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Balarishtam: Benefits, Ingredients, Usage & Side Effetcs | AVCRI | Since 1957

What is Balarishtam ?

Categorized under arista preparations,balarista is used for many diseases occurring due to vata imbalance in the body . One such wonderful ayurvedic formulation that mainly focuses on neural disbalance and rheumatic problems owing to Vata imbalance is Balarishtam.Its acts as a neuroprotective and can helps in controlling various nervous and musculoskeletal disorders

Its very potent in clinical conditions like insomnia  insomnia, emaciation  poor circulation, anxiety constipation, dry skin, cracking joints,  headache, lower back pain, poor digestion,  and psychological problems.Loaded with powerful  and potent anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, cardioprotective, anti-paralytic, anti-stress and adaptogenic properties, balarishtam as the name indicates , give strength to muscles, bones and ligaments

Its major pharmacological actions helps in  treating paralysis ,artiritic pains and spinal issues .Also musculoskeletal conditions like cervical spondylosis, frozen shoulder, low backache, knee pain due to osteoarthritis, etc. It aso improves body strength  and nourishes all tissues  along with improving digestion and liver functions

Whats the ingredients of balarista and How To Make it?


Kwatha (decoction ) Dravya:

·         5 kg Bala – Sida cordifolia

·         5 kg Ashwagandha – Withaniasomnifera

·         90 gm Eranda (Castor Oil Plant) – Ricinus communis

·         90  gmKsheera Kakoli(Lilliumpolyphyllum )

·         45 gm Elaichi (Cardamom) – Elettaria cardamomum

·         45 gm Prasarini – Paederiafoetida

·         45 gm Lavanga (Clove) – Syzygium aromaticum

·         45 gm Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata

·         45 gm Ushira or Khas (Vetiver) – Vetiveriazizanioides

·         45 gm Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris

Prakshepa Dravya:

·         15 kg Jaggery

·         750 gm Dhataki – Woodfordiafruticosa

·         50 litres Water – for preparing decoction


·         Wash and dry all the herbal ingredients.

·         Submerge all the herbs in flowers in the mentioned quantity of water.

·         Boil till the decoction reduces to 1/4th.

·         Slightly cool the decoction and filter it to remove the herbal parts.

·         While the decoction is slightly warm, add dhataki flower and jaggery and give a good stir to everything.

·         Pour everything in the asava vessel, seal it with a clay-smeared cloth and leave it for 30 days undisturbed.

·         After the completion of 30 days, store the liquid for future use in bottles.

Ayurvedic Indications OfBalarishtam

·       Amavata (relieves arthritis),

·       Vranaropana (wound healing),

·       Dahahara (relieves burning sensation), 

·       Balya (improves muscle strength),

·       Abhigata (treats pain from trauma), 

·       Vedana (treats body pain),

·       Sandhi shula (treats arthritis),

·       Kati prishthashula (treats pain in the spinal column and lower back),

·       Mamsagata Vata (relieves muscle pain and myalgia),

·       Snayuvitanan (treats sprains),

·       Rasayani (rejuvenates the whole body),

·       Medhya (improves intelligence),

·       Jvara (useful in fever),

·       Anulomana (improves breathing),

·       Kasahara (relieves cough,

·       Shwasha (relieves breathing difficulties), \

·       Shira Roga (treats headache).

Pharmacological properties like

·         Anti-inflammatory

·         Rasayana

·         Nervine tonic/Neuroprotective

·         Cardioprotective

·         Mild Diuretic

·         Anti-paralytic

·         Appetizer and digestive stimulant, often used in ayurvedic medicine.

·         Anti-stress, commonly associated with the benefits of aswagandha in ayurveda.

·         Adaptogenic

Benefits of balarista

·       Analgesia and inflammation relief

Balaristam contains various natural vasodilator which can help in treat  painful muscle spasms, sore muscles, gout and various arthritic conditions. It can address clinical conditions like paralysis  and help in restoring nerves  and provides nourishment of neurons  and speeds up the recovery from facial palsy

·       Combats Arthritis

Balarishta contains ingredients like Ashwagandha and Gokshura, which provide strength to the joints and ligaments. Eranda and Prasarini act to reduce the pain. It is good medicine for osteoarthritis.

