Dhootpapeshwar Balarishta is a widely prescribed Ayurvedic formulation produced by fermentation of decoction of its principal integrant Bala (Sida cordifolia) and other ingred.. view detail
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Dhootpapeshwar Balarishta is a widely prescribed Ayurvedic formulation produced by fermentation of decoction of its principal integrant Bala (Sida cordifolia) and other ingredients listed below. It contains 5 to 10% self-generated alcohol which acts as the medium of dissolution of active constituents of the herbs.
|S. No.||Herb / Drug Name||Latin Name||Part used||Quantity|
|1||Bala||Sida cordifolia||Rt.||4.8 kg|
|2||Ashvagandha||Withania somnifera||Rt.||4.8 kg|
|3||Jala for decoction (Water)||49.152 l||reduced to 12.288 l|
|4||Guda (Jaggery)||14.4 kg|
|5||Dhataki||Woodfordia fruticosa||Fl.||768 g|
|6||Payasy¡||Ipomea digitata||Rt.||96 g|
|7||Panchangula||Ricinus communis||Rt.||96 g|
|8||Rasna||Pluchea lanceolata||Lf.||48 g|
|9||Sukshma Ela||Elettaria cardamomum||Sd.||48 g|
|10||Prasarini||Paederia foetida||Pl.||48 g|
|11||Lavang||Syzgyium aromaticum||Fl. Bd.||48 g|
|12||Ushira||Vetiveria zizanioides||Rt.||48 g|
|13||Gokshura||Tribulus terrestris||Fr.||48 g|
Properties and Uses:
It is Vata-shamak, Balya, Brihmhan, Mamsa-dhatu poshak.
It promotes weight gain, stimulates Agni, nourishes the body and improves strength.
Dosage and Anupan:
2 to 4 tablespoons full (15-30 ml) twice daily after meals, with an equal quantity of lukewarm water.
Although side effects are not common if taken in a dosage of more than 50 ml at a single time, it may cause loose motions, abdominal distension, and gastrointestinal disturbances. This medicine is best to be avoided during pregnancy since it contains Colocynth which is a potential abortifacient.
Jaggery in it may increase blood sugar levels in diabetics.
10 years. Bottle once opened is better advised to be emptied within 2 months.
1. Bhaishajya Ratnavali Vata vyadhi Chikitsa Prakaran 26/607-610
2. The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, Part - II (Formulations) Volume – II. 1: 7
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