Gudapippali – Uses, Ingredients, Dose And Side effects

Gudapippali is a useful Ayurvedic medicine for liver health. Guda refers to jaggery. This medicine is prepared in jaggery base. Pippali refers to long pepper, which is the main ingredient of this medicine.

Uses


Gudapippali is used extensively in liver disorders.
It is also used in the treatment of splenomegaly, ascitis, chronic fever, inflammation.
It is also advised in digestive complaints of children.

Dose

5 – 10 grams once or twice a day, after food, with water or milk.
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.

Side effect

People with gastritis should take precaution.
In higher doses, it may cause gastritis or stomach irritation.
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

Ingredients


Vidanga  – embelia ribes
Trikatu – pepper, long pepper and ginger.
Asa foetida, five types of salts, three types of Kshara, purified borax,
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica
Gajapippali – Scindapsus officinalis
Cardamom, Ash gourd, tamarind, one year old jaggery.

Reference

Bhaishajya ratnavali pleehayakrut roga – 44-48

Shelf life

3 years from the date of manufacturing. Once the bottle is opened, it is best to finish it within 4 – 5 months of time.

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