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Rohītakāriṣṭa 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

Rohītakā API Tecomella undulata St. Bk 4.8 kg
Jala for decoction Water 49.152 l
reduced to 12.288 l
Guḍa API Jaggery 9.6 kg
Prakṣepa Dravyas:
Dhātakī API Woodfordia fruticosa Fl. 768 g
Pippalī API P iper longum Fr. 48 g
Pippalīmūla API Piper longum St. 48 g
Cavya API Piper retrofractum St. 48 g
Citraka API Plumbago zeylanica Rt. 48 g
Śuṇṭhi API Zingiber officinale Rz. 48 g
Tvak API Cinnamomum zeylanicum St. Bk. 48 g
Elā (Sūkṣmailā API) Elettaria cardamomum Sd. 48 g
Patra (Tejapatra API) Cinnamomum tamala Lf. 48 g
Harītakī API Terminalia chebula P . 48 g
Bibhītaka API Terminalia belerica P. 48 g
Āmalakī API Emblica officinalis P. 48 g

Method of preparation

  • Take the raw materials of pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Wash, dry and powder the ingredients 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 15 (Prakshepa 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

  • Plīhāroga (Splenic disease), Gulma (Abdominal lump), Udararoga (Disease of abdomen), Aṣṭhīlā (Prostatic hypertrophy), Arṣa (Piles), Kamala (Jaundice), Kuṣṭha (Disease of skin).


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


  • Water.

Physico-chemical parameters

Total phenolic content 0.060 to 0.071 per cent
Total solids Not less than 16.0 per cent
Specific gravity (at 25º) 1.05 to 1.14
pH 3.8 to 4.7
Reducing sugars Not less than 11.0 per cent
Non-reducing sugars Not more than 0.70 per cent
Alcohol content 5 to 10 per cent
Methanol Absent