Abhayarista Ingredients, Uses, Dose and Side Effects

Abhayarista is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine, widely used in the treatment of hemorrhoids and constipation. It contains self generated alcohol upto 5 – 7 %. The alcohol acts as a medium for the active principles of herbs to dissolve. It is mainly indicated in piles and constipation.


12 – 24 ml. one or two times a day, usually advised after food.
If needed, equal quantity of water can be added before consumption.

Dose based on age: (please consult your doctor for the right advice. Do not follow this blindly)
For children 1 – 3 years of age: 2 ml once or twice a day.
For children 3- 7 years: 5 ml, once or twice a day.
For 7 – 12 year old – 10 ml once or two times a day.
For 12 – 18 year old – 15 ml once or twice a day
For adults – 15 – 30 ml once or twice a day
If needed, water can be added in equal quantity of the liquid, just before administration.

How long to use?
Based on doctor’s prescription, this medicine can be used for several months.
Safe for kids?
Safe in lower doses for kids above 3 years of age. Accidental over-dosage should be strictly avoided.
Pregnancy and lactation:
Best to avoid during pregnancy.
It can be taken during lactation period, after consulting doctor.

With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.

Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.

With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.


Useful in piles, hemorrhoids, relieves bloating, constipation. Improves digestion
Traditionally it is used in the treatment of –
Hemorrhoids – Arsha
Gaseous distension of abdomen, ascites – Udara Roga
Constipation – Vibandha
Difficulty in urination – Mutrabandha

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Doctors also use this for the treatment of
Obesity, weight loss therapies, bloating, GERD.

Diet rules, if you are consuming it for constipation relief:
Include fiber rich food in your diet – corn (bran), Cauliflower, raisins, cabbage, berries, green leafy vegetables, celery, beans, guava, figs, prune juice, flax seed, spinach, orange, mushroom.

Drink a cup of warm water at bed time.
Avoid excessive spicy food, heavy non veg, and fried food.

Side effects

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.

How long does it take to start showing results?
Depends on the dosage and other products suggested with this. Usually 1 – 2 weeks time.

Can this product be taken along with Allopathic medicines (English medicines)?
It may react with some medicines. Consult your doctor for the right advice. When English and Ayurvedic medicines are advised together, it is best to take English medicine first, give a gap of half an hour and then take Ayurvedic medicines.  

Can it be used in people with diabetes?
Yes. But an eye should be kept on the blood sugar level. Your doctor should help you in this regard. This product can alter blood sugar levels.

It is sold in plastic bottles. Is it fine? 
If the quality of the bottle material is very good, it should not be problem, if stored for a short period of time.

Can this be taken without consulting a doctor?
No. In many cases, this product alone might not work. More often this is given in combination with a few Ayurvedic medicines. Your Ayurveda practitioner will be the best judge to decide on those things.

Can one take non vegetarian food while taking this medicine?
Yes, unless your practitioner has asked to avoid it.

Is there any Pathya (diet rules to be followed while taking this product?
No product specific diet is mentioned. If the practitioner has advised diet control based on disease, one has to follow that.
Avoid excess spicy foods, junk foods, aerated drinks, frozen and canned foods

Can this be taken while taking multivitamin tablets?
Yes, generally. Your consulting doctor will be good judge on this topic.


Abhaya (Haritaki – Terminalia chebula) – Fruit – 4.8 kg
Draksha (Dry grapes) – dried fruit – 2.4 kg
Vidanga (Embelia ribes) – Fruit – 480 grams
Madhuka (Madhuca indica) – Flower – 480 g
Water for Kashayam – 49.152 liters
Boiled and Kashayam is reduced to 12.288 liters.
Jaggery – 4.8 kg
Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) – Fruit / whole plant – 96 g
Trivrit (Operculina turpethum) – Root – 96 g
Dhanyaka (Coriander)- Fruit – 96 g
Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) – Flower – 96 g
Indravaruni (Citrullus colocynthis)- Root – 96 g
Chavya (Piper retrofractum) – Stem – 96 g
Mishreya  (Foeniculum vulgare)- Fruit – 96 g
Shunti (ginger)- Rhizome – 96 g
Danti (Baliospermum montanum) – Root – 96 g
Mocharasa (Salmalia malabarica) Exudate – 96 g

Method of manufacturing:
First four ingredients are taken in coarse powder form.
Added with water, boiled and reduced to 12.288 liters. Filtered.
This filtered Kashayam is added with melted jaggery mixed thoroughly.
It is added with rest of the ingredients. Kept closed in air tight container and fermentation signs are observed. After achieving optimum fermentation, it is filtered and stored in clean air tight container.

