Balarishta for rheumatism

Balarishta is Ayurvedic medicine which is prescribed in treatment vata vyadhis. It gives stamina and improves inner strength. This medicine contains Bala, Aswagandha, Satavari, Rasna, cloves (lavanga), Gokuru, and Purana gud. It is nutritive and tonic and useful in all kinds of debility, rheumatic pains, asthi-jwara, pains in joints, hemiplegia, and all types of discharges.

Ingredients of Balarishta

Formulation composition

1 Bala


Sida cordifolia


4.8 kg

2 Ashvagandha


Withania somnifera


4.8 kg

3 Jala for decoction



49.152 liter

reduced to 12.288 liter

4 Guda



14.4 kg

5 Dhataki


Woodfordia fruticosa


768 g

Prakshepa Dravyas:

प्रक्षेप द्रव्य

6 Payasya


Ipomea digitata

Sub. Root

96 g

7 Erand


Ricinus communis


96 g

8 Rasna


Pluchea lanceolate


48 g

9 Ela

छोटी इलाइची

Elettaria cardamomum


48 g

10 Prasarani


Paederia foetida


48 g

11 Lavang


Syzgyium aromaticum

Flower Bud

48 g

12 Ushira


Vetiveria zizanioides


48 g

13 Gokhru


Tribulus terrestris


48 g

* Actual part used in the formulation.

Method of preparation:Take the raw materials of pharmacopoeial quality. Wash, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 1 and 2 (Kvatha Dravya) of the formulation composition. Clean, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 6 to 13 (Prakshepa Dravya) of the formulation composition individually and pass through the sieve number 85 to obtain fine powder.

Add specified amount 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 4 and 5 of the formulation composition to the Kvatha, allow to dissolve and filter through muslin cloth.Transfer the filtrate to a clean container;add ingredient number 5 and other 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 brown liquid without frothing and significant sedimentation;with aromatic odour and sweet taste.

Storage: Store in a cool place in tightly closed amber coloured bottle, protect from light and moisture.

Properties of Balarishta

  • Anti-rheumatic and Diuretic
  • Tonic and nutritive
  • Balances excess Vata inside body, useful in Vata-vyadhis
  • Improves digestion
  • Promotes health and vitality, bestows dhatupushti

Therapeutic Use

  • Agnimandya (digestive impairment)
  • Daurbalya (weakness)
  • Vataja Roga (diseases due to Vata dosha)
  • Karshya (emaciation)
  • Arthritis, paralysis, excessive vata

Dosage of Balarishta

15 to 30 ml with equal quantity of water twice a day after meal.

Where to buy

You can buy this medicine online or from medical stores.

This medicine is manufactured by Dabur, Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan, Zandu, Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala (Balarishtam), Kairali Herbal Balarishtam, Pankajakasthuri Herbals India (Balarishtam), Arya Vaidya Sala Kottakal (Balarishtam), Nagarjuna (Balarishtam), Vaidyaratnam (Balarishtam) and some other pharmacies.

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