Best 28 Ayurvedic medicines to improve digestive health

Details of 28 ayurvedic medicines to improve degestive health and to treat other digestion problems.

Healthy digestion, also called digestive health, results in the absorption of nutrients from food without distressing symptoms. If someone digestion is not healthy then this may result into several health problems. In Ayurveda there are many medicines which are very good for improving digestive health.

Here are 28 ayurvedic medicines which are know to improve digestion.

Ayurvedic Medicines to improve digestion

Abhayarishta

The intake of Abhayarishta gives relief in constipation, and improves appetite and digestive power. Abhayarishta is specially indicated for piles and constipation. Mainley Indicated in Constipation, Piles, Fissures, Hyperacidity, and Loss of appetite, Flatulence.

Key ingredient

Terminalia chebula, Vitis vinifera, Embelia ribes, Madhuca indica, Jaggary, Tribulus terrestris, Operculina turpethum, Coriandrum sativum, Woodfordia fruticosa, Citrullus colocynthis, Piper cubeba, Foeniculum vulgare, Zingiber officinale, Boliospermum montanum, Salmalia malabarica.

Dosage and Directions to Use

12 to 24 ml after meals with water, twice daily

Aravindasava

Aravindasava is an Ayurvedic medicine, mentioned in Bhaishajya Ratnavali used for dyspepsia, emaciation, general weakness, paediatric diseases. Arvindasava is effective tonic for children in case of rickets, diarrhea, cough, constipation etc. This medicine Improves appetite and digestion in children. Read more about Arvindasava medicinal usage.

Key ingredient

The main ingredient of this medicine is Arvind commonally known as Kamal (lotus flower).

Dosage and Directions to Use

The recommended dosage of Arvindasava is 3 to 12 ml orally with equal amount of water after meals twice a day over one year of age and 10 to 20 drops up to one year, 2-3 times a day. Or give as directed by physician. For adults: 12 to 24 ml after meals with water, twice daily

Balarishta

Balarishta or Balarishtam is a strong nerve tonic. It can reduce stress, anxiety and mood disorders. It is also a potential treatment of arthritis, lumbago, sciatica and spondylosis. Balarishta has a strong rejuvenating and restorative action, if taken regularly. 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. Read more about Balarishta health benefits.

Key ingredient

The main ingredient of this medicine is Bala Sida cordifolia Root.

Dosage and Directions to Use

It is taken in dose of 12 ml to 24 ml twice daily. It is taken after mixing with equal amount of water. It should be taken after having breakfast and dinner.

Draksharishta

Draksharishta is an ayurvedic tonic that has a strong action on the digestive system and the respiratory system. It is a great nutritional supplement for all ages. Read more about Draksharishta health Benefits.

Key ingredient

The main ingredient of Draksharishta is draksha (dried fruits of grapes vine). Its properties are similar to Drakshasav.

Dosage and Directions to Use

24 ml with equal quantity of water twice a day after meal or as prescribed by a doctor.

Jirakadyarishta

Jirakadyarishta is use for purpureal diseases, dyspepsia, sprue. It is most effective in diseases after childbirth, diarrhoea and indigestion. It works as vehicle along with other medicines to improve bioavailability. Used to treat Agnimandya (digestive impairment). Read more about Jirakadyarishta health benefits.

Key ingredient

Jeerakarishtam is polyherbal formulation. The main ingredient of Jirakadyarishta is Jeera or Cumin seeds and it is prepared by the fermentation of a decoction of cumin seeds.

Dosage and Directions to Use

24 ml with equal quantity of water twice a day after meal or as prescribed by a doctor.

Kutajarishta

Kutajarishta is effective in chronic dysentery associated with mucus, abdominal pain, fever, anorexia and tenesmus. In chronic dysentery, it should be continued for a longer period to prevent the relapse Effective in cases of irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis. Read more about Kutajarishta medicinal uses.

Key ingredient

Holarrhena antidysenterica, Vitis vinifera, Madhuca indica, Gmelina arborea, Woodfordia fruticosa etc.

Dosage and Directions to Use

24 ml with equal quantity of water twice a day after meal or as prescribed by a doctor.

Mustakarishta

Mustakarishta (Mustharishtam) is a type of Asava Arishta ayurvedic medicine. Helps in ayurvedic treatment of Diarrhoea, Dysentery and Cholera. Mustakarishta is a general tonic useful in dyspepsia, digestive weakness, vomiting, dysentery, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and diarrhea. It is a deepan (increases the digestive fire) and pachan (digestive). Read more about Mustakarishta medicinal uses.

