Amritarishta is a common Ayurvedic medicine used for effectively managing different types of fevers as well as disorders affecting the joints, respiratory tract, and the digestive system. It is also useful in recovering from weakness induced by fever and works as an immunity booster.
The most vital components in the long list of Amritarishta ingredients are:
Amrita (Guduci) – Tinospora cordifolia – Stem
Bilva – Aegle Mmarmelos – Stem Bark
Shyonaka - Oroxylum Indicum – Stem Bark
Gambhari- Gmelina Arborea-Stem bark
Patala - Stereospermum Ssuaveolens – Stem Bark
Agnimantha - Premna Mmucronata – Stem Bark
Shalaparni – Desmodium Ggangeticum – Plant
Prishniparni – Uraria Picta – Plant
Brihati - Solanum melongena var. Indicum – Plant
Kantakari - Solanum surattense – Plant
Gokshuru- Tribulus Terrestris- Plant
Water for decoction
Guda - Jaggery
In kerala, vaidyas used to prescribed Amritarishtam and vilwadi gutika in jwara.
Even though it is not mentioned in classical text, it has become a new tradition.
Dosage and Anupana
12 ml to 24 ml twice daily mixing with an equal amount of water after meals or as directed by physician.
Amritarishta has no side effects when used wisely according to Doshas and in the recommended dosage. High dosage is not recommendable and may result in burning or irritation in the alimentary canal due to its alcoholic content.
10 years from date of mannufactering.
Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Jvaradhikara; 690-692.
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