Dantyarishta is an Ayurvedic medicine mainly used for the management of a range of digestive disorders affecting the stomach, liver, spleen, pancreas, and the colon. It is a liquid medication that helps in treating these conditions in a safe and natural way. It is prepared from powerful herbs that are revered for their healing properties. It is an Arishta type of medicine obtained by anaerobic fermentation. It is primarily used in treating the vata types of disorders affecting the digestive system.
Ingredients of Dantyarishta
The herbal ingredients of Dantyarishta are given below:
- Danti (Baliospermum Montanum)
- Bilva (Aegle Marmelos)
- Shyonaka (Oroxylum Indicum)
- Gambhari (Coomb Teak or Gmelina Arborea)
- Patala (Trumpet or Stereospermum Suaveolens)
- Agnimantha (Premna Corymbosa)
- Shalaparni (Desmodium Gangeticum)
- Prishniparni (Uraria Picta)
- Brihati (Indian Nightshade or Solanum Indicum)
- Kantakari (Yellow Berried Nightshade or Solanum Xanthcarpum)
- Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris Linn)
- Triphala, which includes Haritaki, Amalaki, and Vibhitaki
- Chitraka (Plumbago zZylanica)
- Water for decoction
- Guda or Jaggery
- Dhataki (Woodfordia Fruticose)
Dantyarishta Benefits & Uses
The health conditions that can be treated using Dantyarishta are mentioned beneath:
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Dantyarishta is a potent medication used to control the progress of inflammatory bowel diseases. It helps to relieve the symptoms of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease such as pain in the lower abdomen, vomiting, constipation, or loose motions. It helps to increase the digestion power. Its beneficial action in the management of inflammatory bowel diseases is attributed to the anti-inflammatory action of the herbs used in this medicine. It helps to prevent damage to the colon and rectum by protecting these organs from the inflammation-causing toxic substances. It also produces an antioxidant action and destroys the free radicals that can otherwise cause damage to the mucosa of the intestine, colon, and the rectum resulting in ulceration.
Dantyarishta is effective in the treatment of stomach complaints like gastritis, heartburn, and peptic ulcers. It produces a protective action on the stomach mucosa and prevents ulceration. It also reduces the production of acid in the stomach and decreases the likelihood of developing gastritis. It also strengthens the muscles in the walls of the stomach and the sphincter between the esophagus and the stomach. This helps to prevent the regurgitation of acidic contents of the stomach into the esophagus. Dantyarishta, thus, prevents the development of reflux disorders like GERD. It also prevents the damage to the esophageal mucosa caused by the reflux of acid thus preventing ulceration. It reduces nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in the epigastric region, and other symptoms caused by the stomach disorders.
Hepatics and splenic disorders
Dantyarishta can be used to treat liver disorders like hepatitis and cirrhosis. It boosts the functions of the liver and protects it from the free radicals and other toxic substances. It can also be used to treat the enlargement of the spleen.
Dantyarishta works well in treating Malabsorption syndrome, which affects the ability of the digestive tract to absorb nutrients. If left untreated, this condition can lead to the deficiency of vital vitamins and minerals. Dantyarishta can maintain the nourishment of the body by boosting the functions of the digestive tract and eliminating the parasites, which can interfere with the absorption of food.
How to use Dantyarishta
The usual prescribed dose of Dantyarishta is 12 ml to be taken once or twice a day. Patients can increase the dose to 24 ml, once or twice a day, if the symptoms are severe. Children below the age of 5 years should be given a dose of 2 to 5 ml, once or twice per day. The recommended dose for the children between the ages of 5 and 12 years is 5 to 10 ml, once or twice per day.
The doses should be taken with a glass of water to minimize gastric irritation. The liquid medicine may be mixed with an equal quantity of water, especially when it is given to children as it has an unpleasant taste. If patients are using any other medicines, they should leave a gap of half an hour between the intake of Dantyarishta and the other medicines.
Side effects of Dantyarishta
Dantyarishta is not known to cause serious side effects. It is a pure, natural formula containing herbal ingredients. It does not contain any chemical constituents. Hence, it is safe to use. In some cases, patients may develop mild gastric complaints and loose motions. These side effects may occur if the medicine is administered in a very high dose. Parents should consult a physician before giving Dantyarishta to children. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should refrain from using this medicine unless advised by a physician.