Aragwadha Mahatikthakam ghrutham is an Ayurvedic medicated ghee preparation used for the treatment of skin diseases. This yoga has no classical reference. This formulation is prepared out of medicines having major tastes as bitter.
INDICATIONS of Aragwadhamahathiktakam Ghrutham
- Skin diseases mainly those with vitiated kapha as the major dosha
- Sidhma kushta (Psoriasis)
- Other skin ailments
INGREDIENTS AND METHOD OF PREPARATION
|Sl. No.||English name||Sanskrit name||Latin Name||Proportion|
|1||Purging cassia||Aragwatha||Cassia fistula||384 g each taken|
|3||Milkwood pine||Saptaparni||Alstonia scholaris||26 g each as paste|
|4||Fine leaf fumitory||Parpataka||Fumaria parviflora|
|5||Purging cassia||Aragwatha||Cassia fistula|
|7||Sweet flag||Vacha||Acorus calamus|
|8||Cow’s ghee||Ghrutham||768 ml|
METHOD OF PREPARATION
Preparation of decoction
384 g each of Aragwatha and amalaki are taken and made into a coarse powder. This was added with eight times water and reduced to one fourth.
Preparation of ghee
The drugs for the preparation of paste is taken in the specified quantity and made into a fine paste. 768 ml of ghee is taken to which decoction and paste of drugs are added and cooked in the mild fire, till the paste of drugs attain a stage when it can be rolled to a wicked shape. The ghee is then filtered and collected.
PROPERTIES OF INGREDIENTS
|Aragwatha||Balances kapha and pitta dosha. It causes mild purgation.it is useful in skin ailments.|
|Amalaki||It balances tridoshas (three humours). It is a rejuvenator and is potent in diseases of the blood.|
|Saptaparni||Detoxifies and cleanses the blood and is hence widely used in the treatment of skin diseases.|
|Parpataka||It is used to treat fever and vitiated pitta dosha. It also subsides to poisoning.|
|Katurohini||Balances vitiated kapha pitta dosha. Used in treating bleeding disorders, relieves burning sensation, is good for the heart, improves digestion and metabolism.|
|Vacha||Balances kapha vata dosha and improves intelligence. It is used in the treatment of neurological disorders, obesity, fever, etc.|
Usually 10 g twice daily can be given. For snehapana (oleation) the dose can be fixed considering the digestive strength of the patient.
EXERCISE AND YOGA
Can adopt simple yoga postures, meditation and pranayama.
- Anuloma viloma pranayama
PATHYA AHARAS AND VIHARAS
It is desirable to avoid hot, spicy and pitta and raktha (blood) vitiating foods and regimens. Day sleep is to be avoided.
It is ideal to follow food that is light, easy to digest.
No contraindications can be specified.
- Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala
- SNA Oushadhasala
Since no classical reference is available, the pharmacies adopt many combinations which are unique for them. Usually, drugs of Mahatikthaka Ghrutha along with Aragwatha are used apart from the above-said combination.