Mahatpanchagavya Ghrutham- Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Mahatpanchagavya ghrutham is a potent formulation described in Apasmara pratishedha (treatment of epilepsy) by Vaghbhatacharya in Ashtangahridaya Utharasthana.

INDICATIONS of Mahatpanchagavya ghrutham

Mahatpanchagavya ghrutham is indicated in conditions like,

  • Fever
  • Epilepsy
  • Abdominal enlargement
  • Fistula in ano
  • Edema
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Jaundice
  • Anaemia
  • Abdominal tumour
  • Cough
  • Diseases caused by evil spirits                                                                                                    

INGREDIENTS AND METHOD OF PREPARATION of Mahatpanchagavya ghrutham

Sl. No.English nameSanskrit nameLatin NameProportion
1Indian baelVilwaAegle marmelos96gm
2Headache treeAgnimanthaPremna serratifolia96gm
3Broken bones treeSyonakaOroxylum indicum96gm
4Rose flower fragrantPatalaStereospermum suaveolens96gm
5Beech woodGambhariGmelina arborea96gm
6Indian nightshadeBrihatiSolanum indicum96gm
7Yellow fruit nightshadeKantakariSolanum xanthocarpum96gm
8TicktrefoilShalaparniDesmodium gangeticum96gm
9PrsniparniPrisniparniUraria picta96gm
10Puncture vineGokshuraTribulus terrestris96gm
11Chebulic myrobalanHareetakiTerminalia chebula32gm
12Indian gooseberryAmalakiEmblica officinalis32gm
13Belleric myrobalanVibheetakiTerminalia bellirica32gm
14TurmericHaridraCurcuma longa96gm
15Indian beriberiDaruharidraBerberis aristata96gm
16Conessi treeKutajaHolarrhena antidysentrica96gm
17Milkwood pineSaptaparnaAlstonia scholaris96gm
18Prickly chaff flowerApamargaAchyanthes aspera96gm
19True indigoNiliniIndigofera tinctoria96gm
20PicrorrhizaKaturohiniPicrorhiza kurroa96gm
21Indian laburnumShamyakaCassia fistula96gm
22Orris rootPushkaramoolaInula racemose96gm
23Common figPhalgumoolaFicus carica96gm
24Camel thornDuralabhaTragia involucrata96gm
25Blue flowered glory treeBharngiClerodendron serratum12gm
26Velvet leafPathaCyclea peltata12gm
27Pigeon peaAdhakiCajanus cajan12gm
28Indian jalapKumbhaOperculina turpethum12gm
29Red physic nutNikumbhaBaliospermum montanum12gm
30Common gingerShuntiZingiber officinale4gm
31Black pepperMaricaPiper nigrum4gm
32Long pepperPippaliPiper longum4gm
33East Indian globe thistleRohishaSphaeranthus indicus12gm
34Frangipani vineMurvaChonemorpha fragrans12gm
35Bishops weedBhutikaTrachyspermum ammi12gm
36Green chiraytaBhunimbhaAndrographis paniculate12gm
37Long pepperSreyasiScindapsus officinalis12gm
38Indian sarsaparillaSarivaHemidesmus indicus12gm
39Henna treeMadayantikaLawsonia inermis12gm
40Ceylon leadwortAgniPlumbago zeylanica12gm
41Freshwater mangroveNichulaBarringtonia acutangular12gm
42 Gomaya swarasa 768ml
43 Ksheera 768ml
44 Dadhi 768ml
45 Mutra 768ml
46 Ghrutham 768gm
47 Water 12.288 litres

METHOD OF PREPARATION

Preparation of Kashaya

96 g each of two panchamoola(ingredients from no.1 to 10),triphala (ingredients from no.11 to 13), haridra, daruharidra, kutaja, saptaparna, apamarga, nilini, katurohini, samyaka, root of pushkara, root of phalgu, duralabha are boiled in 12.288 litres of water. It is then reduced to 1/4th quantity and filtered to collect decoction.

