Jeerakarishtam – Medicine For Ayurvedic Post Natal Care

Jeerakarishtam is an effective medicine used in Ayurveda post natal care. It is one of the medicines and often included as part of Ayurveda diet after delivery.  Jeerakarishtam is also known as jeerakadyarishta, Jirakadyarishtam, Jeerakadyarishtam, etc.

Dose and adjuvant

Jeerakarishtam dose: 
12 ml, after food, two times a day for a period of 2 – 3 months.

Adjuvant:

Vayu gulika, Mahadhanvantaram and Asalyadi.

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.

Uses

Jeerakarishtam uses: 
It is made with cumin seeds. Cumin seeds are known for its use in improving digestion and detoxifying the body. Read detailed cumin seed benefits
Jeerakarishtam is a suitable Ayurvedic medicine after delivery.
It helps to improve strength of the mother, after delivery.
It helps in normal involution of uterus, promotes lactation and immunity of the mother.
Because most of the herbs used in Jeerakarishta are hot in nature, it also keeps mother away from cold and infections. It boosts immunity.
Apart from these benefits, Jeerakarishtam is also used in the treatment of frequent passing of stools, diarrhea, indigestion etc.
It helps to improve digestion power.
It is useful in mid cycle spotting, painful periods with heavy bleeding.

Traditional benefits

traditional health benefits of Jeerakaristam:
After delivery complications in the mother like, fever, indigestion, cough, cold, etc – Sootikamaya
Malabsorption syndrome, IBS – Grahani
Diarrhea – Atisara
Digestive disorders – Vahni Vikruti

Asthma, loss of voice, hiccup and sprains.

All vata disorders.

Side effects

Jeerakarishtam side effects: 
No known side effects exist for this product.
It contains jaggery, hence it may increase blood sugar levels in diabetes.
However, very high dose than prescribed may cause burning sensation in stomach.
It is often used in the treatment of childhood complaints.

Contents

Jeerakarishtam ingredients: 
Cumin seeds – Cuminum cyminum – 9.6 kg
it is added with 49 .15 liters of water, boiled and reduced to 12.25 liters, filtered. This decoction is added with jaggery – 14.4 kg
Dhataki – woodfordia fruticosa – flower – 768 g
Ginger – Zingiber officinale – rhizome – 96 g
Nutmeg – Myristica fragrans – seed – 48 g
Musta – Cyperus rotundus – rhizome – 48 g
Cardamom – seed – 48 g
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala – leaves – 48 g
Cinnamon – stem bark – 48 g
Nagakeshara – Mesua ferrea – stamens – 48 g
Yavani – Trachyspermum ammi – fruits – 48 g
Kankola – Piper cubeba – fruits – 48 g
Clove – Syzygium aromaticum – flower bud – 48 g

Manufacturing method

First the decoction of cumin is prepared, filtered. it is added with jaggery, dissolved, filtered. To it, the rest of the ingredients in coarse powder form is added. The mud pot is kept closed for a month. After observing the proper fermentation signs, the contents are filtered and stored in an air tight container.

Shloka- Sanskrit verse

jeerakarishtam

Reference

Jirakarisht reference:
Bhaishajya Ratnavali – Striroga chapter -492-495
AFI Formulations – Volume 1

How long to use?
It is usually administered for 1 – 2 months of time. It can be used safely for a period of upto 3 – 4 months.

Kids,pregnancy and lactation

Safe for kids?
It is safe to use this medicine in lower dose, in children above 7 years of age.

Pregnancy and lactation –
During pregnancy it is best avoided or can be taken based on doctor’s prescription.
It can be taken during lactation period, because it is advised for it.

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.

Manufacturers

Baidyanath, Dabur, AVP,  Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala,
Nagarjuna – Jeerakaadyarishtam

42 thoughts on “Jeerakarishtam – Medicine For Ayurvedic Post Natal Care”

    • hello Dr.I experienced allergic symptoms (wheezing,itching,swelling n redness of whole body ) while using
      jeerakarishta during my sutikakala.Unfortunately i had to stop it immediately.I was on Punarnavadi kashayam and Amritarajanyadi kashayam after that for a week..A detailed ‘netsearch” revealed that many people are allergic to jeeraka .

