Vidangarishta is an Ayurvedic medicine used in treatment of abscess, fistula etc. It is a liquid Ayurvedic medicine.Vidangarishta 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. Vidangarishta is also known as Vidangarisht, Vidangarishtam, Vidangarista, etc
Reference: Sharangdhara Samhita, Ayurvedic Formulary of India
Vidangarishta dose: 12 – 24 ml. one or two times a day, usually advised after food.
If needed, it can be mixed with equal quantity of water.
Vidangarishta uses –
Vidangarishta is used as herbal remedy for abscess,
It is also used in the treatment of thigh cramps, fistula, urinary calculi, torticollis.
Traditional uses –
Vidhradi – abscess
Urustambha – stiff thigh, thigh cramps
Ashmari – urinary calculi
Meha – urinary disorders, diabetes
Pratyashtila – Distended, Regid abdomen resembling paralytic Ileus
Bhagandara – Fistula in ano
Gandamala – Cervical lymphadenitis
Hanustambha – locked jaw, torticollis.
It also acts as a digestive and carminative.
Vidangarishta side effects: In prescribed dosage, it is not having any side effects.
Vidanga (Embelia ribes) – Fruit – 240 g
Granthika – Long pepper – Root – 240 g
Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata) – Root / leaf – 240 g
Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica) – Stem bark – 240 g
Patha (Cyclea peltata) – Root – 240 g
Elavaluka – Prunus cerasus – Stem bark – 240 g
Dhatri – Amla – Fruit – 240 g
Water for decoction – 98.304 liters
Boiled and reduced to – 12.288 liters.
Kshaudra – Honey – 14.4 kg
Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) – Flower – 960 g
Twak – Cinnamon – 96 g
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala – leaf – 96 g
Ela – cardamom – 96 g
Priyangu – Callicarpa macrophylla – Flower – 48 g
Kanchanara -Bauhinia variegata – Stem bark – 48 g
Lodhra – Symplocos racemosa – stem bark – 48 g
Shunti – Ginger – 384 g
Maricha – Black Pepper – 384 g
Pippali – Long pepper fruit – 384 g
Method of manufacturing:
The first set of herbs is taken in coarse powder form, added with water, boiled, reduced to said proportion. Thus obtained Kashaya is filtered. To it, Prakshepa herbs and honey are added. The contents are kept sealed in a vessel that is smeared with a coat of ghee, for one month. After fermentation, the contents are filtered and preserved.
Safe for kids?
It is safe to use this medicine in lower dose, in children above 3 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.