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Amṛtāriṣṭa 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

Amṛtā (Guḍūcī API) Tinospora cordifolia St. 4.8 kg
Bilva API Aegle marmelos St. Bk. 480 g
Śyonāka API Oroxylum indicum St. Bk. 480 g
Gambhārī API Gmelina arborea St. Bk. 480 g
Pāṭalā API Stereospermum suaveolens St. Bk. 480 g
Agnimantha API Premna mucronata St. Bk. 480 g
Śālaparṇī API Desmodium gangeticum Pl. 480 g
Pṛṣniparṇī API Uraria picta Pl. 480 g
Bṛhatī API Solanum melongena var. Indicum Pl. 480 g
kaṇṭakārī API Solanum surattense Pl. 480 g
Gokṣura API Tribulus terrestris Pl. 480 g
Jala for decoction Water 49.152 l
reduced to 12.288 l
Guḍa API Jaggery 14.4 kg
Prakṣepa Dravyas:
Ajājī (Śveta Jīraka API) Cuminum cyminum Fr. 768 g
Raktapuṣpaka (Parpaṭa API) Fumaria parviflora Pl. 96 g
Saptacchada (Saptaparṇa API) Alstonia scholaris St. Bk. 48 g 7
Śuṇṭhc API Zingiber officinale Rz. 48 g
Marica API Piper nigrum Fr. 48 g
Pippalī API Piper longum Fr. 48 g
Nāgakeśara API Mesua ferrea Stmn. 48 g
Abda (Mustā API) Cyperus rotundus Rz. 48 g
Kaṭvī (Kaṭukā API) Picrorrhriza kurroa Rz. 48 g
Prativiṣā (Ativiṣā) API) Aconitum heterophyllum Rt. 48 g
Vatsabīja (Indrayava API) Holarrhena antidysenterica Sd. 48 g

Method of preparation

  • Take the raw material of pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Wash, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 1 to 11 (Kvātha Dravya) of the formulation composition individually and pass through the sieve number 44 to obtain coarse powder.
  • Clean, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 14 to 24 (Prakṣepa Dravya) of the formulation composition individually and pass through the sieve number 85 to obtain fine powder.
  • Add specified amounts 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

  • All types of Jvara (Fever).


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


  • Water.

Physico-chemical parameters

Total phenolic content 0.080 to 0.103 per cent
Total solids Not less than 25.0 per cent
Specific gravity (at 25º) 1.05 to 1.20
pH 3.40 to 4.40
Reducing sugars Not less than 16 per cent
Non-reducing sugars Not more than 0.80 per cent
Alcohol content 5 to 8 per cent v/v
Methanol Absent