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Dashmularishta - Benefits, Usage, Indications and Dosage

Reference: Sharangadhara Samhita, Madhyamakhanda


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.


S. No. Name Latin Name Part Used Quantity
Kwatha dravya (Herbs for decoction)
1. Bilva Aegle marmelos 240 g
2. Shyonaka Oroxylum indicum 240 g
3. Gambhari Gmelina arborea 240 g
4. Patala Stereospermum chelonoides 240 g
5. Agnimantha Clerodendrum phlomidis 240 g
6. Shalaparni Desmodium gangeticum 240 g
7. Prishnparni Uraria picta 240 g
8. Brihati Solanum indicum 240 g
9. Kantakari Solanum surattense 240 g
10. Gokshura Tribulus terrestris 240 g
11. Chitraka Plumbago zeylanica 1.200 g
12. Pushkaramoola Inula racemosa 1.200 g
13. Lodhra Symplocos racemosa 960 g
14. Guduci Tinospora cordifolia 960 g
15. Amalaki Emblica officinalis 768 g
16. Duralabha Fagonia cretica 576 g
17. Khadira Acacia catechu 384 g
18. Kapittha Feronia limonia 96 g
19. Bibhitaka Terminalia bellirica 96 g
20. Punarnava Boerhaavia diffusa 96 g
21. Chavya Piper retrofractum 96 g
22. vijayasara Pterocarpus marsupium 384 g
23. Haritaki Terminalia chebula 384 g
24. Kushta Saussurea costus 96 g
25. Manjishtha Rubia cordifolia 96 g
26. Devadaru Cedrus deodara 96 g
27. Vidanga Embelia ribes 96 g
28. Yashtimadhu Glycyrrhiza glabra 96 g
29. Bharngi Clerodendrum serratum 96 g
30. Jatamansi Nardostachys jatamansi 96 g
31. Priyangu Callicarpa macrophylla 96 g
32. Sariva Hemidesmus indicus 96 g
33. Krishna jiraka Carum carvi 240 g
34. Trivrit Operculina turpethum 96 g
35. Renuka Vitex negundo 96 g
36. Rasna Pluchea lanceolata 96 g
37. Pippali Piper longum 96 g
38. Kramuka Areca catechu 96 g
39. Shathi Hedychium spicatum 96 g
40. Haridra Curcuma longa 96 g
41. Mahameda Asparagus racemosus 96 g
42. Kakoli Roscaea procera 96 g
43. Kshirakakoli Lilium polyphyllum Root 96 g
44. Riddhi Habenaria intermedia 96 g
45. Vriddhi Habenaria edgeworthii 96 g
46. Shatapushpa Anethum graveolens 96 g
47. Padmaka Prunus cerasoides 384 g
48. Nagakeshara Mesua ferrea 96 g
49. Musta Cyperus rotundus 96 g
50. Kutaja Holarrhena antidysenterica 96 g
51. Shringi Pistacia integerrima 96 g
52. Jivaka Pueraria tuberosa 96 g
53. Rishabhaka Microstylis wallichii 96 g
54. Sathi Valeriana officinalis 96 g
55. Meda Polygonatum verticillatum 96 g
56. Water for decoction 100.608 litres, Reduced to - 25.152 litres
57. Draksha Vitis vinifera 3.072 kg
58. Madhu 1.536 kg
Sandhana dravya (fermentative agents)
59. Guda (Jaggery) 19.200 kg
Prakshepa dravyas (Herbal additives for aroma and for accelerating process of fermentation)
60. Dhataki Woodfordia fruticosa 1.440 g
61. Kankola Piper cubeba 96 g
62. Jala Coleus vettiveroides 96 g
63. Chandana Santalum album 96 g
64. Jatiphala Myristica fragrans 96 g
65. Lavanga Syzygium aromaticum 96 g
66. Tvak Cinnamomum verum 96 g
67. Ela Elettaria cardamomum 96 g
68. Tejapatra Cinnamomum tamala 96 g
69. Nagakeshara Mesua ferrea 96 g
70. Pippali Piper longum 96 g
71. Kasturi Moschus moschiferus 3 g
72. Kataka Strychnos potatorum Q.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.


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


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.


  • 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


  • 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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