Amrutharishtam: Anti-pyretic, Anti-periodic, Anti-inflammatory, Helps in Amapachanam.
Reference Text: (Sahasrayogam)
PRESENTATION: 435 ML
Amrutharishtam helps in the treatment of cold, fever, and inflammation.
Amrutharishtam is an ayurvedic medicine for cough that is very helpful in treating cough, cold, and fever. It is a medicine from Kerala Ayurveda prepared as per the ancient Ayurveda texts. This ayurvedic medicine for cold is useful to treat complaints of recurrent cold and runny nose that occur due to change of weather.
It is one of the helpful ayurvedic medicine for fever that helps in alleviating symptoms of fever and providing relief. It is also a supplemental ayurvedic medicine for digestive disorders that helps in effective digestion. It helps ensure the digestive Agni works well and thus prevents buildup of toxins.
The amrutharishtam benefits come from the fact that it has ingredients that are natural anti-inflammatory. The medicine is thus very helpful in reducing inflammation and providing relief from inflammatory pain and other symptoms. It is an ayurvedic anti-inflammatory medicine prescribed by physicians.
Amrutharishtam's use in the treatment of inflammation, fever, cough, and cold ensures that it is one of the medicines to keep in a home. Using this medicine helps heal problems related to fever, inflammation, and cold. It is preventive in nature and helps improve digestion that can prevent many health problems.
Amrutharishtam uses ingredients from classical texts. These include:
- Amruth is Tinospora cordifolia, also known as Guduchi or Giloy.
- It is a tridosha hara and can help correct imbalance in all three doshas.
- It is helpful in solving digestive problems.
- It is used to treat cold and cough.
- Agnimantha is Premna mucronata, a tree that was used to generate fire by rubbing its wood pieces.
- It is very effective in the treatment of inflammation and swelling.
- It is used in the treatment of cough and cold.
- It helps in improving digestive strength.
- Nagakesara is Mesua ferrea.
- It helps in reducing inflammation.
- It helps in reducing fever.
- It removes toxins from the body.
Inflammation and Fever:
Inflammation is one of the natural responses of the body’s immune system. In case of an infection or a wound, the body responds by causing inflammation. This is part of the immune system’s working. Inflammation starts out as irritation with redness and swelling. It can then lead to pus, in case of an infection. Once the infected or damaged cells die and are removed, the process of new cell growth commences. Cold and fever are also natural immune responses. Runny nose, and sneezing are the body’s ways to expel an allergen or pathogen from the body. Fever is the body’s response to infections where the body temperature is increased to fight problems.
Causes of inflammation and fever
Bacterial or viral infections, injuries like cuts or scratches, appendicitis, sinusitis, meningitis, sore throat, extreme exercise, or trauma can cause acute inflammation. Chronic inflammation occurs due to pathogens that remain in the body for a long time. This is commonly caused by asthma, ulcers, rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis, and hepatitis.
Fever is usually caused by infections. It may be viral or bacterial infections in the throat, ears, nose, or stomach that lead to fever. In order to fight the infection, the body releases pyrogens. They increase body temperature to fight the pathogens. This leads to an increase in body temperature and a general feeling of malaise.
Ayurveda’s view of inflammation and fever
Ayurveda uses the concept of doshas to explain disease and health conditions. The three doshas of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha need to be in balance. Imbalance in one or more of the doshas can cause health problems and diseases. Ayurveda gives a lot of importance to food and digestion. Agni is the metabolic fire that ensures digestion.
Due to improper digestion, toxins build up in the body. Toxins are referred to as ama in Ayurveda. Ama can weaken the immune system. This weakens the body’s natural fight against infections and other problems. This can lead to an increase in fever, inflammation, cough, cold, and other problems.
Agni creates ojas that helps in providing strength to the body and makes us immune. Problems like stress, pollution, improper diet, lifestyle problems, indulging in excessive consumption of stimulants can affect ojas. This weakens the immune system increasing susceptibility to infections and disease.
Improper digestion leads to pachaka pitta (a form of pitta dosha) mixing with ama and moving out of the stomach. This clogs up tissues and causes heating. This leads to inflammation, fever, and other problems.
Fever can be in the form of kapha fever that is caused by cold weather and food. Lethargy and improper lifestyle can disturb kapha and this affects the digestive system causing ama to build up. Kapha fever leads to cold, chills, fever, and congestion.
Pitta fever is caused by heat, like in the summer or due to hot food. It can lead to inflammation, headache, nausea, and diarrhea.
Vata fever occurs due to stress, dry food, windy weather and frequent lifestyle changes. Fever, body ache, muscle pain, shivering, and constipation are common symptoms of vata fever.
As per Ayurvedic principles, digestion plays an important role in ensuring good health. Proper diet and eating right helps in effective digestion. This prevents toxins from being formed. It helps keep the immune system strengthened.
Some of the guidelines recommended by Ayurveda for digestive health are:
- Eating lunch as the largest meal of the day between 12 to 2 noon, when the agni or digestive fire is strong.
- Dinner should be very light and completed by 8 pm.
- Avoiding cold drinks and cold food is recommended.
- Digestion can be improved by eating a piece of ginger with a few drops of lemon juice on it.
- Yogurt or curd is recommended as it contains probiotic bacteria that help in digestion.