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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Arshkuthar Ras - Ingredients, Method Of Preparation & Its Uses


Medicinal preparation has been changed or evolved as the need of the era. The Ayurvedic formulations help to maintain our body in a balanced state. Traditional Ayurvedic medicines are prepared from various herbs that are collected from the environment. In allopathic medication, their formulations are based on chemical constituents, and in the Ayurveda system we also take medicines that are prepared from rasas, this is a very common form of penetration of metals and minerals in our body. Bhasmas can also be added with plant-based formulations that are named as Kharaliya Rasayana. These are prepared by adding shuddha parad, shuddha gandhak, very essential components of mineral processing, these may be analysed as sulphides, oxides, sulphates or chlorides. Ayurvedic medicines are globally recognized for their efficacy, quality, safety, and accuracy. Rasa aushadhis are formulated in purified or shodhit form by ancient methods. In this article we are going to discuss a famous Rasa aushadhi named Arsha kuthar Rasa and its benefits.


Planet Ayurveda, being a paramount manufacturer of herbal medicines and a renowned Ayurvedic clinic, is committed to providing the best and most effective medicines prepared by the ancient methods of preparation and formulated with 100% natural herbs that give wonderful results to the needful patients. Arsha kuthar ras is very effective in ano-rectal disorders specifically in arshas and is very beneficial in balancing the vata and kapha dosha. Arsha are kept under ashta mahagada by various Acharyas. This is caused due to sedentary lifestyle, irregular diet regimens, less fibrous diet, prolonged sitting postures, or even due to psychological disorders. This disease can be managed by four means of treatment that is bheshaja (herbal medicine or herbo-mineral medicine), kshara (chemical cauterisation or kshara sutra), agnikarma (thermal cauterization), shastra (by surgical interventions). Medicines are prescribed in the early stages of diseases where dosha prakopa is not reached upto the severe level. Arsha kuthar Ras improves the functions of the liver, strengthening the vein, relieves constipation, alleviates the inflammation or swelling by shrinkage of prolonged mass.

Arsha, also called as hemorrhoids, are vascular structures in the anal canal, inflammation and swelling in these vascularities leads to development of arsha or hemorrhoids. These can be internal or external. Internal haemorrhoids usually don't cause pain but present with bright red rectal bleeding. Symptoms of external hemorrhoids leads to pain, and swelling or can say that prolonged mass in the anal area. This commonly occurs in three locations around anus : left lateral, right anterior, right posterior. This disease usually occurs due to the vitiation of jatharagni and tridosha, especially vata dosha. These aggravated doshas affect annavaha srotas, the guda vali's, twaka, mansa, meda dhatu, which directly results in the development of Arsha.

Ayurveda believes in the fundamentals that everything on the earth has their guna or qualities that are very good in actions and are very effective. Some are lies in pure form and some are filled with impurities. So for the shodhana process, our Acharyas have told us about many shodhana processes to take the wonderful results of various herbs and minerals. Minerals lie in large or solid masses that are converted into small and soluble particles to change them into edible form. Bhaishajya kalpana includes herbal medicines and rasa-shastra includes herbo-mineral compounds.


Following are the Ingredients in Arshkuthar Ras

  1. Shuddha parad (Purifies mercury)
  2. Shuddha gandhaka (Purified sulphur)
  3. Loha bhasma (Iron bhasma)
  4. Abhrak bhasma (Purified or processed mica)
  5. Bilva (Aegle marmelos)
  6. Agnimanth (Plumbago zeylanica)
  7. Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  8. Danti (Baliospermum montanum)
  9. Shuddha Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox purified)
  10. Tankan bhasma (Purified Borax)
  11. Yava kshara (Hordeum vulgare)
  12. Saindhava lavana
  13. Gomutra (Cows urine)
  14. Snuhi ksheera (Euphorbia neriifolia latex)


  1. Arsha kuthar Ras has tonic, aphrodisiac, rejuvenating, wound-healer, and antimicrobial effects.
  2. It balances all the doshas and is very fast-paced.
  3. Purified mercury and sulphur helps to enhance the therapeutic properties due to its effective yogavahi guna.
  4. It helps in relieving the pain or reduces the bleeding, managing the fissures and improves indigestion.
  5. It can be taken in anorexia, bleeding or non-bleeding piles, useful in constipation, reduces the weight as it enhances the metabolic system, relieves constipation, and softens the stool.
  6. It also helps to relieve from the burning of anal canal after defecation, reduces the irritation that is felt by the piles patient after passing the stool.
  7. This has aphrodisiac properties, helps to tone the muscles, is rejuvenating in nature or heals the wound.


Medicinal treatment is referred to as bheshaj chikitsa.

1. Nidana parivarjana is considered as the very first treatment for any disease.

  • Prevention of low fibre diet or processed food items.
  • Use plenty of liquid items that can be easily digestible and helps to make the stool softer.
  • Reduce the usage of rough and dry quality food which can make the stool hard and increase the chances to develop constipation.

2. Prevention of Constipation

  • Take plenty of fluids, fruits and stool softeners.
  • Some effective medicines that helps with our digestive system and promote its functioning are -
    1. Triphala Churna
    2. Haritaki Churna
    3. Avipattikar Churna
    4. Panchsakar Churna
    5. Abhayarishta

3. Improve your digestive fire so that it can promote your digestion and make your gut healthy

  1. Lavanbhaskar Churna
  2. Dadimashtaka Churna
  3. Agnitundi Vati

4. To stop the bleeding of Arsha or haemorrhoids we can take rakta stambhak vati, bolbaddha ras, bol parpati

5. To reduce the size or effect of haemorrhoids the most famous medication is given like -

  1. Arshkuthar Ras
  2. Arshoghni Vati


125-250 mg or 1 to 2 tablets twice a day before or after the meal as per your Ayurvedic doctor's prescription. It is said to be taken along with honey or hot water. This medication can be taken for 1 month or more as guided.


Kajjali is prepared from shudha parad and shuddha gandhak, then all the ingredients are taken in the powder form and added into this, mixing them in a proper manner. Cow urine and snuhi ksheera are taken and cooked on the mild fire until it becomes semi solid, then it should be mixed with all other herbs and prepared with paste. Make the rolls of this paste in tablet form and dry it for further use.


Arsha is a very common ailment in today's world, its main cause is sedentary life-style, our eating habits, or occupation. Bleeding and pain in the ano-rectal area is the main feature of this disease. Our Ayurvedic medications are very helpful in this condition, Arsha kuthar ras is very effective as told by different Acharyas. This is prepared by Planet Ayurveda in a classical manner with 100% natural herbs, that gives no side-effects, does not contain any fillers, dyes, chemical preservatives or any adulterants.

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