Chiruvilwadi ghrutha is a formulation said in the context of ghee preparations in Sahasrayogam. This ghee preparation is having importance in disorders of Gastro-intestinal system because it possesses property to correct the status of Agni (digestion and metabolism).
Chiruvilwadi ghrutham is indicated in conditions like,
- Gulma (abdominal tumour)
- Aruchi (anorexia)
- Soola (colic)
- Kasa (cough)
- Hikka (hiccoughs)
- Diseases of rectum like haemorrhoids
INGREDIENTS AND METHOD OF PREPARATION
|Sl. No.||English name||Sanskrit name||Latin Name||Proportion|
|1||Indian Elm||Chiruvilwa||Holoptelea integrifolia||Equal quantity for preparing ghee (decoction should be 4 times of ghee)|
|2||False black pepper||Vidanga||Embelia ribes|
|3||Lead wort||Chitramoola||Plumbago zeylanica|
|4||Wild eggs plant||Himsra (kantakari)||Solanum virginianum|
|5||Chebulic Myrobalan||Hareetaki||Terminalia chebula|
|6||Belleric myrobalan||Vibhitaki||Terminalia bellerica|
|7||Indian gooseberry||Amalaki||Phyllanthus emblica|
|8||Dry ginger||Sunti||Zingiber officinalis|
|9||Long pepper||Pippali||Piper longum|
|11||Giloy||Guduchi||Tinospora cordifolia||Equal quantity as fine paste (1/6 parts of ghee)|
|12||Indian atees||Ativisha||Aconitum heterophyllum|
|13||Wild eggs plant||Kantakari||Solanum virginianum|
|14||Cow’s ghee||Ghrutham||4 parts|
|15||Water||Jalam||8 times of drugs for preparing decoction|
METHOD OF PREPARATION
Preparation of decoction
The drugs for kashaya are taken in equal quantity and made into coarse powder. To this add eight times water. It is boiled to reduce the kashaya to ¼th quantity. Filter and collect the kashaya.
Preparation of kalka:
Since the liquid portion of ghee is decoction the proportion of paste of drugs should be 1/6th part of ghee.
Preparation of ghee
Take ghee in suitable vessel, to which add fine paste of drugs and kashaya. Cook the ghee in mild fire till the paste of drugs can be rolled to a wick shape. After attaining this stage, filter and collect the ghee.
PROPERTIES OF INGREDIENTS
|Chiruvilwa||It balances kapha pitta dosha. It stimulates digestive fire and laxative in nature.|
|Vidanga||This is the best drug in treating worm infestation. Useful in treating skin diseases, diabetes, skin diseases, colic pain, bloating, abdominal distension. It helps in expulsion of doshas (vitiated humours) from the head.|
|Chitramoola||Balances vata kapha dosha. It improves digestion, and useful in skin diseases, worm infestation, haemorrhoids, amenorrhea, hepatomegaly and spenomegaly.|
|Hareetaki||It is having hot potency, improves colour of skin, promotes bowel movement, improves intelligence, relieves inflammation, improve vision, intelligence and memory. It is having rejuvinative, digestive properties.|
|Vibhitaki||Balances Kapha and Pitta dosha. It is cold to touch but have hot potency. It cures fever, and cough. It is having antioxidant, antimicrobial, antidiarrheal, anti-hypertensive, hepato-protective and antipyretic activities.|
|Amalaki||It is the best among anti-ageing herbs. It improves vision, balances tridoshas (three bodily humours), anti-diabetic, and aphrodisiac. It improves voice, cures burning sensation, fever, and strengthens immune system.|
|Sunti||It improves taste and cures anorexia. It balances vata kapha dosha. It is having anti-inflammatory property. It relieves abdominal pain, constipation, throat disorders, bloating, cough, cold, vomiting and hiccups.|
|Pippali||Balances vata kapha vitiation. It improves digestion, anti-ageing, rejuvinative, good in respiratory disease, cough, fever, diabetes, abdominal tumours, and haemorrhoids.|
|Maricha||It alleviates vata kapha dosha. It improves taste and digestion. It alleviates bloating, chronic respiratory diseases, intestinal worm infestations, cardiac diseases and recurrent fever.|
|Guduchi||Balances tridosha, and has hot potency. It is rejuvinative, improve strength, relieves diabetes, anaemia, jaundice, skin diseases, worms, etc.|
|Ativisha||It balances tridoshas, it is having anti –toxic effect. It is also digestive, carminative and absorbent.|
|Kantakari||It cures vitiated vata kapha dosha. It is having anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, analgesic, stimulant, carminative, expectorant and demulcent action. It is cardio-tonic and aphrodisiac.|
5 to 10 ml is given with suitable adjuvant. Warm water or decoction suitable to the disease can be adopted as adjuvant.
EXERCISE AND YOGA
Yoga posture which helps to maintain healthy digestive system can be adopted. Also, yoga and meditation helps in maintaining healthy mind which helps in the maintenance healthy body. Can adopt,
- Anuloma viloma pranayama
- Bhastrika pranayama
PATHYA AHARAS AND VIHARAS
Always it is desirable to take hot, light and easy to digest food during the ghrutha sevana kala (time of administration). Also avoid day sleep, night awakening, etc.
No side effects are noticed.
Sahasrayogam Ghrita prakaranam.