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.
It may be taken itself or mixed with Triphala choornam.

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


Light pathya rules are to be followed.

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, Astangahridayam.


AVS Kottakkal.


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?

    • 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.

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