Vilwadi Gulika – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients And Side Effects

Vilwadi Gulika is a tablet, used in Ayurvedic treatment of insect bites, rodent bites, gastro enteritis etc. It is widely used in South Indian Ayruvedic practice. 

Bilwadi Gutika Benefits: It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of bites from scorpion, rodents, insects, spiders, gastro enteritis, dyspepsia, fever, toxic and psychological conditions.

Effect on Tridosha – balances Vata and Pitta

Vilwadi Gulika dosage: 1 – 2 tablets once or twice a day, before food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

Apart from oral intake, this tablet is made into paste and used to apply as collyrium, it is also applied as paste over wounds and bites, the fine powder is also used for nasal instillation under medical supervision.

How long to use? 

It can be used for a period of 2 – 4 months.

Bilwadi Gutika side effects:

Its use as collyrium and for nasal instillation should only be done under medical supervision.
In higher doses it may cause burning sensation in stomach.
Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in cool dry place.

Vilwadi Gulika ingredients, how to make:
10 g of each of
Bilva – Bael (root) – Aegle marmelos
Surasa – Holy Basil – Ocimum sanctum
Karanja – Indian Beech (bark / seed) – Pongamia pinnata
Nata – Indian valerian (root) – Valeriana wallichi
Surahva – Himalayan cedar (bark) – Cedrus deodara
Haritaki – Chebulic Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia chebula
Vibhitaki – Belliric Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia bellirica
Amalaki – Indian gooseberry fruit – Emblica officinalis Gaertn.
Trikatu –
Shunti – Ginger Rhizome – Zingiber officinalis
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum
Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
Nisha – Turmeric (Rhizome) – Curcuma longa
Daru Haridra – Tree Turmeric (stem) – Berberis aristata
Basta Mutra – goat urine – Quantity Sufficient.

The fine powder of above ingredient is triturated with goat urine and tablets are prepared.

Reference: Ashtangahrudayam Uttarasthana 36/84-85

Expiry date: Two years from the date of manufacture. Once after opening the container, it is better to empty it before an year.

Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Lecturer, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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  1. is this tablet for weight loss

  2. Rohan Vishwasrao says:

    Can i use this for more than a year for IBS

  3. can i use it on a burn scar as a paste?

  4. Respected Sir, Can Vilwadi Tablets used to reduce high cholesterol? Or Doctorji, is there any quick acting medicine to bring down cholestrol as high as 390-410? Kindly advice as early as possible.

  5. Is there a simple (home) remedy for some bites by either red ants or spider, not sure? The only symptom is a little itching and inflammation, but nothing too serious.

  6. Dr sameer says:

    Is it safe durin pregnancy

  7. is this tablet useful for psoriasis conition . please explain how ,im afraid it might cause side effects.

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