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Jīrakādyariṣṭa 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

Jīrakā (Śveta Jīraka API) Cuminum cyminum Fr. 9.6 kg
Jala for decoction Water 49.152 l
reduced to 12.288 l
Guḍa API Jaggery 14.4 kg
Prakṣepa Dravyas:
Dhātakī API Woodfordia fruticosa Fl. 768 g
Śuṇṭhī API Zingiber officinale Rz. 48 g
Jātīphala API Myristica fragrans Sd. 48 g
Mustaka (Mustā API) Cyperus rotundus 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
Nāgakeṣara API Mesua ferrea Stmn. 48 g
Yamānikā (Yavānī API) Trachyspermum ammi Fr. 48 g
Kakkola (Kaṅkola API) Piper cubeba Fr. 48 g
Devapuṣpa (Lavaṅga API) Syzygium aromaticum Fl. Bud 48 g

Method of preparation

  • Take the raw materials of pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Wash, dry and crush the ingredient numbered 1 (Kvātha Dravya) of the formulation composition.
  • Clean, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 5 to 14 (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.
  • Add the ingredient number 3 of the formulation composition to the Kvatha, allow to dissolve and filter through the muslin cloth[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

  • Sūtikāroga (Puerperal disease), Agnimāndya (Digestive impairment), Atisāra (Diarrhoea), Grahaṇī(Malabsorption syndrome).


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


  • Water.

Physico-chemical parameters

Total phenolic content 0.154 to 0.189 per cent
Total solids Not less than 22.0 per cent
Specific gravity (at 25º) 1.08 to 1.20
pH 3.5 to 4.5
Reducing sugars Not less than 14.00 per cent
Non-reducing sugars Not more than 1.00 per cent
Alcohol content 5 to 10 per cent v/v
Methanol Absent