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

Saraswata 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 brain and neurological developmental disorders in children. 

Uses and Synonyms

Saraswata Ghritham benefits: 
It is used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of Speech delay, speaking difficulties, low intelligence and low digestion power in children.
It is used for the treatment of ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, memory loss and lack of concentration.

It is also given as a general health tonic for children to improve speaking ability, memory power and intelligence.


Synonyms:  Saraswata Ghrita, Saraswata Ghritam
Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata, Pitta and Kapha


Saraswata Ghritham 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.
Child of 1 year- 2-5 grams.
Adults- 5-25 grams or as directed by 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.

Can a person with diabetes or high BP take Saraswata kritham?

Is it only used for children?
No. It is used both in children and adults.

Diet To Follow

Have more of Ghee, coconut oil, Sunflower seed, almond, taro root, flaxseed oil, soyabean, pistachio,
Broccoli, carrots, chard, nuts, papaya, pumpkin, red peppers
Flax seeds, walnut, tofu, brussel sprout, cauliflower, winter squash, fish oil, egg oil, krill oil, chia seeds, camelia are fine to take.

Diet To avoid:
There are no diet restrictions. Please avoid all types of junk foods, excessive non veg foods, try to avoid or limit alcohol and smoking. Avoid aerated drinks.
Please prefer homemade food wherever possible.

Side Effects

Saraswata 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 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.

Saraswata Ghrita – Ayurvedic Medicine for Speech Problems


Saraswatha Ghritha Ingredients
Goat milk – 3.072 liters
Pepper – Piper nigrum – Fruit – 24 grams
Long pepper – Piper longum – Fruit – 24 grams
Ginger – Zingiber officinale – Rhizome – 24 grams
Patha – Cissampelos pareira – Root – 24 grams
Ugra – Acorus calamus – Rhizome – 24 grams
Shigru – Drum stick – Moringa oleifera – Root bark – 24 grams
Rock salt – 24 grams
Water – 3.072 liters
Ghee – 768 grams

Sanskrit Shloka Verse

Saraswata ghritham

Method of Preparation

Ingredients from Pepper to Rock salt are powdered and made into paste by adding sufficient quantity of water. Ghee is taken in a vessel and heated. It is added with paste and stirred continuously while adding goats milk and water. It is heated till all moisture content evaporates. When mixture forms varti (wick) and froth subsides, heating is stopped. It is allowed to cool and then packed in a closed glass containers.

Reference and Manufacturers

Saraswata Ghrita reference:
Ashtangahrudayam uttarasthana 1/46

Manufacturers: AVN Ayurveda Formulations Pvt Ltd, Kottakkal Arya Vaidya sala, Nagarjuna – Saaraswatha Ghrutham

For Singers

Is Saraswata Ghrita useful for singers? 

Saraswata ghrita is a traditional Ayurvedic medicine in the form of herbal ghee. 
First of all, ghee itself has a soothing effect on the throat and is one of the very effective ingredients that a singer can have daily for improving the oiliness and depth of voice. 

Saraswata ghrita contains 
Trikatu – Ginger, black pepper and long pepper. It helps to clarify the voice. 
It contains 
Vacha – Acorus calamus, which is known to improve memory – which a singer requires a lot to memorize the lyrics and the tunes. 
Vacha is useful to improve pronunciation. This ghee, especially because of this ingredient, is frequently advised in children with speaking difficulties. So, it is useful for singers as well. 
Apart from these, the Saraswata ghritham contains Patha, goat milk and root bark of moringa – these are useful to fight viral throat infections. 
Considering all these, Saraswata ghrita can be an effective remedy to improve singing. 
Read: 6 Quick Natural Remedies To Improve Singing Voice

27 thoughts on “Saraswata Ghrita Benefits, Dosage, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference”

  1. DearSir,
    Brahmi Gritham, Saraswatarishtam , Saraswata Gritam. Among these, which product is the best for improving memory, concentration and intellect?

    Thank you.

    • It really depends on the condition for which it is administered. As per my experience, if the digestion power of the patient is good, then Brahmi Ghritham is good.
      For children, in cases of ADHD,learning disabilities etc, Brahmi and Saraswatha Ghrita are good.
      For people with slightly lower digestion power, and for patients who are contra indicated for ghee usage, in such people, Saraswatharishta is better choice.
      Please note that it is my personal opinion. Please consult your doctor for a detailed analysis and choice of medicines.

  2. I used either saraswata Ghritum or Brahmeegrutham morning daily just to improve memory as per Kottakkal doctor advise. But I continued for 2-3 years, is this will make any side effects?

  3. Hello doc, my son is 6 yrs old now..he is an epileptic patient n facing learning difficulties..which medicine would be best for him brahmi ghritam or sarasvata ghritam?

  4. Hello Dr,
    My son has speech delay problem our friend was recommending this medicine. Our son has lactose intolerance and since this medicine is made of Ghee, is it ok to give? Or is there an alternative for this?

  5. hi
    my daughter s 3.2yr now..struggles to frame sentence..she just speaks 3 words together…planning to give saraswati grits.. can u pls tel what’s the dosage & how to give her..pls advice..

  6. Dear doctor, i am 39 years. I am not able to pronounce a few words correctly when I talk fast. This started past 6 months before.

    I am planning to have saraswatha kritham to get it better. Will this only be allowed to children. Will i get any advantages if I use 1 bottle. Is it only to be used with water?

  7. Sir I’m having my BAMS final exam in june but still I’m having fear of giving exam and i can’t concentrate on my studies I’m just crying all the time plz help i can’t sleep at night

  8. Some of our friend was recommending use of saraswatha gritham is good during pregnancy. Is there any benefits for using saraswatha gritham at the pregnancy time?


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