Saraswatarishta – Uses, Dose, Side effects and Ingredients

Saraswatarishta is an Ayurvedic medicine used in many health conditions. It is a liquid Ayurvedic medicine. Saraswatarishta contains 5 – 10 % of self generated alcohol in it. This self generated alcohol and the water present in the product acts as a media to deliver water and alcohol soluble active herbal components to the body. It is also called Sarasvatarishtam.

Reference:Bhaishaja Ratnavali, Rasayana – 178-191
Saraswatarishtam dosage: 12 – 24 ml. one or two times a day, usually advised after food. If needed, it can be mixed with equal quantity of water. It is advised to drink a cup of milk after taking this medicine.
Traditionally it is administered for one month time period.

Saraswatarishta benefits – 
Saraswatarishta is a anti aging herbs tonic.
It is a good memory tonic. It is good for people of all ages, improves immunity, voice tone and strength.
It is also used in mental conditions, epilepsy, insanity and to improve quality of semen and sperms.
Traditional benefits of Sarasvatharishtam
For the benefits of students, this medicine has been specially formulated by Lord Dhanvantari.
It improves –
Ayu – life expectancy,
Veerya – potency, sexual capacity
Smruti – memory
Medha – intelligence
Bala – immunity, strength
Kanti – skin complexion and shine,

Digestion power
Vak vishuddhikara – it improves pronunciation, it helps to relieve all pronunciation mistakes
Hrudya – acts as cardiac tonic, good for heart
Rasayanavara – one of the best among all medicines of rejuvenation
Very useful in children, youngsters and old people, men and women.
Param Ojaskara – improves Ojas. (source of immunity)
Relieves voice hoarseness, speech problems
improves voice,
Rajodosha hara – useful to detoxify uterus and related organs, hence useful in female infertility
Shukradoshahara – cleanses and detoxifies semen. Hence useful in male infertility
Sarvadoshahara – balances all the three Doshas.
Ideal for one who read and sing for long periods of time
Good for people having depleted memory, strength and immunity

Saraswatarishta side effects:  In prescribed dosage, it is not having any side effects.
Saraswatarishta ingredients: 
Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) – whole plant – 960 g
Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus – Root – 240 g
Vidari (Pueraria tuberosa) – Tuber – 240 g
Abhaya – Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) – Fruit rind – 240 g
Usheera (Vetiveria zizanioides) -Root – 240 g
Shunti – Ginger – Zingiber officinalis – Rhizome – 240 g
Mishi – foeniculum vulgare – Fruit – 240 g
Water for Kashaya – 12.288 liters,
Boiled and reduced to – 3.072 liters
Makshika – Honey  – 480 g
Sita – sugar candy – 1.2 kg
Prakshepa – 
Dhataki – Woodfordia fruticosa – Flower – 240 g
Renuka – Vitex Negundo – Seed – 12 g
Kana – Long pepper – Piper longum – Fruit – 12 g
Trivrit – Operculina turpethum – Root – 12 g
Devapushpa – Clove – Syzigium aromaticum – Flower bud – 12 g
Vacha – Acorus calamus – Rhizome – 12 g
Kushta – Saussurea lappa – Root – 12 g
Vajigandha – Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera – Root – 12 g
Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellerica – Fruit rind – 12 g
Amruta – Guduchi – Giloya – Tinospora cordifolia – Stem – 12 g
Ela – Cardamom  -Elettaria cardamomum – 12 g
Vidanga – Embelia ribes – Fruit – 12 g
Twak – Cinnamon – 12 g
Gold leaf – 12 g

Method of manufacturing:
The first set of herbs in coarse powder form is added with water, boiled and reduced to a quarter part to prepare Kashaya. Filtered. It is added with the rest of the ingredients. Taken in a golden vessel or mud vessel. It is added with a thin gold leaf of 12 grams.
The contents are kept sealed for a month time. After observing proper taste, (completion of fermentation) and after confirming that the gold leaf has disintegrated in the liquid, the contents are filtered and stored in a vessel smearedwith ghee.

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Safe for kids? 
It is safe to use this medicine in lower dose, in children above 5 years of age.
Pregnancy and lactation –
During pregnancy it is best avoided.
It can be taken during lactation period, under doctor’s advice, for a short period of time.
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.
Manufacturers: Baidyanath, Dabur, Arya Vaidya Sala, Kerala Ayurveda etc

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  1. Should we take Saraswatharishta in empty stomach…
    Pls reply soon

  2. After stopping taking the tonic iz thr any defects to memory power

  3. I am having ashwagandha capsules, can I also take sarswatarista

    • Yes.

      • A Ramakrishna says:

        I had byepass surgery 1 year ago and am taking allopathy medicine for BP and cholesterol. I am also taking Arjunarishta – should I ALSO take Saraswatarishta too for reducing anxiety and getting good sleep? RK, Hyd

      • Bunti shag says:

        Dear Sir,
        i am suffering from mental disorders. For the same, I am taking Divya Medha Vati (1 tablet 2 times a day) for over a month now. However, I find no difference till now. Does this medicine really helps? Sir whats the reason behind ayurvedic medicines taking long time before start working? With regards to mental problems how does ayurvedic medicines work? What do they actually do?

