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Kutajarishta Uses, Dose, Side Effects And Ingredients

Kutajarishta is a liquid Ayurvedic medicine, used in the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, IBS etc. It contains 5 – 10 % of self generated alcohol in it. This self generated alcohol and the water present in the product acts as a media to deliver water and alcohol soluble the active herbal components to the body.


Bhaishajya ratnavali, Atisara – 97 – 99


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

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.

How can dry grapes, which have a laxative effect, be used in Kutajarishta?


Kutajarishta is widely used in Ayurvedic treatment for diarrhea, dysentery, fever, bleeding disorders of intestine irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, hemorrhoids. Strengthens digestive power.

Doctors also use this for the treatment of
Diarrhea, dysentery and Irritable bowel syndrome associated with antibiotic usage.

Traditional uses:
It is useful in all types of fever – Sarva Jvara
Useful in irritable bowel syndrome, malabsorption syndrome – Grahani
Useful in diarrhoea / dysentery with bleeding, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis etc – Raktatisara

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Diet advice:
Drink plenty of water. Yogurt, rice, potato, blueberry, fenugreek seeds.

Avoid milk and dairy products, bran, cauliflower, cabbage, berries, green leafy vegetables, Celery, squash, beans, mushroom, oranges.

Side effects

There are no recorded side effects, however, a very high dose of Kutajarishta may lead to constipation.


Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica)- Stem bark – 4.8 kg
Mridveeka -Dry grapes – 2.8 kg
Madhuka (Madhuca indica) – FLower – 480 g
Kashmari (Gmelina arborea) – Stem bark / root – 480 g
water for Kashayam – 49.152 kg, boiled and reduced to 21.288 liters
Guda – Jaggery – 4.8 kg
Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) – flower – 960 g

Method of manufacturing:
Coarse powder of first four herbs is made, added with water, boiled to make Kashaya, reduced to specified quantity and filtered. To it, jaggery is added and dissolved, filtered and then Dhataki is added. Kept closed in a clean air tight container for one month time period for fermentation.
After a month, it is taken out, filtered and preserved.

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Safe for kids?
It is safe to use this medicine in lower dose, in children above 5 years of age.
Pregnancy and lactation –
During pregnancy it is best to take only under medical supervision. Self medication during pregnancy should be avoided.
It can be taken during lactation period, under doctor’s advice, for a short period of time.


Zandu, Sandu, Dabur, Baidyanath, Arya Vaidya Sala, AVP,
Nagarjuna – Kutajaarishtam
Expiry date: 10 years from the date of manufacture.
Storage: Store in a cool place in tightly closed amber colored bottle, protect from light and moisture.

Can Kutajarisht be given in children?
Yes, under medical supervision, it is commonly prescribed in children, in lower doses. Often it is mixed with water before administration.

Its taste is very strong and bitter. is there any other way to take it?
It can be mixed with equal parts of water, just before taking. This helps to mask the taste a bit.

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This article is written by Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar BAMS, MD (Ayu), PGDPSM, Managing Director, Easy Ayurveda Hospital.
It is reviewed by Dr. Raviganesh Mogra BAMS, MD (Ayu), Chief Medical Officer, Easy Ayurveda Hospital

88 thoughts on “Kutajarishta Uses, Dose, Side Effects And Ingredients”

  1. For worms (including persistent ones like tapeworm, try the following :

    Take a few fresh neem leaves. They can be identified by their light green colour. Mash them well and make balls of these (about 1 cm in diameter). For children below 12 yrs of age, give 1 ball every week in the morning after bowels. Adults may consume 2. But do not expect miracles after a single dose. This needs to be continued for at least a week.

  2. Sir, You have mentioned Diarrhea as a symptom so it is Pitta dominant IBS. This type of IBS clinically shows the presence of heartburn, thirst, feeling hot, irritable or angry, inflammation, sweating and fever, fluid, and foul smelling stools and eructation.

