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

Mahatiktaka 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 in the treatment of skin diseases.

Mahatiktaka Ghrita benefits: 
It is used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of skin diseases, bleeding disorders, bleeding piles, herpes, gastritis, gout, anemia, blisters, schizophrenia, jaundice, fever, heart diseases, menorrhagia. It is highly effective in chronic diseases.

Synonyms: Mahatiktaka ghrita, Mahatiktaka ghritam
Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata and Pitta
Mahatiktaka 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.


Very strict. Meals should be of broken rice with boiled vegetables and butter milk. Chillies, tamarind and salt must be discarded. Rocksalt, ghee, bitter gourd, elephant yam, plantains, green gram, ginger and other pathya items alone are allowed. Ordinary pathya rules and in certain conditions mixed pathya rules may have to be observed. Bathe only every 3rd or 4th day, that too not in cold water.

Mahatiktaka 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.

Mahatiktaka Ghrita Ingredients: 
6 gram of each of
Saptaparna – Alstonia scholaris
Ativisha – Aconitum heterophyllum
Shampaka – Cassia fistula
Tiktarohini – Picrorhiza kurroa
Patha – Cyclea peltata / Cissampelos pariera
Musta – Cyperus rotundus
Ushira – Vetiveria zizanioides
Triphala – Haritaki – Terminalia chebula, Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica, Amla – Emblica officinalis
Patola – Trichosanthes dioica
Pichumarda – Neem
Parpataka – Fumaria indica
Dhanvayasa – Alhagi pseudalhagi
Chandana – Sandalwood
Pippali – Long pepper
Gajapippali – Piper chaba
Padmaka – Prunus poddum
Haridra – Turmeric
Daruharidra – Berberis aristata
Ugragandha – Acorus calamus
Vishaka – Citrulus cholocynthis
Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus
Sariva – Hemidsemus indicus
Vatsakabija – Holarrhena antidysenterica
Vasa – Adhatoda vasica
Murva – Marsdenia tinescsima
Amruta – Tinospora cordifolia
Kiratatikta – Swertia chiraita
yashtimadhu – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Trayamana – Gentiana kurroa
water – 6.144 liters
Amalaki phala rasa – juice extract of Emblica officinalis – 1.536 liters
Ghrita – ghee – 768 ml
The above combination is heated till herbal ghee is prepared.

Mahatiktaka Ghrita reference: 
Bhaishajyaratnavali Kushta Adhikara 118 – 124, Astangahridayam.

For the treatment of anemia and jaundice:
In case of Panduroga (Anemia) and Jaundice),Makatiktak Ghrut is used for the purpose of Snehakarma – oleation treatment, which is done before administering Vamana and Virechana treatment. (Charaka Samhita, Chikitsa Sthana, 16th chapter).

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  1. hi doctor
    Mahatiktaka Ghrita and Panchatiktaka Ghritha same medicine or not?

  2. Iam taking 1/2 teaspoon in the morning, still having lot of acidity. Is this dosage less ? What is too much dosage , as I have read if you take high dosage of mahatikata ghritam it can cause loose motions.

  3. Doctor Mahatiktaka ghritha and Avipathi choornam are same effect. My consultant prescribed me Mahatiktaka ghritha. I think ghee contains fat. I have cholostrol too.Let me take Avipathi choornam instead of Mahatiktaka ghritham. Which one is better being I have a grade acid reflux and gastritis

  4. kavita pradhan says:

    Hi Doctor,
    Mahatiktaka Ghrita is useful in psoriasis ??

  5. badrunnisa sheth says:

    Thank u for amazing information about ayurvedic medicine.I have chesterol at border line as well thyroid is it advisable to have mahatikta ghrita??

  6. is panchtikta and mahatikta ghrit are same???

  7. Is it good for ulcerative colitis? Pls advice

  8. I have boils on head and my ayurvedic doctor prescribed me to take at bed time. Can i take half teaspoon directly or do i need to mix with warm water for taking it.

  9. can apply the ghirtam on my skin as it is very dry?

