Triphala Ghrita Benefits, Dose, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients

Triphala 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, used mainly for eye diseases. Triphala refers to group of three fruits – Haritaki, Vibhitaki and Amla. The Triphala is the main ingredient in this medicine.

Uses

Triphala Ghrita benefits: 
It is widely used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of tumors, early stage of cataract, Erysipelas, Excessive discharge in women, eye pain with itching and discharge, cough, oedema, hair fall, intermittent fever, pterygium and such other eye and eye lid related diseases.
Useful in constipation, IBS – C and low digestion strength.
Myopia, Hypermetropia, Retinitis pigmentosa, Astigmatism, Macular degeneration of eye – used both for external and oral use.

Effect on Tridosha – Calms Pitta and Vata.

Dose

Triphala 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 Panchakarma preparation – Snehana procedure, the dose depends on the disease status and the judgement of Ayurvedic doctor.
It may be taken itself or mixed with Triphala choornam.
Triphala ghrita is also used externally in an eye procedure called as Tarpana.

Triphala ghritham for Tarpana – eye care therapy –
Externally it is used for eye treatment called as Tarpana. Here, a compound around both eyes is made with the help of black gram paste. Melted Triphala ghritham is retained in the compound for a few minutes time. The patient’s eyes are immersed in the ghee medium during this procedure. patient is asked to blink and open eyes so that the herbal ghee components enter deep into eyes and bring about therapeutic benefits.
Read more about Tarpana treatment

How to use it as eye drops for eye dryness and other eye problems?
2 drops of this ghee is put on the eyes, once or twice a day for 1 – 2 weeks to relieve eye dryness. Ghee being a very good rejuvenator and moistening agent, is very soothing for eyes. It also relieves eye irritation.
Consult your doctor before using it as eye drops.  

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


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.

Principle:
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.

Contents

 Ghritam Ingredients
12 grams of each of
Triphala – Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) Amla (Emblica officinalis)
Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and ginger.
Draksha – dry grapes
Madhuka – Licroice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Katukarohini – Picrorhiza kurroa
Prapaundarika – Lotus variety
Ela – cardamom
Vidanga – Embelia ribes
Nagakeshar – Mesua ferrea
Nilotpala – Nymphoea stellata
Shweta and Krishna Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
Chandana – sandalwood – Santalum album
Haridra – Turmeric
Daruharidra – Berberis aristata
ghee – 576 g
Milk – 768 ml
Triphala Kashayam – 2.304 liters.


12 grams of each of
Triphala – Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) Amla (Emblica officinalis)
Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and ginger.
Draksha – dry grapes
Madhuka – Licroice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Katukarohini – Picrorhiza kurroa
Prapaundarika – Lotus variety
Ela – cardamom
Vidanga – Embelia ribes
Nagakeshar – Mesua ferrea
Nilotpala – Nymphoea stellata
Shweta and Krishna Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
Chandana – sandalwood – Santalum album
Haridra – Turmeric
Daruharidra – Berberis aristata
ghee – 576 g
Milk – 768 ml
Triphala Kashayam – 2.304 liters.

The above combination is heated till herbal ghee is prepared.

Reference


Bhaishajya Ratnavali Netraroga adhikara 181-186, Astangahridayam.

Manufacturer


Baidyanath, AVS Kottakkal.
Dabur – Calls it as Triphala Ghrit
Nagarjuna – Thraiphala Ghrutham

Regarding eye application of Triphala Ghrit:
Should we wash our eyes after instilling this as eye drops?is it sterile and safe to use it directly on the eyes? Should t be made mild warm to melt it?
Answer:
Hi, if preserved hygienically, it is sterile. No need to warm it. After applying it can be washed off with hot water after 5 – 10 minutes.