Key ingredient

Mustakarishta is an herbal liquid Ayurvedic medicine prepared from Motha, Dhataki-Pushpa, carom seeds, dry ginger powder, black pepper, cloves, fenugreek seeds, Chitrak, old jaggery etc.

Dosage and Directions to Use

24 ml with equal quantity of water twice a day after meal or as prescribed by a doctor.

Pippalyasava

Pippalyasava is poly-herbal Ayurvedic medicine indicated in treatment of digestive disorders. This is good medicine to treat anorexia, IBS, indigestion, anaemia, grahani and other gastric diseases. Read more about Pippalyasava benefits.

Key ingredient

This formulation is prepared from medicinal herbs such as Dhathaki, Draksha, Pippali, Kali mirch, Chavika, Chitrak etc.

Dosage and Directions to Use

15 – 30 ml twice a day after meal or as directed by physician.

Takrarishta

Takrarishta is poly-herbal acidic fermented preparation from gau dugdha and is mentioned in Charak Sahinta. It contains This formulation is useful in piles, intestinal parasites, IBS, loose motions, other digestive problems and for weight loss. Read more about Takrarishta medicinal uses.

Key ingredient

Gau Takra (buttermilk which is prepared from curd of cow’s milk), Amla, Harda, Marich, Ajwain, and PAnchlavan (Saindhava namak, Sauvarcala namak, Bida namak, Audbhida namak and Samudra namak).

Dosage and Directions to Use

12 to 24 ml after meals with water, twice daily

Ajwain Ark

Ajwain Ark is an Ayurvedic medicine useful in colic, flatulence, dyspepsia, carminative and antispasmodic. It is also very effective in nausea and vomiting. Read more about Ajwain Ark benefits.

Key ingredient

Ajwain or carom seeds

Dosage and Directions to Use

30 ml to 60 ml two-three times a day or as directed by physician.

Pudina Ark

Pudina Ark is an herbal Ayurvedic medicine prepared from the leaves of spearmint or pudina. This medicine is useful in digestive disorders. Read more about Pudina Ark benefits.

Key ingredient

This medicine is prepared by steam distillation of mint leaves.

Dosage and Directions to Use

12 to 24 ml after meals with water, twice daily

Bilwadi Lehya

Bilwadi Lehya is Ayurvedic medicine which is used for treating digestive problems. Avaleha or Lehya is a semi-solid preparation of drugs. Ayurvedic Bilwadi Lehyam is very good medicine for treatment of Diarrhoea, dysentery, Amoebiasis and other stomach and digestion problems. Read more about Bilwadi Lehya uses.

Key ingredient

Aaegle marmelos (bilwa), Cyperus rotundus (mustha), cuminum cyminum (jeeraka), elettaria cardamomum (Ela), cinnamomum verum (twak), mesua ferrea (nagakesara), zingiber officinale (sunti), piper longum (pippali), pipper nigrum (maricham), Jaggery

Dosage and Directions to Use

6 g to be licked up 2 to 3 times in small quantities each time or as directed by physician.

Saubhagyashunthi

Saubhagyashunthi Pak is an Ayurvedic medicine. The main ingredient of this medicine is Shunthi or dry ginger powder. This medicine is a tonic that improves complexion, power, strength and longevity. Saubhagya Sunthi Pak improves digestive strength. Read more about Saubhagyashunthi Pak uses.

Key ingredient

Key ingredients are Sonth Dry Ginger Powder 768 Gram, Go-ghrita 768 grams and Sugar

Dosage and Directions to Use

6-12 gram with lukewarm water or milk twice a day.

Vyoshadi Vati (Vatakam)

Vyoshadi Vati (Vatakam) is a type of Vati Gutika ayurvedic medicine. Helps in ayurvedic treatment of Allergic Rhinitis, Cold and Cough. Read more about Vyoshadi Vati medicinal uses.

Key ingredient

This medicine is prepared from various herbs such as dry ginger powder, Black Pepper, long pepper which are traditionally used for treating common cold.

Dosage and Directions to Use

Take tablets few times a day with lukewarm water or chew or as directed by physician.

Singhnad Guggulu

This medicine nourish and strengthen the joint tissue and support their proper function. Singhnad Guggulu promotes healthy digestion and elimination helping to maintain a clean and balanced system. Read more about Singhnad Guggulu medicinal uses.

Key ingredient

Haritaki Terminalia chebula P. 48 g, Bibhitaka Terminalia belerica P. 48 g, Amalki Emblica officinalis P. 48 g, Jala for decoction Water 576 ml reduced to 144 ml, Gandhaka-Shuddha Sulphur 48 g Guggulu-Shuddha Commiphora wightii O.R. 48 g, Eranda Taila Ricinus communis Sd. Oil 30 g

Dosage and Directions to Use

1-2 pills twice/thrice a day with water and as suggested by Ayurvedic doctor. You may take this medicine safely for few months.

