Monsoons are here, and the rains offer much-needed relief from the sweltering heat. But the shift in temperatures also brings with it a host of diseases and favours the growth of viruses and pathogens. This is the time when most people suffer from flu, cold, malaria, typhoid, or other infectious diseases. Thus, it is vital for you to take healthy measures to stay fit and keep infections at bay. The holistic science of Ayurveda bestows you with a rich array of herbal formulations that are highly beneficial in bolstering the immune system and fight seasonal infections.
One such potent ayurvedic formulation is Amritarishta or Amrutharishtam that is used for the treatment of chronic fever, typhoid, and other infectious ailments. It works as a mild analgesic and detoxifies the system after fever by purifying the blood. It is also an effective haematogenic tonic. This herbal syrup functions as a natural immune booster in children and adults and helps the body to combat bacterial and viral infections and averts the risk of seasonal flu, coughs and cold.
How To Make Amritarishta?
Jeera -cumin seeds
Pitpapra - shahtra
Saptaparna - satona
Kali Mirch - black pepper
Pippali -long pepper
The key ingredient of Amritarishta is giloy, which is a strong immune-modulator and helps the body trigger immune response. The decoction is prepared by boiling giloy, dashmool in water and the liquid is reduced to one fourth. All other ingredients are mixed with decoction and allowed to ferment for a month. After a month, the formulation is filtered and stored in glass jars for future use.
Therapeutic Benefits of the Key Ingredients
Giloy or Guduchi eliminates toxins from the system, purifies the blood and combats bacteria. Being a natural antipyretic, it reduces fever and alleviates the symptoms of dengue, swine flu and malaria.
It strengthens the nervous system and lowers inflammation. It is beneficial in reducing the symptoms of fever, pain and swelling.
Potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory traits of black pepper combats bacterial infections and lessen fever.
Pippali is extensively used for treating cough, cold and congestion and helps in clearing phlegm from the respiratory tract.
It is used to thwart of harmful pathogens from the system and eases nausea and vomiting associated with fever.
Kutki aids to bring down body temperature during fever.
Ayurvedic Properties Of Amritarishta
Amritarishta is mainly febrifuge, immunomodulator and anti-inflammatory. As per the Ayurveda, this formulation lessens the worsening of Pitta dosha and reduces AMA (toxin) formation. It helps in the detoxification of the blood and eliminates harmful toxins from the system.
Benefits Of Amritarishta
Amritarishta is highly valuable in low-grade fever or chronic fever, where a person may experience fatigue, loss of stamina, body pains and restlessness. This wonder syrup helps to mitigate the symptoms and eliminates the toxins, which is responsible for inflammation and fever. It helps to build a robust immune system and beats off infection-causing pathogens. While it lessens the duration of fever and speeds up the recovery process. Additionally, as fever settles, it aids in restoring stamina, strength and improves appetite.
Prevents Seasonal Cold / Cough
Ayurveda strongly suggests the use of this formulation for treating seasonal cold, cough and flu. Potent anti-inflammatory effects of this herbal syrup combat pathogens and other infectious agents and avert them from causing common cold and cough.
Treats Typhoid Fever
The richness of giloy in Amritarishta hinders the growth of salmonella typhi bacteria and reduces antigen titer, which is beneficial in the treatment of typhoid fever. It also supports to improve fatigue; debility associated with typhoid fever and eliminates the detrimental toxins from the system.
Amritarishta regulates gastric secretions and improves appetite. It acts as a natural digestive stimulant and promotes normal digestion process and reduce AMA formation. Having this syrup is greatly beneficial in case of poor appetite due to chronic fever or infections.
This ayurvedic decoction has an effective hematogenic action, which helps to increases red blood cell formation and haemoglobin level in the blood. As per ayurvedic manuscript, it works on Ranjaka Pitta and enhances its quality, thus increasing haemoglobin levels and mitigates the symptoms associated with anaemia. For best results, Amritarishta can be used along with Punarnava.
Amritarishta is considered safe for most individuals when taken in recommended dosage. The therapeutic dosage of Amritarishta may vary from person to person depending upon the age, severity, and health condition. Always seek advice from a certified ayurvedic practitioner for the right dosage.
Children – 5 to 10 ml
Adults -20 ml
Twice daily with equal amounts of water. To be taken immediately after food.
Amritarishta is 100% natural and has no side effects when taken as per dosha and in the recommended dosage. However high dosage may cause burning or irritation in the stomach.