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Abhayāriṣṭa is a fermented liquid preparation made with the ingredients in the 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

Abhayā (Harītakī API) Terminalia chebula P. 4.8 kg
Mṛdvīkā (Drākṣā API) Vitis vinifera Dr. Fr. 2.4 kg
Viḍaṅga API Embelia ribes Fr. 480 g
Madhūka Kusuma (Madhūka API) Madhuca indica Fl. 480 g
Jala API for decoction Water 49.152
reduced to 12.288 l
Guḍa API Jaggery 4.8 kg
Śvadaṁṣṭrā (Gokṣura API) Tribulus terrestris Fr. 96 g
Trivṛtā (Trivṛt API) Operculina turpethum Rt. 96 g
Dhānya (Dhānyaka API) Coriandrum sativum Fr . 96 g
Dhātakī API Woodfordia fruticosa Fl. 96 g
Indravāruṇī API Citrullus colocynthis Rt. 96 g
Cavya API Piper retrofractum St. 96 g
Madhūrikā (Miśreyā API) Foeniculum vulgare Fr. 96 g
Śuṇṭhī API Zingiber officinale Rz. 96 g
Dantī API Baliospermum montanum Rt. 96 g
Mocarasa (Śālmalī API) Salmalia malabarica Exd. 96 g
Zingiber officinale

Method of preparation

  • Take the raw material of pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Wash, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 1 and 3 (Kvātha Dravya) of the formulation composition and pass through the sieve number 44 to obtain coarse powder. Wash and clean the ingredient numbered 2 and 4 (Kvātha Dravya) of the formulation composition.
  • Clean, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 7 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 aromatic odour and bitter taste.


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

Therapeutic uses

  • Arsta (Piles), Udara (Diseases of abdomen), Mitravibandha (Retention of urine), Agnimandya (Digestive impairment); Varcovibandha (Constipation).


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


Physico-chemical parameters

Total phenolic content 0.2 to 0.3 per cent
Total solids Not less than 17.5 per cent
Specific gravity (at 25º) 1.01 to 1.12
pH 3.6 to 4.2
Reducing sugars Not less than 9.50 per cent
Non-reducing sugars Not more than 0.40 per cent
Alcohol content 6.5 to 10 per cent
Methanol Absent