Agastya Haritaki

Agastya Haritaki is a polyherbal Ayurvedic Avaleha formulated by Rishi Agastya, a revered Vedic sage, one of the ancient Sapta Rishis, and the earliest Siddhar. He is also believed to be the author of Agastya Samhita. Agastya Haritaki is a great rasayana as well it promotes the complexion and strength of the body.

Agasthya Rasayanam (Agastya Rasayana) is a good tonic for the lungs. Its main action appears in diseases of upper respiratory tract. It is helpful in common cold, allergic rhinitis, chronic sinus infection (sinusitis), cough due all underlying causes, asthma and hiccup. In addition to these, it is also helpful in abdominal diseases including loss of desire to eat, irritable bowel syndrome, and haemorrhoids.

The Reference Shloka —

दशमूलीं स्वयंगुप्तां शङ्खपुष्पीं शटीं बलाम् |
हस्तिपिप्पल्यपामार्गपिप्पलीमूल चित्रकान् ||१७३||
भार्ङ्गि पुष्करमूलञ्च द्विपलांशं यवाढकम् |
हरीतकीशतं चैव जले पञ्चाढके पचेत् ||१७४||
यवैः स्विन्नैः कषायंतंपूतं तच्चाभयाशतम् |
पचेद् गुडतुलां दत्त्वा कुडवञ्च पृथग् घृतात् ||१७५||
तैलात् सपिप्पलीचूर्णात् सिद्धेशीतेचमाक्षिकात् |
लिह्यादेकांशिवांनित्यमतः खादेद्रसायनात् || १७६ ||
तद्वलीपलितं हन्याद्वर्णायुर्बलवर्धनम् |
पञ्चकासान् क्षयं श्वासं हिक्काञ्च विषमज्वरान् ||१७७||
हन्यात्तथा ग्रहाण्यर्शो हृद्रोगारुचि पीनसान् |
अगस्त्यविहितं धन्यमिदं श्रेष्टं रसायनम् || १७८ ||
गुञ्जादिमानमारभ्य यावत् स्यात् कुडवस्तिथिः |
द्रवार्द्रशुष्कद्रव्याणां तावन्मानं समं मतम् |
कुडवेऽपि क्वचिद् द्वित्वं यथा दन्तीघृते स्मृतम् |
सर्पिः खण्डजलक्षौद्रतैलक्षीरासवादिषु |
अष्टौ पलानि कुडवः || (ब.र १५/ १७३ – १७८)

daśamūlīṁ svayaṁguptāṁ śaṅkhapuṣpīṁ śaṭīṁ balām |
hastipippalyapāmārgapippalīmūla citrakān ||173||
bhārṅgi puṣkaramūlañca dvipalāṁśaṁ yavāḍhakam |
harītakīśataṁ caiva jale pañcāḍhake pacet ||174||
yavaiḥ svinnaiḥ kaṣāyaṁtaṁpūtaṁ taccābhayāśatam |
paced guḍatulāṁ dattvā kuḍavañca pr̥thag ghr̥tāt ||175||
tailāt sapippalīcūrṇāt siddheśītecamākṣikāt |
lihyādekāṁśivāṁnityamataḥ khādedrasāyanāt || 176 ||
tadvalīpalitaṁ hanyādvarṇāyurbalavardhanam |
pañcakāsān kṣayaṁ śvāsaṁ hikkāñca viṣamajvarān ||177||
hanyāttathā grahāṇyarśo hr̥drogāruci pīnasān |
agastyavihitaṁ dhanyamidaṁ śreṣṭaṁ rasāyanam || 178 ||
guñjādimānamārabhya yāvat syāt kuḍavastithiḥ |
dravārdraśuṣkadravyāṇāṁ tāvanmānaṁ samaṁ matam |
kuḍave’pi kvacid dvitvaṁ yathā dantīghr̥te smr̥tam |
sarpiḥ khaṇḍajalakṣaudratailakṣīrāsavādiṣu |
aṣṭau palāni kuḍavaḥ || (B R 15/ 173 – 178)

Ingredients of Agastya Haritaki —

  1. Bilva — Aegel marmelos
  2. Agnimantha — Premna integrifolia
  3. Shyonaka — Oroxylum indicum
  4. Patala — Stereospermum Suaveolens
  5. Gambhari — Gmelina arborea
  6. Brihati — Solanum Indicum
  7. Kantakari — Solanum Xanthocarpum 
  8. Shalaparni — Desmodium Gangeticum
  9. Prishnaparni — Uraria Picta
  10. Gokshura — Tribulus Terrestris
  11. Swayam gupta — Mucuna pruriens
  12. Shankhapushpi — Convolvulus Pluricaulis
  13. Shati — Hedychium Spicatum 
  14. Bala — Sida Cordifolia
  15. Gaja Pippali — Scindapsus Officinalis
  16. Apamarga — Achyranthes Aspera
  17. Pippali moola — Piper longum
  18. Chitraka — Plumbago Zeylanica 
  19. Bharangi — Clerodendrum Serratum
  20. Pushkarmoola — Inula racemosa
  21. Jau — Hordeum Vulgare 
  22. Haritaki  — Terminalia Chebula
  23. Ghrita
  24. Sesame Oil
  25. Jaggery
  26. Madhu

Indications of Agastya Haritaki —

  1. Palita — Premature Graying of Hair
  2. 5 types of Kasa (Cough)
  3. Shvasa (Asthma)
  4. Kshaya (Pthisis)
  5. Hikka (Hiccups)
  6. Vishama Jwara (Intermittent fever)
  7. Sangrahani (Malabsorption)
  8. Arsha (Piles)
  9. Hridroga (Heart aches)
  10. Anorexia
  11. Sinus

Dosage of Agastya Haritaki —

  1. 3 – 5 yrs — 3 to 5 grams
  2. 5 – 12 yrs — 5 to 7.5 grams 
  3. 13 -19 yrs — 7.5 to 15 grams
  4. 19 to 60 yrs — 10 to 20 grams 
  5. above 60 yrs — 10 grams

When to Take — Twice a day with warm water, After Meal.

Side effects of Agastya Haritaki —

The common side effect of Agastya Haritaki is mild loose stools, which occurs due to laxative action of Terminalia Chebula in this formulation.

Please note, the doses of Ayurvedic medicines are not fixed. The exact dose depends on the age, strength, digestive power of the patient, the nature of the illness, the state of the viscera and humours, and the properties of individual drugs.

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