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Aśokāriṣṭa is a fermented liquid preparation, made with the ingredients in Formulation composition given below. It contains not more than 10 per cent, and not less than 5 per cent of alcohol that is self generated in the preparation over a period of time.

Formulation composition

Aśokā API Saraca asoca St. Bk. 4.800 kg
Jala for decoction Water 49.152 l
reduced to 12.288 l
Guḍa API Jaggery 9.6 kg
Prakṣepa Dravya:
Dhātakī API Woodfordia fruticosa Fl. 768 g
Ajājī (śveta Jīraka API) Cuminum cyminum Fr 48 g
Mustaka (Mustā API) Cyperus rotundus Rz. 48 g
Śuṇṭhī API Zingiber officinale Rz. 48 g
Dārvī (Dāruharidrā) API) Berberis aristata St. 48 g
Utpala API Nymphaea stellata Fl. 48 g
Harītakī API Terminalia chebul P. 48 g
Bibhītaka API Terminalia belerica P. 48 g
Āmalakī API Emblica officinalis P. 48 g
Āmrāsthi (Āmra API) Mangifera indica Enm. 48 g
Jīraka (Śveta Jīraka API) Cuminum cyminum Fr. 48 g
Vāsā API Adhatoda vasica Rt. 48 g
Candana (Śveta Candana API) Santalum album Ht. Wd. 48 g

Method of preparation

  • Take the raw materials of pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Wash, dry and powder the ingredient numbered 1 (Kvātha Dravya) of the formulation composition and pass through the sieve number 44 to obtain coarse powder.
  • Clean, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 5 to 16 (Prakṣepa Dravya) of the formulation composition individually and pass through the sieve number 85 to obtain fine powder.
  • Add specified amount of water to the Kvātha Dravya, soak overnight, heat, reduce to one fourth and filter through muslin cloth to obtain Kvātha.[1]


  • Clear, dark brown liquid without frothing and significant sedimentation with astringent taste.


  • Store in a cool place in tightly closed amber coloured bottle, protect from light and moisture.

Therapeutic uses

  • Asṛgdara Ruja (Dysmenorrhoea), Yonirujā (Pain in female genital tract), Śvetapradara (Leucorrhoea), Jvara (Fever), Raktapitta (Bleeding disorders), Arśa (Piles), Mandāgni (Dyspepsia), Arocaka (Tastelessness), Meha (Polyuria), Śotha (Inflammation).


  • 15 – 30 ml orally with equal amount of water after meals twice a day.


  • Water.

Physico-chemical parameters

Total phenolic content 0.061 to 0.083 per cent
Total solids Not less than 11.0 per cent
Specific gravity (at 25º) 1.02 to 1.12
pH 3.5 to 4.5
Reducing sugars Not less than 5.50 per cent
Non-reducing sugars Not more than 1.00 per cent
Alcohol content 5 to 10 per cent
Methanol Absent