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Mustharishtam – Uses, Dose, Ingredients And Side Effects

Mustharishtam is a very effective Ayurvedic medicine. It is a liquid product. Bitter sweet in taste. Mustarishta is used to treat digestive complaints like diarrhoea, indigestion, etc. It is also known by the terms – Mustakarishta, Mustarishta, Mustarishtam, Mustakadyarishta.


Mustarishtam uses: It is used in the treatment of digestive disorders. It helps to improve digestion power. Relieves bloating, diarrhoea, gastro-enteritis.

Traditional uses:
Indigestion – Ajirna
Anorexia – Aruchi
Low digestion strength – Agnimandya
Gastro-entereitis, vomiting with diarrhea – Visuchi
Malabsorption syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Grahani
Though it is indicated, people with IBS should be given Mustarisht in a testing low dose for initial few days to test if their stomach can tolerate a few spices that are used in this medicine. Only after testing, it is good to administer the medicine in full specified dose.

Doctors also prescribe this for the treatment of
Vomiting and anorexia in children – for this, 5 ml, mixed with 10 ml water is advised once or twice a day after food for a month time.
Diarrhea, dysentery and Irritable bowel syndrome associated with antibiotic usage.

Side effects

Mustarishta side effects: Over dosage may cause gastritis. However, it is better to use this under medical supervision.


Mustarishta dose: 12 – 24 ml – one or two times a day after food, or as directed by Ayurvedic 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.


Mustarishta ingredients 
Musta – Cyperus rotundus – rhizome – 9.6 kg
Coarse powder of Musta is added to 49.15 liters of water, boiled and reduced to 12.288 liters. Filtered. This Kashayam is added with
Jaggery – 14.4 kg
Dhataki – Woodfordia fruticosa – flower – 768 g
Yavani – Trachyspermum ammi – 96 g
Ginger – Zingiber officinale – rhizome – 96 g
Pepper – Piper longum – fruit – 96 g
Clove – Syzygium aromaticum – flower bud – 96 g
Fenugreek seeds – 96 g
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica – root – 96 g
White Caraway seeds – 96 g

The vessel containing this herbal liquid mix is kept closed for a period of one month. The sugar in jaggery undergoes fermentation in a period of one month. After a month, the contents are filtered and stored in air tight containers.

Shloka- Sanskrit verse



Bhaishajya Ratnavali Agnimandya Rogadhikara 108-111
AFI Formulations – Volume 1

How long to use?
It is used for a period of 2 weeks – 4 months time

Kids, pregnancy and lactation

Safe for kids?
It is safe to use this medicine in lower dose, in children above 7 years of age.
Effect on Tridosha?
Balances Vata and Kapha Dosha.

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.


AVN, Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala, Nagarjuna – Musthaarishtam

Usage in diabetes:
It can be used in low doses in a diabetic person, if the blood sugar level is under control, under doctor’s advice.

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

24 thoughts on “Mustharishtam – Uses, Dose, Ingredients And Side Effects”

  1. Hello Doctor,

    I’m using kutajarishta for amebiosis from 4 months.. One of my relatives suggested me Mustharishta, but my doctor is giving me kutajarishta.. Which one is better for amebiosis.

  2. Sir my daughter 3 1/2 years had been having frequent indigestion and has milk allergy. Doctor adviced mustarishtam and dashammolarishtam combination. She did well for a week. She was given thalispatradi choornam 1/2 TSP 2 times with honey . Next day is today afternoon she developed loose stools. Right now discontinued thalispatradi choornam giving only mustarishtam and dashamoolarishtam combo 5 ml twice a day. Is this treatment appropriate for her. Doctor told she has a very hot body.

  3. My 5year kid is very thin and she is just 12.5kg now. How much ml to be given and I have to dilute it in water?

  4. Hello Dr.
    I hv hyper pigmentation with dark spots developing on my face and pimples acne and marks r not going in my face…can u suggest drink whc clean my blood and liver clean and decrease my pigmentation

  5. Respected Doctor,
    Can Mustharishtam be given to a 2 year old kid. He is suffering from Diarrhea. When ever he eats something or drinks milk, he stool is liquid.

    Thank you,


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