Dhanwanthararishtam – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Dhanwanthararishtam is an Ayurvedic medicine mainly used in Ayurvedic post natal care of the mother. It is a liquid medicine, containg 5 – 10 % of self generated alcohol. The alcohol along with water acts as media for the herbal active principles. It is also called Dhanvantararishtam.


Dhanwanthararishtam uses:
It is used in the treatment of
low digestion power, low back ache. It is a very good uterine tonic. It is also useful in post natal care of the mother. An accepted medicine in hemiplegia, facial paralysis, opisthotonos (bahyayamam) and emprothotonos (antarayamam) and all other vata disorders. Excellent in fever, hernia, gulma, strained micturition.
Doctors also prescribe this medicine for the treatment of
Gout, Arthritis,
Rheumatoid arthritis.
Post viral fever, when the patient complains of body, muscle and joint pains

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
Bursitis trochanterica,
Shoulder dislocation 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.  


Dhanwanthararishta ingredients:
Dashamoola –
Bilva – Aegle marmelos
Agnimantha – Premna mucronata
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
Gambhari – Gmelina arborea
Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
Prinshnaparni – Urarica picta
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
Brihati – Solanum indicum
Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
Badara – Zyziphus jujuba
Kulattha – Dolichos biflorus
Bala – Sida cordifolia
Kushta – Saussurea lappa
Devadaru – Cedrus deodara
Vidari – Ipomoea mouritiana
Tagara – Valeriana jatamansi
Triphala – Haritaki, Vibhitaki, Amalaki
Shatapushpa – Anethum graveolens
Mudgaparni – Vigna radiata
Mashaparni – Vigna pilosa
Methika – Trigonella foenum graceum
Yahstimadhu – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
Agaru – Aquilaria agallocha
Twak – Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Ela – Elettaria cardamomum
Punarnava – Boerhaavia diffusa
Sharkara – Saccharum officinarum
Pippali – Piper longum
Nagakeshara – Mesua ferrea
Ela – Ellettaria cardamomum
Maricha – Piper nigrum
Chandrashoora – Lepidium sativum
Krushnajeeraka – Nigella sativa
Takkola – Illicium verum
Shatapushpa – Anethum graveolens
Chavya – Piper cubeba
Jathi – Myristica fragrans
Dhataki – Woodfordia fruiticosa

Reference, manufacturers, side effects

Reference: Ashtanga Hrudayam

Manufacturers: Sitaram Ayurveda Pharmacy Ltd.
Nagarjuna – Dhaanwantharaarishtam

Dhanwanthararishtam side effects: If the product is not prepared well or if it is administered in very higher dose than prescribed,  it may cause gastric complaints.
It is always better to take this medicine only under strict medical supervision.

Shloka, Sanskrit Verse

Dose, duration of use

Dhanwanthararistam dose: 12 – 24 ml after food. once or two times a day, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
It can be administered for a period of 1 – 2 months.

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.

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