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Abhayarishta – Ingredients and Uses

In Ayurveda, Abhayarishtam, also called Abhayarishta, treats various ailments such as piles, constipation, dysuria, flatulence, anuria, gas, and abdominal distension. This potent Ayurvedic concoction, known as the “king of medicine,” consists of a fermented liquid herbal formulation derived from the herb Abhaya, also recognized as Haritaki.


12 – 24 ml. one or two times a day, after food with equal quantity of water.


Useful in piles, hemorrhoids, relieves bloating, constipation, Improves digestion. Traditionally Abhayarishta is used in the treatment of Arsha, Udara Roga, Vibandha, Mutrabandha. Also use this for the treatment of obesity, weight loss therapies, bloating, GERD.


  1. Abhaya (Haritaki – Terminalia chebula) – Fruit – 4.8 kg
  2. Draksha (Dry grapes) – dried fruit – 2.4 kg
  3. Vidanga (Embelia ribes) – Fruit – 480 grams
  4. Madhuka (Madhuca indica) – Flower – 480 g
  5. Water for Kashayam – 49.152 liters
  6. Boiled and Kashayam is reduced to 12.288 liters
  7. Jaggery – 4.8 kg
  8. Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) – Fruit / whole plant – 96 g
  9. Trivrit (Operculina turpethum) – Root – 96 g
  10. Dhanyaka (Coriander)- Fruit – 96 g
  11. Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) – Flower – 96 g
  12. Indravaruni (Citrullus colocynthis)- Root – 96 g
  13. Chavya (Piper retrofractum) – Stem – 96 g
  14. Mishreya (Foeniculum vulgare)- Fruit – 96 g
  15. Shunti (ginger)- Rhizome – 96 g
  16. Danti (Baliospermum montanum) – Root – 96 g
  17. Mocharasa (Salmalia malabarica) Exudate – 96 g

Method of Formulation

  • The first four ingredients are taken in coarse powder form.
  • Added with water, boiled and reduced to 12.288 liters. Filtered.
  • Thoroughly mix melted jaggery with the filtered Kashayam.
  • Incorporate Abhayarishta along with the rest of the ingredients.
  • The air-tight container kept closed shows signs of fermentation.
  • After achieving optimum fermentation, one filters it and stores it in a clean, airtight container.

