Ayurveda: Amritarishta for immunity

Amritarishta (Amritarishtam) is an Ayurvedic medicine prepared from Giloy, Dashmul, Trikatu and many other ingredients. It is a fermented liquid medicine made with the ingredients as given in classical Ayurvedic text. It contains not more than 10 per cent, and not less than 5 per cent of alcohol that is self-generated in the preparation over a period of time. This medicine is very effective in any type of fever. Here is given more about Amritarishta such as indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.

Here is given more about Amritarishta such as indication/therapeutic uses, benefits, composition and dosage.

Ingredients of Amritarishta:

Formulation composition:

Sr. No Name

Name in Hindi

Latin Name

Part of plant used


1 Amrita (Guduci)


Tinospora cordifolia


4.8 kg

2 Bilva


Aegle marmelos

Stem Bark

480 g

3 Shyonaka


Oroxylum indicum

Stem Bark

480 g

4 Gambhari


Gmelina arborea

Stem Bark

480 g

5 Patala


Stereospermum suaveolens

Stem Bark

480 g

6 Agnimantha


Premna mucronata

Stem Bark

480 g

7 Shalaparni


Desmodium gangeticum


480 g

8 Prishniparni


Uraria picta


480 g

9 Brihati


Solanum melongena var. Indicum


480 g

10 Kantakari


Solanum surattense


480 g

11 Gokshura


Tribulus terrestris


480 g

12 Jala


for decoction Water 49.152 liter reduced to 12.288 liter

13 Guda



14.4 kg

Prakshepa Dravyas: प्रक्षेप द्रव्य

14 Ajaji (Shveta Jiraka)

सफ़ेद जीरा

Cuminum cyminum


768 g

15 Raktapushpaka (Parpata)


Fumaria parviflora


96 g

16 Saptaparia


Alstonia scholaris

Stem Bark

48 g

17 Shuithi


Zingiber officinale Rhizome

48 g

18 Marica

कलि मिर्च

Piper nigrum


48 g

19 Pippali


Piper longum


48 g

20 Nagakeshara


Mesua ferrea


48 g

21 Abda (Musta)


Cyperus rotundus


48 g

22 Katvi (Katuka)


Picrorrhriza kurroa


48 g

23 Prativisha (Ativisha)


Aconitum heterophyllum


48 g

24 Vatsabija Indrayava


Holarrhena antidysenterica


48 g

Method of preparation

Take the raw material of pharmacopoeial quality.

Wash, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 1 to 11 (Kvatha Dravya) of the formulation composition individually and pass through the sieve number 44 to obtain coarse powder.Clean, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 14 to 24 (Prakshepa Dravya) of the formulation composition individually and pass through the sieve number 85 to obtain fine powder. Add specified amounts of water to the Kvatha Dravya, soak overnight, heat, reduce to one fourth and filter through muslin cloth to obtain Kvatha.

Add the ingredient number 13 of the formulation composition to the Kvatha, allow to dissolve and filter through the muslin cloth.Transfer the filtrate to a clean container;add the finely powdered Prakshepa Dravyas and seal the mouth of the container.

Shift the container to the fermentation room and constantly check for the signs of completion of fermentation process. Filter the fermented material through a clean muslin cloth.

Pack in air tight containers and allow for maturation.

Description: Clear, dark brown liquid without frothing and significant sedimentation; with astringent taste.

The chief ingredient of this medicine is Amrita or Guduchi. Guduchi is very well-known, effective and commonly available herb. It is considered Rasayan/Tonic in Ayurveda which cures diseases and gives youthfulness. Scientific studies have proven, how this herb protects the liver, one of the most important organ of human body, during viral and bacterial infections. It is effective in treatment of malaria, dengue, chikungunya etc. It reduces the blood sugar level in blood. It is bitter in taste. But this bitterness is due to its medicinal properties. It is alterative, antiperiodic, bitter tonic, diuretic and febrifuge.

It is one of the few Tridosh-nashak immune-boosting herbs.

It is useful in innumerable diseases such as AIDS, Pitta diseases, blood purifier, fever and convalescence from fevers, jaundice, digestion, gout, chronic rheumatism, constipation, hemorrhoids, dysentery, Kapha jaundice, skin diseases, chronic malarial fevers, tuberculosis, and cancer (strengthens persons before and after chemotherapy).

Benefits and Indication of Amritarishta

Benefits of Amritarishta
  • It is a bitter general tonic and stimulant.
  • It reduces Vata and Kapha inside body.
  • It is neither hot nor cooling in nature.
  • It improves appetite.
  • It is useful in liver and spleen complaints.
  • It is an appetizer. It improves digestive strength by stimulating secretion of pitta/bile.

Therapeutic Uses

It is especially beneficial in all type of fever, chronic fever, malaria, recurring fevers and accompanying complaints of enlarged liver of spleen or digestive disturbances, night sweating, and weakness.

  1. Visham jvar (fever that repeats after every 1 or 2 or 3 days)
  2. Fever due to diseases of spleen or liver
  3. Fever after child-birth/delivery

Also useful in:

  1. Enlargement of spleen and liver
  2. Weakness of urinary bladder
  3. Sujak, gonorrhoea
  4. Anemia, jaundice
  5. Indigestion

Dose of Amritarishta

15-30 ml with equal quantity of water twice a day after meals or as directed by the physician.

Where to buy Amritarishta

Amritarishta is manufactured by many pharma companies in India and you can buy it online of from any medical store.

Amritarishta is manufactured by Dabur, Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan, Shree Dhootapapeshwar Limited (Amrutarishta), Kottakal (Amritarishtam) and some other pharmacies.

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