Balamritam: Uses, Dose, Ingredients, Side Effects

Balamritam is a herbal preparation. It is widely used as a general tonic for children. It promotes growth, immunity and appetite in children. It is a fermented Ayurvedic product. 

Uses of Balamritam:

  • It improves strength, appetite and digestion.
  • Also improves the body weight.
  • Very good as a tonic for children and to prevent diseases.
  • Improves immunity.
  • Useful in recurrent cold, cough, rhinitis and fever
  • Useful in digestion problems, eating problems in children.
  • It is also used as a general tonic for all childhood complaints.

Ingredients of Balamritam:
Each 10 ml is prepared from –
Draksha (Vitis vinifera)- 1.235 g
Thalisapatra (Abbies webbiana) – 0.025 g
Chavika (Piper cubeba) – 0.025 g
Maricha (Piper nigrum)- Black pepper – 0.025 g
Krishna (Piper longum) – Long pepper fruit – 0.049 g
Krishnamula (Piper longum)- Long pepper root – 0.049 g
Shunti (Zyngiber officinale) – ginger -0.049 g
Yashtyahva (Glycyrrhiza glabra) – Indian licorice – 0.049 g
Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus) – 0.099 g
Akshodha (Juglans regia) – 0.099 g
Vatama (Prunus dulcis) – 0.099 g
Rambhaphala – Banana – Musa paradisiaca – 0.099 g
Hintalaphala – 0.099 g
Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) – 0.395 g
Sharkara (Sugar) – 4.940 g
Madhu (Honey) – 1.235 g

Method of manufacturing – sugar is dissolved in water, filtered. to it, coarse powder of rest of the ingredients and honey are added and mixed well. Kept sealed in a mud pot for 1 month for fermentation. It is then filtered and stored in air tight container.

Dosage of Balamritam:
For children above 5 years of age 10-20 ml once or twice daily according to age or as directed by the physician.
For children below 5 years of age – 1- 5 ml, once or twice a day.
If the child does not like the taste of the product, equal amount of lukewarm water can be added just before administration.
How long to use?
Based on doctor’s prescription, this medicine can be used for several months.

Manufacturer: Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal.

Presentation: Bottle of 450 ml.
Shelf life: 10 years from the date of manufacturing.
Storage: Store in a cool dry place. Protect from light and moisture.

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  1. Ram Sesh says:

    Dear Sir,
    My child does not eat well and he is generally averse to most foods. He also has tendency to get fevers and cold very easily. Can I give him Balamritam?

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