Dadimadi Ghrutham is said in Ashtanga Hridaya pandu roga chikitsa, and it can be used from anaemia to infertility. It is also given as a part of Antenatal care. It is nourishing and also cure indigestion. It improves condition of pregnancy related anaemia.
Dadimadi Ghrutham is indicated in
- Reduced digestive power
- Cardiac diseases
- Pandu roga(anaemia)
- Arsas (haemorrhoids)
- Pleeha roga(diseases of spleen)
- Respiratory disorders
- It is Moodavatanulomana (clears obstruction of vayu)
INGREDIENTS AND METHOD OF PREPARATION
|Sl. No.||English name||Sanskrit name||Latin Name||Proportion|
|1||Pomegranate||Dadima||Punica granatum||1 kudava(192 g)|
|2||Coriander seeds||Dhanyka||Coriandrum sativum||96 g|
|3||Leadwort||Chitraka||Plumbago zeylanica||24 g|
|4||Dry ginger||Nagara||Zingiber officinale||24 g|
|5||Long pepper||Pippali||Piper longum||24 g|
|6||Ghee||20 pala (960 ml)|
METHOD OF PREPARATION
The drugs like dadima, dhanyaka, chitraka, nagara and pippali are taken in specified quantity and made into fine paste, this is then mixed with specified quantity of water and ghee taken a suitable vessel. This is cooked in mild fire till the paste becomes a stage when it is possible to roll into a wick shape. The ghee is filtered and collected.
PROPERTIES OF INGREDIENTS
|Dadima||Balances tridosha. It improves digestion, quality and quantity of semen, intelligence, immunity strength of body and good for heart|
|Dhanyka||Balances tridoshas. It is diuretic and aphrodisiac. It cures anorexia, fever, bad odour, thirst, burning sensation, vomiting.|
|Chitraka||It is carminative, digestive, anti-inflammatory, and anti-colic. It relieves sprue, skin diseases, worm infestation, and cough. It is vata kapha hara (balances vata and kapha dosha)|
|Nagara||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.|
Usually the ghee is given in a quantity of 5 to 10 ml, considering the patient and disease. For oleation therapy the dose is selected considering the digestive capacity of the patient.
The adjuvent is usually hot water or rice gruel and given before food.
EXERCISE AND YOGA
Exercise can be selected which is suitable to the disease for which the ghee is given. The postures include,
Anuloma viloma pranayama
PATHYA AHARAS AND VIHARAS
The congenial food and regimen are selected according to the disease. Usually it is desirable to avoid hot, spicy, dry foods which are difficulty to digest. Always take foods which are warm. Cold and reheated foods are to be avoided. Day sleep, night awakening, more exertion are to be avoided.
No contraindications are generally said. But the patients with hypertension, dyslipidaemia should take routine follow ups. If taken as part ante natal care doctor’s advice should be taken.
No side effects are noticed..
Ashtanga hridaya Pandu roga chikitsa
- Vaidyaratnam oushadasaala
- Aryavaidyasala Kottakkal
- SNA oushadhasala
- Kerala Ayurveda Pharmacy- Indukantham ghrutha capsule