Research

In Computer vision syndrome, Triphala ghrith efficacy was evaluated in 30 patients for 7 days. The duration was 15-20 minutes per day. The controlled clinical trial concluded that the therapy was beneficial in significantly relieve the symptoms of CVS.
Depak P. Sawant, Gajanan R. Parlikar, Sandeep V. Binorkar. Efficacy of Triphala Ghrita netratarpan in computer vision syndrome, International journal of Res. Ayurveda Pharm 2013, 4(2):244-248 (1)

48 thoughts on “Triphala Ghrita Benefits, Dose, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients”

  1. Need advice on how to use of Triphala Ghritam, because conflicting info from practitioners; do I use twice per day for 1 month, then twice every other day for 2 weeks, then twice every 3-4 days for 2 weeks, then maintain result by once every 3-4 days (2x per wk) indefinitely?

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  2. Hello Dr.Hebbar, In this post, you discourage self-treatment with triphla ghee. For computer strain would you recommend just plain ghee? Also, will triphala ghee be much more potent than ghee for this problem? Thank you and Happy new year.

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  3. Sir, triphala is not recommended for thin people.
    But triphala along with ghee, i.e., triphala grihatam can be given to thin people, right? Because ghee will balance the drying factor of Triphala. So, Triphala Grihtam is “detoxifying and nourishing” and triphala is “more detoxifying” right? Please correct if I’m wrong.

    Another question is: Triphala has so wide range of benefits but Triphala Grihatam is mostly given for eye disorders only. Why? Does triphala grihtam lose the powerful laxative and other benefits of Triphala?

    And third: Since it involves Ghee, it is helpful for weight gain?

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    • if at all necessary triphala can be used in thin people also.
      triphala gritham is MAINLY used in eye disorders. it is used in panchakarma for snehana procedure which is for so many types of disorders. it is mainly pittahara.
      triphala gritha can not be used to increase weight, since it is pittahara it will surely cleanse your body but hardly increase your body mass.

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  4. I have had twitching in my left eye for quite sometime. An Ayurvedic consultant suggested Mahattraiphala Gritam from Kottakal. I have been taking 1/2 to 1 spoon twice a day with warm water for almost a month. I still have the twitch, even though I feel the occurrences have reduced. Should I continue with it or is there anything else I can try ? Thanks

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  5. sir. iam using triphala ghrutia And sapthamhritha lauh january of 2015 for the eye sight (vision improvement). before right eye 6/18, left eye 6/9. now right eye 6/6 (partial), left eye 6/6. how much time it take recover 6/6 vision.

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  6. Hello Doctor,

    I want to know whether Triphala Ghrita and Mahatriphala Ghrita are the one and the same thing or they are different?
    If different, then what are their differences?

    Thanks!

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    • Hello Sir, The drugs are different in both.
      Triphala Ghrita benefits:
      It is widely used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of tumors, early stage of cataract, Erysipelas, Excessive discharge in women, eye pain with itching and discharge, cough, oedema, hair fall, intermittent fever, pterygium and such other eye and eye lid related diseases.

      Triphala Ghrita benefits:
      It is widely used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of tumors, early stage of cataract, Erysipelas, Excessive discharge in women, eye pain with itching and discharge, cough, oedema, hair fall, intermittent fever, pterygium and such other eye and eye lid related diseases.

      Maha Triphala Ghrita:
      Has anti oxidant activities. Very useful in cataract. This prevents and delays progression of cataract.

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  7. Hi, the dose of TG can be decided independantly of YG.
    You can opt for Triphala ghrit – 1/4 teaspoon 2 times a day for 1 month time. If symptoms do not improve, please consult a doctor directly.

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  8. my top of the left eye is continusely getting pain, shall i use triphala ghritham. how to use, how long i use. please tell. thanks

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  9. My son is 13 months old, he has clogged tear duct on his right eye, i have been massaging it as per the doctor suggestion the last 2.5 months but still clogged! the doctor wants to do a tear duct wash which is a small surgery! Will thriphala ghrita help the clogged tear duct to open up? Please advise asap. Thanks

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  10. Hello sir meta beta 8 sal ka hai usko squint eye hai aur +3 number ka chashma dala hai to muje bataye ki trifala gharit kese use karu

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  11. Sir, I have open angle glaucoma since last four years. I am using Xalacom, Alphagan and Azopt eye drops, but still I am loosing my vision. Can Ayurveda help some way to cure glaucoma?

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