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Amritarishta – Uses, Ingredients, Dose and Side Effects

Amritarishta is also known as Amrutarishta, Amritarishtam etc.
It is a liquid Ayurvedic medicine.
Amritarishta contains about 5 – 8 % 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.

Amritarishta 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.


Vishamajwarantakam, Brihajjvarankusam etc.
How long to use?
Based on doctor’s prescription, this medicine can be used for 4 – 8 weeks
Safe for kids?
Safe in lower doses for kids above 3 years of age. Accidental over-dosage should be strictly avoided.
Pregnancy and lactation:
Best to avoid during pregnancy, however can be taken after consulting doctor. Can be taken during lactation period, after consulting doctor.

Amritarista uses: It is one of the widely used medicine in the treatment of chronic fevers, malaria, indigestion etc.
Amritarisht side effects: A very high dose of 50 ml or more may cause stomach irritation.

Amrutarishta ingredients: 
Amrita (Giloya – Indian tinospora) – Stem – 4.8 kg
Bilva (Bae l- Aegle marmelos) – Stem bark / root – 480 g
Shyonaka (Oroxylum indicum) – Stem bark / root  – 480 g
Gambhari (Gmelina arborea) – Stem bark / root  – 480 g
Patala (Stereospermum suaveolens) – Stem bark / root  – 480 g
Agnimantha (Premna mucronata) – Stem bark / root  – 480 g
Shalaparni (Desmodium gangeticum) – Root / whole plant – 480 g
Prishnaparni  (Uraria picta) – – Root / whole plant – 480 g
Brihati (Solanum melongena var. Indicum) – – Root / whole plant – 480 g
Kantakari (Solanum surattense) –  Root / whole plant – 480 g
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris -Root / whole plant – 480 g
water for decoction – 49.152 liters
Boiled and reduced to 12.288 liters
Guda – Jaggery – 14.4 kg
Prakshepa Dravya –
Ajaji – Shweta Jiraka – Cuminum cyminum – Fruit – 768 g
Raktapushpaka – Parpataka (Fumaria parviflora) – whole plant – 96 g
Saptacchada (Saptaparna) – Alstonia scholaris – Stem bark – 48 g
Shunti – Ginger – rhizome – 48 g
Maricha – Black pepper -Fruit – 48 g
Pippali – Long pepper fruit – 48 g
Nagakeshara (Mesua ferrea) – Stamen – 48 g
Abda – 
Musta (Cyperus rotundus) – 48 g
Katuki (Picrorrhriza kurroa) – Rhizome – 48 g
Prativisha – 
Ativisha  (Aconitum heterophyllum) -Root – 48 g
Vatsabeeja – Indrayava (Holarrhena antidysenterica) – Seed – 48 g

Method of manufacturing:
The first 11 ingredients are taken in coarse powder form added with specified water, boiled and reduced to a quarter part and filtered. To this Kashayam, jaggery is powdered and added, filtered once.
To this, rest of the ingredients are added and top is sealed and kept for fermentation for one month.
After a month time, the contents are filtered and the clear liquid is preserved in air tight container and used.

Traditional Reference –
Bhaishaj Ratnavali Jvaradhikara – 690-693

Expiry date: 10 years from the date of manufacture.
Storage: Store in a cool place in tightly closed amber coloured bottle, protect from light and moisture.

Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Lecturer, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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  2. Is Amritarishta used for fever only ?

  3. Hi Dr,

    Does Amruthsrishta help in building immunity. I catch cold very frequently so my Dr has suggested to take Amrutharista for 4 months saying it will increase my immunity. But the bottle states it’s used to treat all kinds is fevers. Please advice.

  4. Hi Sir, Does Amritarishta contain heavy metal ingredients ??????

  5. Can. 2 doses of 20ml of amrutarishta cause immediate reaction or ulcer in stomach

  6. shailendra kumar says:

    Besides fever does amritarishta prescribed for high uric acid in blood.

  7. Why should it be avoided during pregnancy ? can small dose be taken ? or does it have serious issues for which it should be avoided ?

  8. Sarath chandra says:

    What is the best medicine for tuberculosis in ayurveda……??????

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello sir, Ayurveda takes care of TB in two steps. First, the digestive system of the patient is made healthy. Second, the treatment to cure TB.Do consult an Ayurvedic Physician for the same. He/she will evaluate the patient and prescribe the medicines accordingly.

      Note: Because we all are genetically different with different constitutions and patterns, we respond to treatments in many different ways. Hence Standard Ayurvedic Treatments are always individually formulated. And the dosage is taken into consideration seeing several factors which include the age, sex and health of the individual.

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