Shloka – Sanskrit verse


Original verse explaining the product –


Bhaishajya Ratnavali Arsho Rogadhikara 9/175-180, AFI Part I 1:1, Astangahridayam.
Expiry date: 10 years from the date of manufacture.
Storage: Store in a cool place in tightly closed amber coloured bottle, protect from light and moisture.

Nagarjuna Ayurvedic Group – Abhayaarishtam

Commonly used product combinations
Triphala Guggulu is administered along with Abhayarishtam to support the treatment of hemorrhoids.

For the sake of reference:
Abhayarishta as explained in Charaka Samhita, Chikitsa Sthana 14th chapter:

½ Prastha Haritaki—Terminalia chebula, 1 Prastha Amalaki – Phyllanthus emblica, 10 Palas Kapittha – Limonia acidissima ,5 Pala Indra Varuni – Citrullus colocynthis, 2 Palas Vidanga – Embelia ribes, 2 Palas Pippali – Piper longum, 2 Palas Lodhra – Symplocos racemosa, 2 Palas Maricha – Piper nigrum and 2 Palas Elavaluka is added with 8 Dronas of water and boiled till 2 Dronas remain.
The decoction is filtered and allowed to cool. To this, 200 Palas of Jaggery is given in an appropriate dose depending upon the strength of the patient.
By the regular intake of this Arista, Piles get cured. This effective recipe is called Abhayarista.
It cures
Grahani dosha (sprue syndrome)
Pandu – anemia,
Hrudi roga – heart diseases,
Pliha – splenic disorders,
Gulma – Tumors of the abdomen (Phantom tumour),
Udara – ascites, enlargement of the abdomen (obstinate abdominal diseases including Ascites),
Kustha (obstinate skin diseases including leprosy),
Shotha – oedema,
Kamala – Jaundice
Krmi – infestation with intestinal parasites,
Granthi (adenitis) Tumour
Vyanga – discolored patch on face (Freckles),
Raja yakshma – Tuberculosis and
Jwara – fever.
It promotes strength, complexion and the power of digestion [ 138-143]

133 thoughts on “Abhayarista Ingredients, Uses, Dose and Side Effects”

  1. I used to take Abhayarishtam along with Dasamoola kaduthrayam(DMK) from AVP. I started around Dec 2012 in India. I also used to take some vyoshadi vatakam. As you can see it was for stomach ailments along with breathing issues (sinus etc). So I used to take pre-prepared mix of Abhaya and DMK. SInce I had to leave for the USA I bough extra bottles of these separately.For whatever reason, for one month I felt extremely great full of energy(using pre-prepared medication).I even lost weight. Then I mixed these in equal quantities and used them.For some reason they did not work well again for me.
    Reason i mention the pre-prepared decoction might have nothing to do with it…or everything to do with it…or does efficacy of medication reduce with flight travel or due to cold weather? But ultimately my bowel issues are back so also my sinus issues.
    What could have caused it to work well initially and then not work?

    • Hello Adam, It helps to some extent to improve nutrient absorption and for better formation of stools. But this can not be said as a standalone medicine for Coeliac disease. A combination of Ayurvedic medicine often leads to successful treatment.

  2. Hi, the itching and pain should reduce within a week or two. the pile mass size reduction may take upto a month, based on particular condition. Other medicines along with this might be required.

