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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.
For children, dose is 500 mg – 2 grams, 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
Side effects:
It is best to avoid during pregnancy.
It can be administered during lactation and in children in low doses.
It is not indicated in people suffering from diarrhea.
Store in a cool dry place. Keep out of reach and sight of children.



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

  1. Debasish Roy says:

    What is the equation (Ratio) for make Gomutra Haritaki.

    • Haritaki is processed with cow urine and the said Kashayas, taken in quantity-sufficient basis. That is, amount of liquid that is required to submerge the Haritaki fruits.

  2. Cow’s urine poisoning in Nigeria. Experimental observations. What is your opinion on this study?

    • If cow is in good health and if used in limited quantities for specific diseases, for a limited period of time, there will not be any poisoning symptoms. However, overdosage of cow urine or any medicine should be avoided.

  3. Shivakumar Hiremath says:

    Is it the same one used in kamala chikitsa by charaka.. which company manufactures it..

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