Preparation of ghee

768gm of  ghee is taken in a suitable vessel to which the prepared decoction and fine paste of drugs (ingredients from no.25 to 41) and liquids mentioned as ingredients from 41 to 45  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.Sanskrit nameProperties
1VilwaDasamoolaPacifies vata dosha, has anti inflammatory, analgesic, anti rheumatic, anti oxidant properties. Provides strength to body, tones muscles and soothes nerve.
2Agnimantha
3Syonaka
4Patala
5Gambhari
6Brihati
7Kantakari
8Shalaparni
9Prisniparni
10Gokshura
11HareetakiTriphalaHas antioxidant, anti inflammatory, antibacterial properties. Improves oral and digestive health,support skin healing.
12Amalaki
13Vibheetaki
14Haridra Has anti allergic, anti inflammatory, antiseptic, anti diabetic, anti oxidant, blood cleansing properties.
15Daruharidra Possess anti microbial, anti inflammatory, wound healing properties.Used to treat eye diseases.
16Kutaja Balances kapha,pitha dosha.Helps to detoxify blood. Useful in diarrhoea,bleeding disorders.
17Saptaparna Act as cardio tonic, detoxifies and cleanses blood.Improves digestion,useful in diabetes, asthma.
18Apamarga Balances kapha vata dosha, improves digestive fire, cardio tonic,diuretic properties.
19Nilini Used to treat fever, constipation, liver and spleen disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, gout. Its leaves promote hair growth.
20Katurohini Balances pitha dosha.Used to treat chronic fever, skin disorders,diabetes, bleeding disorders, asthma.
21Shamyaka Has cooling, laxative, carminative, antipyretic, anti inflammatory properties
22Pushkaramoola Balances kapha vata dosha, useful in fever, anorexia, cough, asthma. Has anti histaminic and broncho dilatory effect.
23Phalgumoola Useful in diabetes, liver diseases, asthma, cough, skin diseases, inflammatory conditions.
24Duralabha Useful to cure burning sensation, intermittent fever, vomiting, diabetes, urinary tract disorders.
25Bharngi Useful in cold, chronic sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, cough, chronic respiratory problems, inflammatory conditions.
26Patha Used to treat infected wounds, sinuses, skin diseases, jaundice, stomach ache, fever, asthma.
27Adhaki Used as analgesic, to cure gingivitis, stomatitis
28Kumbha Pacifies kapha and pitha, relieves abdominal distension, constipation, useful in worm infestation, ascites, fever, inflammation.
29Nikumbha Pacifies kapha vata dosha, useful in skin diseases, cough, asthma, worm infestation, infected wounds, piles,  haemorrhoids.
30ShuntiTrikatuPacifies kapha vatha dosha, is a bio-enhancer, has anti viral, expectorant, carminative, appetizer, anti inflammatory properties
31Marica
32Pippali
33Rohisha Has hypotensive,anxiolytic neuroleptic,antioxidant,anti inflammatory,hepato protective properties.
34Murva Used to treat skin diseases,leprosy,scabies,inflammation,constipation,diabetes,intermittent fevers.
35Bhutika Posses stimulant,antispasmodic,carminative properties.Used to treat abdominal pains,bronchial problems,amenorrhoea.
36Bhunimbha Pacifies kapha pitha dosha,stimulates liver,useful in fever,skin disorders,has antioxidant,antimicrobial properties.
37Sreyasi Pacifies kapha vata dosha,improves digestion,useful in treating diarrhoea,asthma,chronic respiratory disorders,worm infestation.
38Sariva Pacifies tridosha,has coolant,anti oxidant properties,useful in skin diseases,itching,fever,diabetes,urinary tract disorders,improves sperm quality & quantity.
39Madayantika Pacifies kapha pitha dosha,useful in skin diseases,fever,pruritis,burning sensation,bleeding disorders,liver disease,dysuria,ulcers.
40Agni Pacifies kapha vata dosha,improves appetite & digestive power,useful in treatment of piles,abdominal colic pain,skin disorders.
41Nichula Pacifies vata dosha,used to treat skin diseases,pain,localized swelling,fever,retention of urine.

DOSAGE:

5-10 ml of ghee with suitable adjuvant. For snehapana dose is decided considering the digestive capacity and strength of patient.

EXERCISE AND YOGA

Yoga which helps in relaxation of mind and body are advisable such as

Pranayama

Meditation

Savasana        

PATHYA AHARAS AND VIHARAS

Light and easily digestable food items are advised. Avoid intake of alcohol & preferably have a vegetarian diet.

SIDE EFFECTS

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

BRANDS AVAILABLE

Oushadhi

Nagarjuna

REFERENCE:

RESEARCH WORKS

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344605749

http://www.iamj.in/posts/2015/images/upload/2636_2646.pdf

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