    • Completely avoid all spicy food for at least 1 month.
      Take more of radish, Yam, turmeric, brown rice, oats, Linseed oil, olive oil, cabbage, carrot, pumpkin, papaya, raisins (dry grapes), orange, dates.
      Restrict on potato and non veg food.
      Drink at least 2 liters of water per day (10 – 12 cups)
      Walking / Exercise for at least 10 – 15 minutes per day

  3. Dear sir, assuming that you do not have diabetes, you can take Abhayarishta in a dose of 3 teaspoons twice a day for 4 weeks. Lignox gel will help in reducing the burning, itching and pain sensation.

  4. Hi, all the four are quite safe to take in pre-conception period. Please stop them soon after periods are missed / pregnancy is confirmed and for further advice, do as per advice of her gynecologist. I wish you both success 🙂

  5. I am diabetic.yet I am using abhayaristtra 2 times daily.Pl prescribe sugar free medicine for costipation.

  6. Hello Sir, i had an anal fistula surgery 3 weeks back and the pus is still coming out, will use of Abhayarishta help improve my fistula condition

  7. As per my knowledge, non of the herbs in Abhayarishta has mydriatic effect.
    Ayurvedic herbs like Dhattura, Atropa belladona, Hyoscyamus niger have mydriatic effect of variable strength.

  8. Doctor, does abhayarishta cure the chronic piles/ fistures completely or just a temporary. How long should be taken in what quantity please suggest ?

    • Abhayarishta is useful in grade 1 and 2 of Piles. In many cases, it gives permanent relief. Regular dose is – 10 – 15 ml, with equal quantities of water, 2 times a day, after food for a period of – 6 – 8 weeks.

  9. Dear sir,
    this is Rajkumar, my son(7years 4days old) having digestion problem. if he takes food some extra suddenly he does vomiting. some body suggestioned that if we use abhaya ristha (2 cups) mixing with Protiost Malt (2cups) for 2 months to clear the problem. please suggest me that if we use for children heat will generates in his body. kindly respond on this. i have a doubt.

  10. i wanted to know if I can use Abhayaristam, I had navel displacement because of which I got IBS and then got Internal Piles and Bleeding. Since I was not aware of Navel Displacement I could not control IBS and bleeding became worse for 3 months. Then I got even external piles.
    Now My bleeding has stopped but keeps flaring up. I had taken remedy seen online of having Small onions friend in coconut oil.
    At the moment no bleeding but lot of gas and External Piles is there but not painful(It is healed but I can feel it swollen).
    I want to know if taking Abhayaristam will help me.
    P.S. I Tried posting a comment earlier But I don’t see it anymore

  11. i’m affected anal fistula and fissure , If I use Abhayarishta will cure and jaundice anything will come? because my stomach pain place of liver right side .

  12. Thanks for the advice. How long would we need to put him on this medication ? How long would it take for him to have regular bowel movements ?

  13. Fissures ka bar bar recurrence hota mai pileoff cpasule saptavansiti gulgul le raha pichle ek saal se thoda fayda mujhe hua bt fissure heal nahi hote any advice

    • aapko khane me bhi thodasa badlav lana chahiye, zyada theeka khana nahi khana chahiye. yadi aap baitke kaam karne vale tho thoda bahuth vyayam bhi karna aap ke liye achcha hai.

  14. Should I stop taking gulgul and pileoff I have been using from 1 year bt fissures come back after some time .some one has advised pirrhoids with abhayarisht

  15. Sir ples tell me that abhyarishta 15 ml main kitna percent pani dalna hota hai if i put water 30 ml it will be benifit or not.

  16. I read all your comment sir … Very useful …
    I started using abhayarishta from baidyanath company …
    Please let me know is it good or suggest me a better brand …

  17. Dear sir,

    I am using abhayarista since 2 months,right now i dont have any problem but how to know wheather it is completely cured or not,shall i stop using it now

  18. I had symptomatic pneumothorax recently (last week) now I am experiencing constipation. Shall I take abhayaristam?

  19. Sir I have been taking Abhayarishtam for past about six months for piles. During this period I experienced piles problem getting controlled and almost vanishing, and a tiny pea like hemorrhoid shrinking to a smaller size but when I stopped Abhayarishtam for one or two days, the problem appeared again. Now I have resumed taking Abhayarishtam. Kindly suggest what to do next?