Vidangarishta is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of intestinal and rectal disorders like an abscess, and fistula. It is also used for treating urinary complaints like renal stone, and urinary infections. It is a liquid medicine containing 5 to 10% of self-generated alcohol. This natural alcohol and the water present in this medication act as a media to deliver alcohol and water soluble herbal components to the body. Vidangarishta is also called Vidangarishtam, Vidangarisht, and Vidangarista.
Vidangarishta can be used to treat Fistula-in-Ano. An anal fistula is a common condition affecting the anus and is characterized by the formation of a small channel between the skin near the anus and the end of the bowel. The common symptoms of this condition include bleeding and discharge while passing stools along with severe pain. Vidangarishta can help to reduce the symptoms of anal fistula and also prevent the recurrence of the condition.
Recommended dose of Vidangarishta
Patients should take Vidangarishta in a dose of 12 ml diluted in an equal quantity of warm water, twice a day. The dose can be increased to 24 ml, two to three times a day, in case the symptoms are severe. The doses should be taken after food to avoid gastric irritation. If patients are using any other medicine, they should keep a gap of half an hour between the intake of Vidangarishta and other medicines.
Side effects of Vidangarishta
Vidangarishta is prepared from pure herbal ingredients. It does not contain any harsh chemicals. Hence, it does not cause any serious side effects. It is completely safe to use. In some cases, patients may develop pain in the abdomen, stomach irritation, and gastric upsets, especially when the medicine is taken in large doses. However, these side effects are mild in nature and do not require any medical intervention. These symptoms can be avoided by taking the medication in the recommended doses and avoiding its consumption on an empty stomach.
Vidangarishta is safe to use for the children above 3 years of age when given in low doses. However, it is advisable to consult a doctor before administering it to children. Pregnant women should avoid using Vidangarishta unless advised by a doctor. During lactation period, women can use it in lower doses.