Jeerakadyarishtam- Jeerakarishtam is an Ayurvedic medicine for post-delivery care. It enhances digestion & absorption.
Benefits of Jeerakadyarishtam- Jeerakarishtam
This combination is advised to be taken by women after giving birth. It regulates and normalises the digestive fire after pregnancy & delivery. It is useful in almost all the diseases of the newly delivered lady. Deranged digestive fire and Vaatakopa are the cause of these diseases and jeerakadyarishtam addresses both these disorders.
In other people, jeerakadyarishtam is found beneficial in correcting digestion & absorption. It enhances digestive fire and regulates peristalsis. It is used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhoea & dysentery etc.
It helps to correct malabsorption and deficiency disorders.
Indications of Jeerakadyarishtam- Jeerakarishtam
Soothikaroga – Diseases in post-natal woman
Grahani – Digestive & absorptive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome
Atisara – Diarrhoea & dysentery
Vahnivaikrta – Regulates digestive fire
Ingredients of Jeerakadyarishtam- Jeerakarishtam
It is very good in improving digestive fire and immunity. It helps in curing various kinds of ulcers, IBS, diarrhoea and other disorders of the gut. It is used in the treatment of mild digestive disorders as carminative. It is useful as an astringent in Broncho pulmonary diseases.
|Dried ginger||Sunthi||Zingiber officinalis|
It is unctuous and hot in potency with pungent taste but becomes sweet after digestion. It is an aphrodisiac and balances Vata and Kapha.
It improves ability to taste and promotes digestion. Relieves cough cold and other respiratory problems. It is not a laxative, rather causes constipation.
|Indian nutmeg||Jathi||Myristica fragrans Houtt.|
Nutmeg is an aphrodisiac, digestive tonic, very useful even with external application in case of headache, useful in cough, cold, asthma and more.
It is a well-known aromatic perennial plant with a characteristic scent that possesses multiple medicinal applications, being used to treat stomach ulcers, indigestion, liver disorders, and as emmenagogue, nervine, diuretic, diaphoretic, and aphrodisiac. Owing to its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, nutmeg essential oil is considered to be a promising biopreservative.
|Coco grass, nut grass, purple nutsredge||Musta||Cyperus rotundus L.|
It has marked anti-inflammatory action. It also has anthelmintic, antioxidant and antifungal properties. The drug improves lactation, relieves fever, burning sensation, and excessive thirst. It is also used in treating diarrhoea, dyspepsia and skin diseases.
Chaturjata- A group of four drugs namely,
It has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, and anti-diabetic properties. It helps lower the cholesterol levels in blood. It is used in vomiting, gastro-intestinal problems and breathing disorders. It can strengthen the heart muscles.
|Cardamom||Ela||Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton|
It can help in controlling asthma. It is beneficial in teeth and gum infections, cataracts, nausea, diarrhoea, as well as cardiac, digestive and kidney disorders.
|Indian bay leaf||Tejapatra||Cinnamomum tamala|
It has gastro-protective properties. It enhances immune system, gastro-intestinal tract, and functions of liver. it has antioxidant, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, carminative, anthelmintic, diuretic and antimicrobial activity. It is used in colic, dyspepsia, and diarrhoea.
|Indian rose chest nut/Ceylon ironwood/cobra’s saffron||Nagakesara||Mesua ferrea L.|
It clears kapha, it is beneficial in urinary tract infection, poisoning, rheumatoid arthritis, pruritus, and oedema. It is beneficial in the treatment of fever, excessive thirst, sweating, vomiting & nausea, bad body odour, skin diseases, herpes etc. It is useful in some types of headache.
|Ajwain||Yavaani / Deepyaka||Trachyspermum ammi (L.) SPRAGUE|
The seeds of this plant are used in the form of powder to treat worms. It acts as an appetiser, carminative and aids digestion. It is also beneficial in treatment of colic.
