Dadimadi Ghrita Benefits, Dosage, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference

Dadimadi 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. Dadimadi refers to pomegranate. Ayurveda explains pomegranate benefits in utmost detail. It is the main ingredient of this medicine. It is also known as Dadimadi Ghrit, Dadimadi ghritam, Dadimadi Ghritham etc.

Uses

Dadimadi Ghrita benefits: 
It is widely used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of heart diseases, anemia, piles, spleen diseases, cough and asthma. Good for all vayu ailments in the abdomen.
It is also used in the treatment of infertility in women.
In pregnant mother, it is given to improve the chances and ease of normal delivery.

Traditional Benefits

Benefits mentioned as per the traditional reference:
Improves digestion strength – Deepana
Cardiac disorders – Hrudroga
Anemia, initial stages of liver disorders – Pandu
Hemorrhoids – Arsha
Abdominal tumor, distension – Gulma
Spleen related disorders, splenomegaly – Pleeha
Asthma, respiratory disorders involving difficulty in breathing – Shwasa
Cold, cough – Kasa
Mudhavata

Effect on Tridosha: Balances Vata and Kapha Dosha

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 is usually administered with warm water.

How long to take?
It can be safely taken for a period of 6 – 8 weeks.

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

Dadimadi Ghrita Ingredients: 
Dadima – Pomegranate – Punica granatum – Dried seed – 192 g
Dhanya – Coriander – Coriandrum sativam – Fruit – 96 g
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica – Root – 48 g
Shringavera – Ginger – Zingiber officinale – Rhizome – 48 g
Pippali – Long pepper – Piper nigrum – Fruit – 24 g
Ghee – 960 g
Water – 3.072 liters

Method of Preparation

Ingredients from Dhanya to Pippali are powdered separately. Then mixed together, grinded with sufficient water to prepare the paste. Pomegranate seeds are crushed to prepare paste. Ghee is heated in low flame to remove the moisture, then paste prepared is added along with specific quantity of water. It is stirred continuously and heated till all the moisture content evaporates, froth subsides and when rolled it forms varti (wick). Pack it in closed glass containers.

Can it be taken along with thyroid hormone medicine? 
Usually thyroid hormone medicine is administered on empty stomach. Hence, this medicine can be taken one hour after taking thyroid hormone medicine (thyroxin).

Manufacturers:
Nagarjuna – Daadimaadi Ghrutham

Reference

Ashtangahrudayam chikitsasthana 16/2-4, Charaka Samhita Chikitsa sthana, 16/44-46

Shloka- Sanskrit verse

Dadimadya- Ghrta:
दाडिमात् कुडवो धान्यात् कुडवार्धं पलं पलम्|
चित्रकाच्छृङ्गवेराच्च पिप्पल्यष्टमिका तथा||४४||
तैः कल्कैर्विंशतिपलं घृतस्य सलिलाढके|
सिद्धं हृत्पाण्डु गुल्मार्शःप्लीह वात कफार्तिनुत्||४५||
दीपनं श्वास कासघ्नं मूढवाते च शस्यते|
दुःख प्रसविनीनां च वन्ध्यानां चैव गर्भदम्||४६||
इति दाडिमाद्यं घृतम्|
dāḍimāt kuḍavo dhānyāt kuḍavārdhaṃ palaṃ palam|
citrakācchṛṅgaverācca pippalyaṣṭamikā tathā||44||
taiḥ kalkairviṃśatipalaṃ ghṛtasya salilāḍhake|
siddhaṃ hṛtpāṇḍu gulmārśaḥplīha vāta kaphārtinut||45||
dīpanaṃ śvāsa kāsaghnaṃ mūḍhavāte ca śasyate|
duḥkha prasavinīnāṃ ca vandhyānāṃ caiva garbhadam||46||
iti dāḍimādyaṃ ghṛtam|

Research

Dadimadi ghritam was found to be effective in treating anemia during pregnancy, in a research conducted by Pournima Sandip Aranakalle.

Clinical efficacy and safety of Dadimadi ghrita and Punarnavadi Mandoor was conducted by Rajesh Sannad et al, in iron deficiency anemia. (2)

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