Triphala Ghrita – Benefits, Dosage, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference

Triphala Ghrita is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal ghee form.This medicine has ghee as its base. It is used for preparatory procedure for Panchakarma and also as medicine, used mainly for eye diseases. Triphala refers to group of three fruits – Haritaki, Vibhitaki and Amla. The Triphala is the main ingredient in this medicine.

Triphala Ghrita benefits: 
It is widely used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of tumors, early stage of cataract, Erysipelas, Excessive discharge in women, eye pain with itching and discharge, cough, oedema, hair fall, intermittent fever, pterygium and such other eye and eye lid related diseases.

Effect on Tridosha – Calms Pitta and Vata.

Triphala Ghrita 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.

Triphala ghrita is also used externally in an eye procedure called as Tarpana.

Triphala Ghrita 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.

Triphala Ghritam Ingredients: 
12 grams of each of
Triphala – Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) Amla (Emblica officinalis)
Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and ginger.
Draksha – dry grapes
Madhuka – Licroice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Katukarohini – Picrorrhiza kurroa
Prapaundarika – Lotus variety
Ela – cardamom
Vidanga – Embelia ribes
Nagakeshar – Mesua ferrea
Nilotpala – Nymphoea stellata
Shweta and Krishna Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
Chandana – sandalwood – Santalum album
Haridra – Turmeric
Daruharidra – Berberis aristata
ghee – 576 g
Milk – 768 ml
Triphala Kashayam – 2.304 liters.

The above combination is heated till herbal ghee is prepared.

Triphala Ghrita reference: 
Bhaishajya Ratnavali Netraroga adhikara 181-186

Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Lecturer, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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  1. In which medical store this Triphala Ghrita available in delhi

  2. Need advice on how to use of Triphala Ghritam, because conflicting info from practitioners; do I use twice per day for 1 month, then twice every other day for 2 weeks, then twice every 3-4 days for 2 weeks, then maintain result by once every 3-4 days (2x per wk) indefinitely?

  3. Dosage of trifla ghrita for adults basically in eyes disorder.

    • Hi, externally it is used for eye treatment called as Tarpana.
      For internal administration, general dose is – half to one teaspoon once or twice a day, 10 minutes before food. It is usually advised to drink warm water after ghee consumption.

  4. Tanisha Roy says:

    ghee will mot get mixed in water

  5. what is the price

    • Kottakkal Triphala Ghrita – 105 Rupees.
      Baidyanath – 193 Rupees.

      • Sir plz answer to my queries also. I have asked 2 questions on this page itself for quite a long while but not received any reply.

        Sir, how come Kottakal Triphla Ghrita is cheaper in comparision to Baidyanath & also want to know whether MahaTriphla Ghrita from Baidyanath is the same as Triphla Ghrita or is something different with better efficacy ?

  6. Hello Dr.Hebbar, In this post, you discourage self-treatment with triphla ghee. For computer strain would you recommend just plain ghee? Also, will triphala ghee be much more potent than ghee for this problem? Thank you and Happy new year.

  7. sandipmsuSandip says:

    One or two drop of Triphala ghrit every night. Is it helpful in computer strain.?

  8. I am having dry eyes problem…so how should i use the Triphala Ghrita

  9. My memory is getting week. Can I use Triphla Ghritha to sharpen my memory

  10. Please consider writing articles targeted to each of the eye diseases such as cataract, glaucoma, etc.

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