  4. How long can this be taken?

  5. dear sir after taking a saraswatarishta sleeping is not coming na and how many days the output will be getting after taking saraswatarishta

  6. please give a good alternative of saraswatarishta in ghee or tablet or powder form. my psychiatrist has asked me not use any alcohol containing medicine.

  7. Andrew Srikanth says:

    Is it okay to continue as a daily tonic instead of one month

  8. Pradeep Saluja says:

    after how long it starts its effefts

  9. for how long one need to take sarswatarista

  10. ambuj kumar says:

    can hyperacidity patient take sarswatarista ? or it causes burning sensesion .because I am feeling

  11. Can I give saraswatarisht to my 1.5 year old baby doll?

  12. tanishq says:

    is it good for schizophrenia??

  13. which ayurvedic frim produces this medicine??

  14. my daughter has completed 18 years,can I give her saraswatarishtam, if so how much in a day and when,with or without water water and for how long.

  15. sh we ta says:

    Does this help to cure stammering in kids? My son is 4.5 yrd old. .. He has started stammering suddenly. .. For the past 3 months. … pl reply. .. kindly mention dosage also.

    • It helps in stammering. General dose for 4.5 year old is – half a teaspoon with half a teaspoon of water, once or twice a day. Please consult an Ayurvedic doctor for treatment. Seeking online advice for a kid’s health is not good.

  16. There is a Saraswatarishta available without the Gold in it. Is it OK to buy that considering that it costs less due to the absence of Gold. How significant is the action of the Gold in it? What is the benefit of the Gold in some Ayurvedic medicines? Isnt Gold an inert metal?

  17. Hello doc,
    Can this be taken for vertigo ?

    • Yes.

    • Dear Reena,

      To treat vertigo and all types of mental disorders, Mentat (one tablet twice a day after meal) and Saraswatarishta (three tablespoon syrup with equal quantity of water twice a day after meal) should be the best choice of treatment to bring best possible results.

      Please Note
      You will need to take the above herbal medicines for several months with utmost patience to achieve long lasting benefits since natural products have holistic healing qualities on the body and take extra time for absorption and producing satisfactory results.

      Best regards,
      Kunwar Singh

  18. Hello Doctor,

    I had sleeping disorder after night shift for a month in January’14. I could only sleep for four hours or so. I started taking Sandu’s Sarsvatrishta and I am able to sleep properly now.

    Can I continue taking this? How long can I continue with this? Because if I don’t take it , sometimes I am not able to sleep properly.

    Thank you

    • Saraswatarishta is a very healthy, non-harmful, peaceful brain tonic. You can continue it for another 2 – 3 months, then you can start reducing the dose gradually. Do not stop it abruptly. As per my knowledge, it is non habit forming and there are no withdrawal symptoms with this.

  19. Nishi kumari says:

    I have so many pimples and dark spots on my face. Is Saraswatarishta beneficial for my skin problem ?

  20. sir can this be mixed with other asava or arishta and taken together?

  21. Sir sir can it be used for chronic insomnia, are there any diet restrictions

    • It can be used in treating chronic insomnia. It may not directly induce sleep. But it will calm mind, improve memory, concentration and reduce mental irritation. Because it also has rejuvenating and anti aging properties, it will eventually help to sleep better. There are no much diet restrictions. Having food rich in Vitamin E and A helps.

  22. Is Sandu Saraswatarisht is good…. or any other brand..

  23. Sir my husband wants to quit drinking but he needs something to put him to sleep. Will this medicine work? If so how should he take it?

  24. Hello sir
    My daughter who is 5 year old cerebral palsy kid with speech delay has been advised 10 ml sarawatharistam twice a day and 2 spoon of saraswatha gritam both Avp products for a month.kindly advice.

  25. Srinivas says:

    For my hyperacidity my doctor has adviced Saraswatarishta for 15 days. 3 tea spoon morning and evening after food. Is it fine ?

  26. Can I eat non-veg when I i’m under this medication? Do I have to avoid any specific food items? I already started this medication a week back and I’m a bit scared to take all the food I wish.

  27. Do I have to avoid non-veg or any other food while I’m in this medication? I started taking this a week back but I’m not sure what food to avoid.

  28. Aradana says:

    I have hypothyroidism..can I use this ?Is this good for black spots in the cheeks which spreads due to sun expose? Is this same as Saraswata Ghrita?

    • It is slightly different than Saraswata ghrita (ghee medicine).
      It is useful for skin health. But you may also have to use Kumkumadi taila – external application for the black spots.

  29. Hi Sir , can i use Medha Vati with Saraswatarishta…

  30. sir, can I take saraswatarista along with my regular allopathy depression and insomnia tablets, and for how long the combination runs??

