Ashokarishta (Asokarishtam) is an Ayurvedic medicine used widely to treat several gynecological diseases and menstrual problems. It contains about 5% to 10% of self-generated alcohol which is its active compound. Ashokarishta benefits in ovarian diseases and uterine disorders mainly.
Medicinal Properties of Ashokarishta
Haematinic (increases hemoglobin levels)
Adaptogenic (adapt to stress and restore normal physiological functioning)
Benefits of Ashokarishta
It focuses on the female reproductive system. Ashokarishta benefits in ovarian diseases and uterine disorders. It balances the hormones levels in the body and has many other benefits like:
Pelvic inflammatory diseases
Ashokarishta helps manage pelvic inflammatory diseases. The herbs present in it produces a strong anti-inflammatory effect, which helps prevent damage to the uterus, ovaries, and other reproductive organs.
Menorrhagia refers to abnormally heavy or prolonged periods or menstruation.
Metrorrhagia refers to prolonged and excessive uterine bleeding not triggered by menstruation. It generally is an indicator of other uterine diseases.
Menometrorrhagia is a combination of menorrhagia and metrorrhagia. In this case, heavy bleeding occurs regardless of menstruation.
Helps in painful periods
When combined with other herbs, it improves uterine functions and modulates contractions giving strength to the uterus. It also reduces premenstrual headache, lower back pain, and nausea. Therefore, ashokarishta benefits during painful periods.
Other Uses of Ashokarishta
Helps to reduce pain in the genital tract
Aids with leucorrhoea
Aids in fever and piles
5 &ndash 20 ml twice a day with equal amount of water after meals.
Medical advice in strongly suggested as the dose and combination of Ashokarishta Syrup varies for different medical concerns.
Side Effects and Contradictions of Ashokarishta
May cause acidity and heartburn
Helps in heavy menstrual bleeding but not scanty bleeding