Balarishtam- Benefits, Indications, Ingredients, dosage, warnings, diet, exercises, research papers, preparation




Balarishta is an effective Ayurvedic fermented liquid Medicine. Word ‘bala’ indicates that to strengthen the body. Also, the main ingredient of this preparation is Bala- Sida cordifolia, so the name comes.

BENEFITS of Balarishta

  • Balavardhana (Improves Strength)
  • Pushtivardhana (Improves body nourishment)
  • Agnivardhana (Improves digestion strength)
  • Good nervine tonic
  • Improves the strength of nerves, muscles, and bones.
  • Promote strength of bones and joints.
  • Excellent Anti-inflammatory.
  • Act as analgesic medicine.

INDICATIONS of Balarishtam

  • Neuralgia
  • Hemiplegia
  • Paraplegia
  • Arthritis
  • Spondylosis.
  • Treatment for ankle pain, ankle twitch, slipped disc, sprain, back spasm, backache, back injury, stiffness of muscles, coccyx pain.

Partially,

  • Useful in Avascular necrosis, Sensory _ neural hearing loss, Hypothyroidism, Ankylosing spondylitis, pain related to SLE.

INGREDIENTS of Balarishta

For preparing Decoction:

Sl. NoSanskrit NameLatin NameParts UsedQuantity
1BalaSida cordifolia Whole plant4.8kg
2AshwagandhaWithania somniferaRoot4.8kg

Water for Decoction – 49.152 liters

Boiled and reduced _ 12.288 liters

Jaggery _ 14.400

For Preparing Prakshepak Dravyas as Coarse powder form:

1PayasyaIpomea digitataWhole plant768gm
2ErandaRicinus communisRoot96g
3RasnaPluchea lanceolataRoot48g
4ElaElettaria cardamomumseed48g
5PrasariniPaederia foetidaRoot48g
6Clove UsheeraVetiveria zizanioidesRoot48g
7GokshuraTribulus terrestrisFlower48g
8DhatakiWoodfordia fruticosaFlower768g

Method of Preparation of Balarishtam

Ashwagandha and Bala are taken in coarse powder form and decoction are prepared by boiling in 50 liters of water, till it is reduced to ¼. The decoction is transferred into a mud vessel and all prakshepaka dravyas are added and mixed well. Dhataki flowers and jaggery is added to this decoction to initiate the fermentation process. The mud vessel is kept undisturbed for 30 days. After 1 month the mixture is filtered and preserved into glass jars. This formulation should be used after 1 year for better health results. Each 100 ml Balarishtam contains 19 gms of micronutrients of each herb. The below image shows the wooden barrel as the fermentation process going on 30 days. We call it Eaglewood.

Method of storage of Balarishtam: 

Stored in an airtight glass bottle. Keep away from direct sunlight and moisture.

Points to be noted about :

Dhataki Flowers

The flowers of this herb are used in asava and arishta preparations because the flowers act as fermenting agents hence required to induce fermentation. Please note pollens of this flowers are the fermenting agents and so take care to collect the flowers without losing stigma and pollen.

DOSE WITH USAGE of Balarishtam

12 – 24 ml, one or two times a day, usually advised after food. If needed, it can be mixed with an equal quantity of water.

EXERCISE AND YOGA for Balarishta

  • Standing hamstring stretch
  • Partial curl exercise
  • Extension exercise.
  • Butterfly pose yoga
  • Seated Forward Bend
  • One-legged king pigeon

RECOMMENDED DIET AND BEHAVIOR for Balarishtam

Dos

  • Fatty Fish, Garlic, Ginger, Walnuts, Grapes.

Don’ts

Avoid lifting too much, prolonged sitting, Sleeping in an uncomfortable position.

Research Papers on Balarishtam

Ayurveda Journal Publication

Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res., 42(1), January – February 2017; Article No. 05, Pages: 29-34 

The Antioxidant Study of an Ayurvedic Medicine Balarishtam

Balarishtam is an Ayurvedic formulation used for the treatment of diseases caused due to Vata imbalance such as brain-related dysfunctions. The present study deals with the antioxidant activities such as DPPH assay, FRAP assay, and Hydrogen Peroxide Scavenging Activities of Balarishtam. The results indicated that Balarishtam has very good antioxidant properties which could be one of the mechanisms responsible for the treatment of such diseases. Keywords: Balarishtam, DPPH, FRAP, Hydrogen Peroxide Scavenging, Antioxidant.

PROPERTIES OF BALARISHTA:

Roga Marga: Bahya, Madhyama

Roga Karma: Ugra Vatarogas, Balakara, Pushtikara, Agnideepana.

Dosha Karma: Vatakaphahara

Agni  Karma: Deepana

Other Karmas: Brahmana, Vatanuloma And Vrishya

Reference Of Balarishta: 

Bhaishajya Ratnavali Vatavydhi Chikitsa 26/ 607-610 ( Bhaishajya Ratnavali Is A Sanskrit Text Written By Kaviraj Govinda Das Sen In 18th Century. This Book Contains, Formulations Of Ayurveda And Preparation Methods.)

Brands Available of Balarishta

Dabur India, Baidyanath, Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala, Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala, AVN Madurai, AVP Coimbatore, Kerala Ayurveda, Sitaram Pharmacy, SNA Oushadhasala, Oushadhi.

SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS of Balarishta

Large doses taking on an empty stomach cause stomach irritation and stomach upset. Diabetic patients are not indicated to take this preparation.

Conclusion

Balarishta is a classical Ayurvedic medicine, widely used in Ayurveda treatment for various neurological diseases. It’s very patient-friendly medicine and taken under the supervision of a qualified Ayurveda doctor, will deliver the best cure for different ailments.

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