Ashwagandharishta (Ashwagandharishtam, Asvagandharishtam, Aswagandharishtam) is Ayurvedic preparation that is nerving tonic used in neurological and mental disorders. It is a sexual stimulant.
The main ingredient of Ashwagandharishta is ashwagandha which is anti-ageing, adaptogenic, immunomodulatory, sexual stimulant and used to treat anxiety, depression, stress, cardiovascular protection, hypothyroidism etc.
Arishta are basically fermented decoction in Ayurveda that are prepared by boiling herbs in water and then allowed fermentation that give them better therapeutic properties and improved drug delivery when consumed.
Ingredients/ Formulation composition of Ashwagandharishta
|Sr. Name||Hindi Name||Latin Name||Part||Quantity|
|1 Ashvagandha||अश्वगंधा||Withania somnifera||Root||2.4 kg|
|2 Musali||मुस्ली||Chlorophytum tuberosum||Root||960 g|
|3 Manjishtha||मंजीठ||Rubia cordifolia||Root||480 g|
|4 Haritaki||हरितकी||Terminalia chebula||Pericarp||480 g|
|5 Haridra||हल्दी||Curcuma longa||Rhizome||480 g|
|6 Daruharidra||दारुहल्दी||Berberis aristata||Stem||480 g|
|7 Madhuka (YashtiI)||मुलेठी||Glycyrrhiza glabra||Root||480 g|
|8 Rasna||रसना||Pluchea lanceolata||Root/Leaf||480 g|
|9 Vidari||विदारी||Pueraria tuberosa||Root Trunk||480 g|
|10 Partha (Arjuna)||अर्जुन||Terminalia arjuna||Stem Bark||480 g|
|11 Mustaka (Musta)||मोथा||Cyperus rotundus||Rhizome||480 g|
|12 Trivrit||त्रिवृत||Ipomoea turpethum||Root||480 g|
|13 Ananta (Shveta sarivaI)||अनंत||Hemidesmus indicus||Root||384 g|
|14 Krishna sariva||कृष्ण सारिवा||Cryptolepis buchanani||Root||384 g|
|15 Shveta Candana||सफ़ेद चन्दन||Santalum album||Heart Wood||384 g|
|16 Rakta Candana||लाल चन्दन||Pterocarpus santalinus||Heart Wood||384 g|
|17 Vaca||वासा||Acorus calamus||Rhizome||384 g|
|18 Citraka||चित्रक||Plumbago zeylanica||Root||384 g|
|19 Jala||पानी||for decoction Water||98.304 liter||reduced to 12.288 liter|
|20 Makshika (Madhu)||शहद||Honey||14.4 kg|
|21 Dhataki||धातकी||Woodfordia fruticose||Flower||768 g|
|22 Shunthi||सोंठ||Zingiber officinale||Rhizome||96 g|
|23 Marica||काली मिर्च||Piper nigrum||Fruit||96 g|
|24 Pippali||पिप्पली||Piper longum||Fruit||96 g|
|25 Tvak||दालचीनी||Cinnamomum zeylanicum||Stem Bark||192 g|
|26 Ela||छोटी इलाइची||Elettaria cardamomum||Seed||192 g|
|27 Patra (TejapatraI)||तेज पत्र||Cinnamomum tamala||Leaf||192 g|
|28 Priyangu||प्रियंगु||Callicarpa macrophylla||Flower||192 g|
|29 Nagakeshara||नाग केशर||Mesua ferrea||Stamen||96 g|
Method of preparation
Take the raw materials of pharmacopoeial quality.
Wash, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 1 to 18 (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 22 to 29 (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 eighth and filter through muslin cloth to obtain Kvatha. Allow to cool.
Transfer the filtrate to a clean container;add ingredient numbered 20, 21 of the formulation composition. Finally 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.
Storage: Store in a cool place in tightly closed amber coloured bottle, protect from light and moisture.
Benefits of Ashwagandharishta
- Its use gives ojus/vigour and vitality.
- It is a tonic/rasayan for whole body and mind.
- It is an excellent Ayurvedic medicine to treat Signs and Symptoms of Nervous Disorders.
- It is also used to strengthen the immune system.
- It improves appetite and digestion.
- It nourishes all dhatu.
- It has antioxidant properties.
Therapeutic use of Ashwagandharishta
Ashwagandharishta is used as memory enhancer, appetizer and to promote physical and mental health. It improves reproductive health and treats sexual weakness, seminal problems and erectile dysfunction.
– Physical, Mental and Nervine debility
– Used in nervous debility
– Vataroga (neurological disorders) and mental disorders
– Loss of memory, Unmada/mania/psychosis, senile debility
– Murcha (syncope), Apasmara (epilepsy)
– Erectile dysfunction, oligospermia
– Shosha (cachexia), Karshya (emaciation)
– Arsha (piles), Agnimandya (digestive impairment)
Dose of Ashwagandharishta
15 – 30 ml orally with equal amount of water after meals twice a day.
Ashwagandharishta is manufactured by Dabur, Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan, Sandu, Patanjali Divya Pharmacy, Shree Dhootapapeshwar Limited (Ashwagandharishta), Oushadasala (Aswagandharishtam), Kottakkal (Aswagandharishtam), Rajah Ayurveda (Aswagandharishtam), Kerla Ayurveda, and some other pharmacies.
Where to buy
You can buy this medicine online or from medical stores.