Articles On Ayurved · Bhashajya Kalpana


Abhayarishta (Abhayarishtam) is most
common medicine found in ayurvedic
prescriptions. It is used for mild to
moderate constipation, reducing hard
stools in piles and anal fissures. It is also
helpful in gas, flatulence, abdominal
distension and dysuria. It increases
appetite and improves digestion.
Haritaki –
5 Kg
(Raisins) – Vitis
2 Kg
Vaividang –
Embelia Ribes 400 grams
Madhuca Indica –
400 grams
Water 41 litres
The decoction for Abhayarishta is
prepared using these ingredients and
reduced to 1/4 i.e. about 10 litres.
Ingredients Added
after making and
cooling the
Jaggery (GUR) 5 Kg
80 grams
Nishoth (Trivrit or
Turpeth) –
80 grams
(Coriander) 80 grams
Dhataki –
80 grams
(Colocynth) –
80 grams
Chavya – Piper
Cuba 80 grams
Saunf (Fennel
Seeds) –
80 grams
Sonth – Zingiber
Officinale 80 grams
Dantimool –
80 grams
Mochrus –
80 grams
These ingredients are mixed in the
Abhayarishtam’s decoction and kept
for about a month for natural
fermentation. After a month, the
liquid is filtered and stored in glass
jars or food grade plastic bottles.
Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali
Medicinal Properties
1. Laxative
2. Digestive Stimulant
3. Mild Diuretic
4. Peristalsis stimulation inducer
Abhayarishta (Abhayarishtam) has mild
laxative action, and mild diuretic
characteristics. It promotes proper
peristaltic movements of intestine and
helps in easier defecation. It is also used
as intestine detox to eliminate toxins
from the alimentary canal.
Therapeutic Indications
1. Piles (Haemorrhoids)
2. Constipation – mild to moderate
3. Loss of appetite
4. Abdominal heaviness after food
5. Intestinal gas
6. Flatulence
7. Abdominal bloating
8. Anal Fissure
Benefits & Medicinal Uses
According to classical text, Abhayarishta
(Abhayarishtam) is indicated in all types
of haemorrhoids, all types of abdominal
diseases, and constipation and difficult
micturation (dysuria). It increases
digestive fire and improvement in
digestive fire helps proper digestion of
food particles, which ultimately reduces
toxins accumulation and increases their
Piles (Haemorrhoids)
Piles (Haemorrhoids) are a main
indication for using Abhayarishta.
Abhayarishtam reduces pressure in the
lower rectum, which helps reducing
swelling of veins (hemorrhoids).
Secondly, the most common cause of
piles is constipation. It also works on
peristalsis movement, improves bowel
movement and removes constipation. In
bleeding piles, Abhayarishtam should be
used along with Arshoghni Vati. In non-
bleeding piles, it can use be along with
Kankayan Gutika.
Anal Fissure
The most common cause of anal fissure
is constipation and hard stool. In such
case, Abhayarishta is very useful for
eliminating constipation and reducing
habit of hard stools. In such case, cow’s
ghee or almond oil should be consumed
in dosage of 1 teaspoon with warm water
30 minutes before taking Abhayarishta.
This remedy has excellent results in
reducing occurrence of hard stools.
Local application for anal fissure is also
necessary. Jatyadi Oil is best for local
application because is promotes quick
recovery and faster healing of fissures.
Additionally, patent medicines like Pilex
Ointment (Himalaya) or Pilief ointment
(Charak) are efficacious for reducing
anal itching, burning and discomfort.
In severe cases of anal fissures, patient
may also require additional internal
medicines like Gandhak Rasayan , Rajat
Bhasma and Praval Pishti.
In mild constipation, Abhayarishtam
alone works very fine. It can be used on
regular basis for 2 to 4 weeks for
complete relief from mild constipation.
Fibre rich diet should also be included in
diet to avoid future difficulty with
defecation and proper bowel movement.
Cow’s ghee or almond oil should be
taken with warm water or warm milk 30
minutes before taking Abhayarishta in
case of hard stools.
It provides long-term relief from
constipation because it also acts on
peristalsis movement of intestines and
liver additional to its laxative action. It
increases secretion of bile from the liver
and bile induces peristalsis movement,
which helps in easier bowel movement.
Some people may not have hard stool,
but experience difficulty in bowel
movement. Generally, stool becomes
sticky and passes in very small quantity.
In such cases, Abhayarishtam is
beneficial for reducing excess fats and
mucus content in the stools, which
produces stickiness and foul smell. In
such cases, it should be used alone or
along with a pinch of Trikatu.
Abdominal bloating
People with abdominal bloating feels
gaseous or uncomfortably full abdomen.
Abhayarishtam contains Haritaki as a
main ingredient, which reduces intestinal
gas, flatulence, and gaseous cramps in
the abdomen. It promotes proper
elimination of excess gas from the
intestines and checks it further
production. In mild cases, Abhayarishta
alone works well and no other medicine
is required, but in chronic cases,
Arogyavardhini Vati and Lasunadi Vati
can also be used along with it.
Dosage & Administration
The general dosage of Abhayarishta
(Abhayarishtam) is as follows.
Infants (Age: Up
To 12 Months) 0.5 ml
Toddler (Age: 1 – 3
yrs) 1 ml
Preschooler (3 – 5
yrs) 2.5 ml
Grade-schooler (5
– 12 yrs) 5 to 10 ml
Teenager (13 -19
yrs) 15 to 20 ml
Adults (19 to 60
yrs) 30 ml
Geriatric (above 60
yrs) 20 ml
Maximum Possible
60 ml Per Day
(in divided
* Twice a day with equal amount of
When to Take: Immediately After
Safety Profile
Abhayarishta contains simple kitchen
ingredients and it is considerably safe for
short-term as well as long-term use.
Side Effects
No side effects reported with
recommended dosage of Abhayarishta.
In very rare cases, it can cause loose
stools. It generally occurs in patients
with PITTA body type or when it is given
to patient with normal bowel movement,
but indicated in other disease.

Dr. Atul Dnyanadeo Sanap
Mauli Ayurveda chikistalay panchkarma and research center
D 25 sidhivinayak complex Sahayognager Beed


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