Vasakarishta

Vasakarishtam is a famous Ayurvedic liquid medicine. Its main ingredient is Vasaka – Malabar nut. It is a potent mucolytic and anti asthmatic. Hence Vasakarishta is used in many respiratory conditions. It is used in the treatment of cold, cough, bronchitis, inflammation and bleeding diseases- haemoptysis and raktapitta. It is also known by the terms – Vasakasavam, Vasakasav, Vasakarishta, Vasarishta, vasarista, Vasakadyarishtam etc.

The Reference Shloka —

वासकस्वरसं तद्वद् मृतसंजीवनीं सुराम् |
संमिश्रय समभागेन संमूहुर्त्ते भिषग्वरः ||२११||
मृत्पात्रे काचपात्रेवातत् संस्थाप्यचतन्मुखम् |
दृढं समृद्ध्य यत्नेन स्थापयेत् सप्तवासरम् || २१२ ||
वस्त्रपूतं ततः कृत्वा प्रत्यहं माष मात्रकम् |
वासकरिष्टमेतं तु पाययेद्रोगिणं ततः || १२३ ||
सत्पथ्यभोजिनस्तस्य देवद्विजनिषेविणः |
रक्तपित्तश्वासकासगलरोगादयो गदाः || २१४ ||
उरःक्षतश्चविविधारोगा अन्येऽपि दारुणाः |
विलयं सत्वरं यान्ति नात्र कार्या विचारणा || २१५ || B.R 15/211 – 215

vāsakasvarasaṁ tadvad mr̥tasaṁjīvanīṁ surām |
saṁmiśraya samabhāgena saṁmūhurtte bhiṣagvaraḥ ||211||
mr̥tpātre kācapātrevātat saṁsthāpyacatanmukham |
dr̥ḍhaṁ samr̥ddhya yatnena sthāpayet saptavāsaram || 212 ||
vastrapūtaṁ tataḥ kr̥tvā pratyahaṁ māṣa mātrakam |
vāsakariṣṭametaṁ tu pāyayedrogiṇaṁ tataḥ || 123 ||
satpathyabhojinastasya devadvijaniṣeviṇaḥ |
raktapittaśvāsakāsagalarogādayo gadāḥ || 214 ||
uraḥkṣataścavividhārogā anye’pi dāruṇāḥ |
vilayaṁ satvaraṁ yānti nātra kāryā vicāraṇā || 215 || B.R 15/211 – 215

Ingredients of Vasakarishta —

  1. Vasaka — Malabar nut
  2. Decoction of Panchanga of Plant Adusa (Vasaka)
  3. Mritasanjivani Sura

Indications of Vasakarishta —

  1. Rakta pitta
  2. Bronchitis
  3. Kasa (Cough)
  4. Throat Diseases
  5. Urah kshata

Dosage of Vasakarishta —

12 – 24 ml once or twice daily, or as directed by Ayurvedic Physician.

Reference — Bhaishjya Ratnavali 15/ 211-215

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