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Ashokarishta

Ashokarishta (also spelt as Ashokarishtam) is an Ayurvedic medicine available in liquid form. It is well known in India to most of the females as a wonderful tonic. It is commonly recommended for all types of gynaecological problems like dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, vaginal pain, leucorrhea (white discharge) and some cases of infertility.

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Ingredients of Ashokarishta

  1. Ashoka 4.800 kg
  2. Water for decoction 49.152 L reduced to 12.288 L
  3. Guda 9.600 kg

Prakshepa Dravyas:

  1. Dhataki 768 g
  2. Ajaji (Shveta jiraka) 48 g
  3. Mustaka (Musta) 48 g
  4. Shunthi 48 g
  5. Darvi (Daruharidra) 48 g
  6. Utpala 48 g
  7. Haritaki 48 g
  8. Bibhitaka 48 g
  9. Amalaki 48 g
  10. Amrasthi (Amra) 48 g
  11. Jiraka (Shveta jiraka) 48 g
  12. Vasa 48 g
  13. Chandana (Shveta chandana) 48 g

(Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Strirogadhikara: 114-117)

The quantity of each ingredient shown here is as per the text. It may be changed accordingly as per your requirement.

Dosage of Ashokarishta

12 to 24 ml mixed with equal quantity of water twice a day after meal.

Anupana

Water

Indications

  1. Asrigdara Ruja (Dysmenorrhoea)
  2. Yoniruja (Vaginal Pain)
  3. Shveta Pradara (Leucorrhoea)
  4. Jvara (Fever)
  5. Raktapitta (Bleeding disorder)
  6. Arsha (Haemorrhoids)
  7. Mandagni (Impaired digestive fire)
  8. Arochaka (Tastelessness)
  9. Meha (Excessive flow of urine)
  10. Shotha (Inflammation)

Therapeutic Uses

  • In dysmenorrhoea, Ashokarishta is advised twice a day after meal. Also, Rajapravartini Vati (250mg - 500mg) and Punarnavadi Mandur (500mg) is recommended twice a day after meal.
  • In vaginal pain, it is taken in recommended dose orally twice a day after a meal. Also, Jatyadi Taila is soaked in a cotton swab and kept in the vagina overnight.
  • In leucorrhoea, it is taken in recommended dose twice a day after meal along with Pushyanug Churna (5gm), Chandanadi Vati (250mg) and Gandhak Rasayan (250mg).
  • In fever, Ashokarishta is advised twice a day along with Mahasudarshan Vati (250mg - 500mg) and Giloy Vati (500mg).
  • In bleeding disorders like epistaxis, haemophilia and excess bleeding, it is taken in recommended dose along with Bolabadhha Ras (250 - 500mg) and Punarnavadi Mandur (250 - 500 mg).
  • In haemorrhoids (piles), Ashokarishta is taken in recommended dose along with Arshakuthar Rasa (250 - 500mg) and Kachnar Gugul (500mg) twice a day after a meal. In a case of bleeding piles, Bolabaddha Ras (250 - 500mg) is also advised.
  • In impaired digestive fire and tastelessness, Ashokarishta is taken in prescribed dose along with Chitrakadi Vati (250 - 500mg) twice a day after a meal.
  • In the excessive flow of urine, Ashokarishta is taken twice a day with Chandraprabha Vati (500mg), Gokshuradi Gugul (500mg) and Punarnavadi Vati (250mg).
  • In some cases of inflammation, Ashokarishta is taken along with Punarnavadi Mandur (250 - 500mg) and Gandhak Rasayan (250mg). Dashanga Lepa may be applied locally if advised.

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

  1. No side effects reported.
  2. It should be taken with precaution in persons with hyperacidity.
  3. Not recommended in ulcers and diabetes.
  4. It should be avoided in pregnancy.

 

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