Aragwadhadi ghrita Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients

Aragwadhadi Ghrita is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal ghee form. This herbal ghee is made from Aragwadhadi group of herbs, mentioned in Ashtanga Hrudayam.  It is used for preparatory procedure for Panchakarma and also as medicine, used in the treatment of skin diseases such as psoriasis.

Uses

Aragwadhadi Ghrita benefits: 
It is used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of skin diseases such as psoriasis, and leukoderma.

Because this product is paste in consistency, Some companies name this product as Sukumara Lehyam.

Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata and Pitta

Dose

Aragwadhadi 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


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 excise precaution.
In very high dose, it may cause diarrhoea and indigestion.

Principle


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.

Contents

Aragwadhadi Ghrita Ingredients: 
Aragwadha – Cassia fistula
Indrayava – Holarrhena antidysenterica
Patali – Stereospermum suaveolens
Kakatikta – Trichosanthes tricuspidata
Nimba – Azadirachta indica
Amruta – Tinospora cordifolia
Madhusrava – Moringa oleifera / Marsdenia tenacissima
Sruvavriksha – Butea monosperma
Pata – Cyclea peltata
Bhunimba – Andrographis paniculata
Saireyaka – Strobilanthes ciliatus
Patola – Trichosanthes cucumerina
Karanja – Pongamia glabra
Pootikaranja – Holopteila integrifolia
Saptachada – Alstonia scholaris
Agni – Plumbago zeylanica
karavella – Bitter gourd – Momordica charantia
Bana – Tephrosia purpurea
Madanaphala – Randia dumetorum
Ghee – Clarified butter
water
All the ingredients are heated till Ghrita is prepared.

Reference


Ashtanga Hrudaya Sutrasthana 15/17

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