  31. I am filling hadec and giddiness from last 2-3 year’s, now I have consulted an patanjali doctor. He said to me you have sirvical spondylitis and he has given to me, – aswagandharist and saraswatarista 3+3spoon 2time, medha bati 2tab, etc.
    I am taking these medicine from one week, but I can’t feel any improvement,

  32. Hi sir my son is 3 yrs old can i give him satswatarist n how much also give him mansyadi kavas

  33. Shweta sharma says:

    Is this arisht ushna virya?

    • Yes.

      • I wanted to buy Saraswatarishta without swarna patra which is the brand I should buy? says:

        I wanted to buy Saraswatarishta without Saraswatarishta. Most of the brands like zandu,Baidyanath have swarna patra in it.

        Please suggest a brand I should buy and if you have any contact details please provide me the same.

        • Dr Malini Bhat says:

          Hello sir, The basic formulation laid down by the Acharyas have Swarna patra as the ingredient so all of them will have swarna patra as the ingredient.

  34. srinivas says:

    is sarswathi lehya and saraswathi aristha are same?
    my son aged about 2.10 not taking complex scripts like ilaa randi ,alaa pondi.
    would i use this problem?

  35. Bhupesh says:

    Can I use it for life time

  36. hi sir i am 24 yrs of age .. i am suffering from mental disorder (ocd) and taking saraswatarist along with medhawati and aswagandha per advised by ayurvedic doctor .. after taking these 3 combination for 8 months now i am 80% ok.. my question is can i take this for whole life as i am feared of quitting these 3 combination.pls help me……

  37. sir can i take saraswatrist with medhawati for whole life.. i have mental disorder

  38. Gurinder Singh says:

    Dear Sir,
    Thanks for giving your time to all of us.
    I’m suffered with Tinnitus in back side of head (sound like frequency waves) (from almost 2 years), cervical spondylosis (may be sound due to cervical spondylosis) & alot of anxiety, so one of doctor suggested me Saraswatarishta with gold. but i did not start it due to afraid that it can do side effect to me, i have problem of alot of acidity & something feeling on & under the tongue, doctor asking it’s due to anxiety. Can you please suggest me medicines ? Thanks in advance.

    • it does cause gastric irritation only in high or over doses. otherwise it is good for your problem. for more information please contact your near by Ayurveda doctor.

  39. Sir can Saraswatarishta and Ashwagandharishta be mixed together and taken? Will it have better result or be harmful?

    Many Thanks 🙂

  40. Can i take Saraswatarishta in empty stomach in morning sir plz tell me

  41. farah shadab says:

    Is there difference between saraswatharisht gold n asava….i got asava…is it also effective for my 6 yr old daughter….pl reply soon…as i have to start to give her….

  42. Rekha nayak says:

    After the course of medicine is completed and stopped, will the problems reappear again? I mean once it serves the purpose whichever is the case.

  43. hai sir, my son is 6 years old , and he facing some memory problems and risk to talking some tough words so can i give to saraswarista or any other medicine to added. please suggest me

  44. can a person (me) with daily drinking habit (age : 25 yrs) take saraswatarishta?? what dose? and for how much time ?… will it be fruitful ?? plz tell me

    thank you

    • if you are agreeing that you have drinking habit then you also agree that it harms your body and mind. if at all you stop your habit or taper your habit to stop definitely it will help you to combat withdrawal symptoms.

  45. Raj 22 sir can I take brahmi ghrit from baidynath for memory support s. Please tell me is it contain bacopa monneri or gotu kola

  46. Doctor ji my haklata hu iska koi elaj hai?

  47. abdul hameed says:

    Can i give sarawataristha to my 5 year old son?he is having speech delay and less clarity speech.kindly let me know the dosage?many thanks

  48. Hi I’m romila ,my daughter she is 41/2 yr old she can talk but not so clearly ,can I use this medicine for my kid ,I live in PARIS.give me a suggestion is it works or not.

  49. sumona roy says:

    Sir, my mother is suffering from diabetics , BP , thyroid .. can this be taken and I’d yes then how much dose. She is 62 yrs.
    Also I am 34, no health problem. But I Have weak memory and concentration and poor eyesight . Can I take this medicine. Also can you suggest any other medicine..
    Please help!!
    thanks jn advance ..

    • hello,
      diabetic patients cannot take this as this contain sugar and honey in it. you can take but not more than 1 month, better to start under medical supervision.

  50. My son has epilepsy, 10 years old. I’ve heard this drug is good for epi. Please advice, thank you

  51. I am preparing for an exam and I am facing concentration problem. Will Saraswatarishta help me?

  52. vallabh kulkarni says:

    Hello sir,

    Should i take one time after dinner?

