Jivantyadi Yamakam: Uses, Dose, Ingredients, Side Effects

Jivantyadi Yamakam is an Ayurvedic medicine manufactured by Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal. It is used for application in various skin ailments.

Uses of Jivantyadi Yamakam:
It is used in various skin ailments – eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, hives and allergic rashes etc.
In short sightedness.

Indication of Jivantyadi Yamakam:
Cracked feet, hands and lips
Short sightedness.

Yamaka is a special Ayurvedic medicine where two fats are used in the preparation. Here, Taila – sesame oil and cow ghee are used as base.

Ingredients of Jivantyadi Yamakam:
Taila- 5.000 ml
Ghrita- 5.000 ml
Arka- 40.000 ml
Jivanti (Leptadenia reticulata)- 0.119 gm
Manjista (Rubia cordifolia)- 0.119 gm
Darvi (Berberis aristata)- 0.119 gm
Kampillaka (Mallotus philippensis)- 0.119 gm
Tuttha (Colchicum luteum)- 0.119 gm
Sarjasara – 0.119 gm
Madhucchista – 0.119 gm

Direction for use of Jivantyadi Yamakam:
It is to be used only 1-2 drops for the ailments of above neck for Nasyam.
Use liberally over the rest of the body for massage.

Side effects of Jivantyadi Yamakam:
There are no recorded side effects. However, this medicine should be used strictly under medical supervision.
Keep out of reach of children.
Shelf life – 2 years from the date of manufacture.
Reference of Jivantyadi Yamakam: Astangahridayam.

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  1. Dear doctor,

    Which preparation is best for short-sightedness (myopia) – Jivantyadi ghrutam or Jivantyadi yamakam? Please also suggest when to take.

    • Jivantyadi Ghrita (not Yamaka) half a teaspoon at night, with a cup of water for 1 month. For further advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
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      • Abhyudaya Sharma says:

        Dr.JV HEBBAR

        I would like to correct you that Jivantyadi Yamak is not a preparation for Myopia. Rather it is for Sarva Kustha Roga & Vipadika.

        On the Contary, Jivantyadi Ghritum is a very good preparation for Myopia & other Opthalmic disorders.
        May be because of the similarity of names you got confused. Kindly rectify it.

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