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Panchatikta Guggulu Ghrita: Benefits, Dose, Side Effects, Ingredients,

Panchatikta Guggulu Ghrita is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal ghee form.This is also known as Guggulutiktaka ghrita. It is used for preparatory procedure for Panchakarma and also as medicine, mainly for skin diseases. Panchatikta refers to five bitter herbs, which are the main ingredients in this herbal ghee.


Panchatikta Guggulu Ghrita benefits: 
It is widely used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of deep seated ulcers and abscess, sinus, asthma, rhinitis, cough and cold, cardiac diseases and gout.
It is useful in cooling the inflamed part of the body, mostly due to aggrevated pitta.
Conditions such as psoriasis and arthritis have traditionally been treated with this ghritam.
Improve digestion.
Purify the blood from toxins.
It is also beneficial in skin disorders of vata and kapha predominance.
It is more efficacious in vatashonita wounds.

Indications and Dosage

Doctors also use this for the treatment of
Gout, heal spur, osteo arthritis, osteoporosis.

Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata, Pitta and kapha

Panchatikta Guggulu 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 is usually administered with warm water.

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 also known as Guggulutiktaka ghrita. Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala calls this product as Guggulutiktaka Ghritam
Leaving out the ghee part, only Kashayam is also prepared from this formulation, it is known as Guggulutiktam kashayam
AVN company manufactures this kashayam in tablet from called as – Gulgulutiktam kashayam tablet.
Dose of this Kashayam tablet is – 2 tablets 2 times a day before food.

Side Effects

Guggulutiktaka Ghritam 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 excise 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.


Panchatikta Guggulu Ghrita Ingredients: 
Nimba – Neem – Azadirachta indica – Stem bark – 480 g
Patola – Trichosanthes dioica – Leaves – 480 g
Vyaghri – Solanum xanthocarpum – Plant – 480 g
Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia – Stem – 480 g
Vasa – Adhatoda vasica – Root – 480 g
Water for decoction – 12.288 liters boiled and reduced to 3.072 liters

Ghrita – ghee – 768 ml
12 grams of each of
Patha – Cyclea peltata / Cissampelos pariera – Root
Vidanga – Embelia ribes – Fruit
Suradaru – Cedrus deodara – Heartwood
Gajopakulya – Piper chaba – Fruit
Yavakshara – Hordeum vulgare – Plant
Nagara – Zingiber officinalis – Rhizome
Nisha – Turmeric – Rhizome
Mishreya – Anethum sowa – Fruit
Chavya – Piper chaba – Stem
Kushta – Saussurea lappa – Root
Tejovati – Zanthoxylum alatum – Fruit
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum – Fruit
Vatsaka – Holarrhena antidysenterica – Stem bark
Deepyaka – Trachyspermum ammi – Fruit
Agni – Plumbago zeylanica – Root
Rohini – Picrorrhiza kurroa – Rhizome/Root
Arushkara – Purified Semecarpus anacardium – Fruit
Vacha – Acorus calamus – Rhizome
Kanamoola – Piper longum – Root
Yukta – Pluchea lanceolata – Root/Leaf
Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia – Root
Ativisha – Aconitum heterophyllum – Root tuber
Vishani – Aconitum species – Root
Yavani – Trachyspermum ammi – Fruit
Shuddha Guggulu – Purified Commiphora mukul – Oleo resin – 240 g

Method of Preparation

Coarse powder of ingredients from Neem to Vasa is boiled with specified quantity of water to prepare decoction. Ingredients from Patha to Yavani is powdered, weighed separately and then mixed.
Ghee is added to the decoction and heated. Purified guggulu is added, stirred and then powdered ingredients are added. Mixture is stirred continuously to obtain semisolid consistency and then rolled into pills. It is stored in a tightly closed containers.


Ashtangahrudayam Chiktisasthana 21/57-60

Shelf life and Manufacturer

Shelf life: 2 years from the date of manufacture.
Manufacturer: Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal.
Presentation: Jar pack of 150 grams

Shloka (Sanskrit Verse)

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

16 thoughts on “Panchatikta Guggulu Ghrita: Benefits, Dose, Side Effects, Ingredients,”

  1. Dear Doctor!
    may you kindly advice a way to find a proper ayrvedic hospital/panchakarma and rejuvenation
    clinic in Himachal?

  2. In case of symptomatic Tarlov Cyst 7*11 mm at s1-s2, can guggulutiktam ghrita, varunadi kwath and kachnar guggulutiktam be used ? Do medicines help to shrink Tarlov Cyst ?

  3. Doses for psoriasis in gugulutikatk ghritm….
    And I’m using another allopathy cream does it harmful or not to take it..
    And I’m suffer from psoriasis about 6 years .. please tell me doses for it…

  4. My mother has problem of knee joint. Her knees not bend completely now… As well as she has blue veins in legs i.e. varicose veins.. is this product helpful for these problems???


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