Therapeutic benefits of the ingredients

  • Haritaki: Haritaki, an immensely beneficial herb, manages diabetes, promotes digestion, relieves constipation, and enhances the body’s healing abilities. Additionally, it treats sore throat and lung infections like cystic fibrosis.
  • Mridvika: Being a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, grapes are useful for the treatment of heart ailments, helps in managing asthma in both summer and winter, eye problems, and cancer.
  • Vidanga: This potent herb possesses antidiabetic, diuretic, antiparasitic, antimicrobial, wound healing, anticancerous, hypoglycemic, and antioxidant properties, which healthcare practitioners utilize in treating conditions such as diabetes, leprosy, asthma, tuberculosis, piles, insect bites, and more.
  • Madhuka Pushpa: The herbal plant is extremely beneficial and used for the treatment of diabetes, piles, rheumatism, bronchitis, tonsillitis, eczema, and various types of skin conditions.
  • Gur: Adding the goodness of jaggery to this formulation not only gives a sweet taste to the syrup but also helps the formulation undergo the fermentation process.
  • Chavya: Chavya or long pepper holds high significance in treating cough, asthma, abdominal pain, bloating, and abdominal distension. It also relieves constipation, improves digestion, and cures worm infestation.
  • Trivrit: The purgative action of this herb relieves constipation, bloating, and abdominal problems. It also treats worm infestation heals wounds and promotes weight loss.
  • Danti: The analgesic and antipyretic properties of Danti relieve pain and reduce fever. The stimulant property helps in relieving constipation and abdominal distension. Being a natural blood purifier, it is used to treat edema. It also effectively treats disorders like paralysis, sciatica, and gout.
  • Dhataki: The medicinal herb has potent therapeutic benefits. The immune-modulatory action helps to boost the immune system and promote overall health. It is used for healing skin infections and wounds. It plays a key role in treating piles, diarrhea, dysentery, leucorrhoea. Rheumatism, headache, and diabetes.
  • Gokshura: Gokshura is extremely useful in reducing triglyceride and high blood cholesterol levels and treats hypertension. The aphrodisiac property of the herb increases the testosterone levels in the blood and enhances male stamina.
  • Indravaruni: Loaded with essential oils and effective biochemical components, the magic fruit exhibits purgative, anthelmintic, carminative, and antipyretic properties. It plays a pivotal role in treating asthma, bronchitis, tumors, constipation, joint pain, urinary diseases, jaundice, inflammation of the breast, abdominal enlargements, ascites, and also cures pimples and skin infections effectively.
  • Mocharasa: The shalmoli tree yields Mocharasa, the gum exudate extracted from it. Being a natural blood purifier, it purifies the blood, checks excessive bleeding, improves the quality and quantity of the blood circulating throughout the body, and treats various bleeding disorders like amenorrhea, menorrhagia, hemoptysis, and bloody dysentery. It heals wounds and treats skin infections.
  • Dhanyaka: Dhanyaka or dhania is a potent digestive and used for treating gastrointestinal disorders like indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, bowel spasm, and intestinal gas. It also widely used for treating hemorrhoids, hernia, joint pain, measles, toothaches, and different types of skin infections.
  • Saunf: Fennel, widely recognized for its antispasmodic, anti-flatulent, carminative, and stomachic properties, treats various ailments such as digestive disorders, cardiac ailments, lung problems, gum disease, gingivitis, and urinary disorders. It is also extremely beneficial for promoting the reproductive health.
  • Sonth: Sonth or dried ginger is a potent ayurvedic remedy for promoting digestion, relieving constipation, abdominal gas, and distension. People widely use it to treat asthma, cough, and cold symptoms.

Benefits and Therapeutic Uses

Haemorrhoids – The potent laxative extensively uses the magic potion to prevent and treat piles or hemorrhoids.It softens the stool and facilitates easy passage of the stool from the intestines. Abhayarishta reduces the strain on the lower portion of the intestines and thereby preventing anal fissure, bleeding, or protrusion of a mass from the anus. It also improves the strength of the intestines and helps in cleansing the colon.

Relieves Constipation – Ayurveda strongly suggests the use of this concoction in the treatment of constipation. It increases the secretion of bile by the liver, in turn, acts on the peristalsis movement of the intestines and liver, thereby allowing smooth fecal passage from the large intestine. It also plays a pivotal role in minimalizing mucous and excess fat content in the stools and preventing them from sticking to the intestinal walls and thereby allowing easy movement.

Treats Ascites – A potent hepatoprotective agent, the herbal syrup is extremely beneficial for treating the underlying factors that lead to ascites. Abhayarishta protects the liver from the damage caused by overconsumption of alcohol, prevents congestion of the blood vessels in the abdomen, and restricts the formation of fatty liver, thereby reducing the risks of liver cirrhosis which in turn lead to ascites. The anti-microbial and anti-oxidant property of the Abhayarishta also helps in treating abdominal hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease and damage of liver due to the accumulation of toxins.

Promotes Digestion – Abhayarishtam is a powerful digestive stimulant. The carminative nature of the syrup helps in the breaking down of food particles in the stomach and intestine, promotes the secretion of the digestive juices, and thereby increases the absorption of essential nutrients through the intestines and improves gut digestion. Abhayarishta helps to eliminate abdominal gas and in turn reduces abdominal distension, bloating, and gaseous cramps. It holds high significance in treating a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders like esophagitis, heartburn, diarrhea, flatulence, peptic ulcer, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Prevents Urinary Disorders – The herbal remedy plays a key role in preventing and treating urinary distension, urinary incontinence, renal stones, and painful urination. The potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of the syrup prevent bacterial infections in the urinary tract and thereby reducing inflammation and pain while urinating.

Effect on doshas

The herbal ingredients in this powerful remedy balance the tridoshas i.e. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, and effectively removes the AMA doshas (i.e. harmful toxins).


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

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