JEEVANTHYADI GHRUTHAM – Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Jeevanthyadi ghrutam is an effective formulation described in Timira pratishedha (treatment of cataract) by Vagbhatacharya in Ashtangahridaya Utharastana. It can be used directly as a medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for treatment of early stage of cataract.

INDICATIONS of  Jeevanthyadi Ghrutham

Jeevanthyadi ghrutam is indicated in Timira which can be correlated with cataract. It is used in eye treatments like netra vasti, netra tarpana to treat early stages of cataract.

INGREDIENTS AND METHOD OF PREPARATION Jeevanthaydi Ghrutham

Sl. No.English nameSanskrit nameLatin NameProportion
1Cork Swallow WortJeevantiLeptadenia reticulata4800 gm
2Sacred LotusPrapaundarikaNelumbo nucifera Gaertn12gm
3Roscoe’s lilyKakoliRoscoea purpurea12 gm
4Long pepperPippaliPiper longum Linn12gm
5Lodh treeRodhraSymplocus racemose Roxb12gm
6 Saindhava 12gm
7Indian dillSatahwaAnethum sowa12gm
8Butter treeMadhukaMadhuca longifolia12gm
9GrapesDrakshaVitis vinifera Linn12gm
10 Sita 12gm
11Himalayan cedarDevadaruCedrus deodara12gm
12Chebulic myrobalanHareetakiTerminalia chebula4gm
13Indian gooseberryAmalakiEmblica officinalis4gm
14Belleric myrobalanVibheetakiTerminalia bellirica4gm
15 Ghee 768 ml
16 Milk 1536 ml
17 Water 12288 ml

METHOD OF PREPARATION

Preparation of Kashaya

1thula (4800gm ) of  Jeevanti is boiled in one drona (12288ml) of water. It is then reduced to 1/4th quantity and filtered to collect decoction.

Preparation of ghee

The ghee is taken in a suitable vessel to which the prepared decoction and fine paste of drugs are added and cooked in mild flame. The cooking is continued till the paste of drugs can be made into a wick shape. Then the ghee is filtered and collected.

PROPERTIES OF INGREDIENTS

Sl. No.IngredientsProperties
 JeevanthiIs madhura,cold potency,snigdha,grahi,laghu.It improves vision,balances tridosha,has rasayana property.
 PrapaundarikaTikta,madhura rasa.Cold potency.Balances kaphapitha dosha.Has nourishing property.
 KakoliIts rhizome has anti-rheumatic, galactagogue, haemostatic, expectorant, spermatogenic properties. Act as tonic.
 PippaliPacifies kapha vata dosha.Improves digestive fire.Cures asthma,cough,diabetes,fever. Has rejuvenating property
 RodhraPacifies pitha kapha dosha.Cold potency.Improves vision(chakshushya)
 SaindhavaBoosts cellular absorption,helps in replenishing bodys elecrolytes.Coolent in nature.Balances tridosha
 ShatahwaBalances vata and kapha.Light to digest(laghu),teekshna(enters deep tissues).Indicated in treatment of eye diseases.Is natural aphrodisiac.
 MadhukaBalances vata pitha dosha,of cold potency,unctuous (snigdha).Useful in treating bleeding disorders,excessive thirst,burning sensation.
 DrakshaIs unctuous,has coolent property.Balances vata and pitha.Good for eyes.Used to treat excessive thirst,fever,vomiting,burning sensation.
 SitaSweet in taste,improves taste,decrease burning sensation,indicated in fainting,vomiting,fever.Is natural coolant,good for eyes and bleeding disorders
 DevadaruUseful in neurological disorders,cough,fever,prurities.Balances kapha vata dosha
 TriphalaHas rejuvenating property,laxative effect,promotes digestion,relieves stress,antioxidant properties.

Most of the drugs are of cold potency,has rejuvenating, antioxidant properties and effective in improving vision.

DOSAGE:

1 karsha (12 gm) to be taken at night.

EXERCISE AND YOGA

Exercises and Yoga which improve blood flow and circulation of other fluids around the eyes can improve condition like cataract. Following eye exercises can be useful:

  • Rotational viewing
  • Front and sideways viewing
  • Up and down viewing
  • Preliminary nose tip gazing
  • Blinking

APATHYAS DURING THE USE OF JEEVANTHYADI GHRUTHAM:

Avoid works which cause eye strain, avoid exposure to excessive bright light.

PATHYA AHARAS AND VIHARAS

Light and easily digestable food items are advised.

SIDE EFFECTS

No known side effects with this medicine. In high dose may cause indigestion.

BRANDS AVAILABLE

Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala

Nagarjuna

REFERENCE:

Ashtanga hridaya Utharasthana Timira pradhishedha

RESEARCH ARTICLES

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3361932/

https://ijapr.in/index.php/ijapr/article/view/199

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