Balarishta is a liquid Ayurvedic medicine used mainly in neurological conditions. vata imbalance. Balarista 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 the active herbal components to the body.
Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali Vatavyadhi 569 – 572
It is used in the treatment of Vata imbalance diseases such as neuralgia, hemiplegia, paraplegia, arthritis, spondylosis etc.
It is also a very good nervine tonic.
It improves strength of nerves, muscles and bones.
Traditional description of health benefits –
Vataroga – Vata imbalance disorders
Balavardhana – Improves strength
Pushtivardhana – improves body nourishment
Agnivardhana – improves digestion strength.
12 – 24 ml. one or two times a day, usually advised after food. If needed, it can be mixed with equal quantity of water.
Balaristam side effects:
Large dose of Balarishta , or taking balarista before food on empty stomach may cause stomach irritation and stomach upset.
How long to use?
Based on doctor’s prescription, this medicine can be used for 2 weeks to 4 months.
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 to avoid this / take this only under medical supervision.
During lactation period, it can be taken in lower doses, based on doctor’s advice.
Bala (Sida cordifolia) – root / whole plant – 4.8 kg
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) – root – 4.8 kg
water for decoction – 49.152 luters, boiled and reduced to 12.288 liters.
Jaggery – 14.400 kg
Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) – flower – 768 g
Payasya (Ipomea digitata) – – root /whole plant96 g
Eranda (Ricinus communis) – root – 96 g
Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata) – root -48 g
Cardamom – 48 g
Prasarini (Paederia foetida) – root – 48 g
Clove Usheera (Vetiveria zizanioides) – 48 g
Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) – whole plant / fruit – 48 g
Traditional verse explaining the formula –
Method of manufacturing:
Coarse powders of Bala and Ashwagandha are added to water, boiled and filtered. To this Kashayam, jaggery is added, filtered for impurities. Rest of the ingredients are added and kept closed in an air tight container for a month time. After fermentation, the liquid is filtered and stored in air tight container.
Manufacturers: Dabur, Baidyanath, Arya Vaidya Sala, AVP.
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.
Is Balarisht useful in muscle cramps?
Balarishta is useful to improve muscle strength. It is also useful in relieving pain and inflammation. Being a very good nervine tonic, it is useful in muscle cramps.