Dhanvantaram Ghritam – Benefits, Dosage, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference

Dhanvantaram Ghrita 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.

Dhanwantara Ghrita benefits: 
It is widely used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of edema, abscess, hemorrhoids, anemia, toxic conditions, diabetes, diabetic carbuncle, Gout, spleen related diseases, skin and psychotic diseases

Effect on Tridosha – Calms Pitta and kapha

Dhanwantaram Ghritam 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.

It is usually administered with warm water.

Dhanwantara Ghritam 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 and indigestion.

Dhanvantari Ghrita Ingredients: 
48 grams of each of
Dashamoola – group of ten roots – Bilva, Agnimantha, Shyonaka, Gambhari, Patala, Shalaparni,
Prishnaparni, Gokshura, Brihati, kantakari,
Shati – Hedychium spicatum
Danti – Baliospermum montanum
Surahva – Cedrus deodara
Shweta and rakta punarnava – Boerhaavia diffusa
Snuk mula – Euphorbia neriifolia
Arkamula – Calotropis procera
Pathya – Terminalia chebula
Bhu Kadamba – Sphaeranthus Indicus
Arushkara – Semecarpus anacardium
karanjamoola – Pongamia pinnata
Varuna moola – Crataeva nurvala<
Pippalimoola – Long pepper root
Paushkara – Inula racemosa
Yava  -Horedum vulgare
Kola – Zizyphus jujuba
Kulattha – Horse gram – Dolichos biflorus
Water for decoction  – 112.896 ml, boiled and reduced to 28.224 liters
11.63 g of each of
Pippali – Long pepper – Piper longum
Gajapippali – Piper chaba
Chavya – Piper chaba
Vacha – Acorus calamus
Nichula – arringtonia acutangula
Rohisha – Cymbopogon martinii
Trivrit – Operculina turpethum
Vidanga – Embelia ribes
kampillaka – Mallotus philippinensis
Bharngi – Clerodendron serratum
Bilva – Aegle marmelos
Ghrita – ghee – 768 ml
The above combination is heated till herbal ghee is prepared.

Dhanvantara Ghrita reference: 
Ashtanga Hrudaya Chikitsa Sthana 12/19-23

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  1. Ayurvedacharya Abdur Rahaman says:

    Can I use it in a patient of Prameha for Snehan karma?

  2. Pranesha Chary says:

    Can my wife use it as she is suffering from type1 diabetes

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