Ardraka Ghritam – Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients

Ardraka ghritam is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal ghee form. This herbal ghee is made from It is used for preparatory procedure for Panchakarma and also as medicine, used in the treatment of indigestion, chronic diarrhoea etc. Ardraka means wet ginger, which is the main ingredient of this medicine. 

It is also known as Ardrakadi Ghrita.

Ardraka ghritam benefits:
It is used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of many diseases.

It is mainly indicated in gastritis,  indigestion and anorexia.

Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata and Pitta

Ardraka Ghritham 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.


Light pathya rules are to be followed.

Ardraka 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 burning sensation in stomach and diarrhea.

Ardraka ghritam Ingredients:

Water decoction prepared with

Ardraka – wet ginger – Zingiber officinalis

Vyadhighataka – Cassia fistula

Arka – Calotropis procera

Snuhi – Euphorbia nerifolia

Trayanti – Gentiana kurroa

Paste prepared with fine powders of

Trikatu – Ginger, pepper and long pepper

Trijata – Cinnamon, Cardamom and Cinnamon leaves,

Ambodha – Cyperus rotundus

Dhatri – Amla – Emblica officinalis

Kumbha – Operculina turpethum

Vilanga – Embelia ribes

Ghee – Clarified butter


All the ingredients are heated till Ghrita is prepared.

Reference: Sahasra Yoga Ghrita prakarana – 40


Arya Vaidya Sala (Kottakkal)

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