  10. Hi Doctor,
    Mahatiktaka Ghrita is useful/good for Vitiligo…? Please advise. Thx

  11. For snehana in virecana treatment, can i use it pure or mixed with cow ghee? Up to 100ml are used and I think the dosage of herbs would be too hight.

  12. can apply the ghirtam on my skin for psoriasis

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      No sir, It is used as follows:
      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.

  13. I had suffered from weeping eczema since childhood.I had tried alopathy and homeopathy plenty of times but nothing seemed to work. I took Mahatiktata ghritam with warm milk in the morning regularly as advised by an ayurvedic practitioner for a year and my eczema was miraculously cured.

    All of you out there suffering from any kind of skin disease. Please do try this medicine.Works wonders.

  14. Can we have it for patients with Crohn’s disease
    What other medicines do u have in Ayurveda for Crohns ..

  15. Is this use full for hair fall ? my doctor advised me to take at night after food with thriphalathi choornam and honey ,Iam tall and with perfect BMI ,Doctor advised it me for hair fall

  16. I have heard the ghee is available in capsule form too. Is it equally good as the actual ghee form?

  17. Nagalakshmi says:

    I have. Been advised this medicine for prolonged bleeding. I am. 43. How long should I take this medicine. Will this really help me.

  18. Can it be taken during pregnancy?

  19. I’ve been using this medicine for one week every month to prevent rhinitis. I take 5-6 Tbsp on first day with increasing dosage for the week as far as my body allows. I had been told not to use ghee in cooking during this one week which I’m finding very difficult as well as not using any dairy, nuts, fruits, oil. As these may interfere with the medicine. I’m am having so much difficulty in not having palatable food. Can you please advise what dishes to prepare. I’m most grateful for any help

    • Hi, a dose of 5 – 6 tablespoon for long term is not advisable with this product.
      1. Drink warm water wherever possible.
      2. Consume food and beverages when they are hot in nature.
      3. While going outside, apply a very thin layer of ghee to the inside of nostrils.
      4. In the morning, on empty stomach, add a pinch of turmeric to half a cup of warm milk and drink.
      5. Use more of turmeric, curry leaves, cardamom, cinnamon, Tulsi tea, ginger, pepper, etc spices in your diet.
      6. Keep night food light, devoid of any frozen foods, aerated drinks, fried foods and sweets . Make sure that dinner is hot when you take it.
      7. It is always good to prepare food in the same day and be served fresh and hot.

  20. Is mahatiktaka ghritha capsule useful in curing allergic dermatitis??

  21. Is. The mixture of mahathikthakam gritham and charngery ghrutam is good as medicine in piles

  22. how it works in chronic constipation and in what dose ?

  23. Sir, is mahatiktaka ghritha cure the chronic urticaria?
    Please may recommend any other medicine.

  24. Can I apply in skin directly?

  25. Hello sir can I take with food .

  26. hi sir i have hidradenitis suppurativa can i take this mahatiktaka ghritha

  27. Hello doctor,

    Can I also apply this Mahatiktaka Ghrita directly on my skin for rashes? If yes, what is the procedure?

  28. My doctor advised me to take 1spoon in empty stomach as I am having psoriasis. Is it advisable in empty stomach without water as well. Also please confirm will cure the psoriasis permanently ?

  29. Hello Doctor, i have been adviced. Mahatiktaka grhta 1 tsp in morning and night. How to take it, is it adivsable before or after food.

    • Hi, you can take it 30 minutes before or after food.
      If you are okay with bitter taste, take this ghrita into mouth, swallow it with a cup of lukewarm water.
      If you do not like the taste, then add it to half a cup of warm milk, add a little sugar or jaggery, mix well and consume.

  30. Hi, is this product good for children with poor eyesight?

  31. Hi Dr Hebbar, can this be taken with Manasamithra Vatakam?

  32. Raghavendra says:

    Could this be taken after food

  33. Hello. Is this useful for acnes and or pimples? Since it contains ghee, wont it generate more pimples ?

  34. Hello Dr,i am having this ghee for skin allergies and shall I take it when I got cold fever?what difference it will make when it consumed before or after food,thanks

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