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Draksharishta Ayurveda Medicine for Indigestion

Author : Dr. Gurnam Saini  

Posted On : 17 December, 2013

Draksharishta Ayurvedic Medicine in Melbourne, Australia 



Draksharishtam is an Ayurvedic herbal remedy for abdominal and respiratory ailments. It is sweet in taste due Vitis vinifera. Its potency is enhanced due fermentation process.



It increases vitality and strength in the body so is indicated in general debility due to any reason.



Draksharishtam is used in the treatment of anorexia, indigestion, anaemia, jaundice etc. It also increases the digestive power and promotes bowel movements.



Moreover it is highly effective in correcting the weakness of lungs and relieving respiratory infections. It reduces cough in tuberculosis patients thus relieves cough. It reduces inflammation of respiratory tract.



Main Ingredients of Draksharishta 



Vitis vinifera is the main ingredient of Draksharishtam. It is digestive stimulant and antacid. Other ingredients in Draksharishtam are Cinnamomum verum, Callicarpa macrophylla, Elettaria cardamomum, Embelia ribes , Mesua ferrea, Pogostemon cablin, Piper nigrum, Piper longum, and jaggery.



Pharmacological action of Draksharishtam



Draksharishtam has cool potency and sweet and little astringent taste. It soothes vata and pacifies pitta humour. It works on digestive system by holding gastric secretion in natural equilibrium and keeps balance in liver metabolism.



Its main action is on digestive system in which it increases secretion of gastric juices but does not increase them from the required natural limits. Secondarily, it acts on brain and induces desire to eat. This is main mechanism of its action by which it becomes beneficial in anorexia as well as loss of appetite.



Draksharishtam is also digestive stimulant as mentioned above. It also works in indigestion by increasing metabolism of liver. It is of cool potency so it is also helpful in heartburn and acidity or GERD.



Draksharishtam is rich in natural iron and other minerals. Iron present in Draksharishtam has more bioavailability than iron supplements. Therefore, it increases haemoglobin levels and mostly given in cases of anaemia.



Uses and indications of Draksharishta 



  1. General weakness
  2. Anorexia
  3. Loss of appetite
  4. Indigestion
  5. Abdominal pain with burning sensation or gastritis
  6. Anaemia
  7. Debility and Emaciation
  8. Muscle wasting
  9. Debility after Typhoid fever, malaria and measles
  10. Cough due to excessive physical work or work beyond stamina
  11. In asthma, Tuberculosis , Whooping Cough,  Influenza,  Pneumonia – to strength respiratory system
  12. Constipation – in which person complaints hard stool with painful defecation



Side effects and precautions of Draksharishta 



It has been used in children and pregnant women since medieval times so it will be considered safe than conventional western medicines. It should not be taken if you are patient of diabetes mellitus due sugar content.





  1. Bhaishajya Ratnavali
  2. Ayurveda saar sangreh
  3. Ras tantra saar avum sidh prayog sangreh



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Dr Gurnam Singh Saini

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery

MD Alternative Medicine

Panchkarma Detox Expert

Member of AAA(Australian Association of Ayurveda)
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Author Bio:

Dr. 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. In Australia he pursued post graduate degree in mental health from La Trobe University, Melbourne (Australia). He has worked as associated Nurse Unit Management in Eastern Healths, Melbourne for 9 years. 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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