishta is an Ayurvedic tonic for female health that helps in recovery of post-delivery weakness. It prevents postpartum problems after delivery like infectious diseases of uterus, bladder and kidneys, backache, fatigue, excess discharge, sluggish uterus, swollen breasts and improves milk production in new mother. This Ayurvedic liquid is even helpful in managing postpartum depression and recovers the mental state of the women. It also refines complexion and enhances the glow of the skin post-delivery period. Dashmularishta is even beneficial in male to improve fertility and suitable in case of semen deficiency. Suitable to reduce pain occurring during menstruation. It can eradicates toxin away from the body and supply nourishment to the body. This liquid can manage inflammatory condition of joints. Beneficial effects in other condition like piles, jaundice, anemia and urinary problems like excessive flow of urine or its retention. It is also suitable natural remedy for neurological diseases and good enough to provide strength to muscles, bones, ligaments and improves immunity.

Indications

  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Anorexia
  • Vomiting
  • Cough
  • Backache
  • Breathlessness
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Jaundice
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sciatica
  • Neuralgia
  • Postpartum weakness
  • Anemia
  • Swollen breast
  • Dysuria
  • Infertility
  • Malnutrition
  • General weakness
  • Lack of sperm count

Contraindications

  • Heart burn
  • Diarrhea with burning sensation in anus
  • Excessive thirst
  • Mouth ulcers

It shouldn't be taken in severe burning sensation as it can worsen the problem, if it is still required to be taken then it should be taken with licorice [mulethi] or other herbs that have a cooling effect on the digestive system like coriander & cumin etc.

It should be avoided during pregnancy but it is safe in lactating mothers as it promotes breast milk supply.

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