·       Enhamces digestion

Being ati flatulent ,it enhaces digestion and the formation of gas in the alimentary canal, thus alleviating bloating, flatulence, and abdominal distension.being antacid balaristam  prevent the formation of excessive acids in the stomach thereby treating indigestion, ulcer, gastritis and promoting better absorption of nutrients in the body, eventually helping increasing appetite.

·       Combats respiratory issues

Loaded  with powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic, and anti-asthmatic properties, Balarishta is  indicated for the treatment of asthma & bronchitis. It helps when a patient feels fatigue and difficulty in breathing due to lost physical strength, often prescribed as balarishtam in Kerala. 

·       Boosts  Immunity

It enhances immune system by  fighting microbes and shielding the body against various infections.

·       Relieves  Headache

Balaristam plays a pivotal role in  providing relief from chronic headaches, tension, etc. The magical syrup  has a calming  effect on irritated nerves, calms the brain and improves nerve function.

·       Physical Weakness

Balarishtam, generally recommended for debility or physical weakness occurred after paralysis attack, is available for the best price in India. It increases strength, improves appetite, and helps to restore the activities in weak tissue.

Dosages  of administration

Children – 2.5 ml to 10 ml

Afults 10- 30 ml

Preferred time – after food

Safety profiles

People already suffering from some gastric troubles may experience stomach irritation or burning sensation.

Balarishtam should not be taken on an empty stomach.

Pregnant women, lactating mothers should also not consume this medication without doctor’s approval.

Q: What is Balarishtam?

A: Balarishtam is an ayurvedic tonic known for its benefits in alleviating joint pain, swelling, and pain. It is a formulation made with key ingredients such as ashwagandha, rasna, and jaggery to help relieve numbness and vata imbalance.

Q: What are the main ingredients in Balarishtam?

A: The key ingredients in Balarishtam include ashwagandha, rasna, eranda, dhataki, ksiravidari, and jaggery that work together to provide relief from joint pain and other vata-related issues.

Q: How should Balarishtam be used?

A: Balarishtam is typically consumed in a dosage of 15-30 ml, preferably twice daily after food. It is recommended to consult a healthcare provider for the correct dosage based on individual needs.

Q: What are the benefits of consuming Balarishtam?

A: Balarishtam is known to help alleviate joint pain, improve immunity, relieve numbness, and ease vata imbalance. It is also considered beneficial for addressing issues like constipation and indigestion, common in balancing vata dosha.

Q: Are there any side effects of using Balarishtam?

A: Balarishtam is generally well-tolerated, but individuals with specific health conditions or allergies should consult a healthcare professional before consuming it to avoid any potential side effects.

Q: Where can one purchase Balarishtam?

A: Balarishtam is available for purchase online or at ayurvedic stores. It is advisable to buy from reputed brands like Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (AVP) or Kottakkal Ayurveda for authentic products.

Q: Is Balarishtam suitable for all age groups?

A: Balarishtam is generally safe for adults, but it is advisable to consult a pediatrician before giving it to children. Pregnant or nursing women should also seek medical advice before use.

Does Balarishtam increase weight?

Yes, you can gain weight by consuming balarista because its key ingredients are known to be beneficial in mamsa dhatu poshana

Can I take Balarishta daily?

Yes you can under recommended doses

Can a diabetic patient use Balarishtam?

Preferably not to use

Can we consume Balarishtam daily for improving body strength?

Yes, you can but in recomendd doses

Can we consume Balarishtam for all neurological conditions?

Yes, you can but in recommended doses

Does Balarishta contain alcohol?

Yes, it contains 10 percent of self-generated alcohol.

Does Balarishtam contain yeast?

No, it does not contain yeast.

Does it cause constipation or acidity?

No, being high in fibre it’s a good remedy for relieving constipation 

How long should Balarishtam be used?

It can be recommended for 3 to 6 months  or based on the chronicity of the clinical complaints

Is Balarishta effective for Spinal Tuberculosis and back pain due to it?

Although there are no many references of balarista to eradicating Tuberculosis bacterium,but the ingredients in it help to rejuvenate the tissues and promote healing of chronic illness, Based on that principle, it can help in relieving back pain affected by spinal TB 

What precautions should I take while consuming Balarishta if I have a recurrent acidity issue?

If you have chronic acidity ,Is better to dilute with water equally  





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