Dashamoola Haritaki Uses, Dose, Side Effects And Ingredients

Dashamoola Haritaki is an effective Ayurvedic medicine for a variety of diseases. It is in herbal jam or paste form. It is also known as Dashamoola Haritaki rasayana and Dasamulaharitaki leham.


It is used in the treatment of Chronic inflammatory conditions, fever, emaciation, rheumatoid arthritis, bleeding diseases, urinary infection, gulma, anemia, ailments of liver.
It is rich in nutrition and helps to improve digestive fire
Clears the bowels.


Doctors also use Dasamool Haritaki for the treatment of
Obesity – usually with a dose of 1 teaspoon 2 times a day after food with a cup of water for 3 months time.
Excess water retention
Steroid over use or side effects of long term usage of steroid
High SGOT and SGPT levels.


Dashamoola Haritaki Dose: 
5 – 10 grams once or two times  a day after food or before food, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
It is administered along with milk or water.
Dosage for children below 5 years of age – 1 – 2 grams, once or twice a day, along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.
Dosage for children between 5 – 12 years of age – 5 grams once or twice a day along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.

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.

Side effects

There are no known side effects with this medicine. Higher dose may cause stomach upset.
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are diabetic. In diabetic patients, only if the blood sugar is under good control, then this medicine can be given.


Dashamoola Haritaki Ingredients: 
Decoction of Dashamoola – 3.072 liters
1. Bilva – Aegle marmelos – Root/stem bark
2. Agnimantha – Premna mucronata – Root/stem bark
3. Syonaka – Oroxylum indicum – Root/stem bark
4. Kashmari – Gmelina arborea – Root/stem bark
5. Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens – Root/stem bark
6. Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum – Pant
7. Prishnaparni – Uraria picta – Plant
8. Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris – Plant
9. Brhati – Solanum indicum – Plant
10. Kantakari – Solanum surattense – Plant

Water for decoction – 12.288 liters
Reduced to – 3. 072 liters

Haritaki – Terminalia chebula – 100 in number
Jaggery – 4.8 kg
Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum – Seeds – 48 g
Cinnamon – Cinnamomum verum – Stem bark – 48 g
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala – Leaves – 48 g
Trikatu – 48 grams each
Pepper fruit – Piper nigrum
Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
Ginger rhizome – Zingiber officinale
Yavakshara – 12 g
Honey – 384 g

Method of Preparation

Dashamoola decoction is prepared by boiling coarsely powdered ingredients from Bilva to Kantakari with specified quantity of water and then filtered. This decotion is heated with haritaki till water reduces to quarter part and haritaki becomes soft. Boiled haritakis are separated and made into a homogenous paste. Jaggery is added to Dashamoola decoction, heated till it dissolves and then filtered. To this, haritaki paste is added and heated with continuous stirring till it forms semisolid consistency. Powders of trikatu and yavakshara are added and mixed well. After cooling, fine powders of cardamom, cinnamom and patra along with honey is added and mixed well. Thus obtained homogeneous mixture is kept in tightly closed containers.


Ashtanga Hridaya Chikitsa Sthana 17/14-16

Shloka Sanskrit Verse

dashamoola haritaki lehyam

Shelf life

3 years from the date of manufacturing. Once the bottle is opened, it is best to finish it within 4 – 5 months of time.

Nagarjuna – Dashamoola Hareethaki Lehyam

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 “Dashamoola Haritaki Uses, Dose, Side Effects And Ingredients”

  1. I was prescribed Dashamoolaristha while in India and I wonder, since this is difficult and expensive to ship to UK, whether I could take Dashmoolahareethaki as a substitute? Thank you for your advice.

  2. Can you please explain difference between Dasmula Rasayanam and Dasmula Haritaki Leham? Are effects different? If so which one is preferred?

  3. Hello sir, I am 5.3″ and 70kgs. I have PCOD and have been adviced to lose weight. I have bought Dasamoola harithaki. Please tell me how to have that and whether it will help me lose weight.

  4. bonjour j’ai acheté dasamoola harithaki lehyam dans le kerala. on m’a dit que pour perdre du poids je devais prendre une cuillère à café le matin 30 mns AVANT de manger. Or dans vos commentaires, vous dites APRES le repas?Qu’est ce qui est juste?Merci de votre réponse


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