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Khadirarishta

Khadirarishta is an ayurvedic formulation prepared using ancient ayurvedic fermentation technique. The main effect of Khadirarishta is observed on blood, skin and intestine. It is beneficial in skin diseases, blood disorders, intestinal worms, splenomegaly, urticaria, gout, herpes, wounds, tumors, etc.

The Shloka

खदिरस्य तुलार्धं तु देवदारु च तत्समं |
बाकुची द्वादशपला दार्वीस्यात्पलविंशतिः ||
त्रिफला विंशतिपला चाष्टद्रोणें अभसः पचेत् |
कषाये द्रोणशेषे च पूते शीते विनिक्षिपेत् ||
तुलाद्वयं माक्षिकस्य तुलैका शर्कंरा मता |
धात्क्या विंशतिपलं तक्कोलनागकेसरं ||
जातीफललवंगैलात्वकपत्राणीं पृथक् पृथक् |
पलोन्मिताच कृष्णास्यात् दन्तीं पल चतुष्टयां ||
घृतभाण्डे विनिक्षिप्य मासादूर्ध्वं पिबेत्ततः |
महाकुष्टानि हृद्रोगं पाण्डुरोगं तथार्बुदं ||
गुल्म ग्रन्थि कृमीन् कास तथा प्लीहोदरं जयेत् |
एषवै खदिरारिष्टः सर्वकुष्टनिवारणः ||

khadirasya tulārdhaṁ tu dēvadāru ca tatsamaṁ |
bākucī dvādaśapalā dārvīsyātpalavinśatiḥ ||
triphalā vinśatipalā cāṣṭadrōṇēṁ abhasaḥ pacēt |
kaṣāyē drōṇaśēṣē ca pūtē śītē vinikṣipēt ||
tulādvayaṁ mākṣikasya tulaikā śarkanrā matā |
dhātkyā vinśatipalaṁ takkōlanāgakēsaraṁ ||
jātīphalalavaṅgailātvakapatrāṇīṁ pr̥thak pr̥thak |
palōnmitāca kr̥ṣṇāsyāt dantīṁ pala catuṣṭayāṁ ||
ghr̥tabhāṇḍē vinikṣipya māsādūrdhvaṁ pibēttataḥ |
mahākuṣṭāni hr̥drōgaṁ pāṇḍurōgaṁ tathārbudaṁ ||
gulma granthi kr̥mīn kāsa tathā plīhōdaraṁ jayēt |
ēṣavai khadirāriṣṭaḥ sarvakuṣṭanivāraṇaḥ ||

Ingredients —

  • Khadira — Acacia Catechu
  • Devadaru — Cedrus deodara
  • Bakuchi — Psoralea Corylifolia
  • Darvi — Berberis Aristata
  • Triphala Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) + Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) + Bhibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica)
  • Makshika — Honey
  • Sarkara — Sugar
  • Dhataki — Woodfordia fruticosa
  • Takkola — Piper cubeba
  • Nagakesara — Mesua Ferrea
  • Jatiphala — Myristica fragrans
  • Lavanga — Syzygium aromaticum
  • Ela — Elettaria cardamomum
  • Twak — Cinnamomum zeylanica
  • Patra — Cinnamomum tamala
  • Pippali — Piper Longum

Indications —

  • Maha Kushta — Skin diseases
  • Hridroga — Heart diseases
  • Pandu
  • Arbuda — Neoplasms
  • Gulma — Cysts and Lump
  • Granthi — Tumor
  • Krimi — Worm infestations
  • Kasa — Cough
  • Pleehodara — Splenomegaly
  • Sarva Kushta

Benefits and Medicinal Uses —

In Case of Acne / Pimples —

Acne/Pimple Treatment

Khadirarishta arrests bacterial growth in acne and quickens healing. It purifies the blood, lessens the production of toxins and inhibits the growth of bacteria therein preventing acne.

  • With with white or pus-filled lumps, cystic lesions, closed and open plugged pores (whiteheads and blackheads), use Gandhak Rasayan and Sarivadyasavam

Dosage — Twice a day with water

  • Children — 1 to 2 tsp
  • Adults — 2 to 4 tsp

Contraindications —

  • The common side effect of Khadirarishta is burning sensation or heartburn.  It generally occurs when Khadirarishta is taken without mixing water.
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