Kutajarishta for chronic dysentery

Kutajarishta/ Kutajarishtam is polyherbal classical Ayurvedic formulation. The main ingredient of this medicine is Kutaj bark. The other ingredients of this medicine is Munakka, Mahua Flower, Gambhari Bark, Old Gud/jaggery and Dhataki pushpa.

Kutajarishta is a very good and effective medicine to treat dysentery, hemorrhoids and sprue. It is also useful in chronic fever. Due to its astringent action, it is also indicated in bleeding piles. It reduces phlegm and hence also useful in excessive cough.

This medicine has the following properties:

Astringent: Cause shrinkage of mucous membranes, used internally to check discharge of blood serum or mucous secretions e.g. in hemorrhages, diarrhea, or with peptic ulcers.

Stimulant: medicines that temporarily quickens some vital process or the functional activity of some organs.

Anti-dysenteric: tending to relieve or prevent dysentery.

Anti-periodic: preventing periodic returns of disease.

Digestive: promotes the digestion of food.

It decreases vata and kapha in the body.

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

Key Ingredients of Kutajarishta

The complete list of ingredients is given below:


Botanical Name



1 Kutaja कुटज

Holarrhena antidysenterica

Stem Bark

4.8 kg

2 Draksha द्राक्षा

Vitis vinifera

Dry Fruit

2.8 kg

3 Madhuka Pushpa महुआ

(Madhuka) Madhuca indica


480 g

4 Gambhari गंभारी

Gmelina arborea

Stem Bark

480 g

5 Jala पानी



for decoction 49.152 liter reduced to 12.288 liter

6 Guda गुड



4.8 kg

7. Dhataki धातकी

Woodfordia fruticosa


960 g

Method of preparation

  • Take the raw materials of pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Wash, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 1 and 4 (Kvatha Dravya) of the formulation composition.
  • Wash and clean the ingredients numbered 2 and 3 (Kvatha Dravya) of the formulation composition.
  • Add the specified amount of water to the Kvatha Dravya, soak overnight, heat, reduce to one fourth and filter through a muslin cloth to obtain Kvatha.
  • Add the ingredient number 6 of the formulation composition to the Kv¡tha, allow to dissolve and filter through the muslin cloth.
  • Transfer the filtrate to a clean container;add Dhataki and seal the mouth of the container.
  • Shift the container to the fermentation room and constantly check for the signs of completion of the fermentation process.
  • Filter the fermented material through a clean muslin cloth.
  • Pack in airtight containers and allow for maturation.


Clear dark brown liquid without frothing and significant sedimentation;with aromatic odour and bitter taste.

Benefits and Uses of Kutajarishta or Kutajarishtam

Benefits of Kutajarishta

  • This medicine strengthen digestive power.
  • It treats loose motion and bloody dysentery.
  • It is completely herbal and does not pose health risks.
  • It is easily available. In North India it is called ‘Kutajarishta’ and in Southern part ‘Kutajarishtam’.

Therapeutic uses:

  • Grahani (malabsorption syndrome), Sprue
  • Pravahika (dysentery), Chronic diarrhea
  • Rakt-atisara (diarrhea with blood)
  • Chronic fever, long continued fever
  • Colitis, Bleeding Piles with discharge of mucus
  • Corrects digestion, appetite and assimilation
  • Also useful in cough

The Dosage of Kutajarishta

  • The recommended dosage of Kutajarishta is 15 – 30 ml orally.
  • It should be mixed with an equal amount of water.
  • Take this medicine after meals twice a day.

Kutajarishta is manufactured by Dabur, Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan, Patanjali Divya Pharmacy, Sandu, Oushadhasala (Kutajarishtam), Kerala Ayurveda (Kutajarishtam), Kottakkal (Kutajarishtam) and some other pharmacies.

You can buy this medicine online or from pharmacy stores.

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