Takrarishta – Ingredients, Uses, and Dosage

Takrarishta or Takrarishtam is an ayurvedic medicinal preparation in the form of arishta (fermented liquid). It is used in conditions like swelling in the anal region, itching, and pain in the anal region. It also helps in increasing digestive fire, improves taste, increases complexion, facilitates the normal movements of vata and kapha and increases strength.

Ingredients of Takrarishta

Choorna dravya (powders)

  1. Dhanyaka (Coriandrum sativum) – 1 pala (48gms)
  2. Upakunjika (Nigella Sativa) – 1 pala (48gms)
  3. Ajaji (Cuminum cyminum) – 1 pala (48gms)
  4. Hapusha (Juniperus communis) – 1 pala (48gms)
  5. Pippali dwaya
    1. Pippali (Piper longum) – 1 pala (48gms)
    2. Gaja Pippali (Scindapsus officinalis) – 1 pala (48gms)
  6. Kaaravi (Carum carvi) – 1 pala (48gms)
  7. Granthika/Pippali moola (root of Piper longum) – 1 pala (48gms)
  8. Sathi (Hedychium spicatum) – 1 pala (48gms)
  9. Yavani (Trachyspermum ammi) – 1 pala (48gms)
  10. Agni/Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) – 1 pala (48gms)
  11. Yavanika  (Trachyspermum ammi) – 1 pala (48gms)

Drava dravya (liquid material)

  1. Takra (buttermilk) – 4 pala (192 gms)

Preparation of Takrarishta

All the ingredients mentioned for making powders are to be taken. Then these herbs are crushed and made powders. The powders are taken in equal quantity and mixed with buttermilk. This mixture is then transferred to ghee smeared earthen pot and sealed well. This has to be kept without disturbing till the ingredients get fermented properly ie when it attains the perceptible sour and pungent taste. Then this mixture is taken out filtered and stored for use.

Indications of Takrarishta

  1. Deepana (improves digestive fire)
  2. Rochana (improves taste)
  3. Varnya (increases complexion)
  4. Kapha Vata anulomana (facilitates the normal movements of vata and kapha )
  5. Guda Shwayathu (reduces swelling in the anal region)
  6. Guda Kandu (reduces itching in the anal region)
  7. Gudarti (reduces pain in the anal region)
  8. Bala vardhana (improves the strength)

Mode of use, Dosage, and Adjuvant

Takrarishta is generally advised 10 to 30 ml once or twice daily or as directed by the physician.

There is one more reference from Charaka Samhita grahani chikitsa chapter


Ingredients of Takrarisham

  1. Yavani (Trachyspermum ammi) – 3 phala (144 gms)
  2. Amalaki (emblica officinalis) – 3 phala (144 gms)
  3. Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)- 3 phala (144 gms)
  4. Maricha (Piper nigrum) – 3 phala (144 gms)
  5. Pancha lavana
    1. Saindhava (Chloride of Sodium) – 1 phala (48 gms)
    2. Samudra Lavana (Sodi muris) – 1 phala (48 gms)
    3. Sauvarcha lavana(Unaqua Sodium Chloride) – 1 phala (48 gms)
    4. Romaka lavana  (Sambhar Salt) – 1 phala (48 gms)
    5. Bida Lavana (Ammonium Salt) – 1 phala (48 gms)
  6. Takra – 1 adhaka (3.072 gms)

Preparation of Takrarisham

All the ingredients are taken and made powder separately then the buttermilk is taken in specified quantity.

Then all the ingredients are mixed together and stirred well and poured to a mud pot and sealed tightly. This should be kept without disturbing for fermentation. Once the fermentation gets completed it should be filtered and stored for use.

Mode of use, Dosage, and Adjuvant

Takrarishta is generally advised 12 to 24ml once or twice daily or as directed by the physician along with the equal quantity of water.

Indications of Takrarisham

  1. Deepana (increases digestive fire)
  2. Shotha (reduces swelling)
  3. Gulma (reduces abdominal tumors)
  4. Arsha (reduces piles)
  5. Krimi roga (cures worm infestation)
  6. Prameha ( helps in diabetes)
  7. Udara roga (good in enlargement of the abdomen)


  1. Astanga Hrudaya Chikitsa 8/45-47
  2. Charaka Chikitsa stana – 15/120-121

Also, read Takrarishta Choorna

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