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Parpatakarishtam – Uses, Dose, Side effects and Ingredients

Parpatakarishtam is a liquid Ayurvedic medicine, used mainly in the treatment of anemia and liver disorders. It is also known as Parpatadyarishta. It 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 the active herbal components to the body.


Parpatakarishtam uses:
Udara – Ascites
Pandu – Anemia
Gulma – Abdominal tumor
Halimaka – chronic liver disease
Kamala – Jaundice
Yakrut Vruddhi – Hepatomegaly
Pleehavruddhi – Splenomegaly
Rakta vikara – Disorders due to imbalance of Pitta and vitiation of blood
Shotha – inflammatory conditions
Vishamajwara – chronic recurrent fever
Drug induced liver injury and damage

Dose, duration of use

Parpadakarishtam 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.
It can be administered for a period of 4 – 6 weeks.

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 and precautions

Parpatakarishtam side effects and precautions:
Over-dosage is best avoided.
Store in a cool dry place.
Pregnant, lactating mothers and children should seek medical advice before taking this medicine.


Parpatakarishtam ingredients:
Parpataka – Hedyotis corymbosa / Fumaria indica – 4.8 kg
It is added to 49.152 liters of water, boiled and reduced to 12.288 liters. Filtered.
This decoction is added with
Jaggery – 9.6 kg
Dhataki – Woodfordia fruticosa – 768 grams
48 grams of each of
Amruta – Tinospora cordifolia
Mustaka – Cyperus rotundus
Daruharidra – Berberis aristata
Devadaru – Cedrus deodara
Vyaghri – Solanum xanthocarpum
Duralabha – Fagonia cretica / Alhagi pseudalhagi
Chavya – Piper chaba
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica
Vidanga – Embelia ribes
Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and ginger
Fermentation period – 1 month or above.

Reference, manufacturers, shelf life

Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali Pandu Rogadhikara 12/386

Manufacturers: Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala, Sitaram Ayurveda Pharmacy, Amrita Life, Bipha Drug Laboratories.

Shelf life – 10 years from the date of manufacture.

Shloka (Sanskrit Verse)

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

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