|Tail pepper/Java pepper||Kankola||Piper cubeba|
It has anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, anti-tumour, anti-bacterial and cytotoxic activities. It is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, oedema, inflammations and parasite infestation.
|Calamus root/sweet flag||Devapushpa/Vacha||Acorus calamus L.|
The root is aromatic. It has stimulant, emetic, expectorant, emmenagogue, aphrodisiac, laxative, diuretic, antispasmodic, carminative, and anthelmintic properties. It is slightly tonic, and excitant, and forms a useful adjunct to other tonics and stimulants. It may be used in cases of flatulent colic, atonic dyspepsia etc.
|Fire flame bush||Dhaataki||Woodfordia fruiticosa Kurtz|
It is an anthelmintic, in dysentery, leprosy, blood diseases, leucorrhoea, and menorrhagia.
Details of the manufacturing
As already discussed, Jeerakadyarishtam has 12 herbal ingredients and jaggery.
All herbal ingredients should be washed well and dried up in shade.
Take 2 Tulam of Jeeraka in a clean vessel. Add 4 Drona(64 Prastha )clean water into it. Make it boil. The fire should be kept low to make sure that all the active ingredients in the herbs needed are absorbed well into the water. Make sure to mix it in between with a wooden ladle. Reduce the quantity into one by fourth of the initial quantity. Once the quantity is reduced to one by fourth of the initial amount of water, remove the vessel from the fire. Squeeze and drain through a clean white cloth. Collect the decoction in a clean vessel and discard the solid waste.
To this decoction, add 3 Tulam of Jaggery
16 Pala of Dhataki flower
and fine powder of
- Pathra One Pala each
Mix all the ingredients well. It should be transferred into an earthen pot coated inside with ghee. Cover it with a clean white cloth and keep it closed and airtight. Keep it for 30 days in a dark place with low temperature. After 30 days, open it and filter through a clean white cloth. Keep it in an airtight glass bottle. Arishtam can be used for a longer period of time without any preservatives.
Dosha Dooshya Predominance with roga margas.
Jeerakadyarishtam is Vaata-Pittahara and anulomana.
It acts on aabhyantara rogamarga
Dosage and Usage of Jeerakadyarishtam- Jeerakarishtam
Dosage: 25-30 ml after food
Arishtam is advised to be taken after food, once the ingested food and arishtam will digest together.
It is taken two times or three times a day immediately after food.
Exercises and Yoga.
As Jeerakadyarishtam is indicated for post-natal care, exercise should be according to the doctor’s advice. In other people, as the medicine targets mainly digestive system, following stretching exercises and specific yoga asanas like pavanamuktasana, vajrasana, bhujangasana etc for Apaanavayu regulation recommended.
Regular exercise helps improve bioavailability of the medicine and food ingested and leads to positive health.
Yoga can maintain harmony within and with surroundings.
Simple exercises for lungs and heart health
Recommended diet and behaviour
- To be avoided
Heavy meals and difficult to digest foods – cause indigestion.
junk foods- cause disturbance in digestion and reduces the bioavailability of the medicine
carbonated drinks – makes the stomach more acidic and disturbed digeastion
refrigerated and frozen foods – causes weak and sluggish digestion by weakening agni (digestive fire)
curd – causes vidaaha and thereby many other diseases
- To be added
Light meals and easily digestible foods
Green gram, soups, buttermilk boiled with turmeric, ginger and curry leaves
freshly cooked and warm food processed with cumin seeds, ginger, black pepper, ajwain etc
Maintain personal hygiene.
Better to avoid exposure to excessive sunlight wind rain or dust.
Avoid lifting heavy weights and other vigorous physical activities.
Maintain a regular food and sleep schedule.
Avoid sitting continuously for a long time and avoid squatting.
Side effects and contraindications
No known side effects reported.
Diabetic people and people with gastric ulcer should not take arishta-asavas.
Classical reference of – Jeerakarishtam