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Author : Gurnam Saini  

Posted On : 14 December, 2013






Aragwadharishtam is an ayurvedic product used for skin diseases. It has ulcer and wound healing properties so it is also prescribed in non-healing ulcers. Furthermore, according to ayurveda, it also acts as blood purifier and has mild laxative properties. It reduces inflammation and edema of soft tissues especially due to skin diseases.




Ayurvedic action of Aragwadharishtam



The ayurvedic action of Aragwadharishtam depends on its main ingredient that is Cassia fistula. It pacifies vata and pitta humor. It acts as cooling agent as well. Therefore, it is beneficial in abdominal pain due to excessive heat or excessive production of gastric juices.



It reduces acidic irritation by soothing stomach wall. Due to this property, it is also useful in heartburn and GERD. Furthermore, Aragwadharishtam is considered strengthening agent for intestines and helps to restore intestinal natural functions by soothing inner layers of intestines.  It is purgative in its action so it eases defecation.



Aragwadharishtam has Anthelmintic, larvicidal and Antibacterial activities. Therefore, it is used in infectious diseases. However, it is more effective in skin infections and inflammatory diseases of skin and connective tissues.



Aragwadharishtam has antipyretic action so it is also helpful in fever. Antipyretic action of Aragwadharishtam is due its action as bactericidal and antimicrobial agent. However, it has good action when fever is associated with any skin disease.



Traditional Uses and indications of Aragwadharishtam


  1. Eczema
  2. Wounds
  3. Non-healing ulcers
  4. Acne vulgaris
  5. Constipation
  6. Burning sensation in abdomen and heartburn
  7. Abdominal pain
  8. Fever



Side effects of Aragwadharishtam 



It is contraindicated in diarrhea due to its laxative action. 

Ayurvedic medicine and treatment are generally considered to be safe but rarely may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases. We recommend seeking urgent medical attention in the case of an adverse reaction.

Ayurvedic products should be used with caution in pregant, lactating mothers and children. They should always be taken under supervision of a qualified ayurvedic practitioner.




  1. Saharayogam
  2. Dravya guna vijana





Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence.



Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More

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