Palandava ghrutham is an Ayurvedic medicine for piles and other ano-rectal diseases.
Benefits of Palandava ghrutham
Palandava ghrutham combination is used either as acchasnehapana as a preparatory procedure to Ayurvedic Panchakarma (cleansing therapy) or as samanasneha in small doses after having Kashaya or other rookshana medicines for a while. It helps to regain health after the Rookshana (drying up therapies.
It arrests bleeding and relieves swelling.
It liquifies the waste products accumulated in channels. It helps lower bad cholesterol and hyperlipidaemia.
It is useful in both bleeding and non-bleeding piles, but it is especially beneficial in piles with bleeding and pain. It helps to heal fistulae and fissures in the early stages. It can prevent the complications of these diseases, too. It enhances Agni (digestive fire), removes blockages in the lower part of Gastro Intestinal Tract and relieves constipation. By regulating the proper movement of Apaanavaayu, it gives relief to many types of aches and pains in the lower abdomen, back and hip area. It reduces the ulceration and inflammation around anus.
Indications of Palandava ghrutham
Arsoharam sreshtham – Best among the drugs for piles
Raktasrutivinaasanam – arrests bleeding
Ingredients of Palandava ghrutham
|Onion/shallots||Palandu||Allium cepa Linn.|
It has anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, hypolipidemic, anti-hypertensive, and immune-protective effects.
|false pareira root/ velvet leaf||Paatha||Cissampelos pareira L.|
It has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic actions. This plant is used to treat gynaecological conditions. Patha is used in the treatment of chronic non-healing ulcers and sinuses. It is also used in the treatment of chronic skin diseases and in the treatment of poisonous bites.
It is very good in improving digestive fire and immunity. It helps in curing various kinds of ulcers, IBS, diarrhoea and other disorders of the gut. It is used in the treatment of mild digestive disorders as carminative. It is useful as an astringent in Broncho pulmonary diseases.
Details of the manufacturing
As already discussed, Palandava ghrutham has only three ingredients in total
All these ingredients should be washed well and dried up in shade.
For preparation of ghrithakalpana,
- Snehadravya (Cow’s ghee) – 4 litres
- Dravadravya (For swarasa here) – 16litres
- Kalkadravya (For making paste, 125g each)
Take the prescribed swarasa of Palandu, ghruta and kalkadravya in an earthen pot. Make it boil and then cook in the open vessel with low fire. Reduce the quantity into the quantity of ghrutha. Make sure to mix it in between with a ladle. Also, the fire should be kept low to make sure that all the active ingredients in the herbs needed are absorbed well into the water. Continue cooking and stir in between. Check the Paaka as per Snehapakavidhi. Once the desired Paaka is attained, filter the ghruta and keep it in air tight glass bottles after cooling. Ghrutha can be used for a longer period of time without any preservatives.
Dosha Dooshya Predominance with roga margas.
Palandava ghrutham is Kapha-pittahara and sothahara
It acts on aabhyantara rogamarga
Dosage and Usage of Palandava ghrutham
Generally, it is prescribed in OP practise as 5-15ml once a day.
It is said in text as one Pala or 48 gm in a person with profound digestive fire.
It differs for Acchasnehapanasodhana) and vicharanasneha(samana)
Ghrutham is advised to take in empty stomach, once the ingested food is digested well and aahaararasa is formed well.
Exercises and Yoga.
As Palandava ghrutham targets mainly ano-rectal organs and bleeding per anum, regular stretching and mild cardio exercises are advised. Also, specific yogacharya including naadisuddhi pranayama, bhujangaasana, pavanamuktasana is recommended.
Regular exercise helps improve bioavailability of the medicine and food ingested and leads to positive health.
Yoga can maintain harmony within the body and with the surrounding system.
Simple exercises for lungs and heart health
All the exercises and physical exertions must be decided and done under the supervision of a medical expert only.
Recommended diet and behaviour
- To be avoided
Heavy meals and difficult to digest foods – cause indigestion.
junk foods- cause disturbance in digestion and reduces the bioavailability of the medicine
carbonated drinks – makes the stomach more acidic and disturbed digestion
refrigerated and frozen foods – causes weak and sluggish digestion by weakening Agni (digestive fire)
curd – causes vidaaha and thereby many other diseases
- To be added
Light meals and easily digestible foods
Green gram, soups, buttermilk.
freshly cooked and warm food processed with cumin seeds, ginger, black pepper, ajwain etc
Protect yourself from extreme hot climate.
Better to avoid exposure to excessive sunlight wind rain or dust.
Maintain a regular food and sleep schedule.
Avoid holding or forcing the urges like urine, faeces, cough, sneeze etc.
Avoid sedentary lifestyle. Be active.
Avoid sitting or squatting for a long time.
Side effects and contraindications
No known side effects reported.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, United States. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your GP before the intake.
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