Abhayarista is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine, widely used in the treatment of hemorrhoids and constipation. It contains self generated alcohol upt 5 – 7 %.The alcohol acts as a medium for the active principles of herbs to dissolve. It is mainly indicated in piles and constipation.Abhayarishta (Abhayarishtam) has mild laxative action, and mild diuretic characteristics. It promotes proper peristaltic movements of intestine and helps in easier defecation.It is also used as intestine detox to eliminate toxins from the alimentary canal.
Therapeutic Indications For Abhayarishta
- Piles (Haemorrhoids)
- Constipation – mild to moderate
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal heaviness after food
- Intestinal gas
- Abdominal bloating
- Anal Fissure
Ingredients For Abhayarishta
Benefits & Medicinal Uses For Abhayarishta
Piles (Haemorrhoids) are a main indication for using Abhayarishta. Abhayarishtam reduces pressure in the lower section of the large intestine, which helps reducing swelling of veins (hemorrhoids). Secondly, the most common cause of piles is constipation. It also works on peristalsis movement, improves bowel movement and removes constipation. In bleeding piles, Abhayarishtam should be used along with Arshoghni Vati. In non-bleeding piles, it can use be along with Kankayan Gutika.
The most common cause of anal fissure is constipation and hard stool. In such case, Abhayarishta is very useful for eliminating constipation and reducing habit of hard stools. In such case, cow’s ghee or almond oil should be consumed in dosage of 1 teaspoon with warm water 30 minutes before taking it. This remedy has excellent results in reducing occurrence of hard stools.Local application for anal fissure is also necessary. Jatyadi Oil is best for local application because is promotes quick recovery and faster healing of fissures. Additionally, patent medicines like Pilex Ointment (Himalaya) or Pilief ointment (Charak) are efficacious for reducing anal itching, burning and discomfort.In severe cases of anal fissures, patient may also require additional internal medicines like Gandhak Rasayan, Rajat Bhasma and Praval Pishti.
In mild constipation, Abhayarishtam alone works very fine. It can be used on regular basis for 2 to 4 weeks for complete relief from mild constipation. Fibre rich diet should also be included in diet to avoid future difficulty with defecation and proper bowel movement.Cow’s ghee or almond oil should be taken with warm water or warm milk 30 minutes before taking it in case of hard stools.It provides long-term relief from constipation because it also acts on peristalsis movement of intestines and liver additional to its laxative action. It increases secretion of bile from the liver and bile induces peristalsis movement, which helps in easier bowel movement.Some people may not have hard stool, but experience difficulty in bowel movement. Generally, stool becomes sticky and passes in very small quantity. In such cases, Abhayarishtam is beneficial for reducing excess fats and mucus content in the stools, which produces stickiness and foul smell. In such cases, it should be used alone or along with a pinch of Trikatu.
People with abdominal bloating feels gaseous or uncomfortably full abdomen. Abhayarishtam contains Haritaki as a main ingredient, which reduces intestinal gas, flatulence, and gaseous cramps in the abdomen. It promotes proper elimination of excess gas from the intestines and checks it further production. In mild cases, it alone works well and no other medicine is required, but in chronic cases, Arogyavardhini Vati and Lasunadi Vati can also be used along with it.
Dosage For Abhayarishta
- 12 – 24 ml. one or two times a day, usually advised after food.
- If needed, equal quantity of water can be added before consumption.
Precautions For Abhayarishta
Based on doctor’s prescription, this medicine can be used for several months.
Safe in lower doses for kids above 3 years of age.
Accidental over-dosage should be strictly avoided.
Best to avoid during pregnancy.
Can be taken during lactation period, after consulting doctor.
A very high single dosage of more than 50 ml may cause loose motion and stomach disturbances, stomach ache.
Since it contains Colocynth as an ingredient, which is can cause abortion, it is best to avoid this medicine during pregnancy.
Store in a cool place in tightly closed amber coloured bottle, protect from light and moisture.