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.

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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.

    • It builds immunity.

      • Dhanesh J says:

        Hello Doctor,
        If this medicine increases immunity, can it be given to kids as an immunity booster?

        • Yes, only if they suffer with frequent fever, cold attacks.
          Usual dose for a 5 year old is – 5 ml, mixed with 5 ml water, once or twice a day, after food for 2 months time.

          • Dhanesh J says:

            Thanks You Doctor. My son, 5 years of age, was suffering from cold, cough and fever once in 2-3 weeks. An Ayurvedic doctor prescribed Vasakot and Amritharishtam for a period of 10 days. I did see an improvement in him. Now he is fine for 5-6 weeks. Thanks for the info. Can I give him this medicine now for 2 months?

          • Dhanesh J says:

            Thanks for the answer Doctor. My son, 5 years of age was suffering from cold, cough and fever once in 2-3 weeks. An ayurvedic doctor suggested this along with other cold medicines for 10 days. I see an effect. I was thinking if I can continue amrithrishta for another month.

  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.

  9. surinder singh says:

    my mother aged 80 years old recently suffered from severe dysentry for 5 days.thereafter,though she is taking only light meals,still having 2/3 loose motions every other amritarisht suggested for her?

    • Generally, Amritarishta is useful when there is fever or lack of immunity. But in case of loose motions, in an 80 year old, may not be that effective. Please consult a doctor directly.

  10. my is advised to take mixture of 1spoon of Amrutarishta + 1spoon of arjunaristha for cholestrol control by doctor…
    is it right medication coz on Amrutarishta it is written used for fever n all..
    please advise.

  11. Hi.i hv too much pain in my body joints like anckle heel knee wrists n hand finger bcz of chikengunya …my dr.suggest me to take it wrk on my joints pain or nt pls reply….

  12. Can amritharishta be given along with paracetamol in children aged about 7.5 yrs?

  13. Pooja malani says:

    Is it vry compulsory in Vidal????

  14. Dr, please refer to your reply dt 15/09/2016. Is Vatari liniment and Vataril oil by indu pharma is the same or you meant castor oil. Pl reply

  15. Is this useful for sinus patients?

  16. Hlo dr. my daughter 13 yrs. Old suffering from typhoid since last 35 days. She is taking allopathic treatment but typhoid again relapsed just after 10 days. Earlier she had fever upto 104°f and now upto 103°. somebody has suggested me amritarishta for her 4 spoons with equal water daily morning and evening after meals. They have even suggested me to make her drink 4 bottles. Should i go for it instead of allopathic medicine.

  17. Can it b given for 2yr old for better immunity n he has running nose n chest cold…how often n wats the dose

  18. Hello sir plz tell me the dose of amritarishta for my 3 years old son.. and plz tell me what time should it be taken and how long should it be taken ?

  19. sir in this context according to commentaries in samhithas amrutha is vatsanabha not guduchi u hav given it as guduchi please confirm once am an ayurvedic student

  20. Sir I went to ayurvedic doctor for sinus allergy( Diagnostic endoscopy result: allergy features)
    She gave me
    following medicines:
    1)Tab dabur laxmi Vilas ras (3 times *15 days)
    2)Tab L.S vati.
    3)Amritarista(4 table spoon twice a day)
    Sir I have medical problems such as
    1)Retinitis pigmentos(eye)
    2)IBS(inflammatory bowel syndrome)
    Can I use the above medicines for sinusitis??
    IS laxmi Vilas ras safe?? pls help..

  21. Ayurvedic doctor prescribed me Amritarista with laxmi Vila ras(15days *3 times) and anu taila for sinus allergy.I hv IBS and retinitis pigmentos is it safe to consume?

  22. my daughter is having frequent cold and cough. Is it safe to use Amritarista. Her age is 12 years and weight is 62KG. Pls. advise dose as well. Is it good for Immunity

    • Yes. 7 ml mixed with 10 ml water, 2 times a day after food for 1 month time.

      For further personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

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  23. Radhika says:

    Can it b given in case of chikengunia
    how often n wats the dose

  24. Hello doc, would like to know if patient is suffering from allergic cough cold and sinus problem then amritarishta is suggested but along with these problems if patient has piles problem then can patient still continue to take amritarishta? Kindly suggest.

  25. Hi doctor, I am diadetic and sufer very hard pain from left arm, feet and constipation, the doctor advice me to take amrutarishta. What is it’s reaction for my sufering? For it is for fever and cough. Kindly reply

    • Hi, it is not much useful for the said condition.
      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

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  26. Akhilesh sharma says:

    Hi doctor. Can amrutarisht be used to cure a patient( 19 yr old girl) having frequent fever 99 F and fast pulse 100 plus per minute?

  27. Abdurahman says:

    Dr. What are the medicines for chronic heel pain

    • Medicines like Yogaraja guggulu, Ksheerabala taila are useful.
      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

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  28. Hi I just want to know can we take Amritarishta medicine as precautionary measure for dengue fever as it’s there everywhere . I have 5 yrs nd 12 yr kids . How much ml I should give ?

    • Yes. We also use the same for our kids as precaution.
      For 5 year old – 5 ml, mixed with 10 ml water, once or twice a day after food.
      For 12 year old, 7 ml, mixed with 10 ml water, twice a day.

      It can be continued for six weeks. Then give a gap of 2 weeks and continue again.
      if they show signs of excess hotness, stop it and consult an Ayurvedic doctor.

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