    The diet should include:
    •The use of Buttermilk (takra) is emphasized.
    •Indigestible foods such as bread; cheese; and cold, hard, and raw foods should be avoided.
    Herbs like ginger, fennel, and cumin that stimulate enzyme secretions will improve digestion, absorption, and clear ama from the digestive tract.
    •Prefered food items are Eat old rice, jawar, gourd, coriander leaves, lentil, green grams soup, black pepper, dried ginger, wood apple, Pomegranate, nutmeg, skimmed milk, buttermilk, hot water.
    •Avoid foods items such as maize, barley, pigeon pea, pea, cow pea, black gram, gram, Soya bean, potato, sweet potato, onion, coconut, groundnut, chili, oily food, chicken, mango, pineapple, apple, watermelon, cashew, pumpkin gourd, papaya, fig, jack fruit

    The following changes in lifestyle help to control IBS:
    •Identify and remove food intolerances — Because grains are a common culprit, an elimination diet should be tried.
    •Restore a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut -Use of buttermilk (takra) is emphasized.
    •Mind–body therapy — Complete rest, adequate sleep is advisable and day sleep, awakening at night, tension, suppression of urges should be avoided.

    The following herbs are used in this type of IBS for their respective benefits:
    •Coriander water cools pitta
    •Musta (Cyperus rotundus) improves intestinal absorption and stops diarrhea.
    •Aloe vera juice
    •Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
    •Sweet, bitter, and astringent foods are best.

  3. Do consult a doctor for the same. We can not prescribe medicines without seeing the reports, health, constitution .etc.,

    • Hello Sir, Research ke hisab se Apple me jo fructose (a sugar found in fruit) and sorbitol (an artificial sweetener) paya jata he vo aggravate karte he IBS symptoms ko. So, usko avoid karne ko bolte he.

  4. Hi, senna powder would nullify the constipation effect of Kutajarishta. I suggest you to start with your doctor’s combination for 2 weeks time. If constipation increases, then drop kutajarishta.

  5. Sir, I recently knw that my brother is having a problem like that I just want to knw is this is sangrehni . He is having problem that when he eats food , immediately he have to bathroom

    And what is the cure of this problem

  6. Hi sir
    I am having gastroparesis and when I get up in the morning my throat is having lumps and my whole mouth is burning can’t eat any spicy and sometimes water also giving me burning in throat.
    My stools also loose at times . Please give suggestions.

  7. Hello! Would you recommend this for someone with IBS-C? A doctor told me to take that, Bilvadi Leh, and to drink buttermilk. I’m lactose intolerant. Is buttermilk a little easier on the stomach than regular milk? I think my IBS-C messes with my bladder, I think I have interstitial cystitis now. I don’t know if IBS-C or intertstitial cystitis are my main issues and they aggravate each other or what. Do you have any recommendations for easing interstitial cystitis or do you think once I get my IBS-C under control my interstitial cystitis issues will ease up? I’m sorry for all the questions. I’m so ready to start feeling a little better. Thank you for reading my comment!

  8. Sir, I have IBS C . I have to go bathroom six seven times since stomach is not cleared. Age 30yrs. Allopathic medicines tried. No symptom.

  9. Respected sir,
    Thanks for ur reply! My humble pranams to you coz you are truly great&your blog being the Best one .May lord dhanwantari shower health ,wealth and success on you!!!

  10. Hi,
    I have SIBO and celiac disease. Fermentable foods produce gas and abdominal distension along with loose stools for me due to an imbalance of the gut bacteria. Will kutajarishra / kutaj ghana vati help restore the gut microbiome?

  11. Thanks to Doctor JV Hebbar, he is guiding people in excellent words.
    God bless you doctor and my regards to you.
    Manoj Kumar
    Muscat – Oman

  12. Is there any medicine for chronic fatigue syndrome…i feel extremely tired all the time…with joint pains and very low enrrgy levels…hv nagging pain in the stomach

    • Drink plenty of water. Yogurt, rice, potato, blueberry, fenugreek seeds.
      Avoid milk and dairy products, bran, cauliflower, cabbage, berries, green leafy vegetables, Celery, squash, beans. beans, mushroom oranges.

  13. Hello Doctor,

    Is there any food which should strictly avoid, i mean any pathya, during consumption of Kutajarishta?

    • Drink plenty of water. Yogurt, rice, potato, blueberry, fenugreek seeds.
      Avoid milk and dairy products, bran, cauliflower, cabbage, berries, green leafy vegetables, Celery, squash, beans. beans, mushroom oranges.

  14. Sir i have swelling in appendix and my fictor suggest kutajarista along with liverex syrum.After use this i felt relieved but after two month again feel same problem.Now what to do

  15. I am diagnosed with IBD (irritable bowel disease) or IBS as you say and I have undergone the procedure of colonoscopy and endoscopy. Is it advisable to take the dose of kutjarist? If yes then how much? Please reply urgently.
    Thank you!


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