Pancharishta is an herbal medicine in the form of a tonic. It is used for the purpose of improving Digestion and ailments associated with the digestive tract. It is useful for Flatulence, Abdominal problems, Gas, Constipation, Acidity and common digestive disorders. It is herb in liquid state which is based on the principle of Arishta (Ayurveda).

The medicine reduces the recurrence of Digestive problems and brings some stability in the health of the person suffering from digestion problems. 

Medicinal property

The property of Pancharishta is based on the ingredients which are utilized for preparing the tonic.

1. It’s a great antacid due to the presence of mulethi, Shatavari, Cumin and Coriander.
2. It's mildly Laxative due to Aloe Vera and raisin.
3. Its anti-inflammatory due to Ashwagandha, dashmool.
4. Anti-flatulent due to giloy cumin and dashmool.
5. Adaptogenic.
6. Demulcent due to asparagus, manjishta, dhania and giloy.
7. Haemantinic due to raisin and Ashwagandha.
8. Antispasmodic.
9. Stress buster.
10.Digestive Stimulant.
11.Triphala has laxative property and it also plays a great role in eliminating constipation.
12.Ashwagandha, Giloy, and Dashmool are best for chronic constipation problem. They help strengthen the alimentary canal for optimal peristalsis movement.
13.Acidity and Gastritis: - It moderates the secreting acids inside the stomach.
14.Feeling of heaviness in abdomen : - Manjistha, Shati, Jeera, Coriander all these herbs reduces gas, Bloating and stomach ache associated with intestinal problems.

Health Benefits

1. Better Digestion
2. Improves Appetite
3. Eliminates weakness
4. Brings Immunity
5. Reduces Gas as well as Inflammation
6. Promotes better functioning of the Liver
7. Revitalizes Digestive system
8. The tonic includes herbs like Kaali Mirch, Shunti and Pippali. They help to destroy toxic waste which is being produced in the body. This waste is unwanted and hence is the ultimate cause of diseases. It blocks the functioning of the body and gives congestion. The result is Loss of muscle strength and improper circulation inside the body.

Ingredients

Ghritkumari (Aloe Vera)    2 Grams

Shatavari (Asparagus)      1 Gram

Dashmool                           2 Grams

Ashwagandha                    1 Gram

Giloy                                   0.5 Gram    

Mulethi                              0.5 Gram

Arjuna                                0.2 Gram

Ajmod                               0.1 Gram

Manishtha                        0.2 Gram

Dhania                              0.1 Gram

Shati                                 0.1 Gram

Jeera                                0.1 Gram

Laung                               0.1 Gram

Haldi                                0.1 Gram

Trijat                                0.3 Gram

Tikatu                              0.3 Gram

Bala                                 0.5 Gram

Triphala                          0.6 Gram

Draksha                          2.5 Grams

Side effects of Pancharishta 

1. Increase or decrease in the blood sugar level, ESP. In Diabetic people.

2. Gastrointestinal problems.

3. Allergy.

4. Cannot be taken without diluting it with water (Will give a burning sensation to throat incase it’s consumed without diluting).

Dosage and Administration

Children 2.5 to 10 ml (above 5 years)
Adults 30 ml
Aged 15 ml

1. The limit should not exceed 60 ml per day
2. The tonic must be mixed with water in equal proportion and consumed after two meals
3. Should not be given to pregnant females and Children under 5 years

Duration

1. The treatment varies from one month to six months.
2. An average treatment period is about 3 months.
3. However, the result depends upon the extent of infection.

Brands

Zandu Pancharishta is a popular choice, available on https://indiameds.in/

Prescription of Physician

It is important to consult a physician rather than consuming it on your own.

Price

The price varies from Rs. 55/- to Rs. 155/- based on the quantity

Warning

1. Blood sugar level can be affected. People with diabetes need to take some extra care
2. If one has suffered from mouth ulcer once, he should be careful as the tonic has a tendency to repeat the occurrence of the ulcer.