Anthrakutharam Gulika – Benefits, Dose, Side Effects, How To Use, Ingredients

Anthrakutharam Gulika is an Ayurvedic tablet used in bloating, constipation and such other abdominal conditions. This Ayurvedic medicine is based on Kerala Ayurvedic tradition. 

Anthrakutharam Gulika Benefits:
In Sanskrit, Anthra means intestines. Hence this medicine is used in most of the diseases related with intestines such as bloating,  abdominal colic, constipation, indigestion, hernia and piles.

Anthrakutharam Gulika Dose:
1 – 2 tablets (125 – 250 mg) once or two times  a day after food or before food, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
It is traditionally administered along jaggery, hot water, or ginger juice.
Eat rice with curd to stop purging.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata at the level of intestines.

Anthrakutaram Gulika Side effects;
This medicine should strictly be taken under medical supervision.
Traditional reference of this medicine contains herbal processed cinnabar as an ingredient. But many companies skip this ingredient due to heavy metal toxicity awareness.  Watch for HgS or Cinnabar or Hingula in the label.
Children and pregnant ladies should take this medicine under strict medical supervision.
It contains another ingredient called Yava kshara – Men seeking treatment for oligospermia should take precaution while taking this medicine. Because the medicines containing Kshara ingredient causes depletion in sperm quantity and quality.
People with hypertension should take extra precaution while taking this medicine.
Overdose may cause severe diarrhoea.

Anthrakutharam Gulika Ingredients:
Hingula – Herbal processed Cinnabar
Abhaya – Terminalia chebula
Hingu – Asa foetida
Saindhava Lavana – Rock salt
Tankana – Purified borax
Vacha – Acorus calamus
Yavakshara – Kshara of Hordeum vulgare
Kuberaksha beeja – Caesalpinia crista
Lashuna – Garlic – Alium sativum
Jayapala – Purified Croton tiglium
Juice of Nirgundi – Vitex negundo

 Reference: Sahasrayoga, Vati Prakarana

Companies that manufacure this product:
AVN Ayurveda Formulations Pvt Ltd – Manufactures this product excluding the Cinnabar.

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  1. Thank you for this and all other articles Doctor! I have been advised by a Ayurvedic doctor to take this gulika along with Jeerakarishta and vilwadi leghyam for flatulence and passing motion immediately after taking food.I am lactating mother and i have taken it for a month,(adviced for 3 months) is it safe for me?My tablet contained cinnabar,after reading this article i am scared about the side effects.

  2. Sir is it safe for aged people?

  3. Hello Doctor,
    I have been advised to take 2 tablets of Antrakuthra Gulika (brfore food in the morning and evening) and Prostilon (| 2 Tab) + DasamoolaRasayanam , after food in the morning and evening for my for my knee and joint pain. Is it okay to take these? Thanks

  4. Hello Sir,

    I have inguinal hernia and DOCtor has adviced to take this for 40 days daily twice after food. Is there any side effect for me from this?

    Please advice.Also please confirm me whether I will be benefited and I will be cured from Inguinal Hernia.

  5. V Subramani says:

    Will Antrakutharam gulika aggrevate Hypertension. Kindly advise me

  6. i have constipation with IBS

  7. For IBs can it cures ?? Antrakutharam gulika twice in a day and vizhalveradhi kashayam 15ml twice??

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