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Vilwadi Gulika Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients And Side Effects

Vilwadi Gulika is a tablet, used in Ayurvedic treatment of insect bites, rodent bites, gastro enteritis etc. It is widely used in South Indian Ayurvedic practice. 


 It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of bites from cobra, scorpion, rodents, insects, spiders, gastro enteritis, dyspepsia, fever, toxic and psychological conditions.


Herpes zoster, Wart treatment, eczema and skin infection disorders such as boils and abscesses.
This is effective in demoniacs, administered poison and good in grahani and cholera.
Crohn’s disease, IBS, D

This medicine is also called:
Vilwadi Agada –
Vilwadi means Bilva (bael) and such other ingredients. Agada – means, anti toxic, anti poisonous. As this medicine is used for treating poisonous bites, it is also called Agada. 
Bilwadi Vati,
Bilwadi Gutika – Vati and Gulika means tablet. This product is in tablet form.

Effect on Tridosha – balances Kapha and Vata Dosha.

Contents, Ingredients

Vilwadi Gulika ingredients, how to make:
10 g of each of
Bilva – Bael (root) – Aegle marmelos
Surasa – Holy Basil – Ocimum sanctum
Karanja – Indian Beech (bark / seed) – Pongamia pinnata
Nata – Indian valerian (root) – Valeriana wallichi
Surahva – Himalayan cedar (bark) – Cedrus deodara
Haritaki – Chebulic Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia chebula
Vibhitaki – Belliric Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia bellirica
Amalaki – Indian gooseberry fruit – Emblica officinalis Gaertn.
Trikatu –
Shunti – Ginger Rhizome – Zingiber officinalis
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum
Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
Nisha – Turmeric (Rhizome) – Curcuma longa
Daru Haridra – Tree Turmeric (stem) – Berberis aristata
Basta Mutra – goat urine – Quantity Sufficient.

The fine powder of above ingredient is triturated with goat urine and tablets are prepared.

Reference and Expiry Date

Ashtangahrudayam Uttarasthana 36/84-85

Expiry date: Two years from the date of manufacture. Once after opening the container, it is better to empty it before an year.

Dosage and Adjuvant

1 – 2 tablets once or twice a day, before food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

Apart from oral intake, this tablet is made into paste by rubbing it with water or ghee and used to apply as collyrium, it is also applied as paste over wounds and bites, the fine powder is also used for nasal instillation under medical supervision.

Honey or appropriate decoction.

How long to use? 
It can be used for a period of 2 – 4 months.

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.

Sanskrit verse

Vilwadi Gulika tablets

Side Effects

Its use as collyrium and for nasal instillation should only be done under medical supervision.
In higher doses it may cause burning sensation in stomach.
Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in cool dry place.

External application

It is made into paste with water or honey and applied externally for the treatment of insect bite, rodent bite, scorpion bite etc.
The paste is left on the skin for 15 – 30 minutes and then washed off.

Vilwadi Gulika for insect bites


Nagarjuna – Vilwaadi Gulika

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

77 thoughts on “Vilwadi Gulika Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients And Side Effects”

  1. Respected Sir, Can Vilwadi Tablets used to reduce high cholesterol? Or Doctorji, is there any quick acting medicine to bring down cholestrol as high as 390-410? Kindly advice as early as possible.

  2. Is there a simple (home) remedy for some bites by either red ants or spider, not sure? The only symptom is a little itching and inflammation, but nothing too serious.

  3. Dear Doctor,

    I had been using Acidact tablet, Vilwadi gulika, shankha bhasma capsule and Dadimashtaka churna for my stomach issues for one week, under doctors Advice. Still there is not much healing. I am passing stool many times a day and gas formation, burining sensation is very high. Could you please guide? Thanks a lot.

  4. it is not an actual line of treatment, please consult an Ayurveda doctor so that he could decide appropriate line of treatment based on your disease condition and nature of your body.

  5. Hi doctor,
    Is it good to take ayurvedic medicines for a long duration,say, for a period of two or three years continously under medical supervision. Will it cause any problems in future?

  6. Hi Doctor, my doctor has prescribed this medicine 1 tab each two times along with Tiktakam. Also advised to make a paste for external application. Kindly suggest an alternative to Vilwadi, that is some similar medicine of equal effect and purpose which has no goat urine. I am really having difficulty because of the smell of it and I am uncomfortable taking it. I am a bit hesitant to ask this to my Vaidyan. Please help.

  7. Dr
    I wanted to know whether the three names of the tablets mentioned below are one and the same only with different names?
    Varanadi kashaya tablet, varanadi kashaya gulika tablet and varanadi kwatham

  8. I’m taking vilwadi gulka tablets for 1 month now. Since one week my lips are getting dry even though I’m drinking lot of water. I’m suspecting may be it is due to these tablets. I’m also taking Abyarishtam and Kalasakadi kashayam. What could be the reason behind lips dryness? My gastric, digestion and constipation issues have become better

  9. I’m having trouble finding information on how long to leave Vilwadi paste on the skin for skin-related conditions? Is there any added benefit or harm to leave it on for 15 minutes versus overnight?

  10. Doctor….
    Having vilwadi gulika is best for digestion..I would like to know that when is the best time to having it(before food or after food )

  11. Namaskaram Dr
    I am having acne scar and small open pores on both my cheeks .
    My ayurvedic Dr from Vaidyaratnam prescribed me to have Doosivishari gutika and Vilwadi gutika to be taken after food and also advice to massage Lodhiradi churnam on my face and wash it off after 20mns .

    To be honest I am little bit sceptical about diminishing of my acne scar completely through this ayurvedic treatment as it’s SCAR not pimples or acne . ????

    Though I am an organically inclined person and trusts ayurveda a lot still I am not sure whether this treatment can completely give me my flawless skin back which I was having 6 months back ?????

    So I went to Dermalogist for second opinion and there she (Dr) suggested me to go for micro needling therapy , for which I am bit scared as I have a very sensitive skin and
    and in micro needling treatment these micro needles puntures our skin and then allows our skin to heal itself including those scars and there is no 100% surety in micro needling therapy for complete relief from acne scar .

    It’s been a week since I have started taking above writen ayurvedic medicines .

    I am totally confuse what to do ?

  12. Hello doctor. Can Vilwadi gulika treat Amoebiasis in cronic Cyst form? What else can be used? I tried allopaty…but it gives more problems only.

  13. Hello Sir,

    Is vilwadi and vettumaran tablets effective in viral or bacterial infection?

    Have severe loose motion and high fever and vomiting sensation.

    Alopathy doctor has given medicines for
    Loose motion

    Right now me having medine only for fever and antibiotics. Thought not to forcefully stop vomiting or loose motion.

    When for alopathy for a quick result but it doesn’t seem to work. So wish to swiych to ayurveda treatment


  14. Doctor. Thanks for the information.

    Generally for how long should one continue consuming this vilwadi tabs to complete a course.

    Just a week is enough?


  15. Hi doc,
    Somebody told me villvadi gulika is good for anal fistula treatment…is it correct ?
    Suggested dossage is 5 tabs per day..
    Pls advice

  16. Hallo we are using this vilwadi gulika daily once in morning is it good for people who are aged , is there any side effects .

  17. Helo. My mother is suffering for the disease in which she feels hundred of bugs crowlling.. Byting on her body this medicine will help?? Suggest by doctor


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