Gulgulwasavam – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Gulgulwasavam is a liquid Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of diseases pertaining to liver and spleen. It contains 5 – 10 % of self generated alcohol. The alcohol, along with water acts as media for the herbal active principles.

Gulgulwasavam uses –
It is useful in
Udara -ascites
Pleeha – Splenomegaly
Urusthambha Thigh stiffness and cramp
Kamala – Jaundice
Chirotthita Shwasa – Asthma, chronic bronchial disorders
Kasa – cough, cold
Shopha – inflammation
Bhagandhara – anal fistula
Krumi – worm infestation
Kushta – skin diseases
Prameha – urinary disorders, diabetes.
Agni Deepana – it improves digestion strength.

Gulgulwasavam side effects:
High dose may cause gastric irritation.

Dose: – 15 – 20 ml, once or twice a day or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. If the taste feels too strong, it can be mixed with equal quantity of water, just before administration.
It can be used for a period of 1 – 2 months.
Traditionally, it is told to be given before food or in between food.

Shelf life – 10 years from the date of manufacture.

Guggulwasavam Ingredients:
Haritaki – 4.8 kg
Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellerica – 4.8 kg
Amla – 768 grams
196 grams of each of
Guggulu – Commiphora mukul
Twak – Cinnamon
Ela – cardamom
Pippalimoola – Long pepper root
Chavya – Piper chaba
Chitraka – Lead wort – Plumbago zeylanica
Deepyaka – Ajamoda
Talisapatra – Abies webbiana
Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and ginger
Musta – Cyperus rotundus
Kesara – Mesua ferrea
Katphala – Myrica nagi

The above ingredients are added to 12.288 liters (1 Drona) of water, boiled, reduced to a quarter part.
Filtered.
It is added with
Dhataki – Woodfordia fruticosa – 768 grams
Guda – Jaggery – 9.6 kg
480 grams each of
Draksha – raisins
Dadima – Pomegranate

Method of preparation –
All the ingredients are kept in air tight container for some time. After observing good colour, odor and taste, the ingredients are mixed with sugarcane juice and kept closed for 6 months. Then it is filtered and used.

Manufacturers:
Chirlaks Enterprises, Sitaram Ayurveda Pharmacy.

Reference:
Gada Nigraha – Asavarishta prakarana
Bharata Bhaishajya Ratnakara – 2/1407


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