Vidangarishta – Uses, Side effects, Dose And Ingredients

Vidangarishta is an Ayurvedic medicine used in treatment of abscess, fistula etc. It is a liquid Ayurvedic medicine.Vidangarishta 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 active herbal components to the body.  Vidangarishta is also known as Vidangarisht, Vidangarishtam, Vidangarista, etc

Reference and dose

Reference: Sharangdhara Samhita, Ayurvedic Formulary of India

Vidangarishta dose: 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.


Vidangarishta  uses:
Vidangarishta is used as herbal remedy for abscess,
It is also used in the treatment of thigh cramps, fistula, urinary calculi, torticollis.
Traditional uses – Abscess – Vidhradi
Stiff thigh, thigh cramps – Urustambha
Urinary calculi – Ashmari
Urinary disorders, diabetes – Meha
Distended, Regid abdomen resembling paralytic Ileus – Pratyashtila
Fistula in ano – Bhagandara
Cervical lymphadenitis – Gandamala
Locked jaw, torticollis – Hanustambha
It also acts as a digestive and carminative.

It is useful to promote strength of bones and joints.
It acts as an excellent anti inflammatory and analgesic mediicne.
It is used for the treatment of ankle pain, ankle twitch, slipped disc, sprain, back spasm, backache, back injury, stiffness of muscles, Coccyx pain

Partially useful in (other medications might be required)
Avascular necrosis
Sensory-neural hearing loss
Ankylosing spondylitis
Pain related to SLE


Avoid deep fried foods, heavy-to-digest non veg foods, fast foods and aerated drinks, smoking and excess alcohol. These can irritate stomach and intestinal lining. These also may increase Tridosha.

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 Side effects

 In prescribed dosage, it is not having any side effects.


Vidangarishta ingredients: 
Vidanga (Embelia ribes) – Fruit – 240 g
Granthika – Long pepper – Root – 240 g
Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata) – Root / leaf – 240 g
Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica) – Stem bark – 240 g
Patha (Cyclea peltata) – Root – 240 g
Elavaluka – Prunus cerasus – Stem bark – 240 g
Dhatri – Amla – Fruit – 240 g
Water for decoction – 98.304 liters
Boiled and reduced to – 12.288 liters.
Kshaudra – Honey – 14.4 kg
Prakshepa herbs-
Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) – Flower – 960 g
Twak – Cinnamon – 96 g
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala – leaf – 96 g
Ela – cardamom – 96 g
Priyangu – Callicarpa macrophylla – Flower – 48 g
Kanchanara -Bauhinia variegata – Stem bark – 48 g
Lodhra – Symplocos racemosa – stem bark – 48 g
Shunti – Ginger – 384 g
Maricha – Black Pepper – 384 g
Pippali – Long pepper fruit – 384 g

Method of manufacturing

The first set of herbs is taken in coarse powder form, added with water, boiled, reduced to said proportion. Thus obtained Kashaya is filtered. To it, Prakshepa herbs and honey are added. The contents are kept sealed in a vessel that is smeared with a coat of ghee, for one month. After fermentation, the contents are filtered and preserved.

Shloka- Sanskrit verse


Safe for kids? 
It is safe to use this medicine in lower dose, in children above 3 years of age.
Pregnancy and lactation –
During pregnancy it is best avoided.
It can be taken during lactation period, under doctor’s advice, for a short period of time.

Expiry date and storage

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 – Vidangaarishtam

27 thoughts on “Vidangarishta – Uses, Side effects, Dose And Ingredients”

    • Vidangarishta is used as herbal remedy for abscess. It is also used in the treatment of thigh cramps, fistula, urinary calculi, torticollis.

  1. If someone has to take Vidangarishta after meal. Then can they have curd rice? As curd is known to have beneficial bacteria. Does Vidangarishta react to curd? Is it some kind of viruddha ahara

  2. I would like to share one thing on my butt boil are going and coming again even some place
    ring warm so can I use the this
    Kindly suggest me.

  3. Hello,
    Which purgative or laxative medicine should be taken for effective purging of worms along with Vidangarishta? Thanks.


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