Gomutra Haritaki – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Gomutra Haritaki  is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal powder form.  It is commercially made in tablet form as well. Gomutra refers to cow urine and Haritaki is Terminalia chebula, which is one among of Triphala. It is mainly used in Ayurvedic treatment of oral diseases.

Gomutra Haritaki  benefits:

It is used in the treatment of diseases related to mouth. This particular traditional Ayurvedic medicine is a polyherbal combination. But in market, cow urine processed Haritaki powder is sold in the name of Gomutra Haritaki, which is prescribed for constipation and inflammation related diseases. It is also used for weight loss.

Synonyms: Gomutra Haritaki tablet, Gomutra hareetaki

Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata and kapha

Gomutra Haritaki  dosage: 

1 – 3 grams along with water, once or twice daily after food or as advised by Ayurvedic doctor.

Gomutra Haritaki  Side Effects: 

In very higher doses, it may cause gastric irritation.

Gomutra Haritaki  Ingredients: 

It is prepared from

Cow urine – 40 ml

Pathya (Haritaki) – Terminalia chebula

Hrivera kashaya (Water decoction of Pavonia odorata)

Mishreya Kashaya (Water decoction of Anethum sowa)

Kushta Kashaya (Water decoction of Saussurea lappa)

Special method of preparation:

The fruit rind of Haritaki is boiled with cow urine. Then the haritaki is soaked in each of the Kashaya explained above and dried under Sun. At last, it is powdered and stored in air tight container.

Gomutra Haritaki  reference: 

Ashtangahrudayam Uttarasthana 22/102

Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Lecturer, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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