Dasamoolarishtam – Ingredients, Uses, Dose And Side Effects

Dashmoolarishta is a liquid Ayurveda medicine. Dasamoolarishtam contains about 5 – 7 % of self generated natural alcohol in it. This self generated alcohol and the water present in the product acts as a media to deliver water and alcohol soluble the active herbal components to the body.

Dashmoolarishtam dosage: 12 – 24 ml. one or two times a day, usually advised after food.
If needed, equal quantity of water can be added before consumption.
How long to use?
Based on doctor’s prescription, this medicine can be used for several months.

Dashamoolarishta benefits:

  • Indigestion, lack of taste, respiratory conditions, fistula, in diseases of Vata imbalance, vomiting, anemia, liver diseases, skin diseases, haemorrhoids, urinary tract conditions.
  • It is used as a general health tonic.
  • Dasamoolarishta is also used for ladies having problem with conception and pregnancy.
  • It improves immunity and strength.

Traditionally, it is used in the treatment of following diseases.
Grahani – Malabsorption syndrome, IBS
Aruchi – Anorexia
Shwasa – respiratory diseases, wheezing, asthma
Kasa – cough, cold
Gulma -bloating, abdominal tumor
Bhagandara – anal fistula
Vatavyadhi – Vata imbalance disorders, neurological disorders
Kshaya – tissue depletion, chronic respiratory disorders
Chardi – vomiting
Panduroga – anemia
Kamala – liver disorders, jaundice
Kushta – skin disorders
Arsha – piles
Meha – urinary disorders, diabetes
Mandagni – low digestion strength
Udara – ascites
Sharkara – urinary gravels
Ashmari – urinary calculi
Mutrakrichra – difficulty in urination
Dhatukshaya – in emaciated, lean and weak person
Krushaanaam pushtijanana – improves nourishment in lean and weak.
VandhyaanaaM garbhada – useful in female infertility
Shukraprada – Improves sperm and semen quality and quantity
Balaprada – improves immunity, strength

Dasamoolarishtam side effects: High dose may cause burning sensation, stomach disturbances.
Dashmoolarishta ingredients: 
Bilva (Bael), – Aegle marmelos – root / stem bark – 48 grams
Shyonaka (Oroxylum indicum) – root / stem bark – 48 grams
Gambhari (Gmelina arborea) – root / stem bark – 48 grams
Patala (Stereospermum suaveolens) – root / stem bark – 48 grams
Agnimantha (Premna mucronata) – root / stem bark – 48 grams
Shalaparni (Desmodium gangeticum) – root / whole plant – 48 grams
Prishnaparni (Uraria picta) –  root / whole plant – 48 grams
Brihati (Solanum indicum) –  root / whole plant – 48 grams
Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum) –  root / whole plant – 48 grams
Gokshura (Tribulus) – Tribulus terrestris –  root / whole plant – 48 grams
Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) – Root – 240 grams
Pushkaramoola (Inula racemosa) – Root – 240 grams
Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa) – stem bark  / root – 192 grams
Guduchi (Indian tinospora) – stem – 192 grams
Amla – Indian gooseberry – fruit – 154 grams
Duralabha (Fagonia cretica) – whole plant – 115 grams
Khadira (Acacia catechu) – Heart wood – 77 grams
Bijasara (Pterocarpus marsupium) – heart wood – 77 grams
Pathya (Terminalia chebula) – Fruit – 77 grams
Kushta (Saussurea lappa) – Root – 19 grams
Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia) – Root – 19 grams
Devadaru (Cedrus deodara) – Heart wood – 19 g
Vidanga (Embelia ribes) – Fruit – 19 grams
Madhuka (licorice) – Root – 19 grams
Bharngi (Clerodendrum serratum) – Root – 19 g
Kapittha (Feronia limonia) – Fruit powder – 19 g
Bibhitaka (Terminalia bellirica) – fruit – 19 g
Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) – Root – 19 g
Chavya (Piper retrofractum) – Stem – 19 g
Jatamansi (Nordostachys jatamansi) – Rhizome – 19 g
Priyangu (Callicarpa macrophylla) – Flower – 19 g
Sariva  (Hemidesmus indicus) – Root – 19 g
Krishnajeeraka (Carum carvi) – Fruit – 19 g
Trivrit (Operculina turpethum) – Root – 19 g
Nirgundi (Vitex negundo) – Seed – 19 g
Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata) – Leaf – 19 g
Pippali (long pepper) – Fruit – 19 g
Puga (Betel nut) – Seed  – 19 g
Shati (Hedychium spicatum) – Rhizome – 19 g
Haridra (Turmeric) – Rhizome – 19 g
Shatapushpa (Anethum sowa) – Fruit – 19 g
Padmaka (Prunus cerasoides) – Stem – 19 g
Nagakesara (Mesua ferrea) – Stamen – 19 g
Musta (Cyperus rotundus) – Rhizome – 19 g
Indrayava (Holarrhena antidysenterica) – seeds – 19 g
Karkatashrungi (Pistacia integerrima) – Gall – 19 g
Jivaka  (Pueraria tuberosa) (Official substitute) – Root – 19 g
Rishabhaka (Microstylis wallichii) – Root – 19 g
Meda  (Polygonatum cirrhifolium) – Root – 19 g
Mahameda  (Asparagus racemosus) (Official substitute) – Root – 19 g
Kakoli and ksheerakakoli  (Withania somnifera) (Official substitute) – Root – 19 g
Rddhi & Vriddhi (Dioscorea bulbifera) (Official substitute) – Root – 19 g
Water for decoction – 20 liters. Boiled and reduced to 5 liters.
Draksha  (Raisins) – Dried fruit – 600 grams
Water for decoction – 2.45 liters boiled and reduced to 1.84 liters
Honey – 307 grams
Guda  (Jaggery) – 3.8 kg
Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) – Flower – 290 g
Kankola (Piper cubeba) – Fruit – 19 g
Jala (Coleus vettiveroides) – Root – 19 g
Chandana (Santalum album) – Heart wood – 19 g
Jatiphala  (Myristica fragrans) – Seed – 19 g
Lavanga (clove) – Flower bud – 19 g
Tvak  (Cinnamon) – Stem bark – 19 g
Ela (Cardamom) – Seed – 19 g
Patra (Cinnamomum tamala) – Leaf 19 g
Kataka Phala (Strychnos potatorum) – Seed – quantity sufficient.

