ARAGWADHA MAHATHIKTHAKAM GHRITHAM- Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

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 nameSanskrit nameLatin NameProportion
1Purging cassiaAragwathaCassia fistula384 g each taken
2GooseberryAmalakiEmblica officinalis
3Milkwood pineSaptaparniAlstonia scholaris26 g each as paste
4Fine leaf fumitoryParpatakaFumaria parviflora
5Purging cassiaAragwathaCassia fistula
6HelleboreKaturohiniNeopicrorhiza scrophulariflora
7Sweet flagVachaAcorus calamus
8Cow’s gheeGhrutham 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

Sl. No.IngredientsProperties
 AragwathaBalances kapha and pitta dosha. It causes mild purgation.it is useful in skin ailments.
 AmalakiIt balances tridoshas (three humours). It is a rejuvenator and is potent in diseases of the blood.
 SaptaparniDetoxifies and cleanses the blood and is hence widely used in the treatment of skin diseases.
 ParpatakaIt is used to treat fever and vitiated pitta dosha. It also subsides to poisoning.
 KaturohiniBalances vitiated kapha pitta dosha. Used in treating bleeding disorders, relieves burning sensation, is good for the heart, improves digestion and metabolism.
 VachaBalances kapha vata dosha and improves intelligence. It is used in the treatment of neurological disorders, obesity, fever, etc.

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DOSAGE:

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
  • Merudhandasana
  • Sasankasana
  • Savasana
  • Gomukhasana
  • Bhujangasana
  • Padmasana
  • Vajrasana
  • Meditation

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.

CONTRAINDICATED CONDITIONS

No contraindications can be specified.

BRANDS AVAILABLE

  • Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala
  • SNA Oushadhasala

SIMILAR YOGA

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.

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