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

Lashunadi Ghrita is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal ghee form. This medicine has ghee as it is base. Lashuna means garlic. It is a garlic ghee, but also contains many other ingredients. It is used for preparatory procedure for Panchakarma and also as medicine, used in the treatment of Vata diseases. 

Uses and Synonyms

Lashunadi Ghrita benefits: 
It is used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of abdominal distention,  neurological conditions, and abdominal colic and such Vata diseases.

Synonyms: Lashunadi Ghrita, Rasonadi Ghrita
Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata


Lashunadi Ghritam 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.

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.


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.

Shloka – Sanskrit Verse

Contents and Reference

Lashunadi Ghrita Ingredients: 
Lashuna – Garlic – 4.8 kg
240 grams of each of
Bilva – Aegle marmelos
Agnimantha – Premna mucronata
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
Gambhari – Gmelina arborea
Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
added with 48 liters of water, boiled and reduced to 12 liters.
Pomegranate juice – 6 liters
Sura – 6 liters
Dhanyamla – 6 liters
Curds – 6 kg
Trikatu – 72 grams
Triphala – 72 grams
24 grams of each of
Hingu – Asa foetida
Yavani – Trachyspermum ammi
Dipyaka – Trcahyspermum roxburghianum
Amlavetasa – Solena amplexicaulis
Chavya – Piper chaba
Saindhava lavana – rock salt
Devadaru – Cedrus deodara
Ghrita – 768 grams
The above combination is heated till herbal ghee is prepared.

Lashunadi Ghrita reference: 
Ashtangahrudayam Chikitsa sthana 14/22-25

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

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