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  1. My Dr.has prescribed jeeragarita +gandarvahastadi kashayam+dhanwantra tablet for my angina.In what way it cures angina

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    • As per Ayurveda, Angina is a Vata imbalance condition. All the suggested medicines balance Vata and hence, they may be prescribed to you. They are also useful in correcting digestion and constipation symptoms that you may have.

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  2. Dr had open myomectomy 27days before I consulted an ayurvedic Dr.she prescribed jeerakaristam and dashamoolaristam.is that enough? Or whether I have to do smethng else.what care should I take?

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  3. sir i am GDM and on insulin from the 8th month of pregnancy .is it safe to take dasamoolarista and jeerakarista post natally

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  4. sir,
    In my knowledge maximum expiring date for a kashayam is 3 years, but in your information it is 10years… Is it true?

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  5. Hi Dr,

    I have acid reflux. I have been advised to have jirakadyarishta along with chitrakadi vati. Is that fine?

    Thanks in advance.

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    • If your digestion strength is low then both these medicines are useful to improve digestion power. But Chitrakadi vati in some may cause worsening of acid reflux. You will have to try with it for a week time and then decide further with your doctor.

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  6. Include more of cucumber, cinnamon, cumin seeds, cardamom, ash gourd, curry leaves, asa foetida, dry grapes in your diet.
    If possible, have aloe vera juice / sugarless grape juice at least two times a week.
    If you feel that acidity increases whenever stomach is empty, have Marie biscuits with you and eat two biscuits, once in every two hours.
    Soak five almonds and raisins (dry grapes) in water at night. Next day morning, throw away the water, eat raisins, peel the skin of almond and eat it.
    Crush cumin seeds into fine powder. add half tea-spoon of cumin seeds to one liter of water. boil the water for two minutes and filter. Drink this water, in place of normal water. But new water needs to be made everyday.

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  7. Hi, Since it is only 2 months after delivery, do not worry about fat reduction. Weight reduction can be planned after 3rd month time.
    Dashamoolarishta is useful for weight reduction.

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  8. Sir i have been advised not to drink water when consuming dashmularishtam and jeerakyadirshtam. Kindly clarify as doctor has recommended sufficient intake of water as iam breastfeeding. I had a c section delivery on 23 june. Need your help.

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  9. Hi, I have recently visited a doc and she has given me jirakyadirshtam and manjishthadi and I have been taking it regularly for 3 weeks now. I do not see any improvements on my face instead there is an increase in acne recently…please advise

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  10. Hi, I have burning sensation in stomach with gas and bloating. I always have hard stool problem but burning in stomach started after taking pain killers. Please advise if Jeerkyarishtam or Dashmool or combination is the treatment for this and how to take it?

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  11. Hi I have acidity problem. Burning sensation doctor advised me jirakadyarishtam, drakshadi kashayam , dasamularishtam , sankhabhasmam and sukumaramghrithum. Can you confirm I have to take all this for burning sensation.

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  12. Hi, better to get treatment for fever first.
    After fever subsides, only then start with
    eerakarishtam and dashamoolrishta – 5 ml each, mixed with 20 ml water, in the morning, after food for 2 months.

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  13. I had Normal delivery a month back. I have platelet function disorder due to which I suffered post partum bleeding. Now slight bleeding is still there. As a part of post natal care I was asked to take a mixture of dasamoolarishta and jeerakarishta (40ml twice daily)and also abhayarishta( 30ml twice) and after finishing these was asked to start ashokarishta. But due to the fear of bleeding I haven’t started taking these yet. Is it OK to take these and if so in what dose?

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  14. I live abroad where there is no ayurvedic doctors here. Its been a month after my cesarian preterm delivery due to high bp. I have balarishtam, jirakadyarishtam and dasamularishtam with me. Can u tell how to take it in what dosage? I am already taking iron and calcium supplements once daily and 3 different bp control medicines 3 times daily for another 2weeks. Hows the medicine interaction. Plz help! Thanks

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