Vastyamayantaka Ghrita – Uses, Dose, Side Effects, Ingredients

Vastyamayantaka Ghrita is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal ghee form. This medicine has ghee as it is base. It is used for preparatory procedure for Panchakarma and also as medicine, used in the treatment of diseases related to urinary system.  Vasti means urinary bladder. Amaya means disease. Hence this ghee is widely used for urinary system diseases.  This formula is based on Kerala Ayurveda principles. 

Vasthyamayantaka Ghritam benefits: 
It is used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of difficulty in urination, urinary calculi and diabetes.

It is a great cure for long-standing cases of gonorrhoea and blood discharge.

Giddiness and swooning are relieved by this.

Synonyms: Vastyamayantaka Ghrita, Vastyamayantaka Ghritam
Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata and Pitta

Vasthyamayantaka Ghritam 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.


Hot items like chillies, tamarind, garlic, horse gram and asafoetida are to be avoided. So also body movements. Sex should be subject to medical advice only. It will be better to take milk boiled with Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) after evening meal. Delay in meal times is to be avoided.


Warm milk or decoction of Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) or by itself.

Vastyamayantaka 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.

Vastyamayantaka Ghrita Ingredients: 

144 grams of each of

Darvi – Berberis aristata

Madhuka – Licorice

Matsyakshi – Bacopa monnieri

Padma – Nelumbium speciosum

Pashanabheda – Aerva lanata

Brihati – Solanum indicum

Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum

Prishnaparni – Uraria picta

Sarvia – Hemidesmus indicus

Ikshu – Sugarcane

kasheru – Scirpus grossus

Kapotapanka (Hapusha) – Juniperus communis

Ikshuraka (Kokilaksha) – Asteracantha longifolia

Vasuka – Adhatoda vasica

Shigru – Moringa oleifera

Hrivera – Pavonia indica

Varahikanda – Tacca aspera

Varuna – Crataeva nurvala

Draksha – raisins

Bhadra – greater cardamom

Yashtimadhu – Licorice

Palankasha – Guggulu

Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris – 3.312 kg

water for decoction – 49.152 liters

boiled and reduced to 12.288 liters

Ghrita – 1.536 kg

Milk – 3.072 liters

Shatavari juice – Asparagus racemosus – 3.072 liters

Amla juice – 3.072 liters

Bimbi – Coccinia indica  – 3.072 liters

Narikela – coconut water – 3.072 liters

Kushmanda juice (Ash gourd) – 3.072 liters

Ervaru jala (Cucumis melo) – 3.072 liters

4.92 grams of each of

Parushaka – Phoenix pusilla

Utpala, Truti, Madhuka, Hima, Daru, Chandana, Triphala, Pippali, Renuka, Shunti, Saindhava, Gajapippali, Apamarga, kamala, Manjishta, Musta, Dhanyaka, Lodhra, Punarnava, Ashwagandha, Atamgupta, Kokilaksha, Kulattha, karkatashrungi and Shilajatu.

The above combination is heated till herbal ghee is prepared.

1. As per practice in South India heart wood of Madh£ka is used.
2. As per current practice, the water for decoction has been taken as 49.152 l (Vahepam) instead of 12.288 l. (dro¸epam) which has been corrected in the sloka.The quantity of Ghrita has also been doubled.
3. Vid¡ry¡di Ghrita (Ashtanga Hridaya, Sutrasthana, Adhyaya 15:9-9 1/2)

Vastyamayantaka Ghrita reference: 
Sahasrayoga Ghrita prakarana 29

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