    Thank you

  53. Hello sir,
    I am a student can I use it to increase the memory power and concentration

  54. Dear sir,

    Is it ok to take saraswatharishta + ashwagandha churna in the night for sleep problems? Also, in the morning I’m taking brahmarasayan + ashwagandha churna as general supplements. Is this combination ok, or does it present any problem? Thanks.

  55. Sir I have anxiety disorders and also psychological problems. I have mental irritation, head burning, racing thoughts, very less memory, less concentration, less focus, less esteem, irritation, angry, frustation, sometimes numbness in head, frequent victim of body pains, no mental clarity. Can I use saraswatharista if ok suggest me dosage.

  56. Sir I have anxiety disorders, mental irritation,racing thoughts, head burning, fear, tension, depression, very low memory, low concentration, low focus, low esteem, angry, no mental clarity, irritation, frustation. Can I take saraswatharista if ok suggest me dosage and time period.

    • yes you can take this. default dose is 12-24 ml once or twice daily preferably for one month duration.
      along with medication you may need yoga, pranayama and dhyana for your problem.

  57. Sincere thanks to all the doctors on this form for their relentless contribution. Also may I suggest that patients who have had benefits using these medications to kindly mention the same so that it is reassuring to others.

  58. Pradeep, I’m not a doctor but I can, to a very good extent, empathize with what you are going through as I have witnessed similar difficulties. From my experience I have felt that there is benefit is going for walking meditations in addition. If you are near a beach in the evening and wetting your feet in the waters as you walk can be good too.

    And if possible try to remember that this moment ‘now” is usually pleasant except for our memory of the past or anticipation of the future…yes sometimes there can be headaches in “this moment” but if possible just see it and let it be. Like a guest, let it come and let it go. Wish you luck.

  59. Was advised to take Saraswatharista 1 tbsp at night by an ayurvedic Dr -for concentration for daughter 15 yrs preparing for exam. Yet to start Saraswatharistam – kindly advise when is the best time to start as the exam will start in March.

    • it does not give instant effect. it prepares the brain for the activity. so you can start now only.

    • Dear friends,

      Mentat (one tablet twice a day after meal) along with Saraswatarishta (one tablespoon syrup with equal quantity of water after meal) combine is the best brain tonic for students. Mentat in tablet form is easy to consume and extremely convenient to carry while travelling and works out to be cheaper.

      To treat all types of severe brain related disorders, Mentat and Saraswatarishta combine in higher dosage as per an expert Ayurvedic doctor’s advice will brings best possible results.

      Take care and stay healthy!

      Best regards,
      Kunwar Singh

  60. I have adrenal fatigue/sleeping disorder for few years.i am taking Medha vati now.I am taking along with food,my body becomes heat,especially yes.Is that Ok ?
    Another things is Can i use Medha vati along with Ashwagandha tablet ? kindly reply

    • if you are taking this under medical supervision then there is no problem, go on with your doctor’s prescription.
      you can take medha vati and ashwagandha tablet together.
      ashwagandha is hot in potency, so it is better to take suggestion of your doctor before starting it.

  61. Dear Dr.

    Could you please suggest which medicines are good for Schizophrenia. My relative is suffering from Paranoid Schizophrenia ad age is about 45 years.

    Thank you for your guidance.


    • suggesting medicine for such problems without assessing the body condition of such patient will be difficult. since there are lot of medicines for this problem, it is better to consult an Ayurveda doctor directly and follow the prescription which is based on the body condition.

      • Dr, Shishira,

        Thank you for reply.

        this close relative who is 45 years is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. He thinks that people / friends to him are making plot to defame him. he also thinks that people know about the plot and that’s why they are not talking to him. He is having delusion.
        On the other hand he does every thing perfectly on time and is good with family and take care of all his daily routine. only as daily work loads start reducing he will again start thinking and many a times break down completely.
        Few times he shows aggression towards children.

        he has taken Allopathic medicine in past but was having side effects , hence need to stop. Please suggest which medicine we should take.

        Loss of sleep also noticed in past few weeks.

        One of the Ayurvedic doctor he has visited has suggested to take Medha Vati alongwith Medha Kwath. this we are taking for about 1 week only and no noticeable improvement.

        Should we continue or we should also start Memtat , or or Sumenta or Saraswatarishta or any other medicine.

        Thanks for your help and guidance.


  62. Is it advisible to give Saraswatharishta for kids below 5 years of age ?

  63. Can we stop giving Saraswatharishta directly… Will there be any side effects stopping abruptly?

  64. Saraswatarisht contains sodium methyl paraben. Is it not harmful?

  65. Can lactating mother of 4 months take this…..which is better saraswatharishta or brahmighritha

  66. I sometimes become very sleepy after taking this medicine in the day time .Is this normal for this medicine ?
    Thank you

  67. I have 2002 manufactured swaraswatarishta in sealed bottle. It remained in alhmira unnoticed. Can it be taken now because I heard that it have 10 years expiry. Please guide so that any toxic effect be avoided. Make is sandu

  68. Hello. I am suffering panic attacks and often feeling unwell, fastened heart beat, fear. Doctor presctibed me Saraswatarishta 2 times a day 2 table spoons and medha vati. I am taking third day and noticed after saraswatarishta my head gets unclear, eye lids are heavy and i am getting into panic, yesterday i had a panic attack 3 hours after taking it. How do you think, why is that? Can it be caused by the remedy?


