Kutajarishtam is an Ayurvedic medicine in liquid form, used in the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery, IBS etc. It contains 5 – 10 % of self generated alcohol in it. This self generated alcohol and the water present in the product acts as a medium to deliver water and alcohol soluble active components of the herbs to the body.
Reference: Bhaishajya ratnavali, Atisara – 97 – 99
Kutajarista 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.
Kutajarishtam uses: Kutajarishta is widely used in Ayurvedic treatment for diarrhoea, dysentery, fever, bleeding disorders of intestine irritable bowel syndrome, crohn’s disease, haemorrhoids. Strengthens digestive power.
- Sarva Jvara – It is useful in all types of fever.
- Grahani – useful in irritable bowel syndrome, malabsorption syndrome
- Raktatisara – useful in diarrhoea / dysentery with bleeding, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis etc.
- Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica)- Stem bark – 4.8 kg
- Mridveeka – Dry grapes – 2.8 kg
- Madhuka (Madhuca indica) – FLower – 480 g
- Kashmari (Gmelina arborea) – Stem bark / root – 480 g
- Water for Kashayam – 49.152 kg, boiled and reduced to 21.288 liters
- Guda – Jaggery – 4.8 kg
- Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) – flower – 960 g
Method of Manufacturing:
Coarse powder of first four herbs is made, kashaya is made out of it and filtered. To it, jaggery is added and dissolved, filtered and then Dhataki is added. Kept closed in a clean air tight container for one month time period for fermentation.
After a month, it is taken out, filtered and preserved.
There are no as such side effects noticed. However, a very high dose of Kutajarishta may lead to constipation. A very high dose of Kutajarishtam may cause constipation. It is bitter in taste that can cause nausea and vomiting