Triphala Ghrita Benefits, Dose, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients

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.
Useful in constipation, IBS – C and low digestion strength.

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.
It may be taken itself or mixed with Triphala choornam.
Triphala ghrita is also used externally in an eye procedure called as Tarpana.

How to use it as eye drops for eye dryness and other eye problems?
2 drops of this ghee is put on the eyes, once or twice a day for 1 – 2 weeks to relieve eye dryness.
Consult your doctor before using it as eye drops.  

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 exercise 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, Astangahridayam.

Manufacturer: AVS Kottakkal.


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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?

    • It really depends on
      1. Purpose for which you are taking
      2. Your digestive strength
      3. Your age, weight etc.

      • Chiara tonon says:

        I ‘ m using triphala ghrita for my dog as eyes drops cause he has an uveal cancer (melanoma into the uvea of the eye). The eye has became Very Red after the first application is it normal? Should I stop giving it? I ‘ m using Kottakkal triphala ghritam

  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. Is it used in treatment of central serous retinopathy ? If not which ayurvedic medicine could I take for the said disease.

  11. Gulshan Wadhwa says:

    Dear Sir,
    can Triphala Ghrita treat myopia or amblyopia in 8 years child if suddenly found.

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

  13. Hi , I have severe blepheratis and as a result my eyes are always red and glossy . Will this help .I am right now on eye steroids and oral antibiotics ,should I stop that or can I do both .

  14. Is triphla ghrita can be consumed by pregnant women

  15. Hello Sir
    Can triphala used for eye twiching.
    My daughter is suffering from eye tics and pls advice abt it

  16. how to enhance shatdhaut ghritas shelf life? and make it odourless

  17. Sir, triphala is not recommended for thin people.
    But triphala along with ghee, i.e., triphala grihatam can be given to thin people, right? Because ghee will balance the drying factor of Triphala. So, Triphala Grihtam is “detoxifying and nourishing” and triphala is “more detoxifying” right? Please correct if I’m wrong.

    Another question is: Triphala has so wide range of benefits but Triphala Grihatam is mostly given for eye disorders only. Why? Does triphala grihtam lose the powerful laxative and other benefits of Triphala?

    And third: Since it involves Ghee, it is helpful for weight gain?

    • if at all necessary triphala can be used in thin people also.
      triphala gritham is MAINLY used in eye disorders. it is used in panchakarma for snehana procedure which is for so many types of disorders. it is mainly pittahara.
      triphala gritha can not be used to increase weight, since it is pittahara it will surely cleanse your body but hardly increase your body mass.

  18. saurav suman says:

    It can cure myopia upto what extent -2,-3,-4,-5D
    Please reply

  19. I have had twitching in my left eye for quite sometime. An Ayurvedic consultant suggested Mahattraiphala Gritam from Kottakal. I have been taking 1/2 to 1 spoon twice a day with warm water for almost a month. I still have the twitch, even though I feel the occurrences have reduced. Should I continue with it or is there anything else I can try ? Thanks

  20. sir. iam using triphala ghrutia And sapthamhritha lauh january of 2015 for the eye sight (vision improvement). before right eye 6/18, left eye 6/9. now right eye 6/6 (partial), left eye 6/6. how much time it take recover 6/6 vision.

    • wow… its really nice to hear from you. and i think it is enough to take these. and you can go for a series of Akshi Tharpana treatment from an efficient Ayurveda doctor.

  21. my daughter is 8 years old and my doctor has recommended triphala ghrita for her, for tarpana .she has -4 in right and -4.5 in left.will it help her to get normal if i take this therapy regularly

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello madam, Yes you can take tarpana with Triphala ghrita along with that Eye exercises will be helpful.

  22. Raghav Verma says:

    Hello Doctor,

    I want to know whether Triphala Ghrita and Mahatriphala Ghrita are the one and the same thing or they are different?
    If different, then what are their differences?


    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello Sir, The drugs are different in both.
      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.

      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.

      Maha Triphala Ghrita:
      Has anti oxidant activities. Very useful in cataract. This prevents and delays progression of cataract.

  23. If I have myopia and astigmatism (I’m 33, Vata is my main dosha), and I’ve noticed my eyesight falling lately, should I take Triphala Ghrit OR Maha Triphala Ghrit? 1/4 or 1/2 tsp?

    And the thing is, I’m taking Yograj Guggul (for arthritis), so should I lower the dose of TG because of taking YG? Or is it ok to just take them before _different_ meals?


    • Hi, the dose of TG can be decided independantly of YG.
      You can opt for Triphala ghrit – 1/4 teaspoon 2 times a day for 1 month time. If symptoms do not improve, please consult a doctor directly.

  24. josephine says:

    My daughter is 3 years 9 month old and she got cylindrical no 2.50 in both eyes should I put drops of maha triphala ghrita in her eyes and how much and how many times in a day

  25. josephine says:

    My daughter is 3 years 9 month old and she got cylindrical no 2.50 in both eyes so can please suggest any ayurveda doctor in mumbai for eyes

  26. T.senthil kumar says:

    my top of the left eye is continusely getting pain, shall i use triphala ghritham. how to use, how long i use. please tell. thanks

  27. Hi

    I have been prescribed Mahatriphaladya Ghrita by an Ayurvedic doctor to cure dark circles under eyes. He has suggested to apply it at night on the sole of feet. Will this help?