  69. I suffer from panic attacks and bad feeling, sometimes dizziness, sometimes strong anxiety, I am from Ukraine and visited India not long ago, consulted a doctor there and she prescribed me Saraswatarishta, 2 table spoons 2 times a day. But it makes my head unclear and heavy. And I feel retarded or sleepy or I even don’t know. Even after 1,5 table spoons. Could you please consult what is wrong? Should I take it further? maybe before sleep would be better? Before sleep she prescribed me Medha Vati. I don’t have possibility to contact her.

    • it induce sleep a bit. and the dose you are taking also seems to be high. take 5 ml of Saraswatharista mixed with 5 ml of water twice daily after food [morning & night] for a period of 2-3 months.

  70. hello doctor
    my daughter has completed 8 years,can i give her saraswaratharishta,if so how much in a day and when,with or without water and for how long

  71. my elder daughter has completed4years can i give her saraswaratharishta can you pls explain dosage

  72. dear doctor,

    can saraswarista and khadiraritha be taken together as i have severe pimples and concentration problems , forgetfulness.

  73. Is there any side affect in having saraswatarishta for diabetes patients?

  74. Doctor, can this be taken side by side with brahmi grith ? If so what dosage of each and timings. Please, its for my daughter (16 yrs old). Her exams are in march.

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Madam, Brahmi ghritha would suffice. Along with that:
      • Soak 7 almonds overnight in water. Peel off the skin the next morning. Eat them with 1 glass lukewarm milk
      • Take one to three teaspoons of Amla churna or juice 2 times a day for at least a few weeks.
      • Mix a pinch of cinnamon in about one teaspoon of raw honey.Consume this mixture daily at night for at least a few months.
      • Include herbs and spices like holy basil, turmeric and black pepper in your regular diet as they help boost memory. You can also drink green tea as it is full of antioxidants.
      • Avoid high-fat diets and replace saturated fats in your diet with healthy fats.
      • Engage in regular physical exercise as it increases oxygen to the brain and stimulates nerve cells to multiply.
      • Get proper sleep. Sleep deprivation compromises your brain’s ability to operate at full capacity.
      • A few minutes of sun exposure can also help improve brain function as it provides vitamin D.
      • Keep stress in check.

  75. Sir my son is 13 years old is having Ocd, Anxiety and racy thoughts all the time. He constantly asks for reassurance and is very irritable. What medicines and combinations are the best one to give relief from these symptoms. Kindly advice Dr Hebbar.
    Thank you,

  76. Doctor My daughter aged 16yrs has lack of concentration and little of ADHD. i had been giving 15 ml Saraswatharista for a month in Nov-Dec and has been giving Saraswatharistam 15ml twice morning and night since 15th Feb as advised by ayurvedic doctor. was asked to stop after one month.
    Will the effect of concentration be there in her after she stops the Saraswatharistam, will she come over the ADHD? She is quite a talented child but lacks concentration and focus.
    any advise?

  77. Whether saraswatharishtam help in weight loss ? If so how much and for how long it should be taken

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Sir, Saraswatarishtam is Ayurvedic nerve tonic used in epilepsy, Mental disorder, Memory weakness and other mind related disorders. Saraswatarishta ingredients are combination of anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune stimulant that help in memory-enhancing.

  78. Whether saraswatharishtam help in weight loss? If so how much and for how long it should be taken ?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Sir, Saraswatarishtam is Ayurvedic nerve tonic used in epilepsy, Mental disorder, Memory weakness and other mind related disorders. Saraswatarishta ingredients are combination of anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune stimulant that help in memory-enhancing.

  79. a Kottakal ayurveda doctor has recommended saraswatarishta for my 02 year old son is it ok to give at this young age

  80. Mentat or sarswatarista which is best for chronic anxiety/ocd

  81. Hi,doc this medicine how long it take to show result generally?

  82. Rajeshwari says:

    Hello sir, I am suffering from severe social anxiety. I feel fear and anxiety in crowded places. Will Saraswatarishtam help to cure my condition? Or is Manasamitra-vatakam a better option? Thank you.

  83. PIYUSH KUMAR says:

    Dear Sir
    I am 24 year old. Can i take chandanasava and saraswatarishta by mixing both

  84. Shruti Mishra says:

    My son is 6 yrs old who suffers from speech delay. After taking saraswatarishtha for three months his speech became clear. I stopped the medicine as it was prescribed for three months. Can I start it again as I feel that his voice is still not clear. He was taking it along with ashwagandharishtha. Can I continue the same. Currently he is under homoeopathy treatment for hyper activity. Can I give it along with homoeopathy medicine?

