Indukantham ghritam is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal ghee form.This medicine has ghee as its base. It is used for preparatory procedure for Panchakarma and also as medicine, used mainly of abdominal diseases. This medicine is formulated based on principles of Kerala Ayurveda.
This product is also known as Indukantham ghee.
Indukantham Ghrita benefits:
It is used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of abdominal pain, chronic fever, bloating, weakness and tiredness. It also gives strength. For cough in the aged, this works better than the decoction of the same name. To eradicate malaria from the system, a daily dose is useful.
Doctors prescribe this medicine also for
Dry skin, allergic skin conditions
Dry cough, allergic cough, allergic rhinitis due to ingredients such as ginger and long pepper.
Ulcerative colitis, Irritable bowel syndrome associated with constipation
Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata at the level of intestines.
Indukantham 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.
Indukanta 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 diarrhoea.
In this herbal ghee, the herbs are infused in the medium of ghee along with herb water decotion. Then the solid waste herb materials are filtered out. Thus, this herbal ghee contains oil soluble and water soluble phyto-active principles of medicinal herbs.
Indukanta Ghrita Ingredients:
Putika – Holoptelea integrifolia – ChiraBilva– 256 g – Indian Elm – Holoptelea integrifolia is a herb mentioned in Ayurveda for the treatment of localized swelling, skin diseases, nausea, diabetes, indigestion, piles and acts as blood purifier
Daru – Cedrus deodara – 256 g
Dashamoola – group of ten herbs – Bilva – Aegle marmelos
Agnimantha – Premna mucronata
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
Gambhari – Gmelina arborea
Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
Prishnaparni – Uraria picta
Brihati – Solanum indicum
Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris (25.6 g each)
water – 12.288 liters, boiled and reduced to 3.072 liters
Milk – 768 ml
Ghrita – ghee – 768 g
Pippali – Long pepper – 48 g
Pippalimoola – Long pepper root – 48 g – It is hot, useful in asthma, indigestion, bloating, anorexia etc.
Chavya – Piper cubeba – 48 g
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica – 48 g
Shunti – ginger – 48 g
Yavakshara – Hordeum vulgare – barley – 48 g
The above combination is heated till herbal ghee is prepared.
Indukanta Ghrita reference:
Sahasra yoga – Ghritaprakarana 5