Yogaraj Guggulu

Yogaraj Guggulu details of medicinal uses for treatment of Rheumatism, Gout, arthritis, Abdominal diseases and related problems. It is warming, digestive, and detoxifying in nature. It has anti-inflammatory, Vatahar and pain reliving action. Read more about Yogaraj Guggulu medicinal uses.

Key ingredient

Yogaraja Guggulu Vati is preparation made with the Guggulu as chief ingredient.

Dosage and Directions to Use

The recommended dosage of medicine is 500mg to 1 gram. It should be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening. It is to be taken with warm water or milk. It is taken after meals.

Dadimadi Ghrita

Dadimadi Ghrita is good for digestive system and cures indigestion. It shows beneficial effects in diseases that occur due to Pitta disorders. Read more about Dadimadi Ghrita health benefits.

Key ingredient

The chief ingredient in Dadimadi ghrita is dadim (Pomegranate) and cow ghee.

Dosage and Directions to Use

6 to 12 gm twice a day or as directed by physician. This medicine should be taken with a cup of warm water.

Hinguvachadi Churnam

Hinguvachadi Churnam is Ayurvedic herbal medicine which is used for treating digestive problems. It is useful in treating dyspepsia, abdominal gas, pain hernia, piles etc. Hinguvachadi Gulika which is a herbal ayurvedic tablet for effective results for indigestion, bloating and abdominal pain. Read more about Hinguvachadi Churnam health benefits.

Key ingredient

The key ingredient in this medicine is Heeng or asafoetida which is well known for positive effect on digestion. Other medicinal herbs used such as harad, ginger, vach, ajmod, chitrak etc. are excellent in treating various gastric problems.

Dosage and Directions to Use

6 to 12 gm twice a day or as directed by physician. This medicine should be taken with a cup of warm water.

Hingwastak churna

Hingwastak churna is made from Hing(Asafetida) and many other herbs. This medicine is very helpful in gastrointestinal tract. Excellent for Vata, Hingvastak churna can be taken for gas, indigestion, constipation and other common problems associated with poor digestion. Read more about Hingwastak churna health benefits.

Key ingredient

Sunthi Dry Ginger Powder 3 gram, Maricha Back Pepper 3 gram, Pippali Long Pepper 3 gram, Ajamoda 3 gram, Saindhava Namak 3 gram, Jeeraka Cumin Seeds 3 gram, Kalajira 3 gram, Shuddha Hingu Asafoetida fried in Ghee 3 gram

Dosage and Directions to Use

The recommended dosage of medicine is 1-4 grams. It should be mixed with Ghee and taken twice or thrice a day before meal as deepaniya (a digestive stimulant).

Lavan Bhaskar Churna

Lavan Bhaskar Churna is a traditionally prepared medicine that cures chronic indigestion, constipation, flatulence and gastritis. It is a very famous OTC Ayurvedic medicine. It is used for improving digestion and assimilation of food. It is prepared by mixing the powder of medicinal herbs and edible sea salts. Read more about Lavan Bhaskar Churna health benefits.

Key ingredient

Bhaskara lavana Churna is a powder preparation made with many ingredients.

Dosage and Directions to Use

2-5 g once or twice in a day before food or after food, as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. This should be taken with curd/Takra/chhachh/water.

Trikatu Churna

Trikatu is a very famous classical warming herbal formulation of Ayurveda. Trikatu churna is good for digestive system. It improves metabolism and reduces obesity. For person suffering from impaired digestion, bloating, gaseous distension, poor absorption of nutrients, it is an excellent OTC herbal remedy. Read more about Trikatu Churna medicinal usage.

Key ingredient

Trikatu churna or powder is prepared by mixing equal amount of fruits of Pippali, Kali mirch and dried rhizome of Adrak (Sunthi). All three spices are hot in potency and effective against both digestive and respiratory illness.

Dosage and Directions to Use

½ to 1 teaspoon hour before meal with honey. If it very pungent in taste as such and very hot used as warming medicine.

Shunthi Churna

Shunthi Churna is used to improve the metabolism of the body. It benefits a lot in all digestive disorders specially hemorrhoids, loss of appetite. It promotes digestion and balances Vata. It is useful in various Vata Roga. Dry ginger is pungent, hot, appetizer, aphrodisiac and cardiac tonic. Read more about Shunthi Churna health benefits.

