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Kutajarishta

Last updated on: September 8th, 2017

Kutajarishta (also spelt as Kutajarishtam) is an Ayurvedic medicine available in liquid form. It is beneficial for diarrhoea with bleeding, dysentery, malabsorption syndrome. It is termed due to its active ingredient Kutaja.

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Ingredients of Kutajarishta

  1. Kutajamula (Kutaja) 4.800 kg
  2. Mridvika (Draksha) 2.400 kg
  3. Madhuka Kusuma 480 g
  4. Kashmari (Gambhari) 480 g
  5. Water for decoction 49.152 L  reduced to 12.288 L
  6. Guda 4.800 kg

Prakshepa Dravyas:

  1. Dhataki 960 g

(Reference: Bhaishajyaratnavali,  Atisaradhikara: 97-99)

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

Dosage of Kutajarishta

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

Anupana

Water

Indications

  1. Jvara (Fever)
  2. Grahani (Malabsorption syndrome)
  3. Raktatisara (Diarrhoea with Bleeding )
  4. Agnimandya (Digestive impairment)

Therapeutic Uses

  • In fever (Kapha Pittaj), it is taken in prescribed dosage twice a day after a meal along with Mahasudarshan Vati (250- 500 mg) and Sanjivanai Vati (250- 500 mg).
  • In malabsorption syndrome like IBS, Chitrakadi Vati (250-500 mg), Panchamrita Parpati (125 mg) and Sanjivani Vati (250mg) are advised along with Kutajarishta (15ml+ 15ml water) twice a day after a meal.
  • In diarrhoea with bleeding, it is taken in addition to Bolbaddha Ras (250mg) twice a day. Kamdudha Ras (125mg) may also be added.
  • In digestive impairment, Chitrakadi Vati (250mg), Shankha Vati (250mg) is taken along with Kutajarishta twice a day.

Side Effects, Pregnancy Safety & Precaution

  1. It should be taken with precaution in persons with hyperacidity.
  2. Not recommended in ulcers and diabetes.
  3. It should be taken with precaution under Ayurvedic physician's supervision during pregnancy.

 

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