Sukumara Ghrita Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients

Sukumara Ghrita is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal ghee form. This herbal ghee is made from Vidaryadi group of herbs, mentioned in Ashtanga Hrudayam.  It is used for preparatory procedure for Panchakarma and also as medicine, used in the treatment of gynecological diseases. This medicine is prepared based on Kerala Ayurveda principles. 

Uses and Synonyms

Sukumara Ghrita benefits: 
It is used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of lower abdominal pain in women, abscess, hemorrhoids, menstrual pain, inflammation, constipation. This will show better results in hernia and vata based gulma. For those constipated by nature, this will do well if taken daily.

In women, it is usually given as a daily tonic in lower doses for overall good health.  It is also used to improve skin complexion.
It is used in gynecological disorders such as painful periods, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, PCOS.

synonyms– sukumara ghritham, sukumaram ghritam, sukumara ghrita, Sukumara Kalyana Ghrita

Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata and Pitta

How sukumar Ghrit is useful in hemorrhoids?
It relieves constipation, bloating, pain and itching, which are commonly seen symptoms of piles.


Sukumara 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.

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.

Contents, ingredients

Sukumara Ghritham Ingredients:
Punarnava – Boerhaavia diffusa – 4.8 kg
480 grams of each of
Bilva – Aegle marmelos
Agnimantha – Premna mucronata
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
Gambhari – Gmelina arborea
Brihati – Solanum indicum
Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
Prishnaparni – Uraria picta
Payasya (Kshirakakoli) – Roscoea purpurea
Ashwaganda – Withania somnifera
Eranda – Ricinus communis
Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus
Darbhamoola – Erianthus arundinaceum
Kushamoola – Desmostachya bipinnata
kashamoola – Saccharum spontaneum
Shara moola – Saccharum arundinaceum
Ikshumoola – Saccharum officinarum
Potagala moola – Typha elephantina
Water for decoction – 49.152 liters boiled and reduced to 6.144 liters.
Guda – Jaggery – 1.44 kg
Eranda taila – Castor oil – 768 g
ghee – 1.536 kg
Milk – 1.536 liters
96 grams of fine powder of each of
Krishna – Long pepper fruit
Krishnamoola – Long pepper root
Saindhava Lavana – rock salt
Yashti – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Madhuka – Madhuka longifolia
Mridvika – Raisins
Yavani – Trachyspermum ammi
Nagara – ginger
All the ingredients are heated till Ghrita is prepared.

Reference and Manufacturers

Sahasrayoga Ghrita prakarana – 4
Reference for Vidaryadi Gana
– Ashtanga Hrudaya Sutrasthana 15/9-10
Note: The same set of herbs in the above formula is used in the preparation of Sukumaram kashayam

Shloka, Sanskrit Verse

Sukumaram ghritham

Nagarjuna – Sukumaara 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.

How long does it take to start showing results?
Depends on the dosage and other products suggested with this. Usually 1 – 2 weeks time.

Can this product be taken along with Allopathic medicines (English medicines)?
It may react with some medicines. Consult your doctor for the right advice. When English and Ayurvedic medicines are advised together, it is best to take English medicine first, give a gap of half an hour and then take Ayurvedic medicines.  

Can it be used in people with diabetes?
Yes. But an eye should be kept on the blood sugar level. Your doctor should help you in this regard. This product can reduce blood sugar levels.

It is sold in plastic bottles. Is it fine? 
If the quality of the bottle material is very good, it should not be problem, if stored for a short period of time.

Can this be taken without consulting a doctor?
No. In many cases, this product alone might not work. More often this is given in combination with a few Ayurvedic medicines. Your Ayurveda practitioner will be the best judge to decide on those things.

Can one take non vegetarian food while taking this medicine?
Yes, unless your practitioner has asked to avoid it.

Is there any Pathya (diet rules to be followed while taking this product?
No product specific diet is mentioned. If the practitioner has advised diet control based on disease, one has to follow that.
Avoid excess spicy foods, junk foods, aerated drinks, frozen and canned foods

Can this be taken while taking multivitamin tablets?
Yes, generally. Your consulting doctor will be good judge on this topic.

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

50 thoughts on “Sukumara Ghrita Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients”

  1. Sir,
    Does this gives loose motion (semi solid) way? I’ve been advised to take this for Actue Gastritis along with SudhaShekara and Bramhi tables.
    Please advise.

  2. Thanks Sir,
    My doctor has prescribed the following medicines for 30 days
    2 tabs of Bramhi at early morning and night before sleep
    2 tabs of SudhaShekara after food in Morning and Night
    1 tsp of Sukumar Ghrita at evening in empty stomach.
    I’m under medication since 1 week and see some improvements however I have a doubt as when actually the medicine works on the problem? Since many people tell me that Ayurvedic medicines first removes all the Allopathy medicine or balances the body say for 4 days and then it actually works on the problem? Is this true?

    Also can you kindly suggest the best vegitablea and fruit juices I can have, presently I’m a bit worried and just having a rasam and rice and Buttermilk with rice. Sometimes chapatti or pulka.

    Kind Regards

    • If taken in a dose of more than 2 teaspoons per day, for a period of more than 2 months, this or any herbal ghee medicine would make you put on weight.
      If under a teaspoon or two, for a short period of 1 -2 months, should not make much difference to weight.
      Read more about complete benefits of ghee benefits –

  3. hello..,
    only up to some extent it is useful, but chandraprabhavati is good for your condition. rather than relying on a friend’s suggestion, it is better to consult an Ayurvedic doctor directly for your problem.

  4. Sir , can you suggest any ayurvedic remedies for preponing periods ? I have my marriage on 21st of this month and I want my periods atleast 4 days before my previous months’ date. kindly give some solution.

  5. Sir, My doctor advised me sukumara grita for gastritis, but the dosase was not clear, he advised me to take it on empty stomach with milk-is it OK to take one tea spoon with cup of hot milk early in the morning???

  6. Sir , is this sukumara ghirta is beneficial to conceive since I am married for 2 years but could not able to conceive
    Please advice
    Thank you

  7. Sir we can we use sukumara ghritham for irregular periods. Is the weight will ya. If we do exercise regularly we can control our weight

  8. Sukumara ghrita to be taken on empty stomach or after meals please. and should i take one tsp of liquid or 1tsp of the set ghee as in the bottle

  9. How is it useful for proSTATE PROBLEM for old men like me who are above 80 years- BY TAKING A TEASPOON IN EMPTY STOMACH AROUND 2 a.m.


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