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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.

Adjuvants:

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
Amritarishta

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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Comments

  1. IN WHICH PURPOSE VYOSHAMRITHUM IS USED?

  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.

  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 day.is 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 amritarishta..is 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

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