Babbularishta is an Ayurvedic medication that helps in the management of several respiratory conditions. It is a natural medication prepared from pure herbs known to possess strong medicinal properties, which provides relief from the symptoms of a range of diseases affecting the respiratory tract as well as the skin and digestive system.
Babbularishta is available in a liquid form and contains self-generated alcohol that serves as a media for the active compounds in the herbs. The herbal ingredients are smeared with ghee and stored in a sealed mud vessel for one month. Then, the contents are taken out, and filtered to obtain the medicinal extract. The herbal ingredients used in the preparation of this medication are as follows:
- Dhataki puspa (Woodfordia fruticosa)
- Guda (Jaggery)
- Jatiphala (Myristica fragrans)
- Marica (Piper nigrum)
- Tvak (Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark)
- Ela (Elettaria cardamom)
- Nagakesara (Mesua ferrea)
- Lavanga (Syzygium aromaticum)
- Tejapatra (Cinnamomum tamala)
Babbularishta Benefits & Uses
The disorders that can be treated using Babbularishta are as follows:
Babbularishta can be used in the treatment of acute and chronic bronchitis. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and prevents damage to the mucosa lining the bronchi and bronchioles from the inflammatory changes. It also reduces the production of mucus and liquefies the abnormal discharge thus relieving cough. It can reduce the intensity and frequency of the attacks of chronic bronchitis. It also possesses anti-bacterial properties, which help in eliminating the infections responsible for worsening bronchitis. It also prevents phthisis and blood in sputum that may occur due to the repeated attacks of bronchitis and cause weakening of the lung tissues.
Babbularishta is an effective medication commonly used for treating asthma. The anti-allergic action of the herbs used in this medication prevents the hypersensitive response of the air passages to the allergens like dust, fur of animals, and pollution. This helps to prevent the attacks of asthma. It also reduces breathlessness and chest pain. This medicine can be used to prevent the complications caused due to the damage to the lung tissue due to the repeated attacks of asthma such as emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It also works by strengthening the immune system and allowing it to fight the allergens.
Babbularishta is used in the treatment of skin disorders that cause itching and oozing of secretions. It is effective in treating atopic dermatitis, an allergic condition caused by the exaggerated response of the immune system when the person is exposed to the allergen coming in direct contact with the skin such as cosmetics, and jewelry. It works by boosting the response of the immune system. It can also be used to treat eczema. It reduces itching of the skin and oozing of abnormal fluid from the patches affected by this disease. It also reduces the intensity of the symptoms of eczema and shortens the duration of exacerbations. It protects the skin from the effect of a change in season that may cause the skin to become too dry.
Babbularishta can be used in the treatment of a range of digestive disorders such as peptic ulcers, gastritis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease. It can provide relief from the symptoms of these conditions by reducing the production of acid in the stomach. It reduces heartburn, and sour eructation. It also helps to improve the appetite and thus, prevents emaciation. It has been found to prevent hematemesis or vomiting of blood that may occur due to gastritis or peptic ulcers. It can improve the functions of the digestive tract and enhance the absorption of nutrients. It also eases constipation, indigestion, and bloating.
Side effects of Babbularishta
Babbularishta is not known to cause serious side effects. It may cause mild irritation and burning sensation in the abdomen. This side effect can be avoided by taking the doses after meals. It may cause gastric discomfort when used in a very high dose. The effect of this medicine on the fetus and newborn baby, when used by a pregnant or breastfeeding woman, is not fully known. Hence, women should avoid using Babbularishta during these phases. The use of Babbularishta in children should be done only after consulting a doctor.
Recommended Dosage of Babbularishta
Patients can take Babbularishta in a dose of 10 ml once or twice a day. The dose may be increased to 20 ml twice a day if the symptoms are severe or the response to the lower dose is not satisfactory. This medicine should be used for a period of 2 to 4 months.