Gulardrakam – Benefits, Dose, Side Effects, Ingredients

Gulardrakam is an effective Ayurvedic medicine for respiratory and digestive conditions. It is in herbal jam  form. It is also known as Gudardrakam. This medicine is based on Kerala Ayurveda principle. This medicine is also called Ardraka Rasayanam


  • It is used in the treatment of Chronic respiratory conditions like bronchitis, asthma and running nose.
  • It is effective against anorexia, indigestion and abdominal colic.
  • It has potent anti inflammatory, bronchodilator and antitussive effects.


5 – 10 grams once or two times  a day after food or before food, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
It is administered along with honey or warm water.
Dosage for children below 5 years of age – 1 – 2 grams, once or twice a day, along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.
Dosage for children between 5 – 12 years of age – 5 grams once or twice a day along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.

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. Higher dose may cause stomach upset.
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are diabetic. In diabetic patients, only if the blood sugar is under good control, then this medicine can be given

Shloka, Sanskrit Verse


Ardraka – Fresh ginger juice is added with equal parts of jaggery, heated to semisolid consistency.
It is then added with
Trijata – Cinnamon – Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Patra – Cinammomum tamala, Cardamom
Vyosha – Trikatu – Pepper, Long pepper and ginger
Musta – Cyperus rotundus
Jiraka – Cuminum cyminum
Lavanga – Clove
Ajamoda – Trachyspermum ammi
Dhanyaka – Coriander – Coriandrum sativum
After cooling down, honey is added and mixed well.

Reference and Shelf Life

Reference: Sahasrayogam, Lehya prakarana
Shelf life: 3 years from the date of manufacturing. Once the bottle is opened, it is best to finish it within 4 – 5 months of time.

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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