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Mahatiktaka Ghrita Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference

Mahatiktaka 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 in the treatment of skin diseases.


Mahatiktaka Ghrita benefits: 
It is used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of skin diseases, bleeding disorders, bleeding piles, herpes, gastritis, gout, anemia, blisters, schizophrenia, jaundice, fever, heart diseases, menorrhagia. It is highly effective in chronic diseases.

Indications and Synonyms

Doctors also prescribe this for –
Peptic ulcer – Gastric and duodenal ulcers
External application in non healing wounds, skin diseases such as eczema.
Urticaria, itching skin rashes, allergic hives, allergic skin rashes

Synonyms: Mahatiktaka ghrita, Mahatiktaka ghritam
Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata and Pitta


Mahatiktaka 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.
If it is advised before food, then gap between meals and this medicine can be 20-30 minutes.

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.


Meals should be of broken rice with boiled vegetables and butter milk.
Chillies, tamarind and salt should be restricted.
Rocksalt, ghee, bitter gourd, elephant yam, plantains, green gram, ginger can be had more.

Side Effects

Mahatiktaka Ghrutham 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.

Mahatiktaka Ghrita – Herbal Ghee for Skin Diseases

Contents, ingredients

Mahatiktaka Ghrita Ingredients: 
6 gram of each of
Saptaparna – Alstonia scholaris
Ativisha – Aconitum heterophyllum
Shampaka – Cassia fistula
Tiktarohini – Picrorhiza kurroa
Patha – Cyclea peltata / Cissampelos pariera
Musta – Cyperus rotundus
Ushira – Vetiveria zizanioides
Triphala – Haritaki – Terminalia chebula, Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica, Amla – Emblica officinalis
Patola – Trichosanthes dioica
Pichumarda – Neem
Parpataka – Fumaria indica
Dhanvayasa – Alhagi pseudalhagi
Chandana – Sandalwood
Pippali – Long pepper
Gajapippali – Piper chaba
Padmaka – Prunus poddum
Haridra – Turmeric
Daruharidra – Berberis aristata
Ugragandha – Acorus calamus
Vishaka – Citrulus cholocynthis
Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus
Sariva – Hemidsemus indicus
Vatsakabija – Holarrhena antidysenterica
Vasa – Adhatoda vasica
Murva – Marsdenia tinescsima
Amruta – Tinospora cordifolia
Kiratatikta – Swertia chiraita
yashtimadhu – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Trayamana – Gentiana kurroa
water – 6.144 liters
Amalaki phala rasa – juice extract of Emblica officinalis – 1.536 liters
Ghrita – ghee – 768 ml
The above combination is heated till herbal ghee is prepared.

Reference and Manufactures

Mahatiktaka Ghrita reference: 
Bhaishajyaratnavali Kushta Adhikara 118 – 124, Astangahridayam.

Nagarjuna – Mahaathikthaka Ghrutham

Sanskrit Shloka Verse

Other Indications

For the treatment of anemia and jaundice:
In case of Panduroga (Anemia) and Jaundice),Makatiktak Ghrut is used for the purpose of Snehakarma – oleation treatment, which is done before administering Vamana and Virechana treatment. (Charaka Samhita, Chikitsa Sthana, 16th chapter).

Mahathiktha Ghritham for psoriasis:
It is used orally and also for enema – Basti Panchakarma treatment, for the treatment of psoriasis, eczema, allergic dermatitis, tinea infection etc.

Used in intestinal worms?

Is Mahatikta ghrita useful in intestinal worm infestation (Parasites)? 
Dr JV Hebbar 
Mahatiktaka ghrita is not specifically indicated in Krimi (intestinal parasites). 
It is rather indicated in rasa and raktavaha srotas diseases – Kushta (skin diseases), Visphota (blisters, boils), pandu (anemia), kamala (jaundice, hepatitis), visarpa (herpes), vatarakta (gout) , etc. 
Apart from amlapitta (acid peptic disorders) and gulma (bloating / tumors), there are no much digestive disorders in the list of its indications.

