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Mustakarishta

Mustakarishta is a general tonic useful in dyspepsia, digestive weakness, vomiting, dysentery, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and diarrhea. It is a deepan (increases the digestive fire) and pachan (digestive).

The Shloka —

मुस्ताकंदाढकद्वंद्वं वहे अपां साधुसाधिते |
चातुर्भागं कषायेस्मिन् सितामपि तुलांक्षिपेत् ||
जातीफलं जातिपत्रं पत्रकं चित्रकं तथा |
आम्रास्थि वैरिमूलं च लवङ्गं जीरकं विषां ||
दाडिमेन्द्रयवं विश्वं कालशाक सिरामपि |
प्रत्येकं पलमात्रंतु चूर्णीकृत्य प्रदापयेत् ||
कषायस्य समं क्षौद्रं अतीसारं प्रवाहिकां |
ग्रहणीमामगुल्मं च मुस्तारिष्टस्तु नाशयेत् ||

mustākandāḍhakadvandvaṁ vahē apāṁ sādhusādhitē |
cāturbhāgaṁ kaṣāyēsmin sitāmapi tulāṅkṣipēt ||
jātīphalaṁ jātipatraṁ patrakaṁ citrakaṁ tathā |
āmrāsthi vairimūlaṁ ca lavaṅgaṁ jīrakaṁ viṣāṁ ||
dāḍimēndrayavaṁ viśvaṁ kālaśāka sirāmapi |
pratyēkaṁ palamātrantu cūrṇīkr̥tya pradāpayēt ||
kaṣāyasya samaṁ kṣaudraṁ atīsāraṁ pravāhikāṁ |
grahaṇīmāmagulmaṁ ca mustāriṣṭastu nāśayēt ||

The Ingredients —

  • Mustaka — Cyperus Rotundus
  • Sita (Sarkara) — Sugar
  • Jala
  • Jatiphala — Myristica fragrans
  • Jatipatra — Myristica fragrans
  • Patraka
  • Chitraka — Plumbago zeylanica
  • Amrasthi —
  • Vairi moola (Khadira moola) — Acacia catechu
  • Lavanga — Syzygium Aromaticum
  • Jeeraka — Cuminum cyminum
  • Ativisha — Aconitum heterophyllum
  • Dadima — Punica granatum
  • Indrayava — Holarrhena antidysenterica
  • Viswa — Zingiber officinale
  • Kala Saka Sira
  • Madhu — Honey

Indications —

  • Atisara — Diarrhoea
  • Pravahika — Dysentery
  • Grahani — Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Ama Gulma

Dosage —

  • For children — 2.5 ml to 10 ml
  • for adults — 10 to 20 ml

Best time to take — After food , Twice a day

Reference —

Sahasra Yoga Arishta Prakarana

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