Key ingredient

Shunthi or Dry Ginger Powder

Dosage and Directions to Use

Adults: 250 mg to 1 grams twice daily after the meals with lukewarm water or milk or as directed by the physician. Children: 125 mg to 500 mg twice daily after the meals with lukewarm water or milk. It should be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening. It is to be taken with water.

Chitrakadi Vati

Chitrakadi Vati helps in better appetite and digestion. It stimulates digestion and reduces gas and congestion in body. It is more suitable for a person with vata-kapha vikar. Read more about Chitrakadi Vati medicinal usage.

Key ingredient

The principle ingredient of this medicine is Chitrak or Plumbago zeylanica L. (Family: Plumbaginaceae) having stimulant, caustic, digestion, antiseptic, and antiparasitical action.

Dosage and Directions to Use

The recommended dosage is 1 to 2 tablets or 250 mg to 500 mg. It can be taken once or twice a day with warm water.

Gandhak Vati

Gandhak Vati is a classical Ayurvedic medicine for treating various digestive system related problems. Gandhak Vati has Deepan (improving appetite) and Pachan (digesting) properties. Gandhak vati is helpful in impaired digestion as it improves digestive fire responsible for digestion of foods. Read more about Gandhak Vati health benefits.

Key ingredient

Suddha gandhak 24 g, shunthi 48 g, Sndha namak 24 g, Processed in Neembu swaras

Dosage and Directions to Use

For improving digestion and assimilation, its 2-4 tablets can be taken with hot water after meals.

Panchamrut Parpati

Panchamrut Parpati is such medicine containing Parad and Gandhak mixture (mostly Kajjali or the black sulphide of mercury) along with Lauh, abhrak and Tamra Bhasma. These medicines are used to treat grahni related problems and low appetite. Read more about Panchamrut Parpati medicinal usage.

Key ingredient

Parad 1 Part, Shudha Gandhak 2 Parts, Loha Bhasma 1 Part, Abhrak Bhasma 1 Part, Tamra Bhasma 1 Part

Dosage and Directions to Use

125 mg in the morning and evening on empty stomach with buttermilk, ghee or lukewarm water. In chronic cases of colitis this medicine can be taken for one to three months. It is also useful to add curd, buttermilk and easily digestible food in daily diet. Do not take in Peri-conceptional period, pregnancy, lactation period, kidney disease, small children.

Kapardak Bhasma

Kapardak Bhasma is used in treatment of Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Abdominal Pain, Peptic Ulcer, Sprue Syndrome, Intestinal tuberculosis, Cataract, Otorrhea, Enlarged spleen, liver, Asthma and Cough.  Read more about Kapardak Bhasma medicinal usage.

Key ingredient

Cowrie Bhasma contains phosphate, fluoride and Carbonate of Calcium, magnesium, phosphate and manganese.

Dosage and Directions to Use

250 mg to 500 mg twice a day. The adjunct/ Anupan, which is an administered along with or just after the medicine to enhance its therapeutic action, for this medicine is Vasa svarasa (Adhatoda vasica juice)/ nimbu svarasa (lemon juice)/ trikatu kashaya (decoction prepared with equal quantity of Piper longum/ Piper nigrum and Zingiber officinale)/ honey, butter/ milk cream. Or take as directed by physician.

Shankha Bhasma

Shankha Bhasma is an excellent medicine for treating digestive system complaints. It improves digestion, absorbs excess liquid content, improves appetite and cures gastritis, acidity, nausea etc. Read more about Shankha Bhasma health benefits.

Key ingredient

For preparing Shankh Bhasma, the pieces of conch are used. As Bhavna Dravya, Aloe Vera pulp and lemon juice are used.

Dosage and Directions to Use

The recommended dose of Shankha Bhasma is 125mg-500 mg after meal, 2-3 times a day, with Ghee or lemon juice or Triphala decoction or lukewarm water.

Agnitundi Vati

Agnitundi Vati (Ras) is classical Ayurvedic medicine with Digestive Stimulant action. The main indication of this medicine is common gastric problems such as indigestion, poor appetite, tastelessness, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, colic pain and nervine disorders etc. Read more about Agnitundi Vati medicinal usage.

Key ingredient

As Kuchla is main ingredient of this medicine, it is highly recommended to take this medicine only under direct medical supervision. The patient should be monitored regularly for the effect of medicine.

Dosage and Directions to Use

NOTE: To be taken under direct medical supervision. The recommended dosage of medicine is ½ – 1 (62.5mg to 125mg) tablet. It should be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening. It is to be taken with Lime juice or warm water.

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