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

113 thoughts on “Mahatiktaka Ghrita Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference”

  1. Iam taking 1/2 teaspoon in the morning, still having lot of acidity. Is this dosage less ? What is too much dosage , as I have read if you take high dosage of mahatikata ghritam it can cause loose motions.

  2. Doctor Mahatiktaka ghritha and Avipathi choornam are same effect. My consultant prescribed me Mahatiktaka ghritha. I think ghee contains fat. I have cholostrol too.Let me take Avipathi choornam instead of Mahatiktaka ghritham. Which one is better being I have a grade acid reflux and gastritis

  3. Thank u for amazing information about ayurvedic medicine.I have chesterol at border line as well thyroid too.so is it advisable to have mahatikta ghrita??

    • No sir, It is used as follows:
      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.

  4. Is this use full for hair fall ? my doctor advised me to take at night after food with thriphalathi choornam and honey ,Iam tall and with perfect BMI ,Doctor advised it me for hair fall

  5. I have. Been advised this medicine for prolonged bleeding. I am. 43. How long should I take this medicine. Will this really help me.

  6. I’ve been using this medicine for one week every month to prevent rhinitis. I take 5-6 Tbsp on first day with increasing dosage for the week as far as my body allows. I had been told not to use ghee in cooking during this one week which I’m finding very difficult as well as not using any dairy, nuts, fruits, oil. As these may interfere with the medicine. I’m am having so much difficulty in not having palatable food. Can you please advise what dishes to prepare. I’m most grateful for any help

    • Hi, a dose of 5 – 6 tablespoon for long term is not advisable with this product.
      1. Drink warm water wherever possible.
      2. Consume food and beverages when they are hot in nature.
      3. While going outside, apply a very thin layer of ghee to the inside of nostrils.
      4. In the morning, on empty stomach, add a pinch of turmeric to half a cup of warm milk and drink.
      5. Use more of turmeric, curry leaves, cardamom, cinnamon, Tulsi tea, ginger, pepper, etc spices in your diet.
      6. Keep night food light, devoid of any frozen foods, aerated drinks, fried foods and sweets . Make sure that dinner is hot when you take it.
      7. It is always good to prepare food in the same day and be served fresh and hot.

  7. My doctor advised me to take 1spoon in empty stomach as I am having psoriasis. Is it advisable in empty stomach without water as well. Also please confirm will cure the psoriasis permanently ?

  8. Hello Doctor, i have been adviced. Mahatiktaka grhta 1 tsp in morning and night. How to take it, is it adivsable before or after food.

    • Hi, you can take it 30 minutes before or after food.
      If you are okay with bitter taste, take this ghrita into mouth, swallow it with a cup of lukewarm water.
      If you do not like the taste, then add it to half a cup of warm milk, add a little sugar or jaggery, mix well and consume.

  9. Hello doctor,namaskar,what is the difference it will make when we take mahatiktagagritham before or after food.and can we continue
    it when it is cold and fever.thank you

    • Hi, usually when there is fever with low digestion strength, ghee based medicines are not administered.
      Before food will be better than after food if patient has good strength.
      Taking it before food may also lower blood sugar levels slightly. Hence care should be taken.

  10. Hello Dr,i am having this ghee for skin allergies and shall I take it when I got cold fever?what difference it will make when it consumed before or after food,thanks

  11. i have uterine fibroids. During menstruation, I have severe pain and i develop painful acne like sores without pus. Will mahatiktha ghrita be helpful?

  12. My daughter is 5 and she has been recommended Mahatiktakam Ghritam along with other ayurvedic medicine last year. She took for 2 months but it was very hard for her to continue for 6 months as recommended.So we stopped it and it is almost a year but she is taking it on and off but will not have the ghee. I am desperate for her to get rid of the eczema . Is it still possible after having broken the continuity and how?

  13. Hi, Ahead of Virechana treatment, it is given in the increasing order – as your doctor has advised. This is very safe. Please go ahead with your doctor’s advice.

  14. Whether we can take ayurvedic medicines even after three years from the date of manufacturing. Generally all ayurvedic medicines are having expiry date as three years from the date of manufacturing.

