Lakshmanarishtam

Lakshmanarishtam

Lakshmanarishtam or Lakshmanarishta is an Ayurvedic alcoholic preparation. It is used in treating gynecological problems like Infertility, Dysmenorrhoea, PCOD, Leucorrhoea, Menstrual irregularities etc…

Ingredients Lakshmanarishtam

Madhura Dravya (sweetening material)

  1. Gudam/Jaggary – 2 tula (9.600kgs)

Drava Dravya (liquid material)

  1. Lakshmana (roots of  Annona muricata) – 100 pala 4.8 liters)

Prakshepaka Dravya (powders to be added)

  1. Dhataki (flowers of Woodfordia fructicosa) – 16 palas (768 gms)
  2. Musta (Cyperus rotundus) – 1 pala (48 gms)
  3. Madhuka/Yasthimadhu (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) – 1 pala (48 gms)
  4. Bala (roots of Sida cordifolia) – 1 pala (48 gms)
  5. Phala traya/Triphala  – 1 pala (48 gms)
    1.Hareetaki (Terminalia chebula)
    2. Vibhitaki (Terminalia belerica)
    3. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  6. Nisha dwaya – 1 pala (48 gms)
    1. Haridra (Cucurma longa)
    2. Daruharidra (Berberis aristata)
  7. Jeeraka (Cuminum cyminum) – 1 pala (48 gms)
  8. Chandana dwaya – 1 pala (48 gms)
    1. Rakta Chandan (Pterocarpus marsupium)
    2. Sweta chandana (Santalum album)
  9. Ajamoda (Trachyspermum ammi) – 1 pala (48 gms)
  10. Yamani (Trachyspermum ammi) – 1 pala (48 gms)
  11. Bilwa (fruit pulp of Aegle marmelos) – 1 pala (48 gms)

Preparation of Lakshmanarishtam

100 palas of Lakshmana roots are crushed to make coarse powder. Then it is mixed with 4 drona of Jala (49.152 liters) and boiled. It should be heated with mild fire till the water content reduces to 1/4 quantity ie 12.288 liters.

To this decoction Jaggery and other powdered materials are added. Then it is mixed well and transferred to ghee smeared fumigated earthen vessel. The vessel should be sealed properly and kept it an closed room. After one month the vessel is opened and the liquid is filtered for use.

Indication of Lakshmanarishtam

  1. Stree roga/Diseases of women

Dosage of Lakshmanarishtam

  1. In general, it is advised 15 – 30 ml or as directed by the physician.

 

Reference

  1. Bhaishaj Ratnavali Pradara Roga chikitsa prakarana 66/119-121

 

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