What is Ashokarishta? Benefits of Ashokarishta

Ayurveda is deep-rooted in Indian medical history. It promotes good health and the treatment of diseases with the help of lifestyle changes. It works on factors like meditation, dietary changes, massage, yoga, etc., to heal ailments.

It has several products that are renowned not only in India but in other foreign countries. One such medicine is the Ashokarishta.

It is an Ayurvedic tonic, beneficial for women. It balances hormones and reproductive health. Let us know more about its benefits.


What is Ashokarishta?


Ashokarishta is an Ayurvedic tonic that is known for its health benefits. It is primarily for improving women’s immunity. It is also known as Asokaristam. As a plant-based product,  you will not experience any negative consequences unless taken in proportion with a doctor’s consultation.


What is Included in Ashokarishta?

Ashokarishta is made up of 15 natural constituents, with Ashoka Bark as the main ingredient, also known as the bark of Saraca asoca.

The other major ingredients are Kalonji, Amla, Jaggery, Mustak roots, Utpala flower, Haritaki, Vibhitaki, Dhantaki flowers, Ginger Rhizome, Daruharidra, Cumin seeds, Sandalwood, Mango seeds, and Adulsa.


How is Ashokarishta Beneficial?

The benefits of Ashokarishta are manifold. Along with treating certain diseases, it has other healing capabilities.

Increasing Immunity

Increasing Immunity

If you have a weak immune system, your body will fail to protect you from diseases and infections.

As the Ashokarishta has several medicinal properties, it boosts the immune system of the body.


Menstrual Pain and Bleeding

Menstrual Pain

With its astringent properties, Ashokarishta helps in reducing heavy bleeding. It acts as a uterine tonic and prevents the excess amount of flow. Moreover, as it contains different medicinal compounds, it helps with period cramps and discomfort.

If we look at it from the Ayurvedic point of view, Ashokarishta balances the Pitta to control the menstrual flow. It prevents the cramps and pain associated with periods with its Vata balancing properties. Moreover, it also relaxes the muscles with its Shool Shamak properties.




Menopause is a natural biological syndrome that generally occurs in women post their 40s or 50s. As it marks the end of their fertility, it can lead to several changes in the body like mood swings, hot flashes, fatigue, etc.

Such symptoms can be managed with the help of Ashokarishta. As the Ashokarishta is a polyherbal formulation, it has several types of herbal properties like Hridya, Balya, Deepaniya, Medhya, etc. These are extremely helpful in maintaining the extreme symptoms of menopause.

Moreover, it is also known to cure gynecological disorders. Due to its free radical scavenging power, it keeps the body safe from any harmful effects.



Female infertility can be caused by age, hormonal changes, obesity, issues with the ovaries or uterus, etc.

According to Ayurveda, infertility can be caused by the accumulation of toxins in the body. Ashokarishta removes such toxins from the body with the process called Shodhana. This helps in preventing infertilities in females.



Osteoporosis is a medical condition that results in the bones becoming brittle or fragile. This happens due to the loss of tissue or calcium or Vitamin D deficiency.

The back of the Ashoka tree helps in working on weak bones. It improves the agility of bones and makes them stronger.


 Cures Diseases

Ashokarishta helps in curing several diseases, like the following:

  • Low mineral density
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Urinary disorders
  • Anorexia
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases
  • Piles



When the food fails to be completely digested, it leads to a certain level of discomfort in the upper abdomen.

If we look at it through the lenses of Ayurveda, it is caused due to the Pitta dosha’s imbalance. When the food is left undigested, it forms Ama, which is a toxic component.

Ashokarishta balances the Pitta dosha and successfully treats indigestion.



Studies show that the bark of the Ashoka tree, which is the main component of Ashokarishta, helps in treating ulcers.

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it can heal your ulcers too.


Side-effects of Ashokarishta

Even though Ashokarishta has healing and medicinal benefits, it can lead to the following side effects:

  1. Acidity
  2. Missed or delayed periods
  3. Heartburn
  4. High blood pressure
  5. Nausea
  6. Vomiting
  7. Prolonged menstrual cycles

It must be noted that these side effects can occur in the absence of proper dosage. Hence, before you start consuming Ashokarishta, consult a doctor and consume it accordingly.


Recommended Dosage of Ashokarishta

Different studies suggest varying dosages of Ashokarishta. One research recommends two tablespoons with an equal quantity of water, and it can be taken either before or after meals.

Another study recommends one tablespoon thrice a day.

But you must always consult a physician before consuming this.


Who Should and Should Not Consume Ashokarishta?

Firstly, Ashokarishta is highly recommended for women, especially the ones approaching menopause. But they must also be consumed by women who are facing issues with their periods and menstrual cycles.

On the other hand, it must not be consumed by lactating or pregnant women. Moreover, due to the presence of jaggery, it is not advisable for diabetic patients.



Can Ashokarishta be taken during periods?

Yes, you can use Ashokarishta during your periods. It will help with your stomach cramps and discomfort. Moreover, it can also prevent any heavy flow.


Can Ashokarishta be taken daily?

You can consume Ashokarishta daily, preferably twice a day. But before you start with it, we advise you to consult your physician.


Can Ashokarishta be taken during pregnancy?

Ashokarishta must never be taken during pregnancy as it can directly affect the mother’s health and the child. It can cause hormonal imbalance and possibly result in pregnancy complications.


How to have Ashokarishta?

Ashokarishta must be taken in the recommended dosage with water. It can either be taken before or after meals.



Ayurvedic treatments have been benefiting people for years. In the present times, as we deal with so many diseases, such Ayurvedic therapies can come in handy without causing any harm.

Ashokarishta is one such tonic that has been highly favorable for several people. If you want an Ayurvedic treatment for your health troubles, you can always rely on that. But do consult your doctor before consuming it to be safer from all sides.

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Dr. Med. Raoul Hasert is a specialist in dermatology and venereology. He is a senior physician in Praxisklinik Dr. Hasert.

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