Reference: Sharangdhara Samhita

Introduction

Vidangarishta is a herbal formulation which comprises of 5-10 percent of autogenic alcohol in it. This self -produced alcohol and water present in the product act as a mediator to transport water and active alcohol dissolving herbal substances to the body.

Vidangarishta can also be called Vidangarist, Vidangarishtam, Vidangarishta. It is used as a herbal antidote for abscess and for curing thigh cramps, urinary calculi, wry neck and fistula.

Ingredients

S. No. Name Latin Name Part Used Quantity
Kwatha Dravya (herbs for decoction)
1. Vidanga Embelia ribes 240 g
2. Pippalamool Piper longum Root 240 g
3. Pippali Piper longum Fruit 384g
4. Rasna Pluchea lanceolata 240 g
5. Kutaja Holarrhena antidysenterica 240 g
6. Patha Cyclea peltata 240 g
7. Ela/cardamom Eletteria cardamomum 240 g
8. Dhatri/Indian gooseberry Emblica officianalis 240 g
Sandhana dravya (Fermentative agents)
9. Madhu/Honey 14.4 kg
Prakshepa dravyas (Herbal additives for aroma and accelerating the process of fermentation)
10. Dhataki Woodfordia fruticosa 960 g
11. Twak/Cinnamon Cinnamomum verum 96 g
12. Patra Cinnamomum tamala 96 g
13. Ela/cardamom Eletteria cardamomum 96 g
14. Priyangu Callicarpa macrophylla 48 g
15. Kanchanara Bauhinia variegata 48 g
16. Lodhra Symplocos racemosa 48 g
17. Shunti/Dry ginger Zingiber officinale 384 g
18. Maricha/Black Pepper Piper nigrum 384 g

Method of Preparation

The Kwatha dravyas (decoction herbs) are washed and dried and crushed to form a coarse powder. After that these are added in 98.304 liters of water and boiled till the amount is reduced to 12.288 litres. The decoction is then filtered, the sandhana dravya and the prakshepa dravyas are added to this and stirred to form a homogenous mix. The obtained decoction is then transferred to a clean container coated with ghee and kept away for fermentation for a period of 30 days. When the process of fermentation is completed, the constituents are strained and is stored in amber colored bottles in a cool, dry and dark place.

Dosage

12 - 24 ml mixed with equal quantity of water after meals two times a day.

Indications

  • Stiffness in thigh muscles
  • Polyuria
  • Locked jaw
  • Calculus
  • Fistula-in-ano
  • Cervical lymphadenitis

Contraindications

This formulation should be avoided during pregnancy, but it can be consumed during the lactation period under medical supervision. Diabetic patients should also consult a doctor before taking this medicine. Over dosage should be avoided.

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