    • Hi, you can start with Saraswatarishta again for another 3 months time.
      Include a bit of ghee in his diet.
      It can be taken while continuing with homeopathic treatment.

  85. i am facing too much issue of forgetting
    please suggest me how much time i need to take this sarawata…….m to overcome my problem

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello sir, 12 – 24 ml. one or two times a day, usually advised after food. If needed, it can be mixed with equal quantity of water. It is advised to drink a cup of milk after taking this medicine.
      Traditionally it is administered for one month time period.

  86. I am facing a social anxiety issue …Which product would be better for treating social anxiety?

  87. RM Bhat says:

    Hi Sir,
    My mother is suffering from diabetic and is taking allopathic midicines for diabetic and is also a dentiatic patient She is been given Sarwastarishta Her sugar levels are under control, will this cause any harm in the long run due to Sugar content in the sarwastharishta

    Thank you sincerely fir the noble service you good people are doing on this forum.

    • Hi, if the blood sugar levels are well under control, taking Saraswatarishta will do no harm. She can continue it till the time it has been prescribed. Thanks for your kind words of appreciation.

  88. RAJESH MENON says:

    I am facing a lot of sleep issues for the last 10 years. I am faced with depression anxiety and feel hopeless all the time. Doctor has prescribed Saraswatarishtam, Medhavati. My only question is, can I take these medicines for life?. I am scared of loneliness etc. and never want to feel these negative symptoms again

    • Hi, you can take them for 2 months and after that, why don’t you consult the same doctor for the right advice? If the symptoms do not decrease even after 2 weeks of usage of the above two, consider consulting a psychiatrist. I wish you all the best. Cheers! 🙂

      • Hi,sir my ayurvedic doctor advised me to take saraswatirista and
        manasamitra vatakam 2 times daily..and another ayvd doc gave me
        sarswatiristm and mentat,which is quick and effective combination for my
        anxiety,stress and also i have some mmv safe as i have seen in
        above comments mansamitra has some serous side effects..if it is safe then how much dose…of mmv is safe…

      • RAJESH MENON says:

        Thank you dear Doctor. I will consult a psychiatrist if the medicines don’t work.

  89. Hai sir, iam 28yrs of age.iam suffering from mental disorder (Attention Deficit Disorder).Iam taking saraswatharishta as per advised by an ayurvedic doctor.Which are the other medicines I can take along with saraswatharishta.I can’t take medicines in ghee & lehyam form because of oily body skin allergy.Will Saraswatha churna beneficial to me?.Please advise

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Namaste Sir, Saraswatarishta and Saraswatha churna will have the same effect. Do as your Doctor has advised.

  90. sir
    my daughter 6 years old is a cp child with growth not according to age.we have been giving her saraswathi gritam(2 tsp morning) and saraswathi arishtam( 10 ml mixed with one tablet of manasamitra vatakam evening) from nov 2014.of late she is diagonised with cataract in both eyes which she didnt had previously.
    Dr is of opinion that ayurveda medicine has caused cataract and she needs surgery.We never thought ayur medicine to cause such side effects.we buying Avp medicine with advice from their dr only.kindly give your opinion.

  91. Hi Dr
    I’m taking ashwagandharistam for body weakness and anxiety , can I take saraswatharishtam along with it , if so, how to take these two .please suggest me

  92. hello doc….
    i am preparing for a competitive examination. I wish to improve my memory and cognitive skills. I fail to write down all i have read and my answers lack the details and look incomplet. I forget whatever i read and not able to recall data/facts quickly. Does saraswatarishtha intake help to deal with the problem????
    Pl guide.

  93. chithragopal says:

    Hello Dr, I am suffering from migraine due to anxiety and stress, heat . At moment i m taking acugrain, xanaz and lexapro. But at the same time imtake stresscom from Dabur. How can i get the 3 types of medicine from india or Malaysia Please advice me, If you supplying them please let me know. Saraswathristha, Brahmi and triphala churnam .Thank You Dr,

  94. my son 7years old cerebral palsy kid,unable to walk,after done orthopedic surgery now he is able to walk but he is not walk studly.saraswatarishta from patanjali product now i am started to giving how many months we give this medicine.Shall we give this tonic to my child regularly for 3-4years?it will cause any side effects
    Guide me please

  95. Sir sarswaterishta have any side effects.. For normal people

  96. Hello doctor Hebbar I want to ask you that can we make a saraswatarishta without jaggery honey and sugar because my son is told not to eat any of these items because of hyperactivity and candida fungus in stomach but he has ADHD and ASD so I really wanted to give Saraswatarist so can we make it without these products instead we can add astevia and if any fermentationis neded we can add raw apple cider vinegar Please let me know it’s very urgent. Thank you

    • Hi, this product cannot be made without sugar / jaggery or honey.
      Having said that, despite containing sugar in one or the other form, this product can be used in the treatment of ADHD.

