Posted On : 18 December, 2013
Khadirarishta is ayurvedic herbal preparation used for various skin diseases such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, etc. It is mainly beneficial in diseases in which itching is main symptom. It is considered as a blood purifier and detoxifies body channels. Allergic reactions of skin on exposure to dust and similar allergens are also effectively treated with this medicine.
Acacia catechu, Cedrus deodara, Psoralea corylifolia and Berberis aristata are main ingredients of Khadirarishta. These ingredients offer blood purifier action and beneficial in skin diseases. Other ingredients are Woodforia fruticosa, Piper cubeba, Mesua ferrea, Myristica fragrans, clove, cardamom etc. These ingredients help to increase efficacy and bioavailability of main ingredients of Khadirarishta.
Pharmacological action of Khadirarishta depends on four main ingredients Acacia catechu, Cedrus deodara, Psoralea corylifolia and Berberis aristata. These are blood purifier and improve skin texture and color. These ingredients provide glow to face and also useful in acne or pimples. As per ayurveda, Khadirarishta pacifies all three humors.
All types of skin diseases are caused by imbalance and aggravation in these three humors so Khadirarishtam is drug of choice for all types of skin diseases. It reduces itching and soothes skin.
Khadirarishta has property of detoxification. It detoxifies the body and assists in excretion of accumulated toxins from the body by enhancing liver functions. Moreover, it has some ingredients, which protect liver, and repair damaged liver cells. It has deep cleansing action in liver and spleen. Therefore, Khadirarishta also has rejuvenative action for liver.
Also helps with worms, infestation, cough spleenomegaly and distention of abdomen. Can be helpful in anaemia and lymph gland enlargement.
Khadirarishta has anti-bacterial action as well. Especially, it is effective in helicobacter bacteria. This bacterium is responsible for ulcer. Khadirarishta does not directly work on ulcer but by assisting in killing helicobacter bacteria, it becomes beneficial in this disease. However, other remedies are also necessary to treat the disease completely.
There is no side effects mentioned in ayurvedic texts or reported by clients as such from prescribed therapeutic dosage of this preparation. However, it should not be used internal in cases of hyperacidity. It is advisable that ayurvedic medicine and treatment are generally considered to be safe when taken under the supervision and guidance of an Ayurvedic Doctor, 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.
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