  28. My dr. Had prescribed it 1tablespoon with milk every night for treatment of IBS, indigestion and constipation.

    Is it fine in this quantity.


  29. Is it helpful in constipation , IBS and indigestion

  30. My son is 13 months old, he has clogged tear duct on his right eye, i have been massaging it as per the doctor suggestion the last 2.5 months but still clogged! the doctor wants to do a tear duct wash which is a small surgery! Will thriphala ghrita help the clogged tear duct to open up? Please advise asap. Thanks

  31. Is it Ok to apply with using dropper? How many drops should be applied, and how often?

  32. Hello doctor, I had pituary tumor problem; this has went to normal but I have developed visual field loss issue due to this.Can I use this for correction. Will this be beneficial for me and what should be the dosage.
    Thanks & Regards

  33. I have dry eyes. Will Triphala Ghrita help? If so, what should the doseage be. Is it safe to take if I have high cholesterol?

  34. Hi can we use it for pterygium, plsadvice .


    Hi Doctor,

    I am preparing a homemade kajal using castor oil and cow ghee, if i want a triphala kajal, how can I go about it. Can I just mix triphala grita to my home made kajal?

  36. Is it safe to take Triphala Ghrita if I have high cholesterol?

  37. How to treat squint eyes … will triphala churna heated in cow ghee used for Netra Tarpana help ?

  38. Do we need to wash eyes after putting triphala ghee drops? Can we put drops in eyes in evening and leave overnight?

    Please advise on the way to put ghee drops in eyes.


    • Hi, some people do not feel any irritation after applying Triphala ghee drops. Such patients can apply it and leave it as it is.
      For those who feel eye irritation, they can wash off the ghee with hot water after 30 minutes.
      I am in favour of washing it off after 30 minutes.

  39. It help to remove eye spectacle?

  40. Sir can i use triflaghrit and mixture of almonds, fennel, and sugar simultaneously

  41. Jahadish says:

    Hi doctor,
    I am suffering from eye lid drooping and double image like one above other, can I use this medicine? If so what is the dosage.

  42. Poonam sharma says:

    Is it healthy for children above 10 years
    My children ‘s eyes are very weak

  43. My daughter is 7 years old and suffering from Macular dystrophy , macular degeneration in retina ( eye doctor saying its genetic condition) and having low vision , whether Maha Triphala Ghrita will improver her vision ?. how to continue doses for children. any other aurvedic medicine u can prescribe for macular dystrophy?
    As small child whether it will have any adverse side effect??

    • I suggest you to consult Dr BG Gokulan.
      He is a friend of mine and an Ayurvedic eye specialist.
      He is the best person to judge your mother’s case.

      Contact details here –

      • Hello Doctor, My mother is a high myopic patient with eye power -14 and -15 in Right and Left eye. Also, My 12 yrs old daughter has Myopia with -3.5 in both eyes. Could you please recommend whether Triphala Ghrita Or Maha Triphala Ghrita from Patanjali can be used for them.
        Also, are those same ?

        • Yes. Maha Triphala ghrita is a bit more ingredients than Triphala ghrita. Both have similar effect. Any one among them is useful.
          Ayurveda therapy called Tarpana might be useful. Please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.

  44. Prapanna Mahanta says:

    My daughter is 6 years old and she has been suffering from scuint in left eye so is mahatriffla ghreet useful to regain loosing eye power and squint?

  45. Humaira. A. Chagani says:

    hi,i have 2 kids with eyes disease called leber congenital amarousis (LCA) ,its a retinal dystrophy,we really need help with this ,pls do let us know if there is any cure out there,god bless and thank you.

  46. bhargavi Jaladanki says:

    Hello Doctor, Been reading all the above questions and your answers too. So sweet of you to take time and reply. My daughter is a 5 yr old kid and we suddenly found she has -10 in right and -9.5 in left eye. Vision issues are myopic. I too have this issue with -14 in both eyes. I use contacts but she is too small to wear them for school. I consulted our Ayurvedic doc and he told us to use Triphala Gritam. Does it cure this condition? can we both use it? He also suggested Triphala Keeram oil for head massage. I heard its for headaches or hairfall issues. Does that help in eye problem? Please clarify me this and would you suggest anything else?
    Regards and thank you in advance.

    • Hi, both Triphala ghrita and Triphala keram are useful to improve vision. I cannot promise a cure. But the number can be improved. For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

      For email advice (not a reliable option, we do not promise any cure), please write to our health experts here (paid service) –

  47. Chandana says:

    Dr Hebbar,
    We live in USA. I have a son who is 10 yr old, he has Myopia -3.5. If I use Maha Triphala ghrita, will his power decrease? What is Tarpana, can we get that done here, Do you recommend any Ayurveda doctors from here. Thanks for your valuable suggestions

  48. Simran Dhindsa says:

    Is it anyway helpful for severe dry eyes??

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