Reference: Sharangdhara Samhita Madhyama Khanda 10/78-92
dasamoolarishtam

Method of manufacturing –
two Kashayams – one with the first set of herbs and second with raisins. filter and keep them ready.
dissolve the jaggery, and filter it.
To it, add the rest of the ingredients. one after the other. Keep in air tight container for fermentation. Once after completion of fermentation, it is clarified with kataka seed and stored in air tight containers.

Is Dasamoolarishtam good during pregnancy? 
Dashamoolarishtam is not prescribed as a tonic during pregnancy. However, if it is prescribed as a medicine for a particular disease during pregnancy, it can be taken under medical supervision. But as a rule of thumb, lesser the medicines during pregnancy, better. Usually only iron and calcium supplements are administered and all other medicines are best avoided during pregnancy.
Expiry date: 10 years from the date of manufacture.

Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Lecturer, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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Comments

  1. Can Dashmoolarishta be used for 1.5 year old baby?
    Baby has very little appetite and low weight.

  2. Dr Janardhana Hebbar says:

    Dashamoolarishta, can be given to babies, only under strict medical supervision.
    So, go with your doctor's advice.

  3. Rahul Raveendran says:

    Sir, it is being said that roots of ten plants are the main ingredients of Dasamoolarishtam. But, a large number of plants are listed here. The name itself proclaimes that ' I am an Arishta of ten roots'. How it happened?

  4. Dr Janardhana Hebbar says:

    Main ingredient of Dashamoolarishta is the group of ten herbs. but it also contains other ingredients that are mentioned above.

  5. Rahul Raveendran says:

    Sir

    Thanks for your reply. May I know the RASAPANCHAKA ( Rasa, Guna, Vipaka etc)of 5 major roots used for preparation?

    Additionally, please give the substitues for these 5 major roots as the non availability of these species insisted commercial manufacturers to adulterate Dasamoolarishtam.

    Hope a reply soon

  6. Sir i'm having constipation and weak body will taking of dashamoolarishtam induce more costipation ?

  7. Dr Janardhana Hebbar says:

    Just refer any book on Ayurveda materia medica and you will get it.

  8. Dr Janardhana Hebbar says:

    It will not induce constipation.

  9. Priyanka says:

    Sir, i am having scanty periods from the past 3 months. I consulted with my doctor but all my reports are normal. can i take Dashamoolarishta to regularise my periods.

  10. can dasmoolarishtam increase oaj in my body. i m pitta prakrati n low oaj

  11. I would like to know if Dashamoolarishta will be of any help for postnatal period. It says it has 2% of self generated alcohol, was wondering if it is ok to take this as i am breastfeeding my 3 week old baby. let me know and thanks.

  12. Sir,
    I suffer from severe sinusitis and headache.can i use this arishtam.can i use this herbal medicine for a long time, like a health tonic.

