Ayurmed Info

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

Pippalyadi 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, mainly for fever and related disease.  Pippali refers to long pepper and it is the main ingredient in this herbal ghee.


Pippalyadi Ghrita benefits: 
It is widely used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of fever, headache, low digestive power, anorexia.

Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata and Kapha


Pippalyadi 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.

Side Effects

Pippalyadi 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 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.

Sanskrit Shloka Verse


Pippalyadi Ghrita Ingredients: 
12.8 g of each of
Pippali – Long pepper
Indrayava – Holarrhena antidysenterica
Dhanavi – Solanum xanthocarpum
Tikta – Picrorhiza kurroa
Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
Amla – Emblica officinalis
Tamalaki – Phyllanthus niruri
Bilva – Aegle marmelos
Musta – Cyperus rotundus
Hima – Santalum album
Palani – Gentiana kurroa
Sevya – Vetiveria zizanioides
Draksha – dry grapes
Ativisha – Aconitum heterophyllum
Sthira – Desmodium gangeticum
Ghrita – 768 g
water – 3.072 liters

Reference and Manufacturers

Pippalyadi Ghritam  reference: 
Ashtanga Hrudaya Chikitsa sthana 1/89-90

Pentacare, VHCA Herbals

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

3 thoughts on “Pippalyadi Ghrita Benefits, Dosage, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference”

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Easy Ayurveda Video Classes

Buy Online Video Courses

Buy Easy Ayurveda Books