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Rohitakarishta is a poly herbal Ayurvedic medicine. It is used to treat many diseases especially enlargement of the liver and spleen. This medicine also improves conditions of heart and blood.
The main ingredient of this medicine is stem bark of the tree Rohida. Rohida tree (Tecomella undullata) is known as Rohitaka in Sanskrit. This tree has numerous medicinal properties and is used for treating the liver, spleen and blood related diseases.
Rohitakarishta is blood purifier and very good for treating enlarged the liver and spleen. In Rohitakarishta along with extracts of Rohida tree other herbs are also used which makes this medicine excellent in treating the liver, blood, digestive system and heart related problems.
Ingredients of Rohitakarishta
Rohitakarishta is a fermented liquid preparation made with the ingredients in Formulation composition given below. It contains not more than 10 percent, and not less than 5 percent of alcohol that is self-generated in the preparation over a period of time.
- Rohitaka रोहीतक Tecomella undulata St. Bk 4.8 kg
- Jala पानी for decoction Water 49.152 l reduced to 12.288 l
- Guda गुड़ Jaggery 9.6 kg
- Prakshepa Dravyas:प्रक्षेप द्रव्य
- Dhataki धातकी Woodfordia fruticosa Fl. 768 g
- Pippali पिप्पली Piper longum Fr. 48 g
- Pippalimula पिप्पलामूल Piper longum St. 48 g
- Cavya चव्य Piper retrofractum St. 48 g
- Citraka चित्रक Plumbago zeylanica Rt. 48 g
- Shunthi सोंठ Zingiber officinale Rz. 48 g
- Tvak दालचीनी Cinnamomum zeylanicum St. Bk. 48 g
- Ela (Sukshmaila) इलाइची Elettaria cardamomum Sd. 48 g
- Patra (Tejapatra) तेजपत्र Cinnamomum tamala Lf. 48 g
- Haritaki हरीतकी Terminalia chebula P. 48 g
- Bibhitaka बहेड़ा Terminalia belerica P. 48 g
- Amalaki आवंला Emblica officinalis P. 48 g
Lf.=Leaf;P.=Pericarp;Rt.=Root;Fr.=Fruit;Rz.=Rhizome;St.=Stem;Sd.=Seed;Fl.=Flower;Fl. Bd.=Flower Bud;St. Bk.= Stem Bark;Rt.=Root;
Method of preparation
Take the raw materials of pharmacopoeial quality. Wash, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 1 (Kvatha Dravya क्वाथ द्रव्य) of the formulation composition and pass through the sieve number 44 to obtain a coarse powder. Clean, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 5 to 15 (Prakshepa Dravya प्रक्षेप द्रव्य) of the formulation composition individually and pass through the sieve number 85 to obtain a fine powder. Add the specified amounts 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 3 of the formulation composition to the Kvatha, allow to dissolve and filter through the muslin cloth. Transfer the filtrate to a clean container;add Dhataki and other finely powdered Prakshepa Dravyas. 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.
Description: Clear, dark brown liquid without frothing and significant sedimentation;with an astringent taste.
Storage: Store in a cool place in a tightly closed amber colored bottle, protect from light and moisture.
Rohitakarishta is used to treat following diseases
Rohitakarishta is used to treat diseases of the spleen, the liver, abdomen and heart. It improves appetite and digestion. It is useful in piles as it cures constipation and thus gives relief in associated pain.
- Splenomegaly (Enlarged spleen)
- Heart disease
- Blood purification
The Dosage of Rohitakarishta
The recommended dosage of this medicine is 15 -20 ml. It should be mixed with an equal quantity of water. The best time to take this medicine is after meals. It should be taken 2 times a day.
Where to buy
You can buy this medicine online or from medical stores.
This medicine is manufactured by Dabur, Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan, Sandu, Kottakkal Rohitakarishtam, Arya Vaidya Sala Rohitakarishtam, and some other pharmacies.