  15. Hi Sir,

    My skin is always dry like ichthyosis vulgaris. In my childhood it’s appears only both hands and legs during cold climate, now it’s spread over the hips.

  16. Hi Doctor…I want to know. Is Psoriasis curable and would Mahathikthaka Gritham Capsule help in curing Psoriasis.

  17. I’m a non vegetarian and taking treatment for hair fall , shouldn’t I have non veg during the treatment ? I feel week .

  18. Hello sir , My virechan treatment is continu at home by a dr. Advice but I wish to know that …if this is a type of ghee than it cannot be weight gain ?? I am carrying because I am a thyroid patient also , with rhumethoid arthritis.pl.guide me

  19. Generally speaking, no. But it is hard to guess. Please consult a doctor directly.

    For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
    If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

  20. Namaste Doc. I have been taking Tiktaka Gritha by Kottakkak since last 3 months and my acne is better. Should I switch to Mahatiktaka gritha for my acne, dry skin and ingrown hair? Is it stronger/better than Tiktaka Gritha when it comes to dry skin, hair and acne? Thanks!

  21. Dr. i am having difficulty in passing urine in the day time .After 6 pm i don’t face the difficulty till early morning. Today i took aloe vera juice without mixing amla juice and i feel better. Can u help in finding the symptoms of my problem. I have allergy problems like lumps in my skin. Please help .

  22. Hi doctor,

    I have psoriasis from past 5 yrs and almost 40%of my body was affected with patches. Before 4 months I started ayurvedic medication. Doctor prescribed me to take 2 tspoon of mahatikthaka kashayam with medicated ghee twice a day and khadiraristam 25ml twice a day and Lukher capsule twice a day.. I’m continuously taking these medicines but there is no improvement till now.. Started to get more Patches all over the body. I heard ayurvedic medicines usually bring all the toxins out first and then only it will start to cure the disease.. Is it true? Am i in the right path? Need your advise.. Thanks!!

  23. I have dry wrinkled skin on my palm, which results in no/faint fingerprints since i was a child. This becomes a problem in adhaar registration\ verification. 2 years back I had consulted an ayuredic doctor in kerala and he had recommend
    Mahatiktaka Grita, Mahatiktaka Lepam and Valiya Madhusnuhi Rasayanam. This was really effective and i was finally able to get the aadhar card! Then i stopped the medicine and the problem of finger tip skin peeling and prints becoming invisible came back. I am a ovo-lacto vegetarian, 49 years and in good health for my age. Do i have to continue the diet for life or is there any lifestyle change i should make?

  24. I have itching of head during night. Hair fall also. There is discolouration in both the arms and shoulders. Discolouration (skin in the region is dark in colour with some itching) of some region in the left thigh. In the region of discolouration there is often itching. Normally itching starts after taking evening bath. I had undergone treatment with panchathiktha kashayam+Lodhrasavan+Aragwadarishtam for 7 weeks. Also taken patolakaturohinyadi kwatham three weeks (one each three times a day for three weeks) . All these are under ayurvedic doctors advice. Still not cured. I have been told by another ayurvedic expert to take Mahatiktha Grirtham daily two times with doze of 5 ml. before empty stomach and hot lime water after that and before going to bed after food. and once in a week to take avipathi podi (15 grams) for virechana. Will it be beneficai. I have piles too (internal). I have non -healing mouth ulcer too.

  25. Can anyone tell how charnghery grutam works for piles also tell how arsh hita tablet worka foe piles…actually i want to shrink my 2nd and 3rd degree piles as soon as possible.

  26. Doctor one last Query will mahapanchagavyam ghritham give more benefit or plane panchagavyam ghritham enough for OCD

  27. dear doctor i have abscesson the right leg. painful. had fasting sugar of 208 today. i was undertreatment for CA colon and underwent chemo, when mets were discovered in liver i shifted to homoeopathy because the earlier cancer of colon was metastatic and possibly spread due to chemo

    after taking madhunashini vati and nilvembu the blood sugar has come down to 176

    could i continue to mahathiktha gritham which i have purchased. i had a spoonful and hour back


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