ASHWAGANDHARISHTAM- Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Ashwagandharishta is an ayurvedic medicine, helps  the patients to recover their health after a prolonged illness.

BENEFITS OF Ashwagandharishta

  • Boost female health
  • Boosts the health of males
  • Improves cardiac health
  • Provides flexibility in joints

INDICATIONS OF Ashwagandharishta

  • General debility
  • Rheumatic complaints
  • Epilepsy
  • Memory loss

INGREDIENTS OF Ashwagandharishta

For the Preparation of Decoction:

Each 100 ml contains

SERIAL NOSANSKRIT NAMEBOTANICAL NAMEPARTS USEDQUANTITY
1AshwagandhaWithania somniferaRhizome2.4kg
2MusaliChlorophytum tuberosum 960gm
3HaritakiTerminalia chebulaFruit480gm
4HaridraCurcuma longaRhizome480gm
5DaruharidraBerberis aristata 480gm
6YashtimadhuGlycyrrhiza glabra 480gm
7RasnaAlpenia galangaRhizome480gm
8VidhariPueraria tuberosa 480gm
9ArjunaTerminalia arjuna 480gm
10MusthaCyperus rotundus 480gm
11TrivritOperculina turpethum 480gm
12AnantaHemidesmus indicus 480gm
13ShyamaCryptolepis buchanani 480gm
14Shweta ChandanaSantalum album 384gm
15Rakta chandanaPterocarpus santalinus 384gm
16VachaAcorus calamus 384gm
17ChitrakaPlumbago zeylanica 384gm

Sandhana dravya

Madhu – Honey – 14.4kg
Dhataki  – Woodfordia fruticosa – 768gm

Prakshepa Dravyas

1PippaliPiper longumFruit96gm
2MarichaPiper nigrumFruit96gm
3NagaraZingiber officinaleRhizome96gm
4TwakCinnamomum zeylanicaBark96gm
5PatraCinnamomum zeylanicaBark96gm
6ElaElettaria cardamomumSeed192 gm
7PriyanguCallicarpa macrophylla 192gm
8NagakesaraMesua ferrea 192gm

Method of Preparation

First prepare the decoction as per rules, then prepare jaggery as in liquid form and filter it. Then add the jaggery as in the stage of liquid portion is add in the decoction and mix it well. Then pour in container for fermentation process, then add the prakshep  dravyas and stir it well.  Close the container, keep for fermentation for 30 days.

DOSE WITH USAGE OF Ashwagandharishta

12 – 24 ML, one or two times a day usually advised after food. Take this with equal quantity of plain water, should be taken two times a day and after meals.

Best time to take after food. For better results, use  under  the  supervision of a qualified Ayurveda doctor, will deliver best cure for different ailments

EXERCISE AND YOGA FOR Ashwagandharishta

Exercises can manage anxiety are,

Swimming

Biking

Running

Brisk walking

Padangusthasana

Baddha konasana

Dhanurasana

Ustrasana

RECOMMEND DIET AND BEHAVIOR OF Ashwagandharishta

In diet Brazil nuts, Eggs, pumpkin seeds, Dark chocolate,Turmeric, Yogurt can include.

RESEARCH PAPER ON Ashwagandharishta

An Overview on Ashwagandha: A Rasayana (Rejuvenator) of Ayurveda by Narendra Singh , Mohit Bhalla, Marilena Gilca published in AJTCAM  on Jul 3 2011.

Reference of Ashwagandharishta

Bhaishajya Ratnavali Vata vyadhi chikitsa ,  (Bhaishajya Ratnavali is a Sanskrit text written by Kaviraj Govinda Das Sen in 18th Century). This book contains formulations of Ayurveda and preparations methods.

Brands Available of Ashwagandharishta

Dabur India

Baidyanath

Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala

Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala

AVN Madurai

AVP Coimbatore,

Kerala Ayurveda

Sitaram Pharmacy

SNA Oushadhasala

Oushadhi.

SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS of Ashwagandharishta

Large dose taking on empty stomach cause stomach irritation and stomach upset.

CONCLUSION

In Ayurvedic classics Ashwagandha is reported having Shothahara, Vedanasthapana, Mastishkashamaka, Deepana, Anuloma, Krimighna, Balya. Several experimental studies are conducted on Ashwagandha and its constituents providing the scientific bases for the activities  reported in Ayurveda. Significant amount of investigations have been carried out on anticancer and chemoprotective activities of Ashwagandha indicate the drug is a potentially useful adjunct for patients undergoing radiation and chemotherapy.

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