Jivantyadi Ghrita Benefits, Dosage, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients

Jivantyadi Ghrita is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal ghee form.This medicine has ghee as its base. It is used for preparatory procedure for Panchakarma and also as medicine. It is also known as Jivantyadi Ghritam. As per the reference, ghee is the base for this medicine. But some manufacturers use ghee and sesame oil base together and manufactures this in the name of Jivantyadi yamaka. 


Jeevantyadi Ghrita benefits: 
It is used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of early stage of cataract. It controls many pitta based ailments. This gives vitality.

Doctors prescribe this medicine for the treatment of
It is used in Ayurvedic eye treatments such as Netra Vasti and Netra Tarpana.

Effect on Tridosha – Calms Kapha and Vata


Jivanthyadi Ghrita dosage: 
As medicine – quarter to half teaspoon with water, usually before food, once or twice a day, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

For eye ailments- this is taken with Triphaladi choornam after dinner.

In other ailments even in cataract, his can be taken according to the normal Ghirtapana procedure.
For Panchakarma preparation – Snehana procedure, the dose depends on the disease status and the judgement of Ayurvedic doctor.

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 effects

Jeevantyadi Ghrita Side Effects: 
There are no known side effects with this medicine. However it is best to use this product under medical supervision. Self medication with this medicine is discouraged.
People with diabetes, high cholesterol, heart diseases and high BP should exercise precaution.
In very high dose, it may cause diarrhoea and indigestion.

In this herbal ghee, the herbs are infused in the medium of ghee along with herb water decotion. Then the solid waste herb materials are filtered out. Thus, this herbal ghee contains oil soluble and water soluble phyto-active principles of medicinal herbs.

Shloka Sanskrit Verse


Jivantyadi Ghritham Ingredients: 
Jivanti – Leptadenia reticulata
water for decoction – 12.288 liters boiled and reduced to 3.072 liters
Ksheera – cow milk
Ghrita – ghee – 768 g
12 g of each of
Prapaundarika – Nymphea stellata
kakoli – Fritillaria roylei
Kshirakakoli – Lilium polyphyllum
Pippali – Piper longum – Long pepper
Lodhra – Symplocos racemosa
Saindhavalavana – Rock salt
Shatahva – Anethum sowa
Madhuka – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Draksha – Raisins
Sita – Sugar
Daruharidra – Berberis aristata
Triphala – Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) and Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
The above combination is heated till herbal ghee is prepared.


Ashtanga Hrudayam Uttarasthana 1/2-3
Sahasrayoga Ghrita Yoga Prakarana.


Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala manufactures this product with sesame oil and ghee base, called Jivantyadi yamakam
Nagarjuna – Jeevanthyaadi Ghrutham

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This article is written by Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar BAMS, MD (Ayu), PGDPSM, Managing Director, Easy Ayurveda Hospital.
It is reviewed by Dr. Raviganesh Mogra BAMS, MD (Ayu), Chief Medical Officer, Easy Ayurveda Hospital

4 thoughts on “Jivantyadi Ghrita Benefits, Dosage, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients”

  1. Can this be used topically around the eye area? Would it burn if used since the ingredients have pepper and salt in it?


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