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

Vajraka Ghrita is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal ghee form. This medicine has ghee as it is base. It is used for preparatory procedure for Panchakarma and also as medicine, used in the treatment of Herpes, fever, liver diseases etc.  

Uses and Synonyms

Vajraka Ghrita benefits: 
It is used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of herpes, fever, liver diseases and skin diseases.

Synonyms: Vajraka Ghrita, Vajraka Ghritam
Effect on Tridosha – Calms Pitta

Dose

Vajraka Ghrutam 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.

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.

Shloka, Sanskrit Verse

Contents and Reference

Vajraka Ghrit Ingredients:
19.2 grams of each of
Vasa – Adhatoda vasica
Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia
Nimba – Neem leaves

Triphala

Patola – Trichosanthes dioica
Vyaghri – kantakari – Solanum xanthcarpum
Karanja – Pongamia pinnata
Hrivera – Pavonia odorata
Ghrita – 768 grams
water – 3.072 liters
The above combination is heated till herbal ghee is prepared.

Vajraka Ghrita reference: 
Ashtangahrudayam Chikitsa sthana 19/18

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