Chitrak haritaki is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine used in treating chronic respiratory conditions. It is in herbal jam form. It is also known as Chitrak haritaki Avaleha, Chitraka Haritaki etc.
Avaleha suggests that it is a herbal jam. Chitraka and haritaki are two herbs, which are the main ingredients of this product.
It is used in the treatment of Chronic respiratory conditions, Ashtma, Bronchitis, Rhinitis and Tuberculosis.
It is also used to improve digestion power and to treat bloating and intestinal worms.
Doctors also prescribe this for the treatment of
obesity and high cholesterol.
Trikatu (ginger, pepper and long pepper), Guduchi – Indian Tinospora, Chitraka, Dashamoola – group of 10 roots are very effective in lowering cholesterol and burning fat.
5 – 10 grams once or two times a day after food with milk.
This medicine is quite hot in nature. Hence it is advised to be taken along with milk, which is a coolant and has a calming effect over stomach.
Dosage for children below 5 years of age – 1 – 2 grams, once or twice a day, along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.
Dosage for children between 5 – 12 years of age – 5 grams once or twice a day along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.
With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.
Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.
With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.
It is better to avoid this medicine during pregnancy and lactation.
It may worsen gastritis in people with sensitive stomach.
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are diabetic. In diabetic patients, only if the blood sugar is under good control, then this medicine can be given.
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica – Root – 4.8 liters
Amla – Emblica officinalis – Fruit – 4.8 liters
Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia – Stem – 4.8 liters
Dashamoola – 10 medicinal roots – 4.8 liters
Bilva – Aegle marmelos – Root/stem bark
Agnimantha – Premna mucronata – Root/stem bark
Syonaka – Oroxylum indicum – Root/stem bark
Kashmari – Gmelina arborea – Root/stem bark
Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens – Root/stem bark
Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
Prishnaparni – Uraria picta
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
Brhati – Solanum indicum
Kantakari – Solanum surattense
Jaggery – 4.8 kg
Haritaki – Terminalia chebula – Fruit rind – 3.072 kg
Pepper – Piper nigrum – Fruit – 96 g
Long pepper – Piper longum – Fruit – 96 g
Ginger – Zingiber officinale – Rhizome – 96 g
Cinnamon – Elettaria cardamomum – Seed – 96 g
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala – Leaves – 96 g
Yavakshara – Hordeum vulgare – 24 g
Honey – 384 grams
Method of Preparation
Decoction of coarse powder of ingredients from Chitraka to Dashamoola is prepared separately and then mixed together. Jaggery is added to the mixed decoction, boiled till it dissolves and filtered. It is added with Haritaki powder and boiled again with continuous stirring till it forms semisolid consistency. Fine powder of rest of the ingredients are added, mixed well to prepare homogeneous mass. Mixture is allowed to cool down and then honey is added and mixed well. It is packed in a tightly closed container.
Bhaishajya Ratnavali Nasa roga – 31-33
3 years from the date of manufacturing. Once the bottle is opened, it is best to finish it within 4 – 5 months of time.