Saraswatarishta (Saraswatharishtam) is an Ayurvedic medicine used for treating a range of disorders affecting the nervous system. It is beneficial for the patients suffering from neuralgia, and epilepsy.
It is a liquid medicine containing 5 to 10% of self-generated alcohol. This natural alcohol and the water present in this medicine together act as a media and deliver alcohol and water soluble herbal components to the body. This medicine is also called Sarasvatarishtam. The herbs present in the formula are as follows:
- Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri)
- Vidari (Pueraria Tuberosa)
- Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosus)
- Abhaya (Haritaki or Terminalia Chebula)
- Usheera (Vetiveria Zizanioides)
- Mishi (Foeniculum Vulgare)
- Shunti (Ginger or Zingiber Officinalis)
- Sita (Sugar Candy)
- Makshika (Honey)
- Renuka (Vitex Negundo)
- Dhataki (Woodfordia Fruticosa)
- Kana (Long Pepper or Piper longum)
- Trivrit (Operculina Turpethum)
- Vacha (Acorus Calamus)
- Devapushpa (Clove or Syzygium Aromaticum)
- Kushta (Saussurea Lappa)
- Vibhitaki (Terminalia Bellerica)
- Vajigandha (Ashwagandha or Withania Somnifera)
- Amruta (Guduchi or Tinospora Cordifolia)
- Ela (Cardamom or Elettaria Cardamomum)
- Twak (Cinnamon)
- Vidanga (Embelia Ribes)
- Gold leaf
Indications, Benefits & Uses
The medicinal uses of this medication are given below:
Saraswatarishta can improve the overall health of men and women and increase their stamina, longevity, and vitality. It improves their quality of life by boosting their general health and well-being. It can prevent tiredness and the effects of senility by allowing them to adapt to the mental and physical stressors by producing strong adaptogenic and antioxidant actions.
Nervous system disorders
Saraswatarishta is also used in the treatment of nervous system diseases like epilepsy, insanity, and neuralgias. It reduces the frequency of the attacks of convulsions by regulating the functions of the nervous system. It is also useful for the patients suffering from psychological diseases like depression. It helps in improving moods and reduces the symptoms of these diseases.
It is a good memory tonic. It is useful for the people of all ages. It provides clarity in thinking and improves the intellectual abilities of adults as well as children. It also enhances their attention span and helps them to concentrate on a task for a longer period of time.
It is used to improve the voice strength and tone. It also helps to correct the pronunciation and prevents the mistakes during verbal communication. Hence, it is used to treat speech disorders.
Men’s Health Problems
Saraswatarishta can be used to treat male disorders such as impotence, premature ejaculation, and erectile dysfunctions. It can improve the general health of men and increase their virility, and vigor. It also helps to improve the blood supply into the penile tissue thus allowing them to maintain and achieve an erection. It can be used to treat low libido. It is a potent aphrodisiac, which increases the desire in men.
This medicine helps to treat male infertility by correcting the abnormalities like low sperm count, and reduced sperm quality, and sperm motility. It also corrects the hormonal imbalances and boosts the production of sperms.
Saraswatarishta is a natural remedy for enhancing the health of the skin and beauty of a person. It improves the skin complexion and cleanses the skin from within. It is an anti-aging medication that helps to improve the youthful appearance of the skin. Regular use of this medication can help in delaying the signs of aging including wrinkles and fine lines. It can also help to reduce the appearance of pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads.
How to use Saraswatarishta
The recommended dose of Saraswatarishta varies depending on the age of the patient, the severity of the symptoms, and the condition to be treated. Adult patients should take it in a dose of 12 ml, once or twice a day. The dose may be increased to 24 ml if the result with the lower doses is not satisfactory or when the symptoms are severe. It is ideally administered for a period of one month.
The medication should be mixed in a glass of water. Patients suffering from severe gastritis are advised to drink a glass of milk after taking this medicine.
Side effects of Saraswatarishta
Saraswatarishta is prepared from natural herbal ingredients. Hence, it does not cause any side effects. It does not contain any harmful chemicals. Hence, it is considered safe to use. However, using this medicine in very high doses may result in gastric irritation, mild burning sensation in the stomach, and loose motions.
The effect of this medicine on the fetus, when used by a pregnant woman, is not fully known. Also, there is no evidence to prove the safety of this medication when it is used by the breastfeeding women. Hence, women should consult a doctor before using Saraswatarishta during these phases. It is safe to use this medicine for the children above 5 years of age. However, children must be given this medicine in lower doses.