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Abhayarista – Ingredients, Uses, Dose and Side Effects

 

 

Abhayarista is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine, widely used in the treatment of hemorrhoids and constipation. It contains self generated alcohol upt 5 – 7 %. The alcohol acts as a medium for the active principles of herbs to dissolve. It is mainly indicated in piles and constipation.

Abhayarishta dosage:
12 – 24 ml. one or two times a day, usually advised after food.
If needed, equal quantity of water can be added before consumption.

Dose based on age:
For children 1 – 3 years of age: 2 ml once or twice a day.
For children 3- 7 years: 5 ml, once or twice a day.
For 7 – 12 year old – 10 ml once or two times a day.
For 12 – 18 year old – 15 ml once or twice a day
For adults – 15 – 30 ml once or twice a day
If needed, water can be added in equal quantity of the liquid, just before administration.

How long to use?
Based on doctor’s prescription, this medicine can be used for several months.
Safe for kids?
Safe in lower doses for kids above 3 years of age. Accidental over-dosage should be strictly avoided.
Pregnancy and lactation:
Best to avoid during pregnancy. Can be taken during lactation period, after consulting doctor.

Abhayarista uses:
Useful in piles, hemorrhoids, relieves bloating, constipation. Improves digestion
Traditionally it is used in the treatment of –
Arsha – hemorrhoids
Udara Roga – gaseous distension of abdomen, ascites
Vibandha – constipation
Mutrabandha – difficulty in urination
Dropsy.

Diet rules, if you are consuming it for constipation relief:
Include fiber rich food in your diet – corn (bran), Cauliflower, raisins, cabbage, berries, green leafy vegetables, celery, beans, guava, figs, prune juice, flax seed, spinach, orange, mushroom.

Drink a cup of warm water at bed time.
Avoid excessive spicy food, heavy non veg, and fried food.

Abhayarishtam side effects: 
A very high single dosage of more than 50 ml may cause loose motion and stomach disturbances, stomach ache. 
Since it contains Colocynth as an ingredient, which is can cause abortion, it is best to avoid this medicine during pregnancy.

Abhayaristam ingredients: 
Abhaya (Haritaki – Terminalia chebula) – Fruit – 4.8 kg
Draksha (Dry grapes) – dried fruit – 2.4 kg
Vidanga (Embelia ribes) – Fruit – 480 grams
Madhuka (Madhuca indica) – Flower – 480 g
Water for Kashayam – 49.152 liters
Boiled and Kashayam is reduced to 12.288 liters.
Jaggery – 4.8 kg
Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) – Fruit / whole plant – 96 g
Trivrit (Operculina turpethum) – Root – 96 g
Dhanyaka (Coriander)- Fruit – 96 g
Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) – Flower – 96 g
Indravaruni (Citrullus colocynthis)- Root – 96 g
Chavya (Piper retrofractum)Stem – 96 g
Mishreya  (Foeniculum vulgare)- Fruit – 96 g
Shunti (ginger)- Rhizome – 96 g
Danti (Baliospermum montanum) – Root – 96 g
Mocharasa (Salmalia malabarica) Exudate – 96 g

Method of manufacturing:
five ingredients are taken in coarse powder form.
Added with water, boiled and reduced to 12.288 liters. Filtered.
This filtered Kashayam is added with  melted jaggery mixed thoroughly.
It is added with rest of the ingredients. Kept closed in air tight container and fermentation signs are observed. After achieving optimum fermentation, it is filtered and stored in clean air tight container.

Original verse explaining the product –
Abhayarishtam

Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali Arsho Rogadhikara 9/175-180, AFI Part I 1:1, Astangahridayam.
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.

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Commonly used product combinations
Triphala Guggulu is administered along with Abhayarishtam to support the treatment of hemorrhoids.

For the sake of reference:
Abhayarishta as explained in Charaka Samhita, Chikitsa Sthana 14th chapter:

हरीतकीनां प्रस्थार्धं प्रस्थमामलकस्य च|
स्यात् कपित्थाद्दशपलं ततोऽर्धा चेन्द्रवारुणी||१३८||
विडङ्गं पिप्पली लोध्रं मरिचं सैलवालुकम्|
द्विपलांशं जलस्यैतच्चतुर्द्रोणे विपाचयेत्||१३९||
द्रोणशेषे रसे तस्मिन् पूते शीते समावपेत्|
गुडस्य द्विशतं तिष्ठेत्तत् पक्षं घृतभाजने||१४०||
पक्षादूर्ध्वं भवेत् पेया ततो मात्रा यथाबलम्|
अस्याभ्यासादरिष्टस्य गुदजा यान्ति सङ्क्षयम्||१४१||
ग्रहणी पाण्डु हृद्रोग प्लीह गुल्मोदरापहः|
कुष्ठ शोफारुचिहरो बलवर्णाग्निवर्धनः||१४२||
सिद्धोऽयमभयारिष्टः कामलाश्वित्रनाशनः|
कृमिग्रन्थ्यर्बुद व्यङ्ग राजयक्ष्म ज्वरान्तकृत्||१४३||
इत्यभयारिष्टः|

harītakīnāṃ prasthārdhaṃ prasthamāmalakasya ca|
syāt kapitthāddaśapalaṃ tato’rdhā cendravāruṇī||138||
viḍaṅgaṃ pippalī lodhraṃ maricaṃ sailavālukam|
dvipalāṃśaṃ jalasyaitaccaturdroṇe vipācayet||139||
droṇaśeṣe rase tasmin pūte śīte samāvapet|
guḍasya dviśataṃ tiṣṭhettat pakṣaṃ ghṛtabhājane||140||
pakṣādūrdhvaṃ bhavet peyā tato mātrā yathābalam|
asyābhyāsādariṣṭasya gudajā yānti saṅkṣayam||141||
grahaṇī pāṇḍu hṛdroga plīha gulmodarāpahaḥ|
kuṣṭha śophāruciharo balavarṇāgnivardhanaḥ||142||
siddho’yamabhayāriṣṭaḥ kāmalāśvitranāśanaḥ|
kṛmigranthyarbuda vyaṅga rājayakṣma jvarāntakṛt||143||
ityabhayāriṣṭaḥ|

½ Prastha Haritaki—Terminalia chebula, 1 Prastha Amalaki – Phyllanthus emblica, 10 Palas Kapittha – Limonia acidissima ,5 Pala Indra Varuni – Citrullus colocynthis, 2 Palas Vidanga – Embelia ribes, 2 Palas Pippali – Piper longum, 2 Palas Lodhra – Symplocos racemosa, 2 Palas Maricha – Piper nigrum and 2 Palas Elavaluka is added with 8 Dronas of water and boiled till 2 Dronas remain.
The decoction is filtered and allowed to cool. To this, 200 Palas of Jaggery is given in an appropriate dose depending upon the strength of the patient.
By the regular intake of this Arista, Piles get cured. This effective recipe is called Abhayarista.
It cures
Grahani dosha (sprue syndrome)
Pandu – anemia,
Hrudi roga – heart diseases,
Pliha – splenic disorders,
Gulma – Tumors of the abdomen (Phantom tumour),
Udara – ascites, enlargement of the abdomen (obstinate abdominal diseases including Ascites),
Kustha (obstinate skin diseases including leprosy),
Shotha – oedema,
Anorexia,
Kamala – Jaundice
Leucoderma,
Krmi – infestation with intestinal parasites,
Granthi (adenitis) Tumour
Vyanga – discoloured patch on face (Freckles),
Raja yakshma – Tuberculosis and
Jwara – fever.
It promotes strength, complexion and the power of digestion

 

 

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