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Vidaryadi Ghritham Benefits, Dosage, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference

Vidaryadi Ghritham 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 diseases related to respiratory system.  

Uses and Synonyms

Vidaryadi Ghritham benefits: 
It is used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of tuberculosis, cough, asthma.

It is also used as a medicine in person who has undergone anti tuberculosis therapy and who has lost weight and strength after the tuberculosis attack.

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


Vidaryadi 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.

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

Vidaryadi 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.


Vidaryadi Ghrita Ingredients: 
38.4 grams of each of
Vidari – Pueraria tuberosa
Panchangula – Castor
Vrischikali – Tragia involucrata
Vrischiva – Boerhaavia diffusa
Devahvaya – Cedrus deodara
Mudgaparni – Vigna trilobata
Mashaparni – Teramnus labialis
Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
Prishnaparni – Uraria picta
Brihati – Solanum indicum
Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
Goksura – Tribulus terrestris
Abhiru – Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus
Vira – Ipomea mauritiana
Jivanti – Leptadenia reticulata
Jivaka – Malaxis acuminata
Rishabhaka – Manikara hexandra
Gopasuta – Hemidsemus indicus
Tripadi – Adiantum lunulatum
water for decoction – 12.288 liters, boiled and reduced to 3.072 liters
ghee – 768 grams

Reference and Manufacturers

Vidaryadi Ghrita reference:
Ashtanga Hrudayam chikitsasthana 3/9
Reference for Vidaryadi Gana – Ashtanga Hrudaya Sutrasthana 15/9-10

Shloka, Sanskrit Verse

Nagarjuna – Vidaaryadi Ghrutham
Note: The herbs in this Vidaryadi Gana is used to prepare kashayam called as Vidaryadi Kashayam


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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