Anthrakutharam Gulika – Benefits, Dose, Side Effects, How To Use, Ingredients

Anthrakutharam Gulika is an Ayurvedic tablet used in bloating, constipation and such other abdominal conditions. This Ayurvedic medicine is based on Kerala Ayurvedic tradition. 


In Sanskrit, Anthra means intestines. Hence this medicine is used in most of the diseases related with intestines such as bloating,  abdominal colic, constipation, indigestion, hernia and piles.
It is used for treating spasmoidic pain.
In women, it is used for treatment menstrual cramps.


1 – 2 tablets (125 – 250 mg) once or two times  a day after food or before food, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
It is traditionally administered along jaggery, hot water, or ginger juice.
Eat rice with curd to stop purging.

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.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata at the level of intestines.

Side Effects

This medicine should strictly be taken under medical supervision.
Traditional reference of this medicine contains herbal processed cinnabar as an ingredient. But many companies skip this ingredient due to heavy metal toxicity awareness.  Watch for HgS or Cinnabar or Hingula in the label.
Children and pregnant ladies should take this medicine under strict medical supervision.
It contains another ingredient called Yava kshara – Men seeking treatment for oligospermia should take precaution while taking this medicine. Because the medicines containing Kshara ingredient causes depletion in sperm quantity and quality.
People with hypertension should take extra precaution while taking this medicine.
Overdose may cause severe diarrhoea.


Hingula – Herbal processed Cinnabar
Abhaya – Terminalia chebula
Hingu – Asa foetida
Saindhava Lavana – Rock salt
Tankana – Purified borax
Vacha – Acorus calamus
Yavakshara – Kshara of Hordeum vulgare
Kuberaksha beeja – Caesalpinia crista
Lashuna – Garlic – Alium sativum
Jayapala – Purified Croton tiglium
Juice of Nirgundi – Vitex negundo

Reference and Manufacturer

 Reference: Sahasrayoga, Vati Prakarana

Companies that manufacure this product:
AVN Ayurveda Formulations Pvt Ltd – Manufactures this product excluding the Cinnabar.

12 thoughts on “Anthrakutharam Gulika – Benefits, Dose, Side Effects, How To Use, Ingredients”

  1. Thank you for this and all other articles Doctor! I have been advised by a Ayurvedic doctor to take this gulika along with Jeerakarishta and vilwadi leghyam for flatulence and passing motion immediately after taking food.I am lactating mother and i have taken it for a month,(adviced for 3 months) is it safe for me?My tablet contained cinnabar,after reading this article i am scared about the side effects.

  2. Hello Doctor,
    I have been advised to take 2 tablets of Antrakuthra Gulika (brfore food in the morning and evening) and Prostilon (| 2 Tab) + DasamoolaRasayanam , after food in the morning and evening for my for my knee and joint pain. Is it okay to take these? Thanks

  3. Hello Sir,

    I have inguinal hernia and DOCtor has adviced to take this for 40 days daily twice after food. Is there any side effect for me from this?

    Please advice.Also please confirm me whether I will be benefited and I will be cured from Inguinal Hernia.


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