Nellikka Arishtam

Nellikka Arishtam

Nellikka Arishtam or Nellikka Arishta is an ayurvedic alcoholic preparation. Nellikka is a Malayalam name for Amalaki/Dhatri (Emblica officinalis). Nellikka Arishtam is used in treating diseases like Jaundice, Anemia, heart diseases, Gout, irregular fever, Cough, hiccups, anorexia, Asthma or breathing difficulties etc….

Ingredients of Nellikka Arishtam:

Kwatha dravyas (materials for decoction)

  1. Nellikka/Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) – 2000 fruits

Madhura Dravya

  1. Sharkara (Sugar candy) – 2.4 kg
  2. Madhu (Honey) – 1/8th of Amalaki swarasa (gooseberry juice)

Prakshepaka dravyas (powders to be added)

  1. Pippali (Piper longum) – 96 grams

Method of Preparation

2000 fruits of Nellikka/Amalaki should be crushed and their juice should be extracted. To this, Honey, Pippali, and sharkara should be added. It should be kept in a ghee smeared earthen jar for one fortnight. It should be taken in appropriate dose in the morning as directed by the physician.

Indications of Nellikka Arishtam:

  1. Kamala (Jaundice)
  2. Pandu (Anemia)
  3. Hrudroga (Heart diseases)
  4. Vata rakta (Gout)
  5. Vishama jwara (Irregular fever)
  6. Kasa (Cough)
  7. Hikka (Hiccups)
  8. Aruchi (Anorexia)
  9. Shwasa (Asthma)

Dose of Nellikka Arishtam:

  1. 15 – 30 ml or as directed by the physician.


  1. Charaka chikitsa 16/ 111-113  Pandu chikitsa
  2. Sahasrayoga

Also, Check

  1. Dhatryasava
  2. Dhathryarishta

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