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Drākṣāriṣṭa 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

Drākṣā API Vitis vinifera Dr. Fr 2.4 kg
Jala for decoction Water 49.152 l
reduced to 12.288 l
Guḍa API Jaggery 9.6 kg
Prakṣepa Dravyas:
Tvak API Cinnamomum zeylanicum St. Bk. 48 g
Elā (Sūkṣmailā API) Elettaria cardamomum Sd. 48 g
Patra (Tejapatra API) Cinnamomum tamala Lf. 48 g
Keṣara (Nāgakeṣara API) Mesua ferrea Stmn. 48 g
Priyaṅgu API Callicarpa macrophylla Fl. 48 g
Marica API Piper nigrum Fr. 48 g
Kṛṣṇā (Pippalī API) Piper longum Fr. 48 g
Viḍaṅga API Embelia ribes Fr. 48 g
Dhātakī API Woodfordia fruticosa Fl. 384 g

Method of preparation

  • Take the raw materials of pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Wash and crush the ingredient numbered 1 (Kvātha Dravya) of the formulation composition.
  • Clean, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 4 to 11 (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 brown liquid without frothing and significant sedimentation; with aromatic odour and sweet taste.


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

Therapeutic uses

  • Agnimāndya (Digestive impairment), Kāsa (Cough), śvāsa (Dyspnoea/Asthma), Kṣaya (Pthisis), Uraḍkṣata (Chest wound), Malaṣodhaka (Laxative), Galaroga (Diseases of throat) and Daurbalya (Weakness).


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


Physico-chemical parameters

Total phenolic content 0.028 to 0.082 per cent
Total solids Not less than 28.00 per cent
Specific gravity (at 25º) 1.08 to 1.20
pH 3.5 to 4.5
Reducing sugars Not less than 14.0 per cent
Non-reducing sugars Not more than 0.40 per cent
Alcohol content 5 to 10 per cent
Methanol Absent