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Grahanyantaka Ghritam Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients

Grahanyantaka ghritam is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal ghee form. This herbal ghee is made from It is used for preparatory procedure for Panchakarma and also as medicine, used in the treatment of  indigestion, bloating and acid peptic disorders. 


Grahanyantaka ghritam benefits: 
It is used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of many diseases pertaining gastro-intestinal tract.
It is mainly indicated in anorexia  indigestion and acid peptic disorders.
Gives relief in grahani and gulma.

Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata and Pitta


Grahanyantaka 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 exercise precaution.
In very high dose, it may cause burning sensation in stomach and diarrhea.


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.


Grahanyantaka ghrita Ingredients:
Water decoction prepared with
Patha – Cyclea peltata
Chavya – Piper chaba
Karanja – Pongamia pinnata
Pootikaranja – Pongamia glabra
Sharapunkha – Tephrosia purpurea
Agni – Plumbago zeylanica
Abda – Cyperus rotundus
Shunti – Ginger – Zingiber officinalis
Paste prepared with fine powder of
Saindhava – Rock salt
Panchakola –

  • Pippali – Long pepper – Piper longum
  • Pippalimoola – Long pepper root
  • Chavya – Piper chaba
  • Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica
  • Nagara – Ginger – Zingiber officinalis

Ghee – Clarified butter
Yavakshara – Kshara of Hordeum vulgare
Hingu – Ferula asa foetida
Ambu – Cyperus rotundus

  • Jeeraka – Cuminum cyminum
  • Krishna Jeeraka  – Nigella sativa

Dipyaka – Carum roxburghianum
All the ingredients are heated till Ghrita is prepared.

Reference and Manufacturer

Sahasra Yoga Ghrita prakarana – 38

Arya Vaidya Sala (Kottakkal)

Shloka (Sanskrit Verse)

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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