      • Is it okay for candida in stomach….or any special solution to get rid of candida in stomach with leaky gut too:(

  97. Ashutosh says:

    Hello sir, I am fit and fine, could i take divya medha vati / Saraswatarishta or both at the same time or any one of them (which should i prefer)? what should be the dose and for how long?

  98. The link to buy sends to Eladi Tailam. Please correct it.

  99. Is Saraswatharishta can taken along with aswagandharishta? If yes, pls mention the dosage.

    Also Please tell me about manomithram tablet.

    I have anxiety disorder.

  100. Vishwanatha says:

    Dear sir, my son have autism problem. Can i use this product?

  101. Varinder singh says:

    I have some problem of body reaction and pimples on face . is it good for blood purification ? If yes can I take this in morning after breakfast with tea.

  102. Can Sarswatarishta
    be used for poison treatment

  103. Saraswatharista can be mixed with fruit juice like mango or orange juice for kids above 5 years old

  104. Sir plz tell any side effect of this medicine

  105. I am suffering from narcolepsy from a very young age and recently has started getting seizures as well.Is this medicine good for treating narcolepsy?

  106. Saraswatarisht taste very bad and also it smell very bad after taking it can i eat suger.

  107. are ayurvedic medicines satisfy norms with regards to daily metal intake

  108. Can I give saraswatharishta for my 2 year old baby?if it so then much the dosage..

  109. As I read above – saraswatharishta if for above 5 yrs old children, right?

  110. Ramasubramanian Iyer says:

    Is saraswatharishtam meant to be slightly sour in taste, and vinegar like in smell?

  111. Dear Doctor,

    I was prescribed medhavati and saraswatarishta for irritability and as general mind tonic by patanjali doctor. I want to know if patanjali saraswatharista contains bacopa or gotu kola.

  112. i have very bad cholesterol. i am weak most of the time timid. poor blood circulation. weak after waking up. gets tired easily. also have ED.

    I had jaundice, TB in childhood.

    doctor said i might have thyroid problem. asked me for TFT

    is there cure for thyroid problem in ayurveda?
    could u please name any medicine so i can do the research before going to doctor after TFT

  113. Hello Dr,
    My son is 2.5 year old and is speech delayed. He is also on OT, speech and behavioural therapies. I am currently applying brahmi oil on his hair everyday. What would you advise for him to have internally- saraswathi or brahmi gritham?. If so,can you please specify the dosage as well. Please advise. Thank you!

    • Saraswata ghritam – half a teaspoon in the morning, mixed with hot milk + sugar can be useful for 2 months 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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  114. Hi, I have taken this before over a year for about 2 months ( not regularly).
    can I start again this medicine? I m 30 female. Mother of 5 year old son. I m feeling that my immune system is reduced for about last few months. How much dose can I take and for how long ? Plz suggest.

  115. Sir mujhe anxiety ki problem he or blurred vision va difficulty on walking ki samasya bhi he …I was a heavy drinker …I quit alcohal six months before ….sir doctor advise me to take ashwagandharistha and sarswaristham together…sir kya issue mujhe fayda hoga…..?

  116. Hii… Doc. . Is there any problem to serve this arishta during menstrual cycle?

  117. Hi doctor,

    I take Chyawanaprash (1 teaspoon) morning empty stomach. Is it okay to take Saraswatarishta after food while taking Chyawanaprash?

  118. Sir , can patanjali divya medha vati and saraswtharisth take together daily.please reply

  119. Hello sir my is 13yrs he previous 3month suffering frm OCD,biapolar,anger bczz of alophathy medicine side effects…Lack of vitamin b&d3….We stop medicine &move to ayurvedic medicine ahwagandha which other medicine help him …Did Divya medha vati help him to cure his problem…..I started yoga&meditation also …Sir plzz help him in starting only I don’t want to move again in alophathy….

    • 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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  120. Dear Doctor

    My son is 7 year old and nonverbal. We would like to try either Brahmi Ghritam or Saraswata Arishtam (both are ARYA VAIDYA SALA products)

    Please suggest me dosages of these products (ARYA VAIDYA SALA KOTTAKKAL only)

    Thank you

    • Brahmi ghrita – half a teaspoon in the morning after food.
      Saraswata arishtam – 5 ml, mixed with 5 ml water, at night after food.
      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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  121. Dear Sir, My son have autism problem and i given Saraswatarishta medicine from last 8 months, Can i continue this medicine, If continue how long & get any side effects?

    Thanking you,

  122. Anil Tiwari says:

    I have been facing memory problem, unable to concentrate, indecisive, low confidence, also facing speech problem.

    i have been taking saraswatarishta, Smritisagar Ras and Dabur StressCom Capsules for the last 15 days,

    How long will it take to show positive result?