  13. I am having prostate problem. I am taking English medicine regularly. Will Dasamoolarishtam help in controlling prostate.

  14. i have off and on headache and digestive disorder with gas problem …can i take dasa moolarishtam

  15. I am having prolonged period, can I use this dushamlarist for this? Where can i get this product in london, UK.
    Thanks in advance

    • Hi, London has many Ayurvedic doctors. please consult one, before taking this or any other Ayurvedic product.
      This product is not exactly suitable to relieve prolonged periods.

  16. NITIN JAGGA says:

    Sir, M sufferring form neck stiffness from last 2 yrs, having no problem/pain in neck movement, only stiffness in muscles, so what to do?

  17. is there is a limitation period for using it? most medicine can be used for a week or 10 days. that about Dasa…?

  18. Laxmikanth says:

    dear sir where can i get this in uk .i search in internet but i couldent find it.

    • Hi, because it contains self generated alcohol, there are some restrictions in Europe. Please try in any Baba Ramdev Ashram / Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala shop or just with some Ayurveda doctor.

  19. Could Dasamoolarishtam help with a distended stomach?

  20. sir i want to reduce my weight reasons of increase my weight is as follow

    first one miscarriage
    and second delivery through operation.

    can it works?

  21. Chandrasekhar says:

    For asthma patients – to get relief and for cure – how long should one use dasamoolarishtam ?

  22. Can dasamoolarishtam be given for 4 yr old ? And is it ok to take other multivitamins or fish oil when on dasamoolarishtam ?

  23. Hi Dr,
    Is it helpful for hormone imbalance? My wife has a high level FSH and
    LH

    Thanks,

  24. LAlitha R says:

    DR, Can Dasamoolaristam be taken by diabetic patients for digestion and appetite? Of course side by side continuing the diabetic tablets.

    • Dear madam, if the diabetes is well under control, then a teaspoon of this, two times a day can be taken, while continuing the medicine for diabetes.
      If the sugar levels are above 170, then it is not advisable to take this medicine.

  25. Is there any food restrictions when taking Dasamoolarishtam?

  26. Can dashmool herb in powder form be boiled with milk? Or only in water?

  27. After my delivery i took 1 bottle dashamoolarishta. How much dashamoolarishta is to be consumed? what are the advantages/ disadvantages for breastfeeding mothers?

    • It can be continued till the three months after deliver.
      Advantages of breast feeding – helps the mother to shed fat, lowers cholesterol, creates bonding between the mother and the baby, it is the best food for baby.
      There are no disadvantages.

  28. Sir, what is the expiry date for Dasamoolarishta. Because I have a unused bottle of this product in my house which is about 7-8 years old. Is it safe to consume. Pl clarify

  29. Im just curious to know if Dasamoolarishtam can be used as a daily health tonic like Chavanaprash or is it purely a medicine?

  30. IS DASMOOLARISHTAM ONLY FOR WOMEN OR MEN CAN TAKE IT TOO ?

  31. hi doctor i am 3 months pregnant now.in my gtt test my glucose level is up to140.so doctor asked me to control food.doctor is it safe to drink amla juice during this time

  32. I have vitiligo for past 20 years on my left neck and cheek. Very small spots of 25paise coin size. I took dashmoolarishta after the birth of my baby for 3 weeks. I noticed increase in the white spot. Could it be because of dashmoolarishta? I was feeling very healthy during the time I took it, but because of increase in patches I panicked and stopped it. Pls. Advice if I can start taking again.

  33. sonal tandel says:

    I recently had a misscarriage. .. For how many months can i take this syrup

  34. manasa sumanta says:

    can i use dasamoolaristha while breast feeding

  35. Sir, am taking dasamoolarishtam and jeerakarishtam after my delivery how long to be taken and any food restrictions to follow

  36. Please advise, whether it is advisable to take Dasamoolaristam and Dhraskharitam for those who are using ASPIRIN. Also, I am using Mansa Mithradhi vadakam regularly for many years. Will it interact with any problems.

    • Hi, because people taking aspirin are quite prone to gastritis, if they are consuming the said two arishtas, it is best to take them after food.
      You can take manasa mitra vadakam, while taking aspirin. But for taking manasamitra vadakam, you need medical prescription. It cannot be taken without medical supervision.

  37. Hello sir can I give this DASMOOLARISHTAM to my 15 months child, as doctor suggested to give her calcium rich food,as she is lacking calcium .

  38. Namaste doctor..i am suffering from endometriosis and i want to conceive and have baby.will dashmoolarishtha help me in endometriosis? Pls suggest a good ayurvedic doctor in delhi.thanks in advance.

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