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Draksharishtam: Ayurvedic Herbal Concoction for Blood Impurities & Physical Weakness

Draksharishta: restorative elixir for complete well being and health

Dry raisins are  yummy, healthy, and nutritious superfoods offered by nature that we can relish any time.

I am  sure no one has missed eating these tiny delicious and nutritious raisins ,a  hand full in their childhood .

Dry grapes  are  common kitchen ingredient in Indian house are imbibed  with a bunch  of nutrients. This is a superfood from family of dry fruit which is topped  on various Indian desserts like kheer.

Ayurveda indicates the grape fruit as “DrakshaPhalottama”– which means that the grape fruit is the best out of all others.

Raisins  are full of natural sugar and hence they are one of the healthier alternatives to sweets.AlsoRaisins, enriched with several nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, polyphenols, and dietary fibers, make a nourishing addition to Ayurvedic tonics.

One of the ayurvedic formulation which has dry raisins as its main ingredient is  Draksharistam.It chiefly contains 5-10% of self-generated alcohol that helps transport water and alcohol-soluble herbs to the body.

It offers plethora of health benefits right from improving digestion, treating constipation, boosting immunity, caring  respiratory issues  Like cough, cold, Asthma, a common ailment, can find relief in Ayurvedic practices and the right herbal concoctions., promoting cardiac functions, and uplifting women’s health. It's also a tonic, embodying the holistic approach of Ayurveda.  nutritional supplement,  used in the treatment of phthisis, physical weakness, anorexia nervosa, loss of appetite, Insomnia, often addressed by Ayurvedic remedies, can be alleviated with the right herbal tonic., vertigo associated with weakness, and headache.This incredible medicinal formulation is classified as an adaptogen and thus helps in normalising stress and anxiety and thus enhances overall stamina

Loaded with medicinal properties like being Adaptogenic, Antioxidant, Cardioprotective, Carminative, Digestive Stimulant, Haematinic, and Mild laxative.  is well tolerated in all people with VataPitta, and Kapha disorders, but it is more likely to affect Vata Dosha.

Letssee  what makes This elixir so tasty?


KwathaDravya(Drugs for making decoction )

Draksha (Grapes) – Vitis vinifera

Sandhana Dravya (fermentation agents)

Jaggery (Guda) – Saccharum officinarum

Water for decoction

Prakshepa Dravyas (Herbal additives)

Elaichi (Cardamom) – Elettaria cardamomum

Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum zeylanicum     

Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum tamala     

Kali Mirch (Black pepper) – Piper nigrum             

Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper longum      

Vaividanga (False Black Pepper) – Embeliaribes         

Nagkesara – Mesua ferrea         

Priyangu – Callicarpa macrophylla               

Dhataki flowers – Woodfordiafruticosa


Herbal ingredients of the decoction are washed and sun-dried.

The herbs are then powdered and sieved to remove impurities and solid particles.

Separately, the aromatic herbs are cleaned, dried, powdered and sieved and kept aside.

The grounded draksha is then immersed in a specific quantity of water and allowed to soak overnight.

Prepare the kashaya or decoction by boiling kashayadravyas in water and reduce to ¼th  and strain the decoction. When the decoction is cooled add jaggery, Dhataki and prakshepakadravyas. Keep for fermentation in a closed vessel  for 1 month, After completion of fermentation, arista is filtered and stored in a glass bottle.

Method of storage: Stored in an airtight glass bottle. Keep away from direct sunlight and moisture.

Reference: sarangadharasamhitha ,asava arista  Kalpana, the Ayurvedic preparation technique, carefully balances ingredients to create effective remedies.




Incredible Benefits Of Draksharishta

Boosts  Immunity

Draksharita stands unique with its high value in improving the stamina and energy levels of the body .Draksha ,being  the active ingredient reduces weakness and fatigue . Being a aphrodisiac, it also uplifts the function of the adrenal glands thus  helping  in reducing the stress levels. It can be used after fever or other diseases in which patient has debility and feel exhaustion.Draksha are good source of vitamin-C, vitamin-A, vitamin-K, carotenes, B-complex vitamins such as pyridoxine, riboflavin, and thiamine that are necessary for tissue health thus acts as high nutritive.

Cures Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by an abnormally low body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight Its also connected to the mental fear of the person who suffers from weight issues  hence  leading to low self confidence

Draksharishta is mainly beneficial when the patient has decreased the desire to eat, acting as a tonic to improve appetite and overall health. It infact  improves the desire to eat, makes a person feel hungry and helps in the management of loss of appetite as well as anorexia nervosa.

Promotes Digestion

Draksharista is extremely crucial for patients suffering from loss of appetite and eating disorders like bulimia etc .Regular intake of this miracle medicine helps to enhance digestion  and promotes better absorption of nutrients.

Relieves IBS

Grahani  or IBS is commonly manifested by symptoms of  diarrhea or constipation  or a tendency to pass bowels immediately after any intake .This is mainly due to the unhealthy dietary habits and excessive intake of food which are incompatible The use of the incredible herbs in Draksharishta make it an ultimate choice for treating this painful disease.

Relieves Constipation

Draksha,beimg laxative , also stimulates the liver to release the bile into the intestine, which induces peristaltic movements and eases in bowel movement.Draksharistam being rich in sugar ,organic acid and cellulose ,can improve the digestive track health ,prevent constipation and helps as anti flatulent thus relieving abdominal distention.Polyphenols derived from  draksha modulate gut microbiota and contribute to beneficial microbial ecology that can enhance gut health health.

Remedies Respiratory Anomalies

The active ingredients in draksharista helps to relieve  the accumulated kapha and also helps to relieve  respiratory disorders like asthma, bronchitis, COPD, cough and cold symptoms.

Relieves Headache

With its strong anti oxidant and anti inflammatory properties draksharistam can help as anti depressant and also soothens the mood thus making a base environment to provide relief from chronic migraine and stress related headaches.

Stimulate  Cardiac Functioning

Draksharista has strong antioxidative properties that can strengthen heart muscles, prevent lipid build up, and reduce the risk of heart attacks, blood clots, and heart blocks. Draksha can also help lower cholesterol levels in the blood.

Skin radiance

Regular intake of draksharista will improve the elasticity and overall texture of your skin. You can even combat hair loss with these nuggets as it promotes hair health by stimulating hair follicles. The abundance of antioxidants in the potent herbs being used are highly effective in removing harmful free radicals from the body and alleviates itching sensation caused due to allergic conditions like eczema, acne, sunburn etc.

Improve anaemic condition

It is rich in iron and improves hemoglobin level. 

Improves eye vision

Draksharista can improve the eye vision by providing natural hydration and by smoothening  any inflammation

Draksharishta Dosage

Adults: 10 - 20 ml, along with equal quantity of water, immediately after meals

Children – 5 to 10 ml

Safety profile

An excess of it may cause some gastric irritation or mouth ulcers.

Persons with diabetes should avoid it due to presence of jaggery

Persons with already existing acidity to avoid it due to presence of  self generated alcohol

 Pregnant women and lactating mothers should also consult a doctor


When should I drink Draksharishta?

Its preferred to be taken after meals.

Is Drakshasava good for acidity?

Though there are not much difference in ingredients of both draksharista and drakshasava ,its better to avoid for the patients having intense acidity.

Which is better Drakshasava or Draksharishta?

Though there are not much difference in ingredients of both draksharista and drakshasava,drakshasava has more of strengthening properties compared to the later.

Is Drakshasava good for sleep?

Yes it has soothing effects on nerves thus enhancing a good and sound sleep.

How to reduce acid production in stomach in Ayurveda?

You can undergo a periodical therapeutical purgation to keep acidity at a bay .Along with that you have to follow a strict diet and life style changes for the long term benefits.

How much alcohol is in Draksharishta?

It has 5 to 10 percent of self generated alcohol.

Is Draksharishta good for anemia?

Yes it can help to improve the haemoglobin.

Are there any skin benefits of Draksharishta?

Regular intake of draksharista will improve the elasticity and overall texture of your skin.

Can Draksharishtam be diluted with water?

Those having extreme acidity can dilute it with equal quantity of water before having it.

Can Draksharishtam be used for children?

Yes it can be used but in a prescribed quantity as per physician.

Does Draksharishtam cause Gastritis?

If there is an issue of already existing intense acidity, it can cause gastritis symptoms 


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