  123. Ekhlaque says:

    One Doctor prescibed Saraswatarishta to my father
    age 70 having full memory loss , but when ever we are giving him this , hiccup started , pls guide us

  124. Ravi Jain says:


    My wife is taking epilive 500, 1 each in morning & night. Can I give her medha vati ? & also should i continue epilive 500 & what other ayurvedic medicines can be given ?

    • Depends largely on her complaints.
      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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  125. Hello doctor,my santhigiri doctor has prescribed me to take 45ml during bedtime after Food. Is it ok to take 45ml??and should I take it raw or mix with water

  126. Hello Sirm
    My father is having depression and he is also having piles & digestive problems.
    & recently he started taking drakshasav. Is it OK to take Saraswatarist along with Draksasav?

  127. Babita Nair says:

    Hello sir,
    My sons are 17yrs and 11 yrs respectively. Both have asthama.What should be the dosage for them and for how long.

    • Hi, This is not a direct medicine for asthma.
      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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  128. Dr my grand daughter avoids mixing with friends of her age. She is ,,10 years quite intelegent but less talkitive.otherwise normal kid. Will saraswatirisha help her in socialising .
    My grand son is appearing for 10th .will this medicine can be taken for improving his concentration in studies.

    • Hi, For the grand daughter, no need of this medicine. Just indulge her more in outdoor games with friends, social activities, gatherings, etc. She will be fine.
      Grand son can take Saraswatarishta – 5 ml, mixed with 5 ml water, after food at night for 2 months time.
      Kottakkal Saraswatharishtam is available in amazon website here

  129. Deepak Aggarwal says:

    Sir it is also good for heart pulse

  130. Hi Sir,
    I am suffering from heaviness in mid of head portion and i didn’t get sound sleep,loss of concentration and memory power,dizziness.
    can i take medhavati tablet & if yes for how long should i take?

  131. Akshaya says:

    How much dose of Saraswatarishtam cn be given to teen age boys for improving memory during studies n i’s this a safe medicine without side effects in future. Pls advice

  132. Rekha Rakesh says:

    Hi doctor,
    I’m lactating mother for 3month boy baby. Could u pls tell me can I able to take sarawatharishtam. If yes, how and when?

    Thanks in advance.


    Good evening doctor.
    Since 4 years I was taking Zolent plus 0.25mg for auto anxiety once in night. But recently my digestive complications increased. From today I left allopathy medicines and jumped to Ayurbeda… I was prescribed Divya Medha vati @ 2 tabs twice in a day after food, DIVYA Sarvarista tonic @ 2 tea spoon and DIVYA Aswagandhavista @ 2 teaspoon . But after consuming it suddenly a lot of sweats came with drowsiness. Sir I am confuse either it made overdose or reactions. Kindly help me.
    Waiting your reply.

    • Hi, sweating and increase of warmth is common in the first week. If it still continues, then reduce the dose of Saraswatarishta and ashwagandharishta by half.

      Your body will get adjusted to the medicine after 10 – 12 days time.

  134. Sir,
    I am 29 age and I m working at dubai. I have driving licence but I cannot drive any vehicles including cycles because of fear. If I m driving I felt very fear inside without any reason. Last 9 years I didn’t drive my vehicles. Because of this I have so many problems in my life including in my job also. If I can drive I will get promotion also. Is this medicine cure my problems or else pls suggest a solution.

  135. ganesh khedkar says:

    mera consantration mere sanso par se hat nhi rha he sir . me koi bhi kam nhi kr pa rha hu .plz muzhe kuch advice de sir plz plz . i m so depressed.

  136. suneeta P P says:

    My 4.7yo son has autism. He speaks a lot but his speech/ pronunciation is not clear, we struggle to understand what he says.

    Currently he is taking multiple dietary supplement like fish oil, vitamin c, vitamin B1, B2 ,b6 ,zinc and magnesium.

    Would it be advisable to start Saraswatharishta alongwith above mentioned supplement ? Any side effects?

    Please prescribe the dose and good brand.

    Thank you.

  137. I am taking treatment for PCOD from past 3 months. Can i use saraswatarishta along with allopathy medicines???

  138. Hello Dr.
    My son is very low verbal, will be 6 years soon. He is autistic but has a lot of stimming – hand flapping and sensory issues. I have been doing some ayurveda for a while.
    I do have saraswatharishtam with me. Please do suggest a dosage and please let me know if this will calm him. I have been giving Brahmi gritam for a while 1/2 tsp just before bed time.
    Many thanks

    • Hi, this, along with Brahmi ghrita will make him calmer.
      1. Saraswatarishta dose – 5 ml, mixed with 10 ml water, at night after food, for 2 months time.

      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
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  139. How should I be dosing if I have psychosis schizophrenia… intrusive thoughts.. incessant thinking… feels like I can’t ever quiet my mind …

    • Regular dose is – 10 ml, mixed with 10 ml water 2 times a day after food for 1 month time.

      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
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  140. Doctor is this